Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to the Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Comedy Actress. Amy Schumer is entering the “Inside Amy Schumer” episode titled “Welcome to the Gun Show.” Tracee Ellis Ross has chosen the “Black-ish” episode called “Sink or Swim.”
Schumer won her first Emmy last year as producer of this Best Variety Sketch Series champ. She has a total of six nominations this time around for “Inside Amy Schumer,” her variety special “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” and guest hosting “Saturday Night Live.” According to the official Comedy Central listing for her episode submission: “Amy hosts a home shopping show for gun enthusiasts, faces the wrath of a new Twitter feature and lands a role on ‘Game of Thrones.'”
Ross just reaped her first career Emmy nomination. On the comedy, she plays Dr. Rainbow Johnson, a surgeon married to an advertising executive. According to the ABC listing for her episode: “After Dre notices that his neighbor Janine has never invited his family to any of her pool parties, he assumes she is racially stereotyping them as a family that doesn’t swim.”
We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps.
Who do you think will win Best Comedy Actress? These two ladies compete against four-time reigning champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), six-time winner Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”), three-time winner Laurie Metcalf (“Getting On”), and first-time nominee Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”).
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