Emmy Awards 2016 exclusive: ABC campaign and category placement sneak peek

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In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for ABC. Last year this broadcast network scored major nominations with bids for comedy “Black-ish,” drama “How to Get Away with Murder” (including winner Viola Davis), limited series “American Crime” (with champ Regina King), and variety talk series “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Below, the list of ABC submissions across the comedy, drama, limited series, and variety talk categories. Because Fox handles the campaign for “Modern Family” and BBC is in charge of “Dancing with the Stars,” you will not see those programs on this list. (Please note: Performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.)

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Comedy Actor – Anthony Anderson
Comedy Actress – Tracee Ellis Ross
Comedy Supporting Actor – Miles Brown, Laurence Fishburne, Jeff Meacham, Peter MacKenzie, Marcus Scribner
Comedy Supporting Actress – Jenifer Lewis, Marsai Martin, Catherine Reitman, Yara Shahidi
Comedy Guest Actor – Deon Cole, Allen Maldonado, Michael Strahan
Comedy Guest Actress – Tyra Banks, Regina Hall, Raven-Symone, Wanda Sykes

Comedy Actor – Jay R. Ferguson
Comedy Actress – Martha Plimpton
Comedy Supporting Actor – Noah Galvin, Matt Shively
Comedy Supporting Actress – Mary Hollis Inboden, Bebe Wood
Comedy Guest Actor – Tim Gunn, Brian Huskey, Matt Oberg
Comedy Guest Actress – Sarayu Blue, Frances Conroy


Drama Actor – Peter Krause
Drama Actress – Mireille Enos
Drama Supporting Actor – Alimi Ballard, Jay Hayden, Jacky Ido
Drama Supporting Actress – Rose Rollins, Sonya Walger, Elvy Yost
Drama Guest Actor – John Simm

Drama Actress – Joan Allen
Drama Supporting Actor – Michael Esper, Zach Gilford, Rupert Graves, Liam James, Matthew Lawler, Andrew McCarthy, Rarmian Newton
Drama Supporting Actress – Madeleine Arthur, Margot Bingham, Floriana Lima, Zoe Perry, Alison Pill
Drama Guest Actor – Grant Show
Drama Guest Actress – Judith Ivey, Jessie Mueller

Drama Actress – Ellen Pompeo
Drama Supporting Actor – Joe Adler, Justin Chambers, Jason George, Giacomo Gianniotti, Martin Henderson, Kevin McKidd, James Pickens Jr., Jesse Williams
Drama Supporting Actress – Jessica Capshaw, Sarah Drew, Jerrika Hinton, Camilla Luddington, Kelly McCreary, Sara Ramirez, Caterina Scorsone, Samantha Sloyan, Chandra Wilson
Drama Guest Actor – Wilmer Valderrama
Drama Guest Actress – Debbie Allen, Rita Moreno, Maya Stojan

Drama Actress – Viola Davis
Drama Supporting Actor – Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, Conrad Ricamora
Drama Supporting Actress – Aja Naomi King, Karla Souza, Liza Weil
Drama Guest Actor – Tom Verica
Drama Guest Actress – Famke Janssen, Cicely Tyson

Drama Actress – Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison
Drama Supporting Actor – Robert Carlyle, Josh Dallas, Jared Gilmore, Sean Maguire, Colin O’Donoghue
Drama Supporting Actress – Emilie De Ravin, Rebecca Mader, Lana Parrilla
Drama Guest Actor – Liam Garrigan, Greg Germann, Robbie Kay, Elliot Knight
Drama Guest Actress – Barbara Hershey, Amy Manson, Meghan Ory, Victoria Smurfit

Drama Actress – Priyanka Chopra
Drama Supporting Actor – Tate Ellington, Josh Hopkins, Jack McLaughlin, Graham Rogers
Drama Supporting Actress – Yasmine Al Massri, Johanna Braddy, Aunjanue Ellis
Drama Guest Actor – Rick Cosnett, Brian J. Smith
Drama Guest Actress – Eliza Coupe, Marcia Cross, Kelly Rutherford

Drama Actress – Kerry Washington
Drama Supporting Actor – Guillermo Diaz, Scott Foley, Tony Goldwyn, Joshua Malina, Joe Morton, Jeff Perry, Cornelius Smith
Drama Supporting Actress – Kate Burton, Portia De Rossi, Katie Lowes, Artemis Pebdani, Darby Stanchfield, Bellamy Young
Drama Guest Actor – Paul Adelstein, Ricardo Chavira, Gregg Henry, Brian Letscher, Norm Lewis, George Newborn, Danny Pino

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Movie/Limited Series Actor – Timothy Hutton
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Felicity Huffman, Lili Taylor
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Andre Benjamin, Richard Cabral, Trevor Jackson, Connor Jessup, Elvis Nolasco, Joey Pollari
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Hope Davis, Regina King, Angelique Rivera

Movie/Limited Series Actor – Richard Dreyfuss
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Blythe Danner
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Lewis Black



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