Gold Derby editors’ reactions to Emmy nominations: OMG, hooray and huh?

What to think of those wacky Emmy nominations? Don’t fret: all is revealed by Gold Derby editors Tom O’Neil, Chris Beachum, Daniel Montgomery, Ralph Galvan, Matt Noble, Riley Chow and Marcus Dixon, who square off in this video slugfest (embedded below).

They point to the biggest Emmy shockers — like the dominance of “Game of Thrones,” the major shortfalls for “Empire” and “Modern Family,” and the snub of “The Big Bang Theory” for Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Actor (Jim Parsons). And did you see those nominations for Tatiana Maslany (Drama Actress, “Orphan Black“) or Liev Schreiber (Drama Actor, “Ray Donovan“) coming? Most of us sure didn’t.

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Our Editors have strong, passionate, oft-clashing predictions of ultimate winners. Is “Veep” or “Transparent” now the frontrunner for Best Comedy Series. Does the across-the-board nominations sweep for “Thrones” indicate that the fantasy series will eclipse any farewell sentiment for “Mad Men“?

See the complete list of Emmy nominations here, and watch our reactions slugfest below:

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