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Thursday, July 14, 2016

And the Emmy Award goes to . . .



The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning. Below is a list of the major nominees with my hopeful predictions in pink (click here for a complete list) - and I will be posting my review of the Emmy telecast (with host Jimmy Kimmel) after it airs on Sunday, September 18, on ABC:

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mr. Robot

Outstanding Comedy Series
black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
William H. Macy, Shameless
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laurie Metcalf, Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep
Matt Walsh, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Max von Sydow, Game of Thrones
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Mahershala Ali, House of Cards
Paul Sparks, House of Cards
Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Laurie Metcalf, Horace and Pete
Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards
Molly Parker, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live
Larry David, Saturday Night Live
Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Martin Mull, Veep
Peter Scolari, Girls

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live
Melora Hardin, Transparent

Outstanding Limited Series
American Crime
Fargo
The Night Manager
The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Roots

Outstanding Television Movie
A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Confirmation
Luther
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargp
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Melissa Leo, All the Way
Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart, Fargo
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Documentary Now!
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Special
Adele Live in New York City
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special
Lemonade

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Americans
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mr. Robot
UnREAL

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Catastrophe
Master of None
Silicon Valley (nominated for two episodes)
Veep (nominated for two episodes)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Fargo (nominated for two episodes)
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (nominated for three episodes)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted
Triumph's Election Special 2016

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones (nominated for two episodes)
Homeland
The Knick
Ray Donovan

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Master of None
Silicon Valley (nominated for two episodes)
Transparent
Veep (nominated for three episodes)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special
All the Way
Fargo
The Night Manager
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (nominated for three episodes)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
Inside Amy Schumer
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
Adele Live in New York City
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo
58th Grammy Awards
Grease: Live
The Kennedy Center Honors
Lemonade

Outstanding Special Class Program
The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
Grease: Live
The Oscars
Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show
69th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
Born This Way
Deadliest Catch
Gaycation with Ellen Page
Intervention
Project Greenlight
United Shades Of America

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Empire
Galavant
Garfunkel and Oates: Trying To Be Special
The Hunting Ground

Outstanding Narrator
Adrien Brody, Breakthrough
Keith David, Jackie Robinson
Anthony Mendez, Jane the Virgin
David Attenborough, Life Story
Laurence Fishburne, Roots

Outstanding Animated Program
Archer
Bob's Burgers
Phineas and Ferb Last Day of Summer
The Simpsons
South Park

Outstanding Reality-Competition Series
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Steve Harvey, Little Big Shots
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul's Drag Race

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