How the Emmy Nominations Should Have Gone

So the time has come. The Emmys are nearing and as always, there is always controversy regarding who they choose to nominate. And this year isn’t any different. I don’t claim to know everything about television, because I don’t watch nearly all of the shows out there. But, i do know amazing acting and programming when I see it. So, yes, I did have a few issues with the nominations this year. They nominated past winners and nominees that just don’t deserve it this year. They completely overlook individuals and shows that put out material that screams award recognition. But they didn’t get it. So below is my list for who should have been nominated. It is formatted the same as most other sites and you may disagree with me completely and that is okay. But this is my take and who I believe deserves it. So you will see Downton Abbey completely gone from my list. Not that I don’t think its worthy, but because I have never seen it and can’t put it above things I have seen and think deserve it. You will also see some of the categories being completely identical because they either got it right, or I didn’t see enough to add or remove nominees. So with that being said, take a look at who I think should have been nominated below and share your thoughts if you feel the need to.

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
Hannibal
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Note: I tried finding a place for The Good Wife, as it had one of the best drama seasons of any show this year. But I just couldn’t place it above any of the ones listed above.

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Matthew Rhys, The Americans

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Annet Mahendru, The Americans
Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mads Mikkelsen, Hannibal
Dean Norris, Breaking Bad
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Kate Mara, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Kate Burton, Scandal

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Pedro Pascal, Game of Thrones
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Joe Morton, Scandal
Jimmy Smits, Sons of Anarchy

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory
Community
Louie
Orange Is the New Black
Parks and Recreation
Veep

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, The Big Bang Theory
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Louis CK, Louie
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Alison Brie, Community
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Danny Pudi, Community
Adam Driver, Girls
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation
Tony Hale, Veep

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black
Lorraine Toussaint, Orange is the New Black

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Gary Cole, Veep

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Master Chef
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

OUTSTANDING TV MINISERIES
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
Fargo
Luther
Treme
The White Queen

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

LEAD ACTRESS IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

LEAD ACTOR IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Idris Elba, Luther
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On the Edge
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow

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