Just like in years past, Netflix has shipped off full seasons of many of their binge-worthy shows to the TV academy membership. In addition to the DVDs, a link is also provided for Emmy voters to watch even more episodes online at the Netflix screening room. Their various 2017 Emmy FYC mailers include all of their hottest programs from the past 12 months, so scroll down to see more details about which performers the streaming giant is pushing in many of the acting races.
“The Crown” — Drama Actor Matt Smith, Drama Actress Claire Foy, Drama Supporting Actors Jared Harris and John Lithgow, and Drama Supporting Actress Vanessa Kirby. Centered around the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of England, “The Crown” has already prevailed at the Golden Globes as Best Drama Series so an Emmy nomination for the high-caliber production seems like a no-brainer. Foy and Lithgow are also frontrunners to win their respective acting races following their SAG triumphs.
“One Day at a Time” — Comedy Actress Justine Machado, Comedy Supporting Actors Todd Grinnell, Marcel Ruiz and Stephen Tobolowsky, Comedy Supporting Actresses Isabella Gomez and Rita Moreno, Comedy Guest Actor James Martinez, and Comedy Guest Actress Ariela Barer and Judy Reyes. Loosely based on the 1980s CBS sitcom of the same name, Netflix’s version follows three generations of a Cuban-American family as they navigate the ups and downs of life in hilarious fashion.
“Orange is the New Black” — Drama Actress Taylor Schilling, Drama Supporting Actors Michael J. Harney and Nick Sandow, Drama Supporting Actresses Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Blair Brown, Taryn Manning, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon and Samira Wiley, and Drama Guest Actress Laverne Cox. The prison series was nominated for Best Comedy Series in 2014 and then was forced to switch categories in 2015, where it earned a bid for Best Drama Series.
“Stranger Things” — Drama Supporting Actors David Harbour, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard, Drama Supporting Actresses Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder, and Drama Guest Actress Shannon Purser. The hit sci-fi show about the search for a missing boy in the 1980s recently prevailed at the PGA and SAG Awards as Best Drama, so the Emmys should follow suit.
Netflix is really hoping to dominate the Best Variety Special races this year, as they’ve bulked up on their stand-up programs over the past few months. All of their comedy specials have been shipped off to Emmy voters, including those starring A-list talent like Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K., Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman.
Among the other various categories that Netflix will compete is Best TV Movie for Ricky Gervais‘ “David Brent: Life on the Road,” Best Documentary Special for “13th,” Best Documentary Series for “Chef’s Table,” “Five Came Back” and “Last Chance U,” Best Reality-Competition Program for “Ultimate Beastmaster” and Best Informational Series or Special for “Bill Nye Saves the World.”
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