Emmys: 'The Good Fight' Lands CBS All Access First Nomination

However, the acclaimed first-year legal drama was shut out of several major categories.
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The Good Fight helped young streaming platform CBS All Access score its first Emmy nomination Thursday.

The first-year spinoff of Emmy favorite The Good Wife scored one nomination for outstanding original main title theme music for composer David Buckley.

While it was a reason to celebrate for CBS All Access, which currently boasts just one scripted original series before Star Trek: Discovery launches in September, The Good Fight was shut out of several major categories. Most notably Christine Baranski, an Emmy winner and 15-time Emmy nominee, was left out of the competitive lead actress in a drama category, despite having received six previous nominations for her portrayal of Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife.

While CBS All Access only began its push into original programming last September with the debut of Big Brother: Over the Top, The Good Fight had looked like a better bet for awards consideration because of The Good Wife's track record. Over its seven-year run, the drama scored 39 nominations and five wins. (Surprisingly, Buckley had not been nominated for an Emmy for his work on the original series.)

CBS All Access made a big Emmys push for the series, sending voters DVDs of The Good Fight's entire 10-episode first season and also giving voters free subscriptions to CBS All Access, which normally runs $5.99, or $9.99 for a commercial-free option.

Among the other streamers, Netflix led the pack with 91 nominations, Hulu landed 18 (after only receiving two in 2016) and Amazon nabbed 16. 

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