Lily James Receives Her First Emmy Nomination for Pam & Tommy

Lily James received her first Emmy nomination Tuesday morning for her transformative performance as Pamela Anderson in Hulu’s limited series, Pam & Tommy. James gets a nod for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited or Anthology Series Or Movie, and Sebastian Stan gets recognition for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie.

In addition to their two individual performance nominations, Pam & Tommy received ten nominations in total. These include Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series, Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup, Outstanding Period And/Or Character Hairstyling, and Outstanding Contemporary Costumes, to name a few. Seth Rogen also notched a nom for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series.


The series followed the story of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee’s relationship, going back to the whirlwind romance that started with them marrying after only knowing each other for 96 hours in 1995. The series was directed by Craig Gillespie, Lake Bell, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, and Hannah Fidell. Dave Franco, Evan Goldberg, Megan Ellison, and Seth Rogen are just a few of the executive producers.

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be airing live on Sept. 12th, be sure to tune in to see Lily James, Sebastian Stan, and Seth Rogen as they try and snag an Emmy for Hulu’s Pam & Tommy.

Lily James Shares Her Thoughts on The Show and Nominations


Following the announcement of her nomination Tuesday morning, Lily James spoke with Deadline regarding the show’s success, whether she has spoken with Pamela Anderson herself, and what she hopes audiences will take away from the series.

“No I haven’t, and that’s fair enough and I have to respect that boundary. But all we wanted to do was shine a light on this story and reveal it. It’s the ugly truth really of how awful what happened to them was, and every second of it, we were on Pamela’s side… I hope that’s been received but beyond that I could never know how she’s feeling, but those were our intentions.”

In addition, James shared her excitement and gratitude for the show’s multiple nominations.

“I’m so proud because we were really in it together and felt so joined in our ambition to really try and do something with this. So I’m so happy and thrilled we’re both in this mad situation. It makes it way better. I think everyone in this team, everyone has said they’ve never really worked harder, so for everyone to get that recognition, it’s just I’m completely overwhelmed and I’m so happy for them… it just feels like such a beautiful recognition and an unbelievable honor.”

Next up on the list for James is What’s Love Got to Do With It? The film stars Emma Thompson, Taj Atwal, and Shazad Latif and is described as a cross-cultural romantic comedy. The film is directed by Shekhar Kapur and is expected to hit theaters in January 2023.