Did Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry deserve an Emmy? The reactions to the nomination have been mixed.
Duchess Meghan (39) and Prince Harry (36) caused a stir with their interview with US talk legend Oprah Winfrey (67) in March 2021. Now ‘Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A CBS PrimeTime Special’ has received an Emmy nomination. The show goes into the race in the category ‘Outstanding moderation of a nonfiction series or special’. In addition to Winfrey, executive producers Tara Montgomery and Terry Wood and co-producers Brian Piotrowicz and Brad Pavone will be honored.
While some fans on social media said they were positive about the nomination and thanked the couple again for their ‘frank words’, there were also negative reactions among them, which described the interview as ‘not Emmy-worthy’.
Over 17 million people saw the interview when it first aired on TV. In Germany, RTL and VOX broadcast it in full on March 8th. In the conversation with Winfrey, the Sussexes made serious accusations against the royals, including racism within the royal family. Harry and Meghan live with their son Archie (2) and daughter Lilibet (1 month) in California and no longer work for the British Crown. The couple has been married since 2018.
The Emmys, the TV equivalent of the Oscars, will be awarded on September 19 in Los Angeles.