June 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm #1201847186
I’m curious to see whether the Best Music/Lyrics category will welcome “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” or “Empire.” What about YOU? What Creative Arts races are you excited for at the 2016 Emmy Awards?June 3, 2016 at 8:29 pm #1201847192
Ether Outstanding Variety Special and/or Outstanding Special Class Program.June 5, 2016 at 12:20 am #1201847413
All the costume categories…production design…and main title design.June 5, 2016 at 3:06 am #1201847518
Hoping Empire can break through in;
Original Music & Lyrics
Hair & Makeup
Casting in a Drama Series (its two nominations from the Casting Guild Award is very telling)
Also hoping for Sense8 to come through in;
Casting in a Drama Series
Technical DirectionJune 5, 2016 at 12:54 pm #1201847580
Ugh, seems like my comment didn’t post.. Meh.
Anyway, if the Guilds are any indication I can see Empire doing really well here:
*Hair & Makeup
*Casting in a Drama Series
*Music & Lyrics
And Sense8 should definitely get into:
*Main Title Music
*Casting in a Drama SeriesJune 5, 2016 at 1:02 pm #1201847584
I actually read your comment yesterday and was surprised when it was gone this morning.June 5, 2016 at 4:51 pm #1201847636
Did I miss a memo saying that the guest acting categories had been moved from Creative Arts to the main broadcast? Or is it just surprising that nobody included those categories in their lists?June 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm #1201847647
As usual, Animated Program and Voice-Over Performance. But also Original Music and Lyrics.July 11, 2016 at 10:13 pm #1201862207
121 episodes from 64 series are on the Emmy Awards ballot for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series. All of the incumbent nominees are eligible again. Silicon Valley seems particularly safe after winning last year and more recently scoring a repeat nomination at the Eddie Awards voted on by the American Cinema Editors, which overlaps members with the Emmys’ editing branch and only has three nomination slots for comedies instead of five.
Silicon Valley lost there to Inside Amy Schumer, which broke into the Emmy and Eddie races for its third season. With less acclaim and buzz this year, Inside Amy Schumer is not quite a lock for another nomination and could follow in the footsteps of Portlandia, a fellow sketch series that recently received a one-off nomination in this category fairly late in its run.
The third Eddie nominee was Veep, which won the previous Eddie and has curiously never been nominated for the Emmy. It is currently the only Best Comedy Series winner since My World and Welcome to It that has never been nominated by the Emmys for its editing; when that sitcom won in 1970, comedies competed directly with dramas in a combined editing category that only had three slots. Veep has failed to break into Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series because its votes have been split. Inside Amy Schumer and The Last Man on Earth concentrated their support last year by submitting one episode apiece; Veep submitted four. Transparent admittedly submitted just as many, but its pilot was an obvious episode to mobilize support.
Master of None is the new comedy with the best chance of scoring a nomination. One of its submissions is Parents, which is the show’s across-the-board submission at the Emmys, also appearing on the ballots for writing, directing, guest actor, cinematography, costume and production design. Their other submission is the montage-heavy Mornings, which takes place over a year instead of a few days as is standard for episodes of the series.
Hoping to follow in the footsteps of Silicon Valley as a comedy that breaks into this category for its second season are black-ish and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The season finale of the latter is particularly a threat, as it was cut by Emmy winner Ken Eluto, who was nominated five times for 30 Rock from 2008 to 2013.
List of submissions from top contenders in link at top.July 12, 2016 at 12:39 am #1201862221
Drama Guest Actor: It’s really weak category so I could see a couple shows that don’t get much Emmy love get a slot in there. (Like Outlander, Ray Donovan and The Blacklist), or could see just same old same old with Josh Charles (and this is coming from someone who is still pissed he lost for Season 5) and Reg E Cathey getting back in
Main Title Theme: It’s always great since it is always new shows getting in and a lot of shows who wouldn’t get an Emmy attention can call themselves Emmy nominated (Manhattan)
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.July 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm #1201862387
Fourteen series are on the Emmy ballot for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series. CBS’s Mom is the only one that submitted multiple episodes, perhaps making up for last year when it did not submit any. The ballot last year listed only eleven entries, so there were only four nominees.
There are the standard five nomination slots this year because there are more than fourteen entries. Had this been a second consecutive year with fourteen or fewer entries, the Emmys’ Rule of Fourteen would have triggered a merger of this category with Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series and the return of the catch-all Outstanding Editing for a Comedy Series category that existed from 2008 to 2011.
The Big Bang Theory won this award the last two years and has been nominated the last five. Fellow CBS sitcoms Mike & Molly and 2 Broke Girls are the only other two eligible series that have been nominated previously. The former scored its first nomination last year and contends now for its series finale. The latter was first nominated in 2012 for its pilot, then was nominated again last year.
LouisCK.net’s Horace and Pete stands out as the only drama on the ballot; it had to enter here because there is no Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series category. The episode submitted begins with a nine-minute uninterrupted take, a daring selection for an editing award.
Netflix contends in this category for the first time, with Fuller House and The Ranch. The former’s prequel Full House was never nominated for an Emmy in any category, but Fuller House editor Richard Candib is a previous nominee for the single-camera sitcom Arrested Development in 2005. The Ranch editor Michael Karlich is a two-time Emmy nominee for another multi-camera sitcom starring Ashton Kutcher: That ‘70s Show in 2005 and 2006.
The critically-acclaimed and socially-relevant The Carmichael Show rounds out the list of major contenders. If nominated, it would be NBC’s first nominee for comedy multi-camera editing since the Will & Grace finale in 2006. The Carmichael Show was not submitted last year.
List of submissions from top contenders in link at top.
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