Kripke was a bit stunned by the honor, telling The Wrap, “I never expected this at all. I mean, at the end of the day, I was really hoping we’d get some technical Emmys, because my team is just doing incredible work. And that’s what I wanted. This would have been a great day if we’d gotten two or three technical Emmys. So then, when this all happened, I just realized that I’m the biggest Emmy nominee cliché.”
The Wrap article also has some great quotes from Eric Kripke about Jensen's appearance on season three of the show, which is filming right now. He mentions that they have two episodes left to finish the season. Kripke also promises more subtle nods to "Supernatural" in season three.
There's more great news though! Former "Supernatural" writer/co-producer Steve Yockey also did very well in the nominations list. "The Flight Attendant" earned nine nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series. He also earned a nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. Kaley Cuoco earned a Best Actress nod, Rosie Perez earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and the show was also nominated for Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.
As for other "Supernatural" alums,
Sterling K. Brown is nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama Series "This Is Us" and Outstanding Narrator for "Lincoln: Divided We Stand".
Leslie Odom Jr. is nominated for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for “Hamilton”.
Jeremy Carver's "Doom Patrol" is nominated for Outstanding Stunt Coordination.
"The Mandalorian", featuring "Supernatural" alum Emily Swallow in a supporting role, is also in the running for Best Drama as well as numerous other technical awards.
So "Supernatural" alums have covered several major award categories of the Emmys! Congrats to those teams as well!
As you can imagine, there were plenty of tweets sharing the good news. We have a few below:
Congrats to @TheBoysTV & @therealKripke and the rest of this merry band of misfits! After watching and now working with you all…this is no surprise. You all deserve it! 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 https://t.co/KRm9BLPNiT— Jensen Ackles (@JensenAckles) July 13, 2021
Woo hoo! Thanks for the love and for putting our music out there for the world!!! https://t.co/YAGrbyfnTB— Christopher Lennertz (@CLennertz) July 13, 2021
Thom Williams has been nominated for Outstanding Stunt Coordination at the 2021 Emmy Awards for his work on Doom Patrol!— Doom Patrol Updates (@UpdatesPatrol) July 13, 2021
Congrats to Thom and the rest of the stunt team! pic.twitter.com/EkFP9cUyCz
Also, check out this great article from Variety acknowledging that the nominations for "The Boys," as well as "Wanda Vision," meant a lot of possible trophies for comic book adaptations.
We here at the Winchester Family Business send our congratulations to all the nominees and we will be rooting for you all come ceremony time! Thanks for making us all proud to say we were there for your humble beginnings. We knew world domination was coming someday!