Outlander cast and fans react to Emmy nomination

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While we may feel like Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe were snubbed by the Emmys, we can’t overlook the nomination the costume department received. Outlander fans and the cast took to Twitter in a reaction to the nomination.

It’s important to give credit where it’s due. While the series and actors may have been overlooked by the Emmys, there was an important nomination. Terry Dresbach and her team were nominated for Outstanding Period Costume for their work in Outlander Season 3, Episode 5, titled “Freedom and Whisky.” This is definitely a nomination we’re proud to see and so are the cast and fans.

Here’s a brief look at the reactions from all when the Emmy nomination was announced.

Co-stars thank the whole team

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The Emmy nomination only mentions three names. However, there’s a whole team behind the scenes that help to create the costumes and dress the stars. Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan both made sure the whole team was mentioned in their thanks.

Fans were quick to reply to the tweets both shared. While there are condolences for not being nominated, many choose to keep the focus on the costuming department–and after all, they are part of the small village that makes this show possible.

Terry Dresbach replied to Balfe’s comment, sharing that designing and creating the costumes for Claire has been the most “rewarding and creative endeavor.” Claire has certainly had a number of costumes over the series, especially since we’ve seen her in the 1940s to 1960s, as well as the clothing for the 18th century.

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Sophie Skelton praises ‘half of becoming a character’

Skelton also shared her congratulations and excitement for the series being nominated for the costuming. She left a special comment to the whole team about how the costumes are half of the character. It likely makes it easier to feel part of the time period when you’re wearing vintage clothing!

Excitement for Outlander Season 4

Fans have taken to Twitter to share their congratulations and excitement. One thing to look forward to now is all the amazing costumes in the fourth season. We’ve already had a glimpse of a few here and there, but there are likely to be many more. After all, we have Brianna and Roger in the 1960s-1970s and the multiple people in the 18th century, with Colonial life and extravagant balls.

The Emmy nomination is certainly a well-deserved nomination for the whole of the costume department. Without them, we certainly wouldn’t have the show that we do. There would be many complaints about inaccuracies in the costuming taking away the focus from the story, such as was an issue with the likes of The White Queen and Reign.

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Don’t forget to tune into the 70th Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET live on NBC for all the results.