Emmys Shocker: Donald Glover's 'Guava Island' Out of Race (Exclusive)

Hollywood Reporter - 05-19


TV Academy favorite Donald Glover will not be a 2019 Emmys contender, after all. Glover's acclaimed FX show Atlanta, for which he won best directing for a comedy series and best actor in a comedy series Emmys in 2017, was not on the air over the past year, but a side project of his, Guava Island, was — specifically, on Amazon Prime — and was widely expected to be a top contender in a host of Emmy categories. However, contrary to reports previously published by other outlets, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Guava Island will not even be submitted for voter consideration.