The fifth episode of “Power” Season 3, titled “Help Me,” has been submitted as Starz’s paid entry on the TV academy’s FYC website, Gold Derby has learned exclusively. While the Emmy site is updated frequently, as of this writing “Power” is one of only a few Best Drama Series contenders that have episodes available for voters to watch on their laptops, tablets and phones. This episode may not necessarily be Starz’s official Emmy submission following the nominations, but the premium network feels confident enough to present it to voters to begin the awards conversation.
“Power” stars Omari Hardwick as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, the owner of a popular New York nightclub who’s also involved in one of the city’s most lucrative illegal drug rings. Created by Courtney A. Kemp, the drama series is produced by rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. While the show hasn’t yet caught on with Emmy voters, “Power” is a major player at the Image Awards where it won Best Drama Supporting Actress this year for Naturi Naughton and has been nominated two years in a row for Best Drama Series.
Gold Derby has learned that, in addition to Hardwick and Naughton, the following acting contenders will be submitted on the 2017 Emmy ballot: Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Andy Bean, Jerry Ferrara, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Joseph Sikora, Alani “La La” Anthony and Lucy Walters, as well as notable guest stars Enrique Murciano and Anika Noni Rose.
Below, see a detailed look at Starz’s Emmy FYC entry for “Power.”
#3.05 “Help Me”
Airdate: August 14, 2016
Written by: Damione Macedon & Raphael Jackson Jr.
Directed by: Sanford Bookstaver
Emmy FYC synopsis: Tommy searches for who made the attempt on his life. Greg leans on Ruiz to give up the true “Ghost,” while Angela does all she can to keep them away. Proctor informs Ghost he may have a new problem.
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