Despite Netflix nabbing 91 Emmy nominations — with Stranger Things leading the charge with 18 — the streaming service’s breakout sensation 13 Reasons Why wasn’t recognized by the Television Academy on Thursday.
The first season of 13 Reasons Why was released in March 2017 and quickly gained the title of the most tweeted-about show of the year. Based on Jay Asher’s novel, the show told the story of Hannah Baker, a high schooler who dies by suicide and leaves behind 13 tapes to explain her decision. Although the show sparked controversy due to its depiction of suicide and sexual assault, it was also heralded by critics — EW’s Leah Greenblatt said “it’s hard not to be impressed” by the series in her B+ review.
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With that in mind, it’s surprising to see the series was completely shut out of the 2017 Emmy nominations. And perhaps most surprisingly, none of the actors were recognized — from standout newcomer Katherine Langford (Hannah Baker) to Dylan Minnette (Clay Jensen) and a number of other supporting characters, including Kate Walsh and Brian D’Arcy James as Hannah’s parents. Also excluded was Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Brian Yorkey.
For a full list of Emmy nominations, head here.
13 Reasons Why season 2 will air in 2018.
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