After taking the top two Emmy Awards prizes of 2015 with “Game of Thrones” winning Best Drama Series and smashing the previous record held by “The West Wing,” and “Veep” breaking the “Modern Family” streak of five in a row to claim the Best Comedy Series prize, HBO could repeat history this year and then some if their FYC mailer is any indication. See photos above.
HBO, which won 43 total Emmys last year, the most in its 14 year history, sent out a blue slipcase that features two notebooks: one for its Series entries and the other for its TV Movies, Limited Series, Specials and Documentaries. Also included is a mini folder that holds access info to the HBO and Cinemax (which HBO owns) FYC site for full seasons of all its programming.
The Series booklet features its Drama, Comedy, Variety and Animated programs including last year’s winners (and current frontrunners according to our combined Gold Derby odds) “Game of Thrones” and “Veep.” Also included: animated series “Animals,” the Rock starrer “Ballers,” the now defunct “The Brink,” comedy “Doll & Em,” Emmy nominated “Getting On,” Emmy winning “Girls,” variety talk series “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” the critically hailed “The Leftovers,” Ben Affleck and Matt Damon‘s reality series “Project Greenlight,” Emmy nominated variety talk series “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Emmy winning “Silicon Valley,” comedy “Togetherness,” Emmy winning informational series “Vice,” new rock and roll drama “Vinyl,” and two drama series entries from Cinemax, “Banshee” and The Knick.”
The TV Movie, Limited Series, Specials and Documentaries booklet includes the much buzzed about “All The Way,” a look into the first year in office of President Lyndon B. Johnson who is portrayed by six-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston (the odds-on favorite to claim this year’s Best Movie/Mini Actor Emmy). Other inclusions are: Emmy nominee Kerry Washington‘s telefilm “Confirmation,” six time Tony winner Audra McDonald‘s program “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” limited series “Show Me A Hero,” Emmy nominated drama-turned-limited series “True Detective,” TV movie “7 Days in Hell”; variety specials “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” “Ferrell Takes the Field,” “Tig Notaro Boyish Girl Interrupted,” “Whitney Cummings: I’m Your Girlfriend,” “U2: Live in Paris,” “J.Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming,” documentaries “Jim: The James Foley Story,” “Everything is Copy,” “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures,” “Nothing Left Unsaid,” “How to Dance in Ohio,” and informational special “The Latin Explosion: A New America.”
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