‘American Gods’: Starz to submit 16 performers on Emmy ballot including Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Gillian Anderson

Starz has confirmed exclusively to Gold Derby the category placements of 16 performers that they’ll be submitting on the Emmy ballot for “American Gods.” The supernatural drama stars Ian McShane as the godly Mr. Wednesday and Ricky Whittle as ex-con Shadow Moon, who unknowingly gets caught up in a supernatural war between new and old gods. Among the show’s notable guest stars for Season 1 include Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) and Kristin Chenoweth (“Pushing Daisies”), who appeared as Media and Easter, respectively.

Below, see the list of Starz’s lead, supporting and guest submissions for “American Gods,” which is based on the successful 2001 novel by Neil Gaiman. Please note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps. While the 2017 Emmy ballot won’t be released until June 12, you can see the premium network’s other Emmy submissions here.

Best Drama ActorRicky Whittle (Shadow Moon) and Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday).

Best Drama Supporting ActorPablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), Crispin Glover (Mr. World) and Bruce Langley (Technical Boy).

Best Drama Supporting ActressEmily Browning (Laura Moon) and Yetide Badaki (Bilquis).

Best Drama Guest ActorPeter Stormare (Czernobog), Orlando Jones (Mr. Nancy), Jonathan Tucker (Low Key Lyesmith), Omid Abtahi (Salim) and Mousa Kraish (The Jinn).

Best Drama Guest ActressGillian Anderson (Media), Kristin Chenoweth (Easter), Cloris Leachman (Zorya Vechernyaya) and Betty Gilpin (Audrey).

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