Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Comedy Supporting Actor. Louie Anderson is entering the “Baskets” episode titled “Easter in Bakersfield.” And Andre Braugher has selected the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” episode called “The Oolong Slayer.”
After a long stand-up comedy career, this is Anderson’s first Emmy nomination. He plays Christine Baskets, the loving mother of Chip and Dale who is constantly concerned with appearances and embarrassed by her sons. According to the official FX listing for his episode: “The Easter holiday brings more strife, but also some understanding, to the Baskets family.”
Braugher now has three straight nominations in this category as Captain Ray Holt, the hard-nosed precinct’s commanding officer who was forced to transfer into public relations. He is a two-time Emmy winner for his dramatic work (“Homicide,” 1998; “Thief,” 2006) among his 10 career nominations. According to the Fox listing for his episode: “Jake and Holt both get in trouble when they work on a serial killer case together in secret. The Vulture asks Amy and Rosa set up his birthday party. Boyle introduces Terry to a delicious new snack.”
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Who do you think will win Best Comedy Supporting Actor? These two men compete against two-time champs Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) and Tony Hale (“Veep”), returning nominees Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and Keegan-Michael Key (“Key and Peele”), plus first-time nominee Matt Walsh (“Veep”).
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