There is no question that NBC’s beloved Tuesday night drama This Is Us had a big day this past Tuesday after the 2019 Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced — and many of the reactions were priceless.
That’s because not only was the show nominated for Best Drama for the third year in a row, but the show also picked up a total of seven acting nominations! Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia were both nominated for Best Actor in a Drama for their roles as Randall Pearson and Jack Pearson, respectively.
Mandy Moore landed her first Emmy nomination for playing family matriarch Rebecca Pearson. She earned a Golden Globe nomination back in 2017 for the first season but had yet to receive any love from the Emmys until this year.
Chris Sullivan, who plays Toby, also earned his first Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor, while Ron Cephas Jones (a past winner for his role as William), Michael Angarano (Nick), and Phylicia Rashad (Carol) all got Best Guest Star nominations.
This Is Us faces stiff competition this year, especially with a show like Game of Thrones being up for so many awards, but it’s a great sign for network television that this show keeps raking up nominations every single year.
To see how the cast reacted to their Emmy news, scroll down to see all of their social media posts. Moore shared her excitement for getting her first nomination, while Brown posted an adorable video of himself with his son.
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Ummm….I am still in shock and overwhelmed but filled with gratitude to the @televisionacad for the nomination in a category with such undeniably strong and talented women, all of whom I absolutely stand in awe of. After 3 seasons and 54 episodes, it’s a tremendous honor to have the hard work of our crew, cast and creators recognized amongst TV’s best and brightest. Congrats to my TIU fam (Mi, SKB, Sully, Ron, Michael and Phylicia) on their individual nods. #ThisisUs is the job of a lifetime and I wake up grateful every day to be on this ride. #emmys #whatishappening #gratitude
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Nothing like amazing news to put a pep in your step! Thank you @televisionacad for this wonderful nomination! We are honored and excited! A massive congratulations to @mandymooremm , @sterlingkbrown, @miloanthonyventimiglia, @sullivangrams, @cephasjaz, @michaelangarano, @siddkhoslamusic and #phyliciarashad on your well deserved individual nominations! Ahhhhhh!!! 🎉❤️🍾
Pretty big day for @NBCThisisUs! Lots of well deserved individual Emmy noms as well as an Emmy nom for the show!! Feeling very lucky to be able to work with these amazing humans on what I feel to be such an important show. #ThisIsUs
— Justin Hartley (@justinhartley) July 16, 2019