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Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Deserves Her Fifth ‘Veep’ Emmy: IndieWire’s Emmys Endorsements (Comedy)

17 August 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Comedy Series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

IndieWire’s Vote: “Veep

It hurts us to think “Transparent” and “Master of None” may never get a turn at the table, especially this year after both delivered such stellar seasons: Jill Soloway’s follow-up far surpassed her already impressive first season, and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix debut showed just how diversity in front of and behind the camera can benefit our culture (not to mention how smart, insightful writing can still appeal to mainstream audiences). But David Mandel pulled off an equally impressive feat by matching (if not besting) “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s Emmy-winning prior season, stepping into massive shoes and running a six-minute mile without tripping. The best comedy, nay, the best series on TV remains the one to beat this Emmys season. All hail the queen.

Read More: Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans, »

- Ben Travers

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Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Deserves Her Fifth ‘Veep’ Emmy: IndieWire’s Emmys Endorsements (Comedy)

17 August 2016 12:44 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Comedy Series

Black-ish

Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley

Transparent

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep

IndieWire’s Vote: “Veep

It hurts us to think “Transparent” and “Master of None” may never get a turn at the table, especially this year after both delivered such stellar seasons: Jill Soloway’s follow-up far surpassed her already impressive first season, and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix debut showed just how diversity in front of and behind the camera can benefit our culture (not to mention how smart, insightful writing can still appeal to mainstream audiences). But David Mandel pulled off an equally impressive feat by matching (if not besting) “Veep” creator Armando Iannucci’s Emmy-winning prior season, stepping into massive shoes and running a six-minute mile without tripping. The best comedy, nay, the best series on TV remains the one to beat this Emmys season. All hail the queen.

Read More: Why the Emmys Should Crown ‘The Americans, »

- Ben Travers

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Supporting Actor Emmy Nominations Offer Breakthroughs for New and Longtime Roles

9 August 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Every year there’s talk about the need for new blood. But this was the year Emmy voters did something about it, and there were several notable breakthroughs in the supporting race. Riding the “Game of Thrones” wave, Maisie Williams and Kit Harington scored their first noms after six seasons. Meanwhile Matt Walsh was recognized in season five, and Maura Tierney and Judith Light landed noms in their sophomore seasons. Louie Anderson and Constance Zimmer were nominated for the first time for new roles, in shows that — compared to “Game of Thrones” — had pretty low profiles.

After winning a Golden Globe in January for “The Affair,” in which she plays a woman divorcing her cheating husband, Tierney was a welcome Emmy breakthrough this year. She was last Emmy-nominated back in 2001 for “ER.” She says she’s “just thrilled to still be around,” and notes that this time, the nod feels different. “ ‘ER »

- Iain Blair

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The Ultimate Emmy Underdogs: Can Any One-Nomination Wonders Actually Win?

26 July 2016 12:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Adventure Time

Nomination: Outstanding Short-Form Animated Program

Can It Win? Yes!

Why? A perennial nominee in the category, “Adventure Time” finally broke through and won just last year. As the defending champ, it’s definitely got a shot.

In an Ideal World: As much respect as we have for “Robot Chicken,” “Adventure Time” definitely deserves to win again — especially for the submitted episode, “The Hall of Egress.”

The Affair

Nomination: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Maura Tierney

Can It Win? Not likely.

Why? Tierney was a surprise inclusion, even with a sterling season under her belt. Her best bet relies on the three nominated “Game of Thrones” actors knocking each other out, and we’re guessing HBO won’t let that happen.

In an Ideal World: Tierney would already have an Emmy — either for Season 1 of “The Affair” or “E.R.

Read More: Maura Tierney is a Thoughtful Mess »

- Ben Travers

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‘Baskets’ Emmy Nominee Louie Anderson on the Role of His Career

21 July 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“At 62, I got the role of a lifetime,” Louie Anderson says. It’s hard to argue. His role on the first season of FX comedy “Baskets” just earned him an Emmy nomination for supporting actor. The performance was a revelation, and not just because his character — Christine Baskets — is a woman.

“I always thought I would have to be older to play the parts that would suit me the best,” Anderson says. “I just didn’t know it would be my mother.”

Christine emerged as one of the year’s singular comedic creations. A Costco-obsessed suburban widow living in Bakersfield, Calif., who is fiercely proud of her adopted twin sons (they happen to be superstar DJs) and just a little less loving toward her older biological twins — aspiring rodeo clown Chip and vocational-school dean Dale (both played by series star Zach Galifianakis).

Baskets” mixes surreal situations, snarky dialogue, and enjoyably juvenile slapstick humor with surprisingly deep emotional »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Legends and Groundbreakers Honoree Louie Anderson Reflects on His Long Comedy Career

21 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Louie Anderson got his start in comedy on a dare.

As a young man in Minnesota in the late 1970s, Anderson went to a comedy club with some friends. He wasn’t impressed.

“It was my fault because I said the comedians who were up there weren’t very funny,” he recalls. “That backfired on me. People said, ‘Why don’t you go up there?’ I said, ‘Ok, I will.’”

Within a week Anderson was performing on open mic night.

“I remember I wrote these jokes all week and I’d ask people if they thought they were funny,” Anderson says. “They were mostly about being a fat kid growing up. I was terrible with the mic technique, I was way too close.”

But almost instantly, Anderson, who is being honored by Variety as part of their “Legends and Groundbreakers” series at the Just for Laughs fest, started getting attention. A »

- Geoff Berkshire

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THR TV Critics Debate: Searching for Snubs After the Best Emmy Nominations Ever

14 July 2016 2:40 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Though Thursday's Emmy nominations are arguably the most across-the-board on-target they've ever been, THR critics Tim Goodman and Daniel Fienberg took some time getting used to all the warm fuzzies, and then located the oversights they found most annoying or troubling. Fienberg: Holy cow, man. This is just about as close as the Emmy voters have come to my dream ballot in years. The Americans! Louie Anderson! Black-ish! Bokeem Woodbine! Sterling K. Brown! I mean, it's not a perfect list of Emmy nominees, but it's a very good list of Emmy nominees. Nobody, however, is here to watch

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- Tim Goodman, Daniel Fienberg

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Primetime Emmy Awards Target Game Of Thrones

14 July 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The Emmy nods have hit the Internet, and there are a few surprises among these stellar examples of Primetime TV. Game of Thrones leads the pack with a whopping 23 nominations, which probably will not surprise anyone who has tuned in to the show this season. It’s certainly one of the better programs on TV right now, and this season has been particularly stellar.

More surprising – and, in some ways, more deserved – are several nods to Mr. Robot, including an Outstanding Drama and Lead Actor In A Drama for Rami Malek. Christian Slater gets nothing, despite his Golden Globe win, but I guess we can’t have everything. While Malek has some serious competition in his category, including Hollywood heavyweights Liev Schrieber and Kevin Spacey, here’s hoping that he takes home the prize. He certainly deserves it.

While Game of Thrones dominates in many categories, there’s quite a »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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The 68th Emmy Award Nominations

14 July 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

This morning, Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham took the stage to announce this year's Emmy nominated shows and actors!  Come inside to find out who and what were selected!

In consideration of keeping our readers from having to go through all 113 catagories, below are the list of biggest awards to be handed at the 68th Annual Emmy Awards.  If you'd like to see all the rest you can click here!

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

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 »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Matt Malliaros)

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Emmy Nominations Recognize Present Excellence and Rectify Past Mistakes

14 July 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A strange feeling overtook me as Emmy nominations were announced today: Pure, unadulterated joy. It’s not as if I’ve never experienced that emotion before, but only very rarely on Emmy day.

The Emmys not only recognized worthy work in the present — today’s nominations rectified some past mistakes.

Tracee Ellis Ross, Constance Zimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson and Sterling K. Brown are not newcomers to the industry, of course, but it’s very gratifying to see that they were recognized for their stellar work on “Black-ish,” “UnReal” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” “Game of Thrones” is a genuine phenomenon at this point, but it’s gratifying to see Kit Harington and especially the ferociously talented Maisie Williams join the show’s other nominees. And it’s never sad to see truly gifted performers on lower-profile shows do well, which was the case with Tatiana Maslany (who got another nod »

- Maureen Ryan

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Emmy Nomination Snubs and Surprises: Stephen Colbert to ‘The Americans’

14 July 2016 11:16 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Those screams of joy (and shrieks of anger) you heard emanating from Hollywood this morning meant one thing: the TV Academy released the annual Emmy nominations. And with that list came the usual surprises and snubs. Here’s who was disappointingly shut out — and happily included — this morning.

Snub: Stephen Colbert, “The Daily Show,” Samantha Bee

A massive shake-up in the variety talk category left veterans “The Daily Show” (with new host Trevor Noah) and Stephen Colbert shut out for the first time in over a decade (when Colbert’s “The Colbert Report” launched on Comedy Central). Both shows drew zero noms this morning. Voters clearly didn’t warm to Colbert’s take on “The Late Show,” which had been nominated in its final season with original host David Letterman last year. “Daily Show” vet Samantha Bee was also expected to join the club for her host freshman series “Full Frontal,” but »

- Geoff Berkshire and Debra Birnbaum

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Delightful Emmy nomination surprises: 'The Americans,' 'Master of None' & more

14 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Leftovers, which I think is the best show on television, got zero Emmy nominations today. Alan Alda didn't get nominated for the performance of an immortal career, and nearly everyone else he worked with on the amazing Horace and Pete were also ignored by the TV Academy. HBO's amazing miniseries Show Me a Hero also got shut out, with even Oscar Isaac being ignored in favor of the less impressive likes of Cuba Gooding Jr. (who was one of the ships lifted by the rising tide that was The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the year's second-most-nominated show after Game of Thrones). This all disappoints me, as does the TV Academy's continued clinging to certain security blankets like Modern Family, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, and Homeland. And yet every time I'm on the verge of being annoyed by those choices or many others (say, John Travolta »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Emmy Nominations 2016: full nominee list

14 July 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Chris Longo Jul 15, 2016

The Television Academy has spoken! Here are your 2016 Emmy Nominations...

The time to fill out your Emmy Madness Bracket is now. Wait, wrong event. But that would be fun, wouldn’t it? Kirsten Dunst slugging it out versus her network foe Sarah Paulson for Emmy gold. How about perennial favorite Game Of Thrones pitted against underdog newcomer Mr. Robot in the championship round? In the “peak TV” era, maybe a bracket formatted competition is the only true way to determine the best in the world of television.

Anyway, we’ll have to settle for fan polls and speculation as we countdown to the 68th Annual Emmy Award on Sunday, Sept. 18th on ABC. Until then, here is the list of nominees for the major categories. You can find the full list here.

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards »

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2016 Emmy Nominations: What Leads the Pack?

14 July 2016 9:59 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Let the Snub Debate begin in 3... 2... 1...

Nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards are in, with Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham making the announcements this morning, live from Los Angeles.

The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and air on ABC on September 18.

Which shows, actors and actresses will be up for major awards that night? Game of Thrones leads all with 23 nods.

Scroll down to find out more and then let the praise and complaints pour in below...

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, Bloodlines

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, »

- Matt Richenthal

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'Game of Thrones', 'Mr. Robot' Lead 2016 Emmy Nominations

14 July 2016 9:37 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Game of Thrones, The People Vs. Oj Simpson: American Crime Story and Fargo received multiple nominations in major categories for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. Other notable nods include Mr. Robot's for Outstanding Drama Series and for actor Rami Malek, The People Vs. Oj Simpson for Outstanding Limited Series and recognitions for Cuba Gooding Jr., Courtney B. Vance and Sarah PaulsonThe Americans for Outstanding Drama Series and for Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell; and Veep for Outstanding Comedy Series and for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The awards ceremony, which Jimmy Kimmel will host, »

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Nominations for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards announced

14 July 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Television Academy has today announced the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, which celebrates the very best in achievement on the small screen over the past twelve months, with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Game of Thrones leading the pack. Check out the list of nominations here…

Outstanding Drama

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones

Homeland

House Of Cards

Mr. Robot

Lead Actor, Drama

Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines

Rami Malek, Mr Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress, 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 Actor, Drama

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

Kit Harrington, Game Of Thrones

Michael Kelly, »

- Gary Collinson

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The 68th Emmy Award Nominations

14 July 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The Television Academy has announced the nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards at the newly-opened Saban Media Center. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum joined Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham at the nominations ceremony to announce this year's candidates.

The Emmys will be telecast live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18th with the broadcast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Here's the list of the key nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans (FX Networks)

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Game Of Thrones (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

House Of Cards (Netflix)

Mr. Robot (USA)

Outstanding Comedy Series

black-ish (ABC)

Master Of None (Netflix)

Modern Family (ABC)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Transparent (Amazon)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings, The Americans (FX Networks)

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, Better Call Saul (AMC)

Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn, Bloodline »

- Garth Franklin

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Emmy Nominations 2016: My Snappy Judgments

14 July 2016 8:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The 2016 Emmy nominations were, as per usual, both thrilling and maddening. For every inspired nod (The Americans! Finally!) there was a snub that had me scratching the skin off my scalp (no Eva Green again?!). So without further adieu, I give you the good, the bad and the downright ugly from this year’s list.

I’m Super-Ecstatic About:

* The Americans at long last! And Matthew Rhys! And Keri Russell!

* The Academy recognizing the underrated Thomas Middleditch from Silicon Valley.

* Constance Zimmer scoring a supporting actress nod for UnREAL.

* Louie Anderson getting recognized for his gender-bending Baskets work.

* The best »

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'Game of Thrones,' ''People v. O.J.' lead 2016 Emmy nominations

14 July 2016 8:48 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This morning, the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. Here are the most prominent nominations. More to come. Drama Series The Americans Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mr. Robot Comedy Series Black-ish Master of None Modern Family Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime Fargo The Night Manager The People v Oj Simpson Roots Lead Actor in a Drama Series 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 Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatiana MaslanyOrphan Black Keri Russell, The Americans Robin Wright Penn, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Aziz Ansari, Master of None Will Forte, »

- Pilot Viruet

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Emmys 2016 Nominations List: Game of Thrones and People v. O.J. Lead Pack, The Americans Enters Race

14 July 2016 8:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Anthony Anderson (ABC’s black-ish) and Lauren Graham (of Netflix’s upcoming Gilmore Girls revival), and HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 23 total nominations, including for best drama and with three supporting actress contenders.

RelatedEmmy Nominations 2016: Michael Ausiello’s Snappy Judgements

FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story followed with 22 nods, while Season 2 of FX’s Fargo amassed 18.

TVLine has detailed the major nominees below; visit Emmys.com for the full list. Your job here, as opinionated connoisseurs of TV, »

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