I forgot the Emmys were going to be announced yesterday, so I was pretty surprised when I refreshed my Twitter feed and saw it trending. You know I have some thoughts...
Outstanding Comedy Series
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
I didn't realize Russian Doll was a comedy. I had thrown it in my Netflix queue based on reviews but I was assuming it was a drama. I'm here for Veep and Mrs. Maisel.
Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
This Is Us
We all knew GoT was going to get this even with its lackluster finale. What confuses me is The Bodyguard. I found that show SO dull even with sexy ass Richard Madden in it.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Billy Porter, Pose
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
I keep meaning to watch POSE but Billy Porter serves so many looks on the red carpet that I want him to win just to see him accept a statue in whatever he blesses us with wearing.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Laura Linney, Ozark
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Robin Wright, House of Cards
I'm not on the This Is Us train but I've never been a huge fan of Mandy Moore's acting, so her nom is the surprise. Emilia actually deserves this one too.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Mahershala Ali, True Detective
Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora
Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
I'm so happy Jared Harris is here. Chernobyl was fantastic. I wanted so badly to like Fosse/Verdon for Rockwell, but I just didn't. Happy Mahershala got in as well.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
Joey King, The Act
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Aunjenaue Ellis, When They See Us
Niecy Nash, When They See Us
I can't believe I'll probably have to watch Amy Adams lose AGAIN when she should be winning everything. *heavy sigh* I love it when young people get nominated so I'm thrilled for Joey King. I'm getting my HULU back to watch The Handmaid's Tale and The Act is something I plan on binging.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Can Julia Louis-Dreyfus do it again? I hope so. Her and Brosnahan are so great. They're the only two performances I've seen.
Outstanding Variety/Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
John Oliver for everything, please.
Outstanding Limited Series
Escape at Dannemora
When They See Us
I'm very happy Sharp Objects and Chernobyl are here. When They See Us I still need to watch, but I'm surprised True Detective missed out. That was a very solid season.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Stephen Root, Barry
Tony Hale, Veep
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Henry Winkler, Barry
I wish Tony Hale would finally take one of these home for playing Gary. He's been through so much.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us
Alfie Allen is long overdue for an Emmy nomination so I'm glad he finally got one. He should have in season 2. It's too bad D&D screwed over Isaac Hempstead-Wright by removing Bran's personality meaning he never had any chance of an Emmy nom in the last two seasons.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Sarah Goldberg, Barry
Sian Clifford, Fleabag
Olivia Colman, Fleabag
Alex Bornstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
I'v never seen Fleabag but now I feel like I need to. I'm always here for Anna Chlumsky who gave her best work in Veep this season.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones
Julia Garner, Ozark
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
Sophie Turner, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
I love Lena Headey for life, but she didn't do ANYTHING this season. She drank wine on a balcony, fucked Jared LethimselfGo and got killed by a ton of bricks. Gwendoline on the other hand I'm psyched for. Same with Julia Garner, while I don't care for Ozark she's such an underrated actress and was my favorite part of it.
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
Michael McKean, Better Call Saul
Glynn Turman, How to Get Away with Murder
Michael Angarano, This Is Us
Kumail Nanjiani, The Comedian
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
I assumed The Handmaid's Tale missed the Emmy cut off until I came across
Bradley's name. Wow.
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Matt Damon, Saturday Night Live
Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Peter MacNicol, Veep
John Mulaney, Saturday Night Live
Robert De Niro, Saturday Night Live
Adam Sandler, Saturday Night Live
Hear me out; Rober De Niro is TERRIBLE on SNL. He is fucking painful to watch. Stop nominating legends just because they're legends.
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Fiona Shaw, Fleabag
Kristin Scott Thomas, Fleabag
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Sandra Oh, Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
Emma Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Fiona Shaw is killing it with nominations this year. I loved Lynch in Mrs. Maisel.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Ben Wishaw, A Very English Scandal
Asante Blackk, When They See Us
Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora
Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl
John Leguizamo, When They See Us
Michael Kenneth Williams, When They See Us
I'm happy to see Paul Dano's name anywhere. Also happy for Skarsgard in Chernobyl.
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder
Carice van Houten, Game of Thrones
Carice getting nominated was a huge surprise, she normally doesn't get much to do as Melisandre at all. I forgot about OITNB existing again. They under-use Cox.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon
Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects
Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us
Vera Farmiga, When They See Us
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Please don't make me see Patricia Aqruette steal TWO Sharp Objects trophies.
Outstanding Telvision Movie