This isn't a huge surprise. The first season, which premiered in 2017, won eight Emmy awards, including best limited series. But despite this pedigree, don't expect to hear this show's name when the 2019 Emmy Awards are announced Tuesday.Before fans prepare to hurl ice cream cones at Emmy voters, they should note that there's a reason for this. The second season of "Big Little Lies" premiered June 9. That's a week and some change after the Television Academy's May 31 cut-off for this year's eligible entries."Big Little Lies" is also by no means the only prestige program that's been kicked to the 2020 dockets. Its company includes the third season of Netflix's "Stranger Things," which premiered on July 4, and the fifth season of the streaming channel's "Black Mirror," which came back on June 5.Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale," which won the Emmy for best drama series in 2017, can also not submit its third and current season until next year because it premiered on June 5. However, the three episodes from Season 2 that aired after last season's cut-off are eligible this year — thanks to the Academy's somewhat complicated "hanging episodes" rule. This means that Bradley Whitford, who is now a series regular on the dystopian drama, could receive a guest actor Emmy nomination for his work in the second season because his character was introduced at the end of the series. It also means that the writers and directors for this trio of episodes are also eligible.Hulu senior vice president of originals Craig Erwich denied that the shift in the show's premiere date from spring to summer had anything to do with squaring off against the final season of HBO's Read More – Source

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