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This Show's Emmy Nominations Just Made Up For Some Golden Globes Snubs

July 13's Emmy Awards nomination list contained a number of surprises, including the fact that "The Crown" tied with "The Mandalorian" for highest number of nods, and a more disparate pair of series you could not conjure up if you tried. The rest of the list is quite like that, with shows such as "The Handmaid's Tale," "Ted Lasso," and "Lovecraft Country" all scoring a high number of nominations across various categories. 

Usually, the Golden Globes — handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — and the Screen Actor's Guild Awards tend to be good predictors of the way the Emmy Awards will go. We're used to seeing a lot of repeat offenders atop all three lists. But that's not always true, and sometimes a special series defies the odds to stage a huge Emmys comeback. One series in particular was snubbed completely by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association this past year, receiving not a single Golden Globe nod; it ended up with a number of Emmy nominations anyway.

A lack of Globe nominations couldn't destroy this acclaimed series

According to Variety, "I May Destroy You," an HBO drama which recently received two BAFTA awards and a Peabody, picked up nine nominations on Tuesday, including an acting nomination for lead Michaela Coel and a nod for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. This marks the first Emmy nominations for both the series and Coel.

The show focuses in on Arabella Essiedu (Coel), an author whose Twitter fame and status as a Millennial icon land her a book deal for a tome that becomes a bestseller. She struggles to follow up on this success of her debut, and decides to take a break from work one ill-fated evening. After a night out with friends in London, she has a blackout. Enlisting the help of her friends Terry (Weruche Opia) and Kwame (Paapa Essiedu) to trace her steps backward, Arabella comes to realize she was sexually assaulted during the lost time. She grapples with that fact and the ensuing changes in her personal life, as she tries to wrestle her second book into shape.

The Emmys will be presented on September 19 on CBS and will stream live on Paramount+ (via ABC News).

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