‘American Gods’ Emmy submissions: Will TV academy bow down before deities Ian McShane, Kristin Chenoweth and more?

American Gods” just ended its first season on Sunday night, June 18, with a finale featuring Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth as the goddess Ostara, also known as Easter. Chenoweth is on this year’s Emmy ballot for Best Drama Guest Actress, as are a number of other actors, writers, directors, editors, cinematographers and more. Will this show be a freshman awards hit for Starz?

Based on a novel by Neil Gaiman, who is also an executive producer, “American Gods” tells the story of Shadow Moon (Drama Actor contender Ricky Whittle), who is released from prison only to find himself thrust into the world of real-life deities like Odin (Drama Actor contender Ian McShane) and mythical creatures like leprechauns (Drama Supporting Actor contender Pablo Schreiber), who are in the midst of a war against modern figures of worship like Media (Drama Guest Actress contender Gillian Anderson) and technology (Drama Supporting Actor contender Bruce Langley).

The show’s first season consisted of eight episodes, and of those the most represented is the premiere, “The Bone Orchard,” which is up for a whopping 10 awards — as a comparison, the record for the most Emmys won by a single episode is six, held by the pilot of “Boardwalk Empire” (2011) and “Battle of the Bastards” from “Game of Thrones” (2016). “Bone Orchard” could be nominated for its writing, directing, cinematography, picture editing, production design, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects, and for two guest performers: Jonathan Tucker and Betty Gilpin.

Ballots are not available for music categories, since the voting process for those awards is different from most other races (more on that here). Other than that, check out the complete list of “American Gods” Emmy submissions below.

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Best Drama Series

Best Drama Actor
Ian McShane
Ricky Whittle

Best Drama Supporting Actor
Crispin Glover
Bruce Langley
Pablo Schreiber

Best Drama Supporting Actress
Yetide Badaki
Emily Browning

Best Drama Guest Actor
Omid Abtahi, “Head Full of Snow”
Corbin Bernsen, “A Prayer for Mad Sweeney”
Orlando Jones, “The Secret of Spoons”
Mousa Kraish, “Head Full of Snow”
Peter Stormare, “The Secret of Spoons”
Jonathan Tucker, “The Bone Orchard”

Best Drama Guest Actress
Gillian Anderson, “Lemon Scented You”
Kristin Chenoweth, “Come to Jesus”
Betty Gilpin, “The Bone Orchard”
Cloris Leachman, “The Secret of Spoons”

Best Drama Directing
“The Bone Orchard”
“Lemon Scented You”

Best Drama Writing
“The Bone Orchard”
“Git Gone”

Best Casting (Drama)

Best Cinematography (Single-Camera Series, One Hour)
“The Bone Orchard”
“Git Gone”
“A Murder of Gods”

Best Costumes (Period/Fantasy)
“A Prayer for Mad Sweeney”

Best Hairstyling (Single-Camera Series)
“The Secret of Spoons”

Best Main Title Design

Best Makeup (Single-Camera Series, Non-Prosthetic)
“Come to Jesus”

Best Makeup (Prosthetic)
“Lemon Scented You”

Best Picture Editing (Single-Camera Drama Series)
“The Bone Orchard”
“Come to Jesus”
“Git Gone”
“Head Full of Snow”
“Lemon Scented You”

Best Production Design (Narrative, Contemporary/Fantasy, One Hour)
“The Bone Orchard”

Best Sound Editing (Series)
“The Bone Orchard”

Best Sound Mixing (Series, One Hour)
“The Bone Orchard”

Best Special Visual Effects
“The Bone Orchard”

Best Stunt Coordination (Drama/Movie/Mini)

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