2016 Emmy Nominations Announced. KT Picks for the Winners!!!

68th Emmy Awards nominations announced

The Television Academy today announced nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards from the Wolf Theatre at the Academy’s newly-opened Saban Media Center. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum joined Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham at the nominations ceremony.

The 68th Emmy Awards, including the star-studded Red Carpet preshow, will telecast live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18 (7:00-11:00 p.m. ET/4:00-8:00 p.m. PT) on ABC. Emmy Award-winning live television and event producer Don Mischer will executive produce the broadcast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
*Text from Coming Soon & USA Today
Danerys Targaryen, Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones, The People vs. OJ Simpson, and the weakest comedy categories in history are the headliners off of the nominations (unless you were surprised Daredevil and Jessica Jones were ignored, sadly I was not).  Drama is its golden age and normally any one of the nominated shows would deserve to win, but Game of Thrones, in the first season that surpassed George RR Martin’s written material, turned in its best season.  Kit Harrington and Maisie Williams were nominated for the first time along with previous nominees Lena Heady, Peter Dinklage, and others.  We had two, amazing limited series with another edition of Fargo that was only a hair below the first’s perfection and the arresting The People vs. OJ Simpson.  The nominees for Best Actor in a Limited Series looks like an Oscar category.  Comedy has simply fallen off the table.  Parks & Recreation was the last great show on the air, The Big Bang Theory is years past its prime (notable in that it only got one major nomination for guest star Bob Newhart), and there’s just nothing there anymore to get excited about.  I’m glad to see The Americans get the recognition it deserves, and I think the Emmys for the most part did a very good job of capturing a great year in TV.

68th EMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS
(For Programs Airing June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016)

Drama series
The Americans (FX)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mr. Robot (USA)
KT Rooting For: Game of Thrones

Comedy series
Black-ish (ABC)
Master of None (Netflix)
Modern Family (ABC)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)
KT Rooting For: Master of None

Actor, drama series
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline (Netflix)
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
KT Rooting for: Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Actress, drama series
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Taraji P. Henson, Empire (Fox)
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)
Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Robin Wright, House of Cards
KT Rooting For: Keri Russell, The Americans

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)
Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth (Fox)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley (HBO)
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Showtime)
KT Rooting For: Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Actress, comedy series
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Laurie Metcalf, Getting On (HBO)
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC)
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
KT Rooting For: Anyone Who is not Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Supporting actor, drama series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Michael Kelly, House of Cards (Netflix)
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline (Netflix)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
KT Rooting For: Kit Harrington, Game of Thrones

Supporting actress, drama series
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Maura Tierney, The Affair (Showtime)
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL (Lifetime)
KT Rooting For: Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones

Supporting actor, comedy series
Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX)
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
Matt Walsh, Veep (HBO)
KT Rooting For: Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Supporting actress, comedy series
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)
Gaby Hoffman, Transparent (Amazon)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Nicey Nash, Getting On (HBO)
KT Rooting For: Allison Janney, Mom

Limited series
American Crime (ABC)
Fargo(FX)
The Night Manager(AMC)
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story(FX)
Roots(History)
KT Rooting For: Fargo and OJ Tie; Both Incredible

Movie
A Very Murray Christmas (Netflix)
All the Way(HBO)
Confirmation(HBO)
Luther(BBC America)
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride(PBS)
KT Rooting For: Luther

Lead actor, limited series or movie
Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (PBS)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
Cuba Gooding, Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (AMC)
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
KT Rooting For: Courtney B. Vance, OJ

Lead actress, limited series or movie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo (FX)
Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (HBO)
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Lili Taylor, American Crime (ABC)
Kerry Washington, Confirmation (HBO)
KT Rooting For: Sarah Paulson, OJ

Supporting actor, limited series or movie
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager (AMC)
Jesse Plemons, Fargo (FX)
David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
KT Rooting For: Jesse Plemons, Fargo

Supporting actress, limited series or movie
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager (AMC)
Regina King, American Crime (ABC)
Melissa Leo, All the Way (HBO)
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
Jean Smart, Fargo (FX)
KT Rooting For: Jean Smart, Fargo

Variety Talk Series
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Crackle)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
KT Rooting For: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Variety Sketch Series
Documentary Now! (IFC)
Drunk History (Comedy Central)
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Portlandia (IFC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
KT Rooting For: Drunk History

Reality competition
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)
KT Rooting For: The Amazing Race

Reality host
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol (Fox)
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night (NBC)
Steve Harvey, Little Big Shots (NBC)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway (Lifetime)
RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
KT Rooting For: This Category To Light On Fire

Guest actor, drama series
Max von Sydow, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife (CBS)
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Mahershala Ali, House of Cards (Netflix)
Paul Sparks, House of Cards (Netflix)
KT Rooting For: Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

Guest actress, drama series
Margo Martindale, The Americans (FX)
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife (CBS)
Laurie Metcalf, Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards (Netflix)
Molly Parker, House of Cards (Netflix)
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
KT Rooting For: Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards

Guest actor, comedy series
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Larry David, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Bradley Whitford, Transparent (Amazon)
Martin Mull, Veep (HBO)
Peter MacNicol, Veep (HBO)
KT Rooting For: Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory

Guest actress, comedy series
Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Melora Hardin, Transparent (Amazon)
KT Rooting For: Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

 

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