We said it all along and now, the day has come. Hulu's Pam & Tommy landed 10 Emmy nominations. The eight-part miniseries, based on the stolen sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, captivated audiences. Much like the tape it was based on, the series was too good to look away from. Furthermore, it put all of the pieces into place. This was THE real first celebrity sex tape that went viral yet it was the backstory behind how it got leaked that was equally as captivating. The "characters" who are really just simulations of real-life larger-than-life personas were brilliantly played by Sebastian Stan (Tommy Lee) and Lily James (Pam Anderson).
Yes, it was questionable casting but the moment S. Stan stepped onto the screen in his thong and robe, it was clear they made the best decision ever. As for Lily James, she was beyond phenomenal that it was hard to see her out of costume. After watching the eight episodes (and craving more), it was clear these two would have been robbed like their characters if they did not get nominated for an Emmy.
Earlier today, the nominations were read and Sebastian Stan was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Lily James received the same nomination but for Outstanding Lead Actress. The supporting cast was impeccable so it should come as no shock that Seth Rogan was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Finally, the series was nominated for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. When it came out, we said this was not to be missed and we were not wrong.
The Emmys will air on September 12th and we have a lot of faith in them to win. Even if one wins, it is a win for the other because it was truly a team effort. Stream Pam & Tommy now on Hulu.