Exclusive: Emmy episode entries for ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Modern Family,’ Melissa McCarthy

Gold Derby has exclusively confirmed the titles of episodes being submitted to Emmy judges for nominees from “Downton Abbey,” “Modern Family,” and “Mike and Molly.”

After Emmy nominations were announced on July 10, nominees were tasked with submitting samples of their best work to judges. Series producers choose six episodes of each show, which are distributed randomly to three groups of voters (all members of the TV academy are invited to participate) who view two episodes. Actors submit one episode to juries comprised of other actors.

The following titles were provided to us by networks, studios and/or public relations reps. For “Downton Abbey,” please keep in mind that episode titles in the U.S. are different than the ones in the U.K. The first U.S. episode was two hours and is called “Episode 4.1.” The last episode this season was called “Episode 4.8” in the U.S. but “The London Season” in the U.K.

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BEST DRAMA ACTRESSS
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Episode: “Episode 4.1”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Episode: “Episode 4.1”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Episode: “Episode 4.2”

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Episode: “Episode 4.8”

BEST DRAMA SERIES
“Downton Abbey”
DVD A – “Episode 4.1” (two hours)
DVD B – “Episode 4.2” & “Episode 4.3”
DVD C – “Episode 4.8” (two hours)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Modern Family
DVD A – “First Days” & “The Wedding, Part 2”
DVD B – “Three Dinners” & “Las Vegas”
DVD C – “Old Man and the Tree” & “Under Pressure”

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike and Molly
Episode: “Mind Over Molly”

Click here for our earlier report about episode submissions for Anna Chlumsky, Jeff Daniels, Peter Dinklage, Adam Driver, Lena Dunham, Tony Hale, Woody Harrelson, Lena Headey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Matthew McConaughey, and the series “Game of Thrones,” “Silicon Valley,” “True Detective,” and “Veep.”

Click here for our earlier report about episode submissions for Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, and the series “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men.”

Click here for our earlier report about episode submissions for Fred Armisen, Christine Baranski, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Lizzy Caplan, Josh Charles, Louis C.K., Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Allison Janney, William H. Macy, Julianna Margulies, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, and the series “Louie.”

Click here for our earlier report about episode submissions for Mayim Bialik, Andre Braugher, Don Cheadle, Edie Falco, Matt LeBlanc, Amy Poehler, Jon Voight, Kerry Washington, and “The Big Bang Theory.”

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4 thoughts on “Exclusive: Emmy episode entries for ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Modern Family,’ Melissa McCarthy

  1. Submitting “First Days” and “The Old Man and the Tree” was a horrible decision on the Modern Family camp. Why leave off part 1 of “The Wedding”? And where is “Message Received,” easily one of the best episodes of the season?

  2. I am with you. How could they submit just part two of a two-parter?? I really hope they lose to Veep or “Orange is the new Black” as I am sick of seeing Steve Levitan on stage

  3. @kyll, actually she did submit the 3rd episode, just not technically according to the Emmys. 4.3 in the UK is where her big ep happens but it’s 4.2 in the US because of the 2 UK eps being combined into the premiere. She absolutely submitted what you’d expect her to submit. I’m a little surprised at Maggie’s choice. My big takeaway from the finale wasn’t how much it showcased Violet but I need to rewatch. I thought she’d submit (US ep) 4.6 where her character’s ill. It’s actually a Violet-related subplot which she doesn’t always get and her interaction with Isobel and Dr. Clarkson was fun. Plus it’s more concentrated being in a regular length episode. A 2 hr ep where she’s not as involved, at least to my memory, was a curious selection. Hmm. Maybe she picked it because of the interaction she has with Edith about the you-know-what. Totally nailed the other 3 actors’ selections. 4.1 was obvious for Michelle and Jim.

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