One of America’s favorite television dramas is continuing to make history with the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards. Two of the show’s stars- Sterling K. Brown and Ron Cephas Jones- have done something that no other Emmy nominee has done before.
Brown is the first person in history to be nominated as a series regular in a drama series, for “This Is Us”, and in a comedy series, for Amazon Prime’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. He’s up for Outstanding Lead Actor for his portrayal of Randall Pearson on “This Is Us” and Outstanding Supporting Actor for playing Reggie on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”.
As Brown’s on-screen dad on “This Is Us”, Jones is also making Emmy history. He and his daughter, Jasmine Cephas Jones, both won Emmy’s this year, making them the first father-daughter to do so in the same year.
He won Outstanding Guest Actor for his portrayal of William Hill on “This Is Us”, while his daughter won Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for her work on Quibi’s “#FreeRayshawn”.
Both Brown and Jones had instrumental roles in Season 4 of “This Is Us”. Brown’s argument with his on-screen adopted brother Kevin, played by Justin Hartley, left us speechless during the season finale. The two brothers have had an up and down relationship over the course of the show, but both said some things that won’t soon be forgotten in their latest blowout. Whether or not the two can salvage their relationship remains to be seen when the series returns for its fifth season on November 10.
Many of the other characters on “This Is Us” also endured some major life challenges during Season 4. Kate and Toby made the decision to add another child to their family through adoption. Rebecca faced some monumental decisions when it came to her declining health. New characters were introduced and we get to see a glimpse of what could be Kate and Toby’s adult children.
We still have two more seasons of this phenomenal show that never disappoints and is constantly leaving us on the edge of our seats. The writers have a way of tapping into the very heart of the show’s viewers, and we hope they never stop.
“This Is Us” is up for several more Emmy’s when the show airs on Sunday, September 20. Phylicia Rashad, who portrays Carol Clarke, is up for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, and the show is nominated for both music and hairstyling awards.
Although it’s not up for an award for Outstanding Drama Series this year, we have no doubt that Season 5 will be a showstopper, and that we could see the show make even more Emmy history in 2020.
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