Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at the 20th Century Fox Television 2014 Emmy campaign

In a Gold Derby exclusive, 20th Century Fox Television has provided their Emmy Awards campaign for 2014 with category placements.

Even though “Modern Family” airs on ABC, Fox produces the reigning four-time Emmy champ as Best Comedy Series. Will it be able to tie the record set by “Frasier” with the most wins ever in this category?

New comedies from Fox include “The Crazy Ones” (with past Emmy winner Robin Williams), “Dads” (Seth Green), “Enlisted” (Geoff Stults), and “Friends with Better Lives” (James Van Der Beek). Other laffers in the mix could be “Glee” (Lea Michele, Jane Lynch) and “New Girl” (Zooey Deschanel).

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Freshman dramas are “Crisis” (Gillian Anderson), “Salem” (Shane West), “Sleepy Hollow” (Tom Mison), and “Witches of East End” (Julia Ormond). They also have “Homeland” (Claire Danes, Damian Lewis), the 2012 Best Drama Series champ back again.

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Below, the complete list of the 20th Century Fox Television planned submissions. Remember that some of these still might change before the Emmy ballots are released in June. Also, keep in mind that people not on this list could be submitted by their personal reps.


Comedy Actor – Robin Williams
Comedy Supporting Actor – James Wolk
Comedy Supporting Actress – Amanda Setton
Comedy Guest Actor – Ed Asner, Brad Garrett
Comedy Guest Actress – Saffron Burrows

Comedy Actor – Seth Green
Comedy Supporting Actor – Peter Reigert
Comedy Supporting Actress – Tonita Castro

Comedy Actor – Geoff Stults
Comedy Supporting Actor – Parker Young
Comedy Guest Actor – Stacy Keach

Comedy Supporting Actor – James Van Der Beek

Comedy Actress – Lea Michele
Comedy Supporting Actor – Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Blake Jenner, Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet
Comedy Supporting Actress – Jane Lynch, Naya Rivera
Comedy Guest Actor – Tim Conway, Mike O’Malley
Comedy Guest Actress – Kristin Chenoweth, Dot-Marie Jones, Shirley MacLaine, Gwyneth Paltrow, Romy Rosemont, June Squibb

Comedy Actor – Josh Radnor
Comedy Supporting Actor – Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segel
Comedy Supporting Actress – Alyson Hannigan, Cristin Milioti, Cobie Smulders
Comedy Guest Actor – John Lithgow

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Comedy Actor – Tim Allen
Comedy Actress – Nancy Travis
Comedy Supporting Actor – Hector Elizondo
Comedy Guest Actor – Michael Gross

Comedy Supporting Actor – Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Ed O’Neill, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet
Comedy Supporting Actress – Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, Ariel Winter
Comedy Guest Actor – Jesse Eisenberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Stephen Merchant, Chazz Palminteri, Rob Riggle, Fred Willard
Comedy Guest Actress – Elizabeth Banks, Jane Krakowski, Celia Weston

Comedy Actor – Jake Johnson
Comedy Actress – Zooey Deschanel
Comedy Supporting Actor – Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris
Comedy Supporting Actress – Hannah Simone
Comedy Guest Actor – Adam Brody, Ben Falcone, Prince, Damon Wayans, Jr.
Comedy Guest Actress – Linda Cardellini, June Diane Raphael

Comedy Actress – Martha Plimpton
Comedy Guest Actress – Molly Shannon

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Drama Actor – David Boreanaz
Drama Actress – Emily Deschanel
Drama Guest Actor – Michael Grant Terry

Drama Supporting Actress – Gillian Anderson

Drama Actor – Damian Lewis
Drama Actress – Claire Danes
Drama Supporting Actor – F. Murray Abraham, Rupert Friend, Tracy Letts, Jackson Pace, Mandy Patinkin
Drama Supporting Actress – Morena Baccarin, Sarita Choudhury, Morgan Saylor
Drama Guest Actor – David Marciano, Shaun Toub
Drama Guest Actress – Nazanin Boniadi

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Drama Actor – Shane West
Drama Actress – Janet Montgomery
Drama Supporting Actor – Seth Gabel

Drama Actor – Tom Mison
Drama Actress – Nicole Beharie

Drama Actress – Chloe Sevigny

Drama Actress – Julia Ormond
Drama Supporting Actress – Madchen Amick, Rachel Boston, Jenna Dewan Tatum
Drama Guest Actress – Virginia Madsen

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Will “Modern Family” tie “Frasier”‘s record by winning a fifth straight Best Comedy Series Emmy? Make your picks below in our Emmy predictions center using the easy drag-and-drop menu.

12 thoughts on “Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at the 20th Century Fox Television 2014 Emmy campaign

  1. As far as Guest actor and actress is concern the only one that will make “the cut” will be:Brad Garrett and Edward Asner from the Crazy Ones,anyone from Modern Family, and especially Prince from New Girl.Also Bob Newhart and James Earl Jones from Big Bang Theory.The rest is anyone’s guess.

  2. I thought for sure that they were going to try to finagle Cristin Milioti in the guest category, but I guess they messed up by giving her regular billing. The “How Your Mother Met Me” episode SHOULD be enough to get her a nomination regardless (as well as her status as a Grammy winner and a Tony nominee), but that category is sadly glutted and the HIMYM finale garnered a lot of ill will. I hope they find a way to get her into guest. The HIMYM creators indicated they wanted her to get nominated in that category.

  3. Did you leave out Darren Criss from Glee by mistake? I sure hope so. He carried the show for season 5. Deserves consideration.

  4. LOL, mahjmom17 are you serious? Darren in no way carried Season 5. The most he did was over-act and whine through the majority of his scenes. I don’t think Blake belongs on the list either as I barely remember his scenes but yeah…I see no mistake in Darren being left off this list. Darren stans may think he does no wrong but the guy is not a good actor. He needs to stop over-enunciating so many of his lines and relying on just one or two over-used facial expressions to try and get his point across. Darren also needs to use his real voice instead of making it higher to play gay which he admitted to doing because all he does is come across as very whiny and annoying with the fake one he puts on.

  5. @mahjmom17 goldderby doesn’t make these lists, fox does. fox also didn’t submit darren last year, either. he had to submit himself. this year matt morrison was also left off the list of comedy actor, and chord overstreet was added to supporting actor.

  6. There isn’t much acting on Glee that could be considered as “good” but Darren Criss always stands out as being among the very worst. His “comedy” scenes are way too over the top. His “dramatic” scenes are much closer to comedy. He is just plain terrible.

  7. I’m disappointed to see that Homeland is sticking with Damian Lewis in the lead category. He should have gone supporting. Maybe Mandy Patinkin could have been lead this year.

  8. Naya Rivera adds so much to a scene even if it’s in the background. Darren used to be likable but not so much anymore. I’m tired of his solos that he slaughters. He overacts most scenes and there’s no chemistry with Chris. Chord is the product of the casting couch. Anybody who thinks he can act or be funny must be blind and deaf. Jane is minimally funny anymore. You would think I don’t like glee which is true 90% of the time. See what I did there? Anyway, I do enjoy Naya, Hemo, Amber and sometimes Jenna. The rest meh.

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