Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at the Universal Television Emmy Awards campaign

In a Gold Derby exclusive, Universal Television has revealed the category placements of its key Emmy Awards contenders this year. This list includes many programs airing on NBC and others produced by the company for other networks.

Universal Television has a slew of past nominees once again in contention including: “Bates Motel,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Parenthood,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Saturday Night Live.” Among their first-time contenders are: “American Odyssey,” “The Jack and Triumph Show,” “Peter Pan Live,” “The Slap,” “State of Affairs,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

How will Universal Television fare at this year’s Emmy Awards? Hurry — make your predictions now. You could win our $1,000 prize, earn a place of honor on our leaderboard, and a leading role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s Emmys).

Below, the complete list of Universal Television submissions across the drama, comedy, and limited series categories. (Remember, performers not on this list could be submitted by their personal reps.)


Drama Actress – Anna Friel
Drama Supporting Actor – Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Peter Facinelli, Omar Ghazaoui, Nate Mooney, Jake Robinson, Jim True-Frost, Treat Williams
Drama Supporting Actress – Elena Kampouris, Daniella Pineda, Sadie Sink

Drama Actor – Freddie Highmore
Drama Actress – Vera Farmiga
Drama Supporting Actor – Nestor Carbonell, Kenny Johnson, Max Thieriot
Drama Supporting Actress – Olivia Cooke
Drama Guest Actor – Ryan Hurst

Drama Actor – Taylor Kinney, Jesse Spencer
Drama Supporting Actor – Charlie Barnett, David Eigenberg, Joe Minoso, Yuri Sardarov, Christian Stolte, Eamonn Walker
Drama Supporting Actress – Kara Killmer, Monica Raymund
Drama Guest Actor – Gordon Clapp, Richard Roundtree

Drama Actor – Jason Beghe
Drama Supporting Actor – Patrick John Flueger, Brian Geraghty, LaRoyce Hawkins, Elias Koteas, Jon Seda, Jesse Lee Soffer
Drama Supporting Actress – Sophia Bush, Amy Morton, Marina Squerciati
Drama Guest Actor – Samuel Hunt
Drama Guest Actress – Mariska Hargitay, Markie Post

Drama Actor – David Giuntoli
Drama Supporting Actor – Russell Hornsby, Reggie Lee, Silas Weir Mitchell,
Drama Supporting Actress – Claire Coffee, Bitsie Tulloch, Bree Turner

Drama Actress – Mariska Hargitay
Drama Supporting Actor – Raul Esparza, Danny Pino, Peter Scanavino, Ice T
Drama Supporting Actress – Kelli Giddish
Drama Guest Actor – Armand Assante, Andre Braugher, Chad Coleman, Stacy Keach, Lou Taylor Pucci, Dallas Roberts, Robert Vaughn
Drama Guest Actress – Meagan Good, Marin Ireland, Teri Polo, Molly Price, Lili Taylor

Drama Supporting Actor – Tyree Brown, Max Burkholder, Miles Heizer, Sam Jaeger, Peter Krause, Craig T. Nelson, Ray Romano, Dax Shepard
Drama Supporting Actress – Bonnie Bedelia, Joy Bryant, Erika Christensen, Lauren Graham, Monica Potter, Savannah Paige Rae, Mae Whitman
Drama Guest Actress – Betsy Brandt

Drama Actress – Katherine Heigl
Drama Supporting Actor – Cliff Chamberlain, David Harbour, Adam Kaufman, Tommy Savas
Drama Supporting Actress – Sheila Vand, Alfre Woodard

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Comedy Actor – David Walton
Comedy Actress – Minnie Driver
Comedy Supporting Actor – Chris Diamantopoulos, Al Madrigal, Benjamin Stockham
Comedy Supporting Actress – Annie Mumolo

Comedy Actor – Andy Samberg
Comedy Supporting Actor – Dirk Blocker, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Joel McKinnon Miller
Comedy Supporting Actress – Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti
Comedy Guest Actor – Ed Helms, Chris Parnell, Bradley Whitford
Comedy Guest Actress – Eva Longoria, Kyra Sedgwick

Comedy Actor – Jack McBrayer
Character Voiceover – Robert Smigel
Comedy Supporting Actress – June Squibb
Comedy Guest Actor – Alan Thicke

Comedy Actor – Chris Messina
Comedy Actress – Mindy Kaling
Comedy Supporting Actor – Ike Barinholtz, Adam Pally, Ed Weeks
Comedy Supporting Actress – Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore
Comedy Guest Actor – Stephen Colbert
Comedy Guest Actress – Rhea Perlman

Comedy Actor – Adam Scott
Comedy Actress – Amy Poehler
Comedy Supporting Actor – Aziz Ansari, Billy Eichner, Nick Offerman, Jim O’Heir, Chris Pratt
Comedy Supporting Actress – Aubrey Plaza, Retta
Comedy Guest Actor – Jon Glaser, Werner Herzog, Keegan-Michael Key, Rob Lowe, Jason Mantzoukas, Paul Rudd, Ben Schwartz, Dax Shepard, Jorma Taccone
Comedy Guest Actress – Rachel Dratch, Kathryn Hahn, Erinn Hayes, Rashida Jones, Megan Mullally

(competes as a Variety Sketch Series except for acting categories)
Comedy Supporting Actor – Beck Bennett, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Taran Killam, Kyle Mooney, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Kenan Thompson
Comedy Supporting Actress – Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata
Comedy Guest Actor – Jim Carrey, Bill Hader, Woody Harrelson, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Rock

Comedy Actress – Ellie Kemper
Comedy Supporting Actor – Tituss Burgess
Comedy Supporting Actress – Lauren Adams, Sara Chase, Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski, Sol Miranda
Comedy Guest Actor – Mike Britt, Jon Hamm, Richard Kind, Nick Kroll, Ki Hong Lee, Jerry Minor, Tim Blake Nelson, Dean Norris, Horatio Sanz
Comedy Guest Actress – Tina Fey, Dylan Gelula, Kiernan Shipka, Amy Sedaris

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(competes as a Special Class Program except for acting categories)
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Allison Williams
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Christian Borle, Christopher Walken
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Minnie Driver, Taylor Loudermann, Kelli O’Hara, Alanna Saunders

Movie/Limited Series Actor – Peter Sarsgaard
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Brian Cox, Lucas Hedges, Zachary Quinto, Thomas Sadoski, Michael Nouri
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Melissa George, Marin Irleland, Makenzie Leigh, Thandie Newton, Uma Thurman, Maria Tucci

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