With Oscar season winding down, it’s never too early to start thinking about the Emmys. Of the current crop of 2016 TV programs, are there any Emmy-worthy shows or performances that have caught your eye? Join the live chat in our famous forums, where Hollywood insiders hide behind cyber handles. Our readers’ Top 10 comments are below, but you can always see more in our TV forum.
rstang00: You all have seen nothing yet from Courtney B. Vance and Sarah Paulson. Episodes 4 & 5 of “The People v. O.J. Simpson” are crazy good for Vance and in Episode 6 Paulson gives the best performance she has ever given on a Ryan Murphy show.
moviefan61794. The episode was just as intense and exciting as it needed to be. I’m excited to see Paulson and Vance move to the forefront as they are already great with the small amount of material they’ve gotten in these first two episodes, and I’m actually surprised that I like David Schwimmer here as much as I do
AMG: I am hooked. I don’t actually know much, if anything, about the O.J. case. So for me, Cuba Gooding Jr. is doing a great job as O.J., but then I don’t know what he’s like in any way. Paulson does stand out most though, she is brilliant in this! In fact all of the cast are, there is no weak link.
Tonbone: “Vinyl” has a lot of similarities to “Boardwalk Empire” which the TV academy ate up with a spoon and I can totally see them loving this with a spoon, too. So will director Martin Scorsese walk his way to another Emmy Award for the pilot this year for sure?
jf123: Yeah he is winning. It could be two hours of a chair standing still but if Scorsese directed it they would give him one in a heartbeat. They want him up on that stage.
sturnc: I can’t see how he misses the nomination, but I’m not so sure about a win. The switch in voting last year made sweeps more likely as evidenced by Steven Soderbergh losing directing, so unless they really love “Vinyl,” Scorsese will probably lose to “Game of Thrones” or whatever show they go with.
probablyROB: I actually really enjoyed this episode of “Better Call Saul.” I managed to finish up the first season last night and thought this was a strong start to the new season after the strong finish to the last one. It’s nice to have a show to look forward to each week while nothing is on.
Atypical: Saul having his Brooks Hatlen moment was killer. It might be the one case where I’m invested in seeing future flash-forwards. Post-Saul’s tragic plight instantly intrigues me in a way that pre-Saul/”Jimmy” doesn’t quite do yet.
FrozenBarbie: As for Damian Lewis, I’m very much enjoying him in this kind of role. I was definitely not a fan of him in “Homeland,” and could not really get into “Wolf Hall,” yet am fascinated by him in “Billions.” Between this and “Band of Brothers,” which I finally watched recently, I am surprising myself by how much I’m liking him now. That’s always a pleasant thing to experience.
vinny: Loved it. Third episode is my fave so far. Paul Giamatti is gunning for an Emmy and I think if he continues the great work he will get it.
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“O.J.” photo credit: FX/Fox 21 TVS
“Vinyl” photo credit: HBO
“Better Call Saul” photo credit: Ben Leuner/AMC
“Billions” photo credit: Showtime