Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to the Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Comedy Supporting Actor. Tituss Burgess is entering the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” episode titled “Kimmy Gives Up.” And Keegan-Michael Key has selected the “Key and Peele” episode called “Y’all Ready for This.”
Burgess earned his second straight career nomination for playing aspiring New York actor Titus Andromedon. According to the official Netflix listing for his episode submission: “Kimmy needs to study for the GED. Jacqueline puts Buckley on Dyziplen for hyperactivity. Titus teaches Lillian the alternative great American songbook.”
Key also reaped a second consecutive bid in this category and has additional nominations this year for producing and writing his variety sketch series. According to the Comedy Central listing for his episode: “A football team hypes up before a game; President Obama and Luther meet Hillary Clinton.”
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 two-time category champs Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) and Tony Hale (“Veep”), two-time dramatic winner Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), and first-time nominees Louie Anderson (“Baskets”) and Matt Walsh (“Veep”).
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