Emmy Virgins - 2016

Congrats to these folks who just earned their first Emmy nominations! Which honor do you consider most deserved?

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1.
Mahershala Ali
MAHERSHALA ALI is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater. This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, Moonlight...
“ Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series as Remy Danton in House of Cards ” - yrnej
 
2.
Louie Anderson
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy®-Award winner, is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as "One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time." His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best selling author, star of his own stand up specials and sitcoms...
“ WINNER - Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series as Christine Baskets in Baskets ” - yrnej
 
3.
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He studied at the South Carolina governors school of science and mathematics. He previously attended the Bennetsville Academy which was in his home town...
“ Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series as Dev in Master Of None (he was also nominated for directing and writing Master Of None) ” - yrnej
 
4.
Sterling K. Brown
Actor, This Is Us
Emmy Award winning actor Sterling K. Brown currently stars in NBC's dramedy series THIS IS US. Earlier this year, Brown portrayed prosecutor Christopher Darden in FX's highly-rated award-winning television event series THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY. He also co-starred alongside Tiny Fey in the feature film WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT...
“ WINNER - Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie as Christopher Darden in The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story ” - yrnej
 
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“ Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie as Angela Burr in The Night Manager ” - yrnej
 
6.
Kirsten Dunst
Actress, Spider-Man
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, born in 1987...
“ Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie as Peggy Blumquist in Fargo ” - yrnej
 
7.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr. was born on January 2, 1968, in The Bronx, New York. His mother, Shirley (Sullivan), was a backup singer for The Sweethearts. His father, Cuba Gooding, was the lead vocalist for the R&B group The Main Ingredient, which had a hit with the song "Everybody Plays The Fool". His paternal grandfather was from Barbados...
“ Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie as OJ Simpson in The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story ” - yrnej
 
8.
“ Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series as Tammy Cashman in Transparent ” - yrnej
 
9.
Kit Harington
Kit Harington was born Christopher Catesby Harington in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and David Richard Harington, a businessman. His mother named him after 16th century British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name Harington prefers...
“ Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series as Jon Show in Game of Thrones ” - yrnej
 
10.
“ Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program for Little Big Shots ” - yrnej
 
11.
Tom Hiddleston
Thomas William Hiddleston was born in Westminster, London, to English-born Diana Patricia (Servaes) and Scottish-born James Norman Hiddleston. His mother is a former stage manager, and his father, a scientist, was the managing director of a pharmaceutical company. He started off at the preparatory school...
“ Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie as Jonathan Pine in The Night Manager ” - yrnej
 
12.
Ellie Kemper
Ellie Kemper, born Elizabeth Claire Kemper on May 2, 1980, is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best-known for her role as "Erin Hannon" in the NBC series, The Office, as well as her supporting roles in the films, Bridesmaids and 21 Jump Street). She plays the title role in the Netflix comedy series...
“ Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series as Kimmy Schmidt in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ” - yrnej
 
13.
“ WINNER - Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series as Elliot in Mr. Robot ” - yrnej
 
14.
Anthony Mendez
A bilingual voice actor, Anthony has narrated on-air promos for several networks, including NBC, MTV (and MTV tr3s,) Spike, Comedy Central, CNN, HBO, and Showtime, as well as trailers for major and independent studios including Fox Searchlight, Warner Bros Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and IFC Films. Born in the Bronx and raised in Washington Heights...
“ Outstanding Narrator for Jane the Virgin ” - yrnej
 
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“ Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series as Richard in Silicon Valley ” - yrnej
 
16.
Martin Mull
Offbeat funnyman Martin Mull was born in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest of three children of Betty, an actress and director, and Harold Mull, a carpenter. He was raised in Ohio. The blond-maned, blue-eyed comedian with the sad, droopy mustache first came in contact with the arts by honing in on his innate talents as a painter...
“ Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series as Bob Bradley in Veep ” - yrnej
 
17.
Molly Parker
Actress, The Road
Molly Parker, the extremely talented and versatile Canadian actress is best known in the United States for playing the Western widow "Alma Garret" on the cable-TV series Deadwood. Raised on a commune, she described as "a hippie farm" in Pitt Meadows, B.C., Parker got the acting bug when she was 16 years old...
“ Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series as Jackie Sharp in House of Cards ” - yrnej
 
18.
Chris Pine
Actor, Star Trek
Chris Pine was born in Los Angeles. His parents are actors Robert Pine and Gwynne Gilford, and his maternal grandparents were Max M. Gilford, a president of the Hollywood Bar Association, and actress Anne Gwynne. His sister, Katherine Pine, has also acted. Chris's ancestry is Russian Jewish (from his maternal grandfather)...
“ Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance as Dr. Devizo and Robo-Dino in The Inconceivable Escape of Dr. Devizo ” - yrnej
 
19.
“ Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie as Ed Blumquist in Fargo ” - yrnej
 
20.
“ Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series as Philip Jennings in The Americans ” - yrnej
 
21.
“ Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series as Rainbow Johnson in black-ish ” - yrnej
 
22.
RuPaul
Born Rupaul Andre Charles on November 17 1960, he grew up in San Diego, learning fashion tips from his mother and three sisters. After some time living in Atlanta doing odd jobs such as a used-car salesman, RuPaul moved to New York by the early '90s. He had begun performing in local Manhattan clubs and became a popular attraction through his various flamboyant acts on stage...
“ WINNER - Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program for RuPaul's Drag Race ” - yrnej
 
23.
Keri Russell
Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, to Stephanie (Stephens) and David Harold Russell, an executive at Nissan Motors. She began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (where she, along with her castmates recorded an album...
“ Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series as Elizabeth Jennings in The Americans ” - yrnej
 
24.
Paul Sparks
Actor, Mud
“ Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series as Thomas Yates in House of Cards ” - yrnej
 
25.
John Travolta
John Joseph Travolta was born in Englewood, New Jersey, one of six children of Helen Travolta (née Helen Cecilia Burke) and Salvatore/Samuel J. Travolta. His father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. His father owned a tire repair shop called Travolta Tires in Hillsdale, NJ...
“ Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie as Robert Shapiro in The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story ” - yrnej
 
26.
“ WINNER - Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie as Johnnie Cochran in The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story ” - yrnej
 
27.
Matt Walsh
Actor, Ted
“ Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series as Mike McLintock in Veep ” - yrnej
 
28.
Maisie Williams
Maisie Williams is an English actress. In 2011, she made her professional acting debut as Arya Stark in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones. Williams has also had a recurring role in Doctor Who as Ashildr in 2015. In addition to television, she made her feature film debut in the mystery The Falling...
“ Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones ” - yrnej
 
29.
Constance Zimmer
Actress, UnREAL
Constance Zimmer decided to pursue a career in acting after she fell in love with the craft as a high school student. Once out of high school, Zimmer was accepted at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, and began appearing in local theater. She was the recipient of a "Best Actress" Dramalogue Award, for one of her first stage appearances in "Catholic School Girls"...
“ Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series as Quinn King in UnREAL ” - yrnej