Nomination surprises: 'The Mandalorian,' Quibi get Emmy love
The program was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding drama series on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Disney Plus via AP)NEW YORK The Emmy Award nominations announced Tuesday included some snubs and surprises. But it also earned Disney+ a nod for guest actor in a drama series for Giancarlo Esposito and a spot in the best drama race. AIRING JORDANMichael Jordan proved his competitive pull once more as the ESPN documentary The Last Dance earned three Emmy nominations. Homeland over its run has won eight Emmy awards for outstanding drama series, writing, editing and casting, among the trophies.
On this day: July 28
1982: The drama "An Officer and a Gentleman," starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger and Louis Gossett Jr., opens in theaters. The movie tells the story of a U.S. Navy aviation officer candidate who comes into conflict with the drill instructor training him and his class. It was widely considered one of the best films of the year and was an enormous box office success, earning nearly $130 million domestically. It was also nominated for six Academy Awards, winning Best Supporting Actor for Gossett and Best Original Song for the No. 1 hit "Up Where We Belong."