While WWE’s attempt to score an Emmy didn’t pan out like they hoped, GLOW walked away with several big nominations.
The first season of GLOW on Netflix has been nominated for ten Emmy awards, the biggest being Outstanding Comedy Series. Betty Gilpin, who plays Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy series. Director Jesse Peretz was also nominated for the direction of the pilot episode.
WWE had attempted to get some of their television nominated for Emmy awards, even going as far as holding a “For Your Consideration” event in Los Angeles last month. Some content did appear on the preliminary ballot, with Raw and Mixed Match Challenge appearing for Best Structured Reality Program, Total Bellas and Total Divas for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, WrestleMania 34 for Outstanding Variety Special and the WWE 24: Empowered and Andre the Giant documentaries for Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special. In the end, none of them made the final cut.
The Emmy awards will air live September 17 on NBC.