After years of being snubbed, Yellowstone received its first major television awards nomination when the nominees for the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards were revealed on Wednesday morning (Jan. 12).
The Paramount Network show was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series alongside The Handmaid’s Tale, The Morning Show, Squid Game, and Succession.
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Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan responded to the news in a statement to Variety, telling the publication, “There’s no bigger compliment to an actor than being recognized by their peers. Congratulations to our incredibly talented cast on this wonderful and well deserved nomination.”
The news comes after the buzzed-about season 4 finale of Yellowstone. The 10-episode season wrapped with record ratings as the finale raked in 10.3 million total viewers between Paramount Network and Country Music Television simulcasts.
“‘Yellowstone’ continues to shatter records…proving we’ve hit a cultural nerve— from the center of the country to each of the coasts —and still have lots of room to grow on linear,” Chris McCarthy, President and CEO, ViacomCBS Media Networks, said in a statement at the time. “Our strategy to franchise ‘Yellowstone’ into a universe of series to fuel growth for Paramount Plus is already exceeding expectations with ‘1883’ and ‘Mayor of Kingstown’ proving to be two of the top titles.”
Yellowstone, which is one of the biggest series on television, will return for a fifth season. A premiere date has yet to be announced.
The winners of the Screen Actors Guild Awards will be revealed on February 27, 2022 on TNT and TBS at 8pm ET.