Emmy Awards 2016 Winners

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The Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday, with Jimmy Kimmel serving as host. The complete list of winners is below.

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

Comedy Series
Veep - WINNER!
Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Limited Series
The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story - WINNER!
American Crime
Fargo
The Night Manager
Roots

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver - WINNER!
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
The Late Late Show With James Cordon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey - WINNER!
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 Series
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline - WINNER!
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

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

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

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Regina King, American Crime - WINNER!
Melissa Leo, All the Way
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
Sterling K. Brown, People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story - WINNER!
Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
David Schwimmer, People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Travolta, People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding TV Movie
Sherlock - WINNER!
A Very Murray Christmas
All the Way
Confirmation
Luther

Reality Competition Program
The Voice - WINNER!
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

Directing for a Drama Series
Game of Thrones (Episode: “Battle of the Bastards”), Directed by Miguel Sapochnik  - WINNER!
Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode 9”), Directed by Michael Engler
Game of Thrones (Episode: “The Door”), Directed by Jack Bender
Homeland (Episode: “The Tradition of Hospitality”), Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter
The Knick (Episode: “This Is All We Are”), Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Ray Donovan (Episode: “Exsuscito”), Directed by David Hollander

Directing for a Comedy Series
Transparent (Episode: “Man on the Land”), Directed by Jill Soloway  - WINNER!
Master of None (Episode: “Parents”), Directed by Aziz Ansari
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Daily Active Users”), Directed by Alec Berg
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Founder Friendly”), Directed by Mike Judge
Veep (Episode: “Kissing Your Sister”), Directed by David Mandel
Veep (Episode: “Morning After”), Directed by Chris Addison
Veep (Episode: “Mother”), Directed by Dave Stern

Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
The Night Manager, Directed by Susanne Bier - WINNER!
All the Way, Directed by Jay Roach
Fargo (Episode: “Before the Law”), Directed by Noah Hawley
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “From the Ashes of Tragedy”), Directed by Ryan Murphy
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “Manna From Heaven”), Directed by Anthony Hemingway
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “The Race Card”), Directed by John Singleton

Directing for a Variety Special
Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski for Grease: Live (Fox) - WINNER!
Louis J. Horvitz for 58th Grammy Awards (CBS)
Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles Carter for Lemonade (HBO)
Beth McCarthy-Miller for Adele Live in New York City (NBC)
Chris Rock for Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (HBO)
Glenn Weiss for The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)

Writing for a Drama Series
Game of Thrones (Episode: “Battle of the Bastards”), Written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss  - WINNER!
The Americans (Episode: “Persona Non Grata”), Written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg
Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode 8”), Written by Julian Fellowes
The Good Wife (Episode: “End”), Written by Robert King and Michelle King
Mr. Robot (Episode: “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov”), Written by Sam Esmail
UnREAL (Episode: “Return”), Written by Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro

Writing for a Comedy Series
Master of None (Episode: “Parents”), Written by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang  - WINNER!
Catastrophe (Episode: “Episode 1”), Written by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Founder Friendly”), Written by Dan O’Keefe
Silicon Valley (Episode: “The Uptick”), Written by Alec Berg
Veep (Episode: “Morning After”), Written by David Mandel
Veep (Episode: “Mother”), Written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia”), Written by D. V. DeVincentis - WINNER!
Fargo (Episode: “Loplop”), Written by Bob DeLaurentis
Fargo (Episode: “Palindrome”), Written by Noah Hawley
The Night Manager, Written by David Farr
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “From the Ashes of Tragedy”), Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Episode: “The Race Card”), Written by Joe Robert Cole

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Patton Oswalt: Talking for Clapping, Written by Patton Oswalt – WINNER!
Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, Written by Amy Schumer
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Written by John Mulaney
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted, Written by Tig Notaro
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Honest Trailer: Emmys Edition Released by ScreenJunkies

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If you don’t already know about ScreenJunkies’ Honest Trailers, you should head over to their YouTube channel and start binge watching them. This series of parody trailers pokes fun at popular films and, at the same time, totally says what we’re all thinking about movies. With over 1.1 billion lifetime views, Honest Trailers has proven itself as a pop culture phenomenon. In fact, directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed their goal to “Honest Trailer-proof” CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER, while DDEADPOOL director Tim Miller recently revealed he wanted to make their own “Honest Trailer” in place of the credits – ultimately leading to Ryan Reynolds appearing as Deadpool himself in ScreenJunkies’ take on the film.

Now the team behind Honest Trailers are tackling TV with an Emmys Edition. To help celebrate their own Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Short Form Variety Series”, ScreenJunkies has put together a trailer about the awards’ most popular shows.

2016 Emmy Awards Nominations are Announced

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The nominees for the 2016 Emmy Awards were announced today and GAME OF THRONES garnered quite a few nominations, as did THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON. The awards will be handed out on September 18 in Los Angeles.

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

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

OUTSTANDING DRAMA ACTOR
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)
Kyle Chandler (Bloodline)
Matthew Rhys (The Americans)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA ACTRESS
Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
Keri Russell (The Americans)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY ACTOR
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth)
Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley)
Aziz Ansari (Master of None)
William H. Macy (Shameless)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY ACTRESS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)
Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Laurie Metcalf (Getting On)
Tracee Ellis-Ross (Black-ish)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
The People V O.J. Simpson
Fargo
American Crime
Roots
The Night Manager

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

OUTSTANDING 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 and Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Matt Walsh (Veep)
Louie Anderson (Baskets)
Keegen-Michael Key (Kee & Peele)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY
Niecy Nash (Getting On)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Gaby Hoffman (Transparent)
Allison Janney (Mom) Judith Light (Transparent)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, 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)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS, 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)

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 With Jimmy Fallon

There are more than 100 categories for the nominees, including for writing, directing and production. See the full list here.

2015 Primetime Emmy Awards Winners

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Andy Samberg hosted the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards, which were handed out in Los Angeles this Sunday. The full list of winners is below.

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones – WINNER!
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy Series
Louie
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep – WINNER!

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler – Bloodline
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
Jon Hamm – Mad Men – WINNER!
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes – Homeland
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder – WINNER!
Taraji P. Henson – Empire
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
Robin Wright – House of Cards

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – black-ish
Louis CK – Louie
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth
William H. Macy – Shameless
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent – WINNER!

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Lisa Kudrow – The Comeback
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep – WINNER!
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul
Jim Carter – Downton Abbey
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones – WINNER!
Michael Kelly – House of Cards
Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black – WINNER!
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Adam Driver – Girls
Tony Hale – Veep – WINNER!
Keegan-Michael Key – Key & Peele

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky – Veep
Gaby Hoffman – Transparent
Allison Janney – Mom – WINNER!
Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Niecy Nash – Getting On

Limited Series
American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The Honorable Woman
Olive Kitteridge – WINNER!
Wolf Hall

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Timothy Hutton – American Crime
Ricky Gervais – Derek Special
Adrien Brody – Houdini
David Oyelowo – Nightingale
Richard Jenkins – Olive Kitteridge – WINNER!
Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Felicity Huffman –American Crime
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story
Queen Latifah –Bessie
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman
Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge – WINNER!
Emma Thompson – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Regina King – American Crime – WINNER!
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Angela Bassett – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Mo’Nique – Bessie
Zoe Kazan – Olive Kitteridge

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Richard Cabral – American Crime
Denis O’Hare – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Finn Wittrock – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Michael Kenneth Williams – Bessie
Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge – WINNER!
Damian Lewis – Wolf Hall

Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Alan Alda – The Blacklist
Michael J. Fox – The Good Wife
F. Murray Abraham – Homeland
Reg E. Cathey – House of Cards – WINNER!
Beau Bridges – Masters Of Sex
Pablo Schreiber – Orange Is The New Black

Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Margo Martindale – The Americans – WINNER!
Diana Rigg – Game of Thrones
Rachel Brosnahan – House Of Cards
Cicely Tyson – How To Get Away With Murder
Allison Janney – Masters Of Sex
Khandi Alexander – Scandal

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Mel Brooks – The Comedians
Paul Giamatti – Inside Amy Schumer
Bill Hader – Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K. – Saturday Night Live
Bradley Whitford – Transparent – WINNER!
Jon Hamm – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Television Movie
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case
Bessie – WINNER!
Grace of Monaco
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Killing Jesus
Nightingale

Variety Talk Series 
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart – WINNER!
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Late Show With David Letterman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Variety Sketch Series
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer – WINNER!
Key & Peele
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

Reality Competition Series
The Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice – WINNER!

Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars
Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night – WINNER!
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn – Project Runway
Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain – The Taste

Structured Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
MythBusters
Property Brothers
Shark Tank – WINNER!
Undercover Boss

Unstructured Reality Program
Alaska: The Last Frontier
Deadliest Catch – WINNER!
Intervention
Million Dollar Listing New York
Naked And Afraid
Wahlburgers

Writing for a Drama Series
Joshua Brand – The Americans, “Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep?”
Gordon Smith – Better Call Saul, “Five-O”
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss – Game Of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy” – WINNER!
Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner – Mad Men, “Lost Horizon”
Matthew Weiner – Mad Men, “Person To Person”

Writing for a Comedy Series
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik – Episodes, “Episode 409”
Will Forte – The Last Man On Earth, “Alive In Tucson”
Louis C.K. – Louie, “Bobby’s House”
Alec Berg – Silicon Valley, “Two Days Of The Condor”
Jill Soloway – Transparent, “Pilot”
Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche – Veep, “Election Night” – WINNER!

Writing for a Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart – WINNER!
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
John Ridley – American Crime, “Episode One”
Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Horton Foote – Bessie
Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg – Hello Ladies: The Movie
Hugo Blick – The Honorable Woman
Jane Anderson – Olive Kitteridge – WINNER!
Peter Straughan – Wolf Hall

Directing for a Drama Series
Tim Van Patten – Boardwalk Empire, “Eldorado”
David Nutter – Game Of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy” – WINNER!
Jeremy Podeswa – Game Of Thrones, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”
Lesli Linka Glatter – Homeland, “From A To B And Back Again”
Steven Soderbergh – The Knick, “Method And Madness”

Directing for a Comedy Series
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller – The Last Man On Earth, “Alive In Tucson”
Louis C.K. – Louie, “Sleepover”
Mike Judge – Silicon Valley, “Sand Hill Shuffle”
Jill Soloway – Transparent, “Best New Girl” – WINNER!
Armando Iannucci – Veep, “Testimony”

Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Ryan Murphy – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Dee Rees – Bessie
Hugo Blick – The Honorable Woman
Uli Edel – Houdini
Tom Shankland – The Missing
Lisa Cholodenko – Olive Kitteridge – WINNER!
Peter Kosminsky – Wolf Hall

Directing for a Variety Series
James Hoskinson – The Colbert Report, “Show 11040”
Chuck O’Neil – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, “Show 20103″ – WINNER!
Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul – Inside Amy Schumer, “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer”
Jerry Foley – Late Show With David Letterman, “Show 4214”
Dave Diomedi – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, “Show 203”

2015 Emmy Predictions: Who Will Win and Who Should Win!

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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! With the 67th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS mere days away, Emmy speculation is off the charts! Fun Fact: Even Vegas is weighing in with [this online sportsbook] pitting MAD MEN and GAME OF THRONES against each other as strong favorites. With a solid combination of old favorites and new faces it’s going to be difficult to pin down the nights winners. Fortunately, I love a challenge. So without further ado here are my two cents on how the night is going to play out…

Outstanding Drama Series
HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix)
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
MAD MEN (AMC)
HOMELAND (Showtime)
DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC)

Who We’ll Be Okay With Winning: Any show but the hot mess that has become HOUSE OF CARDS.
Will Win: MAD MEN, if Emmy Voters don’t jump at the opporutnity to award this “Cable Ace” we’ll eat our vintage stylish 60′s era Don Draper hat!
Should Win: GAME OF THRONES, this HBO series has not only redefined what viewers demand from their premium cable television shows, it defies convention by continually getting better with age.

Outstanding Comedy Series
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
VEEP (HBO)
LOUIE (FX)
TRANSPARENT (Amazon)
UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (Netflix)
PARKS AND RECREATION (NBC)
SILICON VALLEY (HBO)

Who We’ll Be Okay With Winning: Any show but MODERN FAMILY, which much to our chagrin, has aged about as gracefully as their once adorable pint-sized kiddie contingent.
Will Win: TRANSPARENT may not have been the most laugh-out-loud comedy of the bunch, but it is the kind of conversation starter that can not only change lives and attitudes, but reinforce the importance of television as a medium.
Should Win: In a crowded field of complex and oftentimes dark and dramatic “comedies,” we’d be happy to see a show that prioritizes funny walk away with a statue. See: VEEP, SILIVON VALLEY and/or PARKS AND RECREATION

Outstanding Actress in Comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Rec)
Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback)
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)

Who We’ll Be Okay With Winning: Any actress whose title character doesn’t start with Nurse and end with Jackie.
Will Win: With a Peabody Award-winning television show and hit movie under her belt, its Amy Schumer’s world and we’re just living in it (Bonus Points: Real life friends with Jennifer Larence, I mean if that isn’t award worthy what is!)
Should Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus may play President on TV but she’s the first lady of funny in our heart.

Outstanding Actor in Comedy
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Anthony Anderson (Blackish)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)

Who We’ll Be Okay With Winning: Anyone but Don Cheadle, who talents are going to waste on the silly and insignificant HOUSE OF LIES.
Will Win: Despite a resume littered with memorable characters, Jeffrey Tambor gave a performance of a lifetime.
Should Win: Have you seen TRANSPARENT?

Outstanding Actress in Drama
Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Claire Danes (Homeland)

Who We’ll Be Okay With Winning: Anyone but Robin Wright, Seriously. What is up with shows that start with “House of…” this season?
Will Win: Taraji P Henson may not have given the most traditionally “dramatic” performance, but Emmy voters will want to recognize last season’s biggest (only?) broadcast hit. Also. Cookie FTW!
Should Win: Each and every week of ORPHAN BLACK is a master class on acting thanks to the talent of Tatiana Maslany. Also. Canada FTW!

Outstanding Actor in Drama
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
Kyle Chandler (Bloodline)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

Who We’ll Be Okay With Winning: Anyone but Jeff Daniels. And yes, in case you’re wondering, we’re still angry about what Aaron Sorkin delivered with THE NEWSROOM. Awful. Simply awful.
Will Win: Jon Hamm cannot go down in history as the Susan Lucci of Primetime Emmys.
Should Win: Jon Hamm was a major part of the success that was MAD MEN and desereves to go down in history as an Outstanding Actor in a Drama series.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in Comedy
Niecy Nash (Getting On)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)
Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent)
Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

Who We’ll Be Okay With Winning: Anyone but Julie Bowen, whose father/daughter work storyline is the worst thing to happen to MODERN FAMILY since those once adorable kids went through puberty.
Will Win: Allison Janney is da bomb!
Should Win: Allison Janney is also The Jackal!

Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Adam Driver (Girls)
Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tony Hale (Veep)

Who We’ll Be Okay With Winning: Anyone but Adam Driver who inexplcibaly managed to get recognized over series creator, star, writer, director Lena Dunham!
Will Win: Tituss Burgess is the best thing to come out of the mind of Tina Fey since her Sarah Palin impersonation.
Should Win: Keegan-Michael Key, if for no other reason than to see him accept his trophy as President Obama’s Anger Translator.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)

Who We’ll Be Okay With Winning: Anyone but Christine Baranski. With apologies to our favouurte CBS series, our least favourite season of THE GOOD WIFE does not an award winner make.
Will Win: Lena Headey layers what in other hands could have been a cartoonish character into a deliciously sympathic villain.
Shoudl Win: If Lena Headey doesn’t walk away a winner, it will be Emmy Voters who will be forced to do a walk of shame.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline)
Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)

Who We’ll Be Okay With Winning: Anyone but Alan Cumming. See above.
Will Win: Between BREAKING BAD and BETTER CALL SAUL, Jonathan Banks has crafted one of the most interesting supporoting characters in recent small screen memory.
Should Win: BLOODLINE wouldn’t have been nearly as addictive without the incredibly compelling performance of relative newcomer Ben Mendelsohn.

The 2015 Emmys air on Sunday September 20 at 8PM on FOX (CTV in Canada)

And Your 2015 Emmy Nominations Go To…

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Updating as they happen…

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Louie
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Will Forte, Last Man on Earth
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gaby Hoffmann, Girls
Pamela Adlon, Louie
Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Mini Series
American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The Honorable Woman
Olive Kitterridge
Wolf Hall

Outstanding Lead Actor in a MiniSeries or Movie
Timothy Hutton, American Crime
Ricky Gervais, Derek Special
Adrien Brody, Houdini
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Outstanding Lead Actress in a MiniSeries or Movie
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Emma Thompson, Sweeney Todd

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a MiniSeries or Movie

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a MiniSeries or Movie

Outstanding Reality Competition Series
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Television Movie
Agatha Christie’s Poirot — Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case
Bessie
race of Monaco
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Killing Jesus
Nightingale

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Late Show With David Letterman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Alan Alda, The Blacklist
Michael J Fox, The Good Wife
F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Pablo Schreiber, Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Rachel Brosnahan, House of Cards
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Khandi Alexander, Scandal
Margo Martindale, The Americans

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Mel Brooks, The Comedians
Paul Giamatti, Inside Amy Schumer
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Jon Hamm, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Gaby Hoffmann, Girls
Pamela Adlon, Louie
Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Tonight is the night! The 66th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS is only hours away and speculation has reached its peak. With a solid combination of old favorites and new faces it’s going to be difficult to pin down the nights winners. Fortunately, I love a challenge. So without further ado here are my two cents on how the night is going to play out… [Read more...]

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