Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Comedy Supporting Actor. Tituss Burgess is entering the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” episode titled “Kimmy Goes to School.” Adam Driver from “Girls” chooses the episode called “Close-Up.”
Burgess now has his first career Emmy nomination for playing Titus Andromedon, an aspiring but down-on-his-luck Broadway performer. His episode is the sixth of the debut season on Netflix, in which “Kimmy’s GED class doesn’t quite make the cut. Meanwhile, Titus shoots a music video in Jaqueline’s house.”
This year marks the third straight Emmy nod for Driver, who plays aspiring actor Adam Sackler on the HBO comedy. His submission is the sixth episode of the fourth season, which finds his character now living with Mimi-Rose, who informs him that she has aborted their child. He furiously packs up to move away but ultimately stays.
Below, watch our recent Emmy contender webchat with Burgess.
We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps.
Who do you think will win Best Comedy Supporting Actor? These two men compete against past champs Ty Burrell (“Modern Family“) and Tony Hale (“Veep“), previous drama winner Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine“), and variety star Keegan-Michael Key (“Key and Peele“).
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