Emmys 2018 exclusive: Universal Television categories for ‘SNL,’ ‘Will and Grace,’ ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Universal Television. For this season, the studio has returning Emmy contenders “Saturday Night Live” (Kate McKinnon) and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Ellie Kemper), the revival of previous champ “Will and Grace” (Eric McCormack, Debra Messing), newcomers “A.P. Bio” (Glenn Howerton) and “Rise” (Josh Radnor) plus variety special “Jesus Christ Superstar” (John Legend) as part of their 2018 campaign.

Below, the list of UTV lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedy, drama and limited series. This article includes shows they produce for NBC and such networks as Fox, Hulu and Netflix among others. More names might be added by the studio on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

If you’re looking for popular program “This Is Us” on this list, it is actually produced by 20th Century Fox. You can find its list of category submissions here.

“A.P. BIO”
Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Glenn Howerton
Comedy Supporting Actress – Lyric Lewis, Paula Pell, Mary Sohn, Jean Villepique
Comedy Supporting Actor – Tom Bennett, Patton Oswalt

Drama Series
Drama Actress – Katie Stevens
Drama Supporting Actress – Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Melora Hardin
Drama Supporting Actor – Sam Page, Matt Ward

Drama Series
Drama Actress – Anne Heche
Drama Supporting Actress – Natacha Karam
Drama Supporting Actor – Tate Ellington, Demetrius Grosse, Noah Mills, Hadi Tabbal

Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Andy Samberg
Comedy Supporting Actress – Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti
Comedy Supporting Actor – Dirk Blocker, Andre Braugher, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Joel McKinnon Miller
Comedy Guest Actress – Nasim Pedrad, Gina Rodriguez
Comedy Guest Actor – Sterling K. Brown, Tim Meadows, Craig Robinson, Danny Trejo, Bradley Whitford

Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Anders Holm
Comedy Supporting Actress – Fortune Feimster, Mouzam Makkar
Comedy Supporting Actor – Andy Favreau, J.J. Totah
Comedy Guest Actress – Carolyn Hennessy

Drama Series
Drama Actor – Taylor Kenney, Jesse Spencer
Drama Supporting Actress – Kara Killmer, Monica Raymund
Drama Supporting Actor – David Eigenberg, Joe Minoso, Yuri Sardarov, Eamonn Walker
Drama Guest Actress – Eloise Mumford
Drama Guest Actor – Gary Cole

Drama Series
Drama Supporting Actress – Colin Donnell, Nick Gehlfuss, Oliver Platt, Brian Tee
Drama Supporting Actor – Marlyne Barrett, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel DiPillo, S. Epatha Merkerson
Drama Guest Actress – Julie White
Drama Guest Actor – Malcolm McDowell

Drama Series
Drama Actor – Jason Beghe
Drama Supporting Actress – Amy Morton, Tracy Spiridakos, Marina Squerciati
Drama Supporting Actor – Patrick John Flueger, LaRoyce Hawkins, Elias Koteas, Jesse Lee Soffer, Mykelti Williamson
Drama Guest Actor – Mekhi Phifer, Wendell Pierce

Drama Series
Drama Actress – Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman
Drama Supporting Actress – Lidya Jewett
Drama Supporting Actor – Matthew Lillard, Manny Montana, Izzy Stannard, Reno Wilson

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress – Kristen Bell
Comedy Actor – Ted Danson
Comedy Supporting Actress – D’Arcy Carden, Jameela Jamil, Tiya Sircar
Comedy Supporting Actor – William Jackson Harper, Manny Jacinto
Comedy Guest Actress – Maya Rudolph
Comedy Guest Actor – Marc Evan Jackson, Jason Mantzoukas, Dax Shepard

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress – Briga Heelan
Comedy Supporting Actress – Andrea Martin, Nicole Richie
Comedy Supporting Actor – Adam Campbell, John Michael Higgins, Horatio Sanz

Variety Special (Live)
Movie/Limited Series Actor – John Legend
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Sara Bareilles
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Alice Cooper, Brandon Victor Dixon

Limited Series
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Edie Falco
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Gus Halper, Miles Villanueva
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Heather Graham, Julianne Nicholson
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Josh Charles, Anthony Edwards, Harry Hamlin

Drama Series
Drama Actress – Mariska Hargitay
Drama Supporting Actress – Kelli Giddish
Drama Supporting Actor – Raul Esparza, Ice T, Peter Scanavino, Philip Winchester
Drama Guest Actress – Abigail Hawk, Stephanie March, Kathleen Munroe, Brooke Shields, Melora Walters
Drama Guest Actor – Peter Jacobson, Ray McKinnon, Will Sasso, Marquise Vilson, Dean Winters

Comedy Series
Comedy Actor – Marlon Wayans
Comedy Supporting Actress – Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor, Bresha Webb
Comedy Supporting Actor – Amir O’Neil, Diallo Riddle

Drama Series
Drama Actor – Francois Arnaud
Drama Supporting Actress – Parisa Fitz-Henley
Drama Supporting Actor – Jason Lewis, Peter Mensah, Yul Vazquez

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress – Mindy Kaling
Comedy Supporting Actress – Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore
Comedy Supporting Actor – Ike Barinholtz, Ed Weeks
Comedy Guest Actress – Julie Bowen, Rhea Perlman
Comedy Guest Actor – Adam Pally

Drama Series
Drama Actor – Hugh Dancy, Aaron Paul
Drama Actress – Michelle Monaghan

Drama Series
Drama Actor – Josh Radnor
Drama Supporting Actress – Auli’i Cravalho, Amy Forsyth, Rosie Perez, Taylor Richardson,, Shirley Rumierk, Marley Shelton
Drama Supporting Actor – Damon J. Gillespie, Casey Johnson, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Joe Tippett

Variety Sketch Series
Comedy Supporting Actress – Aidy Bryant, Heidi Gardner, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Melissa Villasenor
Comedy Supporting Actor – Alec Baldwin, Beck Bennett, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Colin Jost, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Luke Null, Chris Redd, Kenan Thompson
Comedy Guest Actress – Tina Fey, Saoirse Ronan
Comedy Guest Actor – Fred Armisen, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Robert De Niro, Will Ferrell, Donald Glover, Bill Hader, John Mulaney

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress – America Ferrera
Comedy Actor – Ben Feldman
Comedy Supporting Actress – Lauren Ash, Nichole Bloom
Comedy Supporting Actor – Colton Dunn, Mark McKinney, Nico Santos

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress – Ellie Kemper
Comedy Supporting Actress – Carol Kane, Jane Krakowski
Comedy Supporting Actor – Tituss Burgess
Comedy Guest Actress – Zosia Mamet, Marsai Martin, Busy Philipps, Amy Sedaris
Comedy Guest Actor – Mike Carlsen, Jon Hamm, Greg Kinnear, Derek Klena, Bobby Moynihan

Comedy Series
Comedy Actress – Debra Messing
Comedy Actor – Eric McCormack
Comedy Supporting Actress – Megan Mullally
Comedy Supporting Actor – Sean Hayes
Comedy Guest Actress – Vanessa Bayer, Blythe Danner, Minnie Driver, Jennifer Lopez, Jane Lynch, Mary McCormack, Molly Shannon
Comedy Guest Actor – Michael Angarano, Alec Baldwin, Barry Bostwick, Dan Bucatinsky, Bobby Cannavale, Harry Connick Jr., Max Greenfield, Cheyenne Jackson, Leslie Jordan, Robert Klein, Nick Offerman, Ben Platt, Andrew Rannells

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