It is that time again, announced on July 16th and Adam Samberg, for the first time, will be hosting. So it should be a musical filled night of comedy. I would hope.
I’m just going to go down the list and provide some commentary.
Outstanding Comedy – We’ve finished Parks and Recreation and the series ended, so I can only imagine they get the award but Modern Family and especially Silicon Valley, could take it. I really should pick up on Louie, I’m sure I’m still in the first season. We tried the first episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and it didn’t quite click with us. I know we really should give it at least the first three episodes (five if we are being generous) but I feel like we have a lot of other shows to watch, at this point.
Outstanding Drama – I didn’t even know Better Call Saul had started airing. Since AMC isn’t (foolishly) on Hulu, I’m way behind. I heard Homeland Season Four was pretty disappointing, which doesn’t surprise me as Crazy Carrie, can’t carry a show on her own. My wife watches Downton Abbey and she hasn’t been able to watch Game of Thrones, this season. She’s also a big Mad Men fan but can’t watch the last six episodes, yet. We still haven’t started House of Cards. I suppose my pick will be Orange is the New Black, but we are having a hard time continuing the third season. The flashback origins of the C-Characters isn’t quite doing it for us.
Outstanding Variety Talk Series – David Letterman has to win this, right? He isn’t going to be given another opportunity. I would have John Olivier win it, as his show is truly outstanding. For some odd reason, Conan keeps not being nominated.
Oustanding Variety Sketch Series – Drunk History HAS TO WIN THIS! If it was the Rock’s episode of SNL that was nominated, I could go for that but Drunk History – every episode was great. Inside Amy Schumer, I can see winning it, as she is on the rise right now.
Outstanding Limited Series – the renamed Miniseries category. I haven’t heard about any of these, except for American Horror Story. FX isn’t on Hulu either and we were not that big on the Witchcraft season, so we fell out of AHS.
Outstanding Television Movie – Haven’t heard of these but I would throw a vote to Killing Jesus, as we do like Bill O’Reilly, though we haven’t been able to watch his show in forever.
Outstanding Reality – Competition Program – I wish we could watch Top Chef, we do miss that show but Bravo is also not current on HuluPlus. Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars and the Voice, are the shows we watch. Now that we have CBS All Access, we are current on Amazing Race again. This past season had Jonathan Knight (my wife’s favorite New Kid on the Block) so they should get the vote. The Voice is winning though. My wife keeps telling me about Black Shelton and Miranda Lambert getting divorce, I wish I could say I am surprised but I’m not. A shame though
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – I’m all about a Hang Time actor doing good and as Anthony Anderson is the only actor still working after that show, he should get the award. I wish Megan Parlen would act more. We’re behind on House of Lies, but I’m cool with Don Cheadle winning as that is a good show. I do enjoy Louis CK. My wife had no interest in Last Man on Earth but I saw the first four episodes (maybe three) but it is hard to watch a show that only I’m interested in but I thought Will Forte carried it well. We are behind on Episodes, as well, but I do like Matt LeBlanc being nominated for playing a version of himself. The Mace still keeps getting nominated for Shameless, he’s my less favorite character on that show.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the President, now, on Veep. Amy Poehler has won before but this is her final time for Parks and Recreation. I would be okay if Amy Schumer won it. I’m waiting for Dolly Parton to appear on Grace and Frankie but one of these days, I will seriously watch that show.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – We’re behind on Newsroom but I did like Jeff Daniels’ character on that show. The only show nominated that I’ve seen. Kevin Spacey will probably win it, or Netflix needs him to, to keep him and the show going.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Claire Danes can’t win right? Carrie is the worst. My wife really enjoyed How to Get Away with Murder but she’s a bigger Empire fan and I always liked Taraji P. Henson on Person of Interest, so I hope she wins it. Elisabeth Moss, West Wing represent!
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Adrien Brody as Houdini seems like excellent casting.
I keep spelling it “Oustanding” and that is getting frustrating to correct.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie – Jessica Lange can’t keep winning, can she? I didn’t care for Burton’s Sweeney Todd, was the PBS version better? I would be cool if Maggie Gyllenhaal won, I have to see what The Honorable Woman is all about.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Andre Braugher’s Captain Holt of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of my favorites on that show, he should take it. Only Ty Burrell is nominated for Modern Family? That’s interesting. Is he the only male that hasn’t won an Emmy yet?
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – I’m all for Mayim Bialik winning! This reminds me, that Sheldon didn’t get nominated, about time. Julie Bowen is always great on Modern Family. Allison Janney, West Wing represent, yo! But I can’t bring myself to give Mom, a chance. I like Anna Faris too, I should give it a chance. Does Jane Krakowski’s character get better on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? Her character, was one of the reasons that made the show hard to enjoy. Kate McKinnon has been killing it on SNL, but has anyone actually won for acting on that show?
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – My wife is also a huge fan of Good Wife, and I would be okay with Alan Cummings winning it too. Peter Dinklage should win, just for X-Men Days of Future Past, alone.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – I’ll be okay with Uzo Aduba winning for Orange is the New Black, as Crazy Eyes takes commitment.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie – Billy Murray is in Olive Kitteridge? Now I’m curious about that movie.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie – I do enjoy Zoe Kazan, another fine reason to watch Olive Kitteridge.
Outstanding Directing of a Comedy Series – Shame Pam Fryman couldn’t win for How I Met Your Mother. Mike Judge for Silicon Valley or Louie CK should win.
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Steven Soderbergh has to win this, right? Big time director doing a series, Knick. That sounds possible.
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special – I’ve only seen 87th Academy Awards and the SNL 40th Anniversary Special, I’m fine either way.
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special – I like show creators getting behind the camera, so Ryan Murphy should probably get this for AHS : Freak Show “Monsters Among Us”
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series – I didn’t know that Will Forte was so involved in Last Man on Earth, I suppose that makes sense. Silicon Valley should win it, as that show is tightly written! Louis CK is great too.
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Man Men ended, so one of those writing teams should get it.
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special – Mel Brooks is nominated in anything? He should win!
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special – I wanted to watch Hello Ladies, as I do enjoy Stephen Merchant.
I’m just copying and pasting this as I do like seeing the stats –
Most major nominations
- 40 — HBO
- 14 — ABC
- 13 — FX / Netflix
- 10 — AMC / PBS
- 9 — NBC / Showtime
- 8 — CBS / Comedy Central
- 6 — Fox
- 5 — Amazon
- 4 — SundanceTV
- 3 — History
- 2 — Lifetime
- 1 — Acorn TV / BBC America / Bravo / Cinemax / IFC / Nat Geo
- 8 — American Horror Story: Freak Show
- 7 — Game of Thrones / Olive Kitteridge
- 6 — American Crime / Bessie / Mad Men / Veep
- 5 — Louie / Transparent / Wolf Hall
- 4 — Better Call Saul / The Honorable Woman / House of Cards
- 3 — Downton Abbey / Homeland / The Last Man on Earth / Modern Family / Silicon Valley / Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
- 2 — Episodes / The Good Wife / Orange Is the New Black / Parks and Recreation
FOX is airing the show on September 20, so I hope that Hulu carries it.