Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Comedy Actor. Anthony Anderson is entering the “black-ish” episode titled “Hope.” And Will Forte has selected “The Last Man on Earth” season finale called “30 Years of Science Down the Tubes.”
Anderson is nominated for the second straight year in this category and also contends as one of the show’s producers for Best Comedy Series. He plays Andre “Dre” Johnson, an advertising executive trying to pass along his urban upbringing to seemingly uninterested kids. According to the official ABC listing for his episode submission: “When the kids ask some tough questions in the midst of a highly publicized court case involving alleged police brutality and an African-American teenager, Dre and Bow are conflicted on how best to field them.”
Forte also contends again in this category for a second year running; he has three previous nominations in his career. He plays Phil “Tandy” Miller, who once believed he was the final person living after a virus has wiped out the population in 2019. According to the Fox listing for his episode: “Phil and Mike grow closer than ever and the whole Malibu group gets a big friggin’ surprise.”
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. Click here for the full list of submissions in our forums as they have been announced so far. Click here for our recent video chat with Forte.
Who do you think will win Best Comedy Actor? These two men compete against reigning champ Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”), two-time past winner William H. Macy (“Shameless”), and first-time nominees Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”) and Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”).
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