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68th Annual Emmy Awards Nominations

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  1. Adam Lenhardt

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    The major nominations are included below. The rest are available on Emmys.com.

    OUTSTANDING DRAMA
    The Americans
    Better Call Saul
    Downton Abbey
    Game of Thrones
    Homeland
    House of Cards
    Mr Robot


    LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA
    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

    LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
    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

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
    Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
    Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
    Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
    Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
    Maura Tierney, The Affair
    Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
    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

    GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
    Laurie Metcalf, Horace and Pete
    Molly Parker, House of Cards
    Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards
    Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
    Margo Martindale, The Americans
    Carrie Preston, The Good Wife

    GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
    Max von Sydow, Game of Thrones
    Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
    Mahershala Ali, House of Cards
    Paul Sparks, House of Cards
    Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan
    Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

    OUTSTANDING COMEDY
    black-ish
    Master of None
    Modern Family
    Silicon Valley
    Transparent
    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Veep


    LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
    Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
    Laurie Metcalfe, Getting On
    Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
    Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
    Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

    LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY
    Anthony Anderson, black-ish
    Aziz Ansari, Masters of None
    Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
    William H Macy, Shameless
    Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
    Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
    Niecy Nash, Getting On
    Kate McKinnon, SNL
    Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
    Allison Janney, Mom
    Judith Light, Transparent
    Anna Chlumsky, Veep

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
    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

    GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
    Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
    Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
    Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live
    Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
    Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory
    Melora Hardin, Transparent

    GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
    Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
    Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live
    Larry David, Saturday Night Live
    Bradley Whitford, Transparent
    Martin Mull, Veep
    Peter MacNicol, Veep

    TV MOVIE
    A Very Murray Christmas
    All the Way
    Confirmation
    Luther
    Sherlock: The Abominable Bride


    LIMITED SERIES
    American Crime
    Fargo
    The Night Manager
    The People v. OJ Simpson
    Roots


    LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
    Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
    Felicity Huffman, American Crime
    Audra McDonald, Billie Holiday: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
    Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson
    Lili Taylor, American Crime
    Kerry Washington, Confirmation

    LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
    Bryan Cranston, All The Way
    Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
    Idris Elba, Luther
    Cuba Gooding Jr, The People v. O.J. Simpson
    Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
    Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR 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

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
    Jesse Plemons, Fargo
    Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
    Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
    Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson
    David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson
    John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson

    REALITY SHOW HOST
    Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
    Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
    Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
    Steve Harvey, Little Big Shots
    Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway
    RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race

    REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
    The Amazing Race
    American Ninja Warrior
    Dancing With the Stars
    Project Runway
    Top Chef
    The Voice


    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 With Jimmy Fallon
     
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    My thoughts:

    Thrilled About:
    • The Outstanding Drama nomination for "Mr. Robot". It's really gratifying to see the Emmy bias against basic cable starting to fade.
    • Tatiana Maslany's second consecutive Lead Actress in a Drama nomination for "Orphan Black". It's not just that the gimmick of the show presents her with a greater challenge than any other actress on television. It's that she does Emmy-level worth with each performance she gives. Very happy to see that, now that she's on Emmy voters' radar, they're taking notice of her immense achievement.
    • Maisie Williams's Supporting Actress in a Drama nomination. She's been one of the real MVPs of the "Game of Thrones" cast from the beginning, and it's nice to see the Emmys overcome their reluctance to nominate child actors (though she's pretty much an adult at this point).
    • Matt Walsh's Supporting Actor in a Commedy nomination for "Veep". Finally! For some reason, Tony Hale's the only one the Emmys recognize from the male side of the cast.
    • Bryan Cranston's Lead Actor in a ... Movie nomination for "All The Way". Probably as close you could get to a slam dunk, but still. He was phenomenal.

    Happy About:
    • "Game of Thrones" getting 23 nominations, including Outstanding Drama. After winning so many Emmys last year for arguably the show's worst season, it's nice to see the love for arguably the show's best season.
    • Carrie Preston's Guest Actress in a Drama nomination for "The Good Wife". This wasn't Elsbeth Tascioni's best season, but the character is a wonderful creation.
    • The Outstanding Comedy nominations for "black-ish" and "Silicon Valley". This category can use some new blood.
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus's Lead Actress in a Comedy nomination for "Veep". I know this isn't exactly a surprise, since she's an Emmy favorite, but she did seriously incredible work in Season 5.
    • Anna Chlumsky's Supporting Actress in a Comedy nomination for "Veep". Again, a perrenial nominee. But again, an actress who deserves it.
    • The Guest Actor in a comedy nominations for Martin Mull and Peter MacNicol. Both made the most of their scenes in the fifth season of "Veep".
    • Melissa Leo's Supporting Actress in a ... Movie nomination for "All The Way". She imbued Lady Bird Johnson with interesting complexity and nuances. Probably my favorite performance in that telefilm outside the lead role.

    Unhappy About:
    • Does "Homeland" really deserve the continued Emmy love?
    • Does "Modern Family" really deserve the continued Emmy love?
    • Where's the Emmy love for "Outlander"? How the show continues to be so largely ignored just completely escapes me. At least on the creative arts side, it got well-deserved nominations for costumes and production design.
    • Where's the Emmy love for "The Leftovers"? Its second season was out of this world.
    • No Lead Actress nomination for Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones?
    • It's criminal that Kevin Dunn and Gary Cole have never been nominated for "Veep". Sam Richardson too, for that matter.
     
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    Since it's arguably the best show on TV. it's nice to see that the Emmys started noticing The Americans and its cast again. Deciding between The Americans, Better Call Saul and Mr. Robot would damn near be Sophie's choice for me.


    That funeral episode is going to win her a fifth (?) Emmy in a row.

    That's the worst snub to me. Unfortunately, I completely expected it because the show isn't seen enough to get Emmys.
     
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    "Mother" deservedly got a lot of attention, but my favorite bit of acting from JLD was the scene in the Green Room of the White House, where Selina's reeling after learning the fate of her presidency. And a tour group walks in, unaware that the president's in there, and this one woman from Kansas is just really awed to be meeting the president. JLD just plays so many beautiful nuances in that scene.

    If I have a complaint about the generally excellent fifth season (other than mangling the mechanics of the Twentieth Amendment), it's that it went a bit too broad at times in pursuit of laughs. But that scene is as good as anything in Iannucci's tenure at the helm.
     
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