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These 'Outlander' Stars Are Being Considered for Emmy Award Nominations!

The 2020 Emmy Awards are coming up in September and the nominations are expected at the end of this month.

Producers of the fan favorite Starz show Outlander have submitted 11 names from season five for Emmy Award nomination consideration.

If you don’t know, each year, networks and producers from television shows submit who they want the Television Academy to consider for Emmy Award nomination consideration. We will find out who the Academy has chosen worthy of a nomination on July 28. Stars can also self-submit themselves for nominations.

Just Jared will bring you the full list of nominees bright and early that morning so stay tuned and watch along with us!

Click through the slideshow to see who the Outlander producers have submitted to the television academy for Emmy Award nomination consideration…

Caitriona Balfe Was Cast as Claire on 'Outlander' Just Days Before Production Started

There’s no other person other than Caitriona Balfe that we can imagine as Claire on Outlander.

However, it turns out that the -year-old actress was cast just days before production started on the hit Starz series.

Speaking to Collider, showrunner Ronald D. Moore opened up about early casting processes that brought us to Sam Heughan and Caitriona as Jamie and Claire.

“At the beginning, I said, ‘We’re going to cast Claire first because she’ll be the easiest to find,’” he recalled. “‘She’s a smart 20th-century British woman, and there are lots of them and we’ll find her quickly, but Jamie’s gonna be tough. How do you find the king of men? This heroic figure, this Scot?’”

Sam ended up being the first one cast for the show, with Claire still missing the actress who would play her.

“We found Sam, he was the first cast member,” Ronald revealed. “We just saw his tape and we went, “Oh my god, there he is.’ It was just like…boom.”

However, with Claire, it was a bit trickier: “We were really trying to find a very special quality. I always said that I wanted Claire to be really smart, and you had to see her thinking. And you know she had to be this really capable interesting person and she had to marry up really well with Sam.”

Then, just days before production began, Caitriona‘s self-made audition tape was discovered by producers, and after a screen test with Sam, Ronald knew she was the one.

“We didn’t find her until very late in the game, and she taped her own audition and sent it in,” he explained. “We just were like pretty certain from her tape that she was the one. And then when we saw the chemistry test, we were convinced.”

“Once we cast her she was on a plane to Scotland within a day and shooting like two days later,” he added. “I mean we were so close to the beginning of production it was really starting to scare everyone.”

Just recently, Caitriona hinted at a delay in the start of production for season six.

Caitriona Balfe Jokes About What She Got Sam Heughan for His Birthday!

Happy birthday to Sam Heughan, who turns 40 years old today!!!

The actor has been receiving birthday wishes from fans, friends, and co-stars all day today, including one from Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe.

Caitriona posted a birthday message, and included the two joke gifts she got him!

She tweeted, “Happy Birthday to this ridiculous human being. Hope you got the nose trimmer and Zimmer frame I sent you!!! Lots of love you’re tele-wifie @SamHeughan #Big4Oooh”

If you don’t know, a zimmer frame is known as a walker in the United States. Lol!

If you missed it, see the selfie Sam snapped that had fans talking!

Caitriona Balfe Hints There Could Be A Delay In Filming Start on 'Outlander' Season 6

Caitriona Balfe is opening up about what she’s been doing while in quarantine.

In her essay with Refinery29, the 40-year-old actress hinted that the start of filming for Outlander‘s season six could be delayed.

“I was due to start filming season 6 of Outlander, but due to the shutdown we have been postponed to an as yet unknown date,” she wrote.

As of the activities Caitriona has been doing, she says that “lots of closets have been organized, lots of shelves mounted… I now have a to-do list the length of my arm.”

“I found comfort in cooking, growing, and reading,” she added. “I’ve got the beginnings of quite an impressive herb garden (the mint seems to know of my previous reputation as a mint murderer and is not playing ball) and it’s been so nice watching things grow from seeds.”

Caitriona also shared that she is “putting on music and dancing around like a lunatic for at least three songs every day…you got to let the crazy out.”

If you missed it, Caitriona stood by co-star Sam Heughan when he revealed he’s been the subject of online bullying for years.

Caitriona Balfe Voices Support for Sam Heughan After He Speaks Out Against Bullies

Caitriona Balfe is speaking out in support of Sam Heughan after he released an open letter to fans in which he addressed the bullying he’s been subjected to for six years.

The Outlander actor said that people have been making up false stories about him for years, including right now amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Make sure to read the full open letter that Sam released.

“Sad that Sam has had to come out and say all this. I would have thought mean bitchy behaviour would have been left in the school yard. But unfortunately a VERY SMALL but very vocal part of this fandom use their energy to write and say awful untrue things … maybe they should harness all that energy to get involved in their local charities,” Caitriona wrote on Twitter in response to the story.

She added, “And honestly it’s quite simple … If you don’t like us .. it’s a big beautiful world out there. Find something you do love and enjoy that. Life as it’s all too clear right now is short. Why waste it hating.”

Caitriona Balfe Performing as a Grey Crayon Is Something That Actually Happened (Video)

Bet you never expected Caitriona Balfe to play the role of a grey crayon!

The 40-year-old Outlander actress performed the character during illustrator Oliver Jeffers‘ live reading of his book “The Day the Crayons Quit” on Monday (March 30).

Oliver hosted a “Stay at Home Story Time” session on Instagram Live and teased to fans that he had a special guest who would help him out.

Caitriona played the grey crayon and she even wore the color while performing the role. Watch a super cute video clip below and make sure to get your copy of the book here!

'Outlander' Author Criticizes Sex Scene From Latest Episode: 'Bad Dialogue, Bad Direction, Bad Lighting'

The latest episode of Outlander featured a sex scene between Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) that was not well received by some fans, as well as the author of the original books, Diana Gabaldon.

The scene was a love scene in a stable and the author responded to a fan who seemed unhappy with the scene.

Diana responded, “Bad dialogue, bad direction, bad lighting, awkward set. Actors did their level best with what they were given to work with.”

She also clarified, “I thought the acting was really good–and both the earlier leadup to and the reconciliation after were both very good; the dialogue leading up to the actual sex and the staging of said sex left something to be desired.”

Then, when fans wondered if Diana hated the entire episode, she clarified she did not, she just did not enjoy that one, 45-second scene!

“Would y’all pay attention? (not meaning just you personally) I was referring explicitly to one 45-second scene, NOT the episode,” she added.

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have amazing chemistry and they recently spoke about it!