70th Primetime Emmy Awards

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2017 until May 31, 2018, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony was held live on September 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast in the U.S. by NBC. The ceremony was hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost.[2][3]

The nominations were announced by Ryan Eggold and Samira Wiley on July 12, 2018.[4] The biggest winner was Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel that won five awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. The top three in wins Netflix, HBO and Amazon are all not broadcast networks.[5]

With a U.S. viewership of 10.2 million that reflects an 11% drop from the previous year, it was the least-watched show in the Emmy Award's history.[6] The other major televised awards in 2018 saw a larger decline in viewers, since most viewers prefer to watch clips rather than a three-hour telecast with commercials.[5]

70th Primetime Emmy Awards
The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Poster
Promotional poster
Date
LocationMicrosoft Theater,
Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
Hosted byMichael Che
Colin Jost
Most awardsComedy: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (5)
Drama: The Americans (2) / The Crown (2) / Game of Thrones (2)
Limited / Movie: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (3)
Most nominationsComedy: Atlanta (8)
Drama: The Handmaid's Tale (8)
Limited / Movie: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (9)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC
Viewership10.2 million[1]
Produced byLorne Michaels
Ian Stewart
Directed byHamish Hamilton

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:[7]

Bill Hader, 2013 San Diego Comic Con-cropped-2
Bill Hader, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Rachel Brosnahan July 9, 2014 (cropped)
Rachel Brosnahan, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Matthew Rhys
Matthew Rhys, Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series winner
Claire Foy in 2018
Claire Foy, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
Darren Criss 2011 Shankbone
Darren Criss, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner
Regina King by Gage Skidmore
Regina King, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner
Henry Winkler (8530353007) (cropped)
Henry Winkler, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Alex Borstein by Gage Skidmore 4 (retouched)
Alex Borstein, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Peter Dinklage by Gage Skidmore
Peter Dinklage, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner
Thandie Newton by Gage Skidmore
Thandie Newton, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner
Jeff Daniels May 2018 (cropped)
Jeff Daniels, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie winner
Merritt Wever 2010 cropped
Merritt Wever, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie winner

Programs

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety Talk Series Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Outstanding Limited Series Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

Acting

Lead performances

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Supporting performances

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Writing

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, written by John Mulaney (Netflix)
    • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: The Great American* Puerto Rico (*It's Complicated), written by Samantha Bee, Pat Cassels, Mike Drucker, Eric Drysdale, Mathan Erhardt, Miles Kahn and Nicole Silverberg (TBS)
    • Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady, written by Michelle Wolf (HBO)
    • Patton Oswalt: Annihilation, written by Patton Oswalt (Netflix)
    • Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, written by Steve Martin and Martin Short (Netflix)

Presenters and performers

The awards were presented by the following:[8][9]

Presenters

Name(s) Role
Claire Foy
Matt Smith
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jimmy Kimmel
Tracy Morgan
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Millie Bobby Brown
Emilia Clarke
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Sandra Oh
Andy Samberg
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Angela Bassett
Tiffany Haddish
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Michael Douglas Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
John Legend
Chrissy Teigen
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Kit Harington
Constance Wu
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Aidy Bryant
Bob Odenkirk
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Alec Baldwin
Kate McKinnon
Introducers of a special statement from Betty White
James Corden Presenter of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Leslie Jones
RuPaul
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Rachel Brosnahan
Larry David
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Ilana Glazer
Abbi Jacobson
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Sterling K. Brown
Ron Cephas Jones
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
Tina Fey Presenter of the In Memoriam tribute
Samantha Bee
Taraji P. Henson
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Elisabeth Moss
Samira Wiley
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lil Rel Howery
Gina Rodriguez
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Hannah Gadsby Presenter of the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Bobby Berk
Karamo Brown
Tan France
Antoni Porowski
Jonathan Van Ness
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sarah Paulson Presenter of the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Hayma Washington Presenter of a special presentation highlighting Emmy history
Rick and Morty Presenters of the award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
Neal Brennan
Dave Chappelle
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Eric Bana
Connie Britton
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Patricia Arquette
Benicio del Toro
Ben Stiller
Presenters of the award for Outstanding Limited Series
Will Ferrell Presenter of the award for Outstanding Comedy Series
Kenan Thompson Presenter of the award for Outstanding Drama Series

Performers

Name(s) Performed
Kate McKinnon
Kenan Thompson
Tituss Burgess
Kristen Bell
Sterling K. Brown
Ricky Martin
Andy Samberg
RuPaul
John Legend
"We Solved It!"

Most major nominations

Programs that received multiple major[a] nominations are listed below, by number of nominations per work and per network:[10][11]

Shows that received multiple nominations
Nominations Show Network
9 The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story FX
8 Atlanta
The Handmaid's Tale Hulu
7 Game of Thrones HBO
6 Barry
The Crown Netflix
Godless
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amazon
Saturday Night Live NBC
5 Stranger Things Netflix
Westworld HBO
4 The Americans FX
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert NBC
Patrick Melrose Showtime
3 Black Mirror Netflix
Black-ish ABC
GLOW Netflix
The Looming Tower Hulu
Ozark Netflix
Silicon Valley HBO
This Is Us NBC
2 American Horror Story: Cult FX
Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO
Genius: Picasso Nat Geo
Killing Eve BBC America
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life Netflix
Twin Peaks Showtime
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix
Nominations by Network
Nominations Network
37 Netflix
29 HBO
25 FX
19 NBC
12 Hulu
8 Showtime
6 Amazon
ABC
5 CBS
3 BBC America
2 Comedy Central
Nat Geo
TBS

Most major wins

Shows that received multiple awards
Wins Show Network
5 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Amazon
3 The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story FX
2 The Americans
Barry HBO
The Crown Netflix
Game of Thrones HBO
Godless Netflix
Wins by Network
Wins Network
7 Netflix
6 HBO
5 Amazon
FX

In Memoriam

Notes

  1. ^ "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. This grouping does not include the technical categories.

References

  1. ^ Hibberd, James (September 18, 2018). "Emmy Awards were the least-watched ever". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on December 28, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Holloway, Daniel. "Michael Che, Colin Jost to Host 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards". Variety. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Game of Thrones win big at Emmys – as it happened". Guardian. September 18, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  4. ^ O'Connell, Michael. "Emmys: Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold to Announce Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Hibberd, James. "Emmy Awards' TV audience hits new low with 10.2 million viewers". LA Times. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Hibberd, James (September 18, 2018). "Emmy Awards were the least-watched ever". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on December 28, 2018. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Emmy Nominees/Winners". Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Birnbaum, Debra (September 6, 2018). "Emmy Awards 2018: Kit Harington, Millie Bobby Brown, Sandra Oh Set as Presenters". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  9. ^ Evans, Greg (September 12, 2018). "Emmys: Patricia Arquette, Samantha Bee, RuPaul Charles, Issa Rae Among Second Group Of Presenters". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Holloway, Daniel (July 12, 2018). ""Game of Thrones", Netflix lead Emmy nominations". Variety. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  11. ^ "Emmys: Netflix Beats HBO With Most Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.

External links

2018 Emmy Awards

2018 Emmy Awards may refer to:

70th Primetime Emmy Awards, the 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony honoring primetime programming during June 2017 – May 2018

45th Daytime Emmy Awards, the 2018 Emmy Awards ceremony honoring daytime programming during 2017

46th International Emmy Awards, the 2018 ceremony honoring international programming

71st Primetime Emmy Awards

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony will be held on September 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and will be broadcast in the U.S. by Fox.

An Emmy for Megan

An Emmy for Megan is a comedy web series created, directed, written, and starring Megan Amram. The series depicts Amram's quest to win an Emmy by meeting the minimum standards to qualify for an Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series category.

She was eventually nominated for the award at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, with the series also being nominated for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. Amram lost her Emmy nomination to Christina Pickles and the series lost its Emmy nomination to James Corden's Next James Corden.The series aired on IFC on September 17, 2018 to counterprogram the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

At Home with Amy Sedaris

At Home with Amy Sedaris is an American surreal comedy television series that premiered on October 24, 2017, on truTV. Hosted by Amy Sedaris playing various characters, the show focuses on the comedian's love of entertaining, crafts, and cooking. The series was met with critical acclaim upon its premiere, garnering a nomination for Outstanding Variety Sketch Program at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. On April 18, 2018, it was announced that truTV had renewed the series for a second season which is set to premiere on February 19, 2019.

Betty Gilpin

Betty Gilpin (born July 21, 1986) is an American actress. She is notable for portraying Debbie "Liberty Belle" Eagan in the Netflix comedy series GLOW, which was inspired by the 1980s female professional wrestling league of the same name. She has also appeared in Nurse Jackie, Law & Order: SVU, Medium, Fringe, and Elementary.A 2008 graduate of Fordham University, she has appeared off-Broadway in productions such as Heartless, I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard and We Live Here.She is the daughter of actors Jack Gilpin and Ann McDonough.

Game of Thrones (season 7)

The seventh and penultimate season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered on HBO on July 16, 2017, and concluded on August 27, 2017. Unlike previous seasons that consisted of ten episodes each, the seventh season consisted of only seven. Like the previous season, it largely consisted of original content not found in George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, while also incorporating material Martin revealed to showrunners about the upcoming novels in the series. The series was adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.

The penultimate season focuses primarily on the convergence of the show's main plotlines in preparation for the final season. Daenerys Targaryen arrives in Westeros with her army and three dragons and wages war against the Lannisters. Jon Snow forges an alliance with Daenerys in an attempt to unite their forces against the White Walker army, the two falling in love in the process. Arya and Bran return to Winterfell and reunite with their sister Sansa. At the end of the season, the Army of the Dead breaches the Wall (with the help of a reanimated wight dragon) and finally enters the Seven Kingdoms.

HBO ordered the seventh season on April 21, 2016, three days before the premiere of the show's sixth season, and began filming on August 31, 2016. The season was filmed primarily in Northern Ireland, Spain, Croatia and Iceland.

Game of Thrones features a large ensemble cast, including Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Kit Harington. The season introduces several new cast members, including Jim Broadbent and Tom Hopper.

The series received 22 nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, and won for Outstanding Drama Series and Dinklage won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Glenn Weiss

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Jane (2017 film)

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Matthew Shear

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He is known for playing the role of Tony in Noah Baumbach's Mistress America opposite Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke.

He plays Detective Lucius Isaacson on TNT's The Alienist, based on the novel of the same name by Caleb Carr The historical period drama premiered January 22, 2018 and was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards and Best Action-Thriller Television Series at the 44th Saturn Awards .

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) is a category at the Primetime Emmy Awards. It is awarded annually to the singularly best pre-recorded varietal, musical or comedic special of the year. It was previously presented as Outstanding Variety Special until it was restructured alongside Outstanding Special Class Program for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.The Kennedy Center Honors has won seven awards, including five consecutive wins from 2009 to 2013. It also won twice for Outstanding Variety Series when the two categories were combined.

Reunion (Westworld)

"Reunion" is the second episode of the second season of the HBO science-fiction thriller television series Westworld. The episode aired on April 29, 2018. It was written by Carly Wray and Jonathan Nolan, and directed by Vincenzo Natali.

The episode's plot deals with flashbacks of Logan Delos's first experience with the hosts and William convincing James Delos of investing on Westworld. In the present, it deals with Dolores and the Man in Black separately amassing their own armies to fight off the impending security teams from Delos and to destroy the "Pearly Gates" respectively. It also introduces the character of Akecheta, leader of the Ghost Nation, played by Zahn McClarnon.

"Reunion" was positively received. Critics praised the flashback sequences, Evan Rachel Wood's performance and Giancarlo Esposito's surprise appearance. The episode was also Wood's and Jimmi Simpson's pick to support their respective nominations at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Guest Actor.

Super Bowl LII halftime show

The Super Bowl LII Halftime Show (officially known as the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show) took place on February 4, 2018 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as part of Super Bowl LII. Justin Timberlake was the featured performer, as confirmed by the National Football League (NFL) on October 22, 2017. It was televised nationally by NBC. It received four nominations at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The Dragon and the Wolf

"The Dragon and the Wolf" is the seventh and final episode of the seventh season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 67th episode overall. It was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Jeremy Podeswa.

The episode's plot includes a negotiation between Cersei and Daenerys, and a rift between Cersei and Jaime; Theon rededicates himself to Yara; Sansa and Arya unite against Littlefinger; Jon Snow is revealed to be the child of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen; Jon and Daenerys's romantic relationship comes to fruition; and the Army of the Dead penetrates the Wall.

"The Dragon and the Wolf" received a positive reception from critics, who listed the meeting at the Dragonpit, the full revelation of Jon Snow's lineage, Cersei's lack of cooperation to defeat the White Walkers, Aidan Gillen's final performance as Littlefinger, and the demolition of the Wall as highlights of the episode. The pacing, however, was met with mixed reviews, and criticism was also leveled at the resemblance of Rhaegar Targaryen to his brother Viserys Targaryen. In the United States, the episode achieved a viewership of 12.07 million in its initial broadcast, making it the highest rated episode of the series. Furthermore, it received several nominations at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards for its script, Podeswa's direction, Djawadi's music and was also Peter Dinklage's and Lena Headey's pick to support their nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actress respectively.

The title of the episode refers to the sigils of House Targaryen (the Dragon) and House Stark (the Wolf) and their newfound alliance. "The Dragon and the Wolf" also marks the final appearance of Aidan Gillen.

The Queen's Justice

"The Queen's Justice" is the third episode of the seventh season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 63rd overall. The episode was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Mark Mylod.

At Dragonstone, Jon Snow and Davos Seaworth meet with Daenerys Targaryen, whom Jon asks for aid in defeating the White Walkers, but Daenerys iterates her desire to take the Iron Throne instead. In King's Landing, Euron Greyjoy returns bearing gifts to Cersei Lannister, in the form of Ellaria Sand and Tyene Sand. At the Citadel, Samwell Tarly and Archmaester Ebrose examine a now healed Jorah Mormont. In Winterfell, Sansa Stark is reunited with her brother Bran Stark. At Casterly Rock, the Unsullied infiltrate and capture the castle, but Euron's Iron Fleet arrives, and begins destroying their ships, leaving them stranded. Meanwhile, Jaime Lannister leads the Lannister army to take Highgarden.

The title of the episode refers to Cersei Lannister exacting vengeance, her own way of justice, on both the Sand Snakes and Olenna Tyrell. "The Queen's Justice" received positive reviews from critics, who considered the long-awaited meeting between Daenerys and Jon, the agonizing fates of Ellaria and Tyene Sand, Sansa and Bran's reunion, the bait-and-switch scene concerning Casterly Rock and Highgarden, and the final performances of Diana Rigg and Indira Varma as highlights of the episode. In the United States, it achieved a viewership of 9.25 million in its initial broadcast. It was also Diana Rigg's pick to support her nomination at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress.

"The Queen's Justice" marked the final appearances of Diana Rigg, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers and Indira Varma.

The Spoils of War (Game of Thrones)

"The Spoils of War" is the fourth episode of the seventh season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 64th overall. It was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Matt Shakman.

At Dragonstone, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow observe cave drawings left by the Children of the Forest, indicating that the First Men and the Children fought together against the White Walkers. In King's Landing, Cersei Lannister seeks further investment from the Iron Bank, after reassuring them that their debt will soon be paid. In the North, Arya Stark returns to Winterfell, reunites with her siblings, Sansa and Bran Stark, and spars with Brienne of Tarth. On the road to King's Landing, Jaime Lannister, Bronn, and the Lannister and Tarly armies are caught in an attack led by Daenerys, her dragon Drogon, and the Dothraki army.

The title of the episode refers to the Tyrell gold and other resources in possession of the Lannisters after taking Highgarden. "The Spoils of War" received praise from critics with one critic defining it as a "masterpiece", who listed the concluding battle sequence between Daenerys and Jaime, Arya's return to Winterfell and interaction with Brienne, and Daenerys and Jon's conversation at Dragonstone as highlights of the episode. It received a nomination at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Editing, and was also Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's pick to support his nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor, his first ever for this series.

The episode set an industry record for the most stuntmen set on fire, with 73 "fire burns", in addition to 20 people being set on fire for a single shot. In the United States, the episode achieved a viewership of 10.17 million in its initial broadcast, the 3rd highest in the series. "The Spoils of War" also received multiple awards and nominations, including "Best TV Episode" and "2017 People's Choice Award" from IGN

United Shades of America

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The show airs on CNN Sundays at 10:00 PM ET/PT, and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program category at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards and the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

CNN renewed the series. A second season with eight new episodes aired in 2017. The third season began on April 29, 2018.

Vanishing Point (Westworld)

"Vanishing Point" is the ninth episode of the second season of the HBO science-fiction thriller television series Westworld. The episode aired on June 17, 2018. It was written by Roberto Patino and was directed by Stephen Williams.

The episode's plot includes the Man in Black and Emily discussing their relationship and their family, Teddy's achievement of consciousness, Maeve receiving a message by Ford, Charlotte reproducing Maeve's newfound abilities via Clementine and a choice by Bernard regarding Ford and Elsie.

"Vanishing Point" received generally positive reviews from critics, who mostly praised the performances of Ed Harris and James Marsden and the plot advancing to the season finale. However, the focus on the Man in Black's backstory and the efficacy of some plot twists received mixed responses. It was Ed Harris's pick to support his nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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