A lot of high ranking gays couldn't give two hoots about the public finding out what they're up to but as soon as their Mother could possibly be in the know, they go to extraordinary lengths to keep a lid on the secret! JB
This is confusing because eligibility for the American Emmy Awards is not based on a normal calendar year. The program is eligable this year and has been nominated for four awards in the Dramatic Limited Series category, or whatever they actually call it. Grant for lead actor, Whishaw for supporting actor and nominations for Direction and Writing. The Emmy Awards will be presented in September 2019.
The Emmys are the top American Awards for TV so it's good the program hasn't been overlooked but not nominating the actual program was stupid.