If you’ve haven’t seen the Netflix miniseries “Unorthodox” perhaps these eight Emmy nominations will convince you.
The four-episode show follows Shira Haas as Esty Shapiro, a 19-year-old Jewish woman who flees an arranged marriage to try and lead a secular life. The series, which is primarily in Yiddish, is inspired by Deborah Feldman’s 2012 autobiography “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.”
Haas and Amit Rahav, who portrays Esty’s husband in the show, posted a video of their Emmy nomination reactions. In the clip, the two are sitting on a bed watching the Emmy nods being rattled off when “Unorthodox” is named. The pair can hardly contain their excitement.
“Yes! Yes! Yes!” they scream together. Haas and Rahav hug and jump on the bed.
“Unorthodox just got eight nominations for the Emmys including Best limited series! So proud of all of the people who took part in this amazing project. Couldn’t be happier!” Rahav wrote in the caption.
Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress for Haas and nominations in directing and writing were the major categories “Unorthodox” nabbed.
“I was really surprised! I always believed in the show, and I knew there was this possibility. I tried to be optimistic, but you can never tell,” Haas told Vulture. “We started filming this TV series a year ago. I was so concentrated on what I was doing and I believed in the show so much, but I never thought about words like ‘Emmy.’”
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