|Holy Emmy Nominations
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Posted: July 10, 2014
by Ted Greenberg
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Today’s one of the biggest days in television! That’s right the Emmy nominations were announced at the crack of dawn. The comedy shows that will vy for the top prize are perennial winner Modern Family, Veep, The Big Bang Theory, Louie, Orange Is the New Black (though some question whether it’s a true comedy) and even more surprising HBO’s Silicon Valley. Will this be the year that Modern Family is dethroned? If so, my bet is on either Louie or Orange Is the New Black.
The Outstanding Comedy Actress includes Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has taken the trophy home the past two years. She will duke it out with Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly), Lena Dunham (Girls), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black). This is a strong category, but it is hard to imagine anyone else unseating Louis-Dreyfus.
The Outstanding Comedy Actor has one surprise — at least according to all of the experts — Ricky Gervais for Netflix’s Derek. The other contenders are three-time winner Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Louis C.K. (Louie), previous winner Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) and William H. Macy (Shameless). It would be nice to spread the love to the great work Don Cheadle or Louis C.K. is doing these days.
Looking at the Supporting Actor and Actress categories, it’s great to see Andre Braugher nominated for his role on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. After years in drama, he has soared on this breakout show. His joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), and Tony Hale (Veep). For the actress category, Kate Mulgrew of Orange Is the New Black leads the pack, which includes Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) and the surprise nomination of Allison Janney for Mom.
Looking forward to the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.
P.S. I’m mad that The Good Wife did not get a nod for Best Drama or Writing. But kudos to Josh Charles for his Best Supporting Actor turn on the show.
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