Sunday, July 10, 2016

If I picked the Emmy Nominees (2016) ....

The Emmy nominations are coming out this week (July 14) and I tepidly excited.  In their new voting system there are more involved in the voting processes, which I think will just water down the nominees (and winners).  In an ideal world I would like to see at least some of my personal choices make the cut, but I will just put them right here:

Best Drama Series 
The Americans (F/X)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
The Leftovers (HBO)
Marvel's Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Mr. Robot (USA) 
Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Transparent (Amazon) 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Dancy-Hannibal (NBC) 
Rami Malek-Mr. Robot (USA)
Bob Odenkirk-Better Call Saul (AMC)
Matthew Rhys-The Americans (F/X)
Jeffrey Tambor-Transparent (Amazon) 
Justin Theroux-The Leftovers (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Shiri Appleby-UnReal (Lifetime) 
Carrie Coon-The Leftovers (HBO)
Viola Davis-How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)
Eva Green-Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Krysten Ritter-Marvel's Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Kerri Russell-The Americans (F/X)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 
Jon Bernthal-Daredevil (Netflix)
Alan Cumming-The Good Wife (CBS)
Jay DuPlass-Transparent (Amazon)
Michael McKean-Better Call Saul (AMC)
Christian Slater-Mr. Robot (USA)
David Tennant-Marvel's Jessica Jones (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson-Hannibal (NBC)
Regina King-The Leftovers (HBO)
Helen McCrory-Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
Maura Tierney-The Affair (Showtime)
Alison Wright-The Americans (F/X)
Constance Zimmer-UnReal (Lifetime)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama
Richard Armitage-Hannibal (NBC)
Josh Charles-The Good Wife (CBS)
Collin Donnell-The Affair (Showtime)
Vincent D’Nofrio-Daredevil (Netflix)
Ian McShane-Game of Thrones (HBO)
B.D. Wong-Mr. Robot (USA)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Melora Hardin-Transparent (Amazon)
Patti LuPonne-Penny Dreaful (Showtime) 
Natasha Lyonne-Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Diane Rigg-Game of Thrones (HBO)
Liv Tyler-The Leftovers (HBO) 
Leslie Uggams-Empire (FOX)

Outstanding Direction in a Drama Series
The Americans-The Magic of David Copperfield v. The Statue of Liberty Disappears-Matthew Rhys (F/X)
Better Call Saul-Fifi-Larysa Kondracki (AMC)
Game of Thrones-The Winds of Winter-Miguel Sapochnik (HBO)
The Leftovers-International Assassin-Craig Zobel (HBO)
Mr. Robot- Arden Oplev (USA)
Transparent-Kina Hora-Jill Solloway (HBO)

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
The Americans-Persona Non Grata-Joel Fields, and Joe Weisberg (F/X)
Better Call Saul-Klick-Heather Morrison and Vince Gilligan (AMC)
Jessica Jones-AKA Ladies’ Night-Melssa Rosenberg (Netflix)
The Leftovers-Lens-Damon Lindelof and Tom Perotta (HBO)
Mr. Esmail (USA)
Transparent-Man on the Land-Ali Liebegott (Amazon)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Black-ish (ABC)
Broad City (Comedy Central)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
Girls (HBO)
Master of None (Netflix)*
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson-Black-ish (ABC)
Aziz Ansari-Master of None (Netflix)
Rob Delaney-Catastrophe (Amazon)
Tommy Dewey-Casual (Hulu)
Noah Galvin-The Real O’Neals (ABC)
Rob Lowe-The Grinder (FOX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in Comedy Series
Rachel Bloom-Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
Sharon Horgan-Catastrophe (Amazon)
Abbi Jacobson-Broad City (Comedy Central)
Ellie Kemper-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus-Veep (HBO)
Gina Rodriguez-Jane the Virgin (CW)
Tracee Ellis Ross-Black-ish (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Louie Anderson-Baskets (F/X)
Titus Burgess-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Jaime Camil-Jane the Virgin (CW)
Andrew Rannells-Girls (HBO)
Sam Richardson-Veep (HBO)
Mel Rodriguez-Getting On (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Yael Grobglas-Jane the Virgin (CW) 
Jane Krakowski-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Jennifer Lewis-Black-ish (ABC)
Donna Lynne Champlin-Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
Niecy Nash-Getting On (HBO)
Allison Williams-Girls (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy
Christopher Abbott-Girls (HBO) 
Shoukath Ansari-Master of None (Netflix)
Deon Cole-Black-ish (ABC)
Paul W. Downs-Broad City (Comedy Central)
Peter MacNicol-Veep (HBO)
Timothy Olyphant-The Grinder (FOX)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy
Claire Danes-Master of None (Netflix) 
Anna Camp-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Tina Fey-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Estelle Parsons-Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Jenny Slate-Girls (HBO) 
Amy Sedaris- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Black-ish-The Johnson Show-Gail Lerner (ABC)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine-Yippie Kayak-Rebecca Asher (FOX)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend-Josh just happens to live Here! -Marc Webb (CW) 
Girls-The Panic in Central Park-Richard Shepherd (HBO) 
Master of None-Mornings-Eric Wareheim (Netflix)
Veep-Kissing Your Sister-Dave Mandel (HBO)

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Black-ish-The Word-Kenya Barris (ABC) 
Catastrophe-Episode 1-Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan (Amazon) 
Girls-I Love You Baby-Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, and Jenni Konner (HBO)
Master of None-Indians on TV-Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang (Netflix)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt-Kimmy Goes to Happy Place-Robert Carlock & Emily Altman (Netflix)

Veep-Mother-Alex Gregory & Peter Huyck (HBO)