Streaming Sweep! Streaming Services Dominate The Emmy Nominations

by Steven Clarke July 24, 2016, 3:23

There was no doubt that Peter Dinklage would return to the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, having won the award twice in the past for playing Tyrion Lannister.

This is a stellar showing for the cable network and for a limited series. "About damn time, I say".

In addition, previous three-time Emmy victor Laurie Metcalf (for her supporting role on "Roseanne") emerged a multiple-nominee: in the lead comedy category for "Getting On", as well as for her comedic guest work in "The Big Bang Theory" and her dramatic guest work in "Horace and Pete".

Most surprising snub that wasn't actually a snub: While FX's celebrated miniseries "The People vs. O.J. Simpson" cleaned up with nominations, many were surprised the ESPN multi-part O.J. documentary, "Made In America", which arguably drew even more praise, was left out.

The FX crime drama Fargo, loosely based on Joel and Ethan Coen's motion picture of the same name, was the third-most nominated production, with 18 nominations, including a bid for best limited series and a nod for Kirsten Dunst as best actress in that category. Additionally, Veep's new showrunner, Dave Mandel, landed both a writing a directing nomination.

But there were no major nods for the stars of "Fresh Off the Boat" or other Asian-American actors, or for Latinos, which has been a recurrent Emmy pattern. "Veep", last year's best comedy series victor, also will get another shot at holding office and, with 17 nominations, was the comedy leader. Also among the Outstanding Drama Series nominees are House of Cards (13 nominations), Downton Abbey (10 nominations), Better Call Saul (7 nominations), Mr. Robot (6 nominations), The Americans (5 nominations), and Homeland (4 nominations).

She also took to Twitter to respond to her nominations...

Maisie Williams, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke will compete against one another for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series prize.

Meanwhile, the nominees for Outstanding Comedy are ABC's "Black-ish" and "Modern Family", Netflix's "Master of None" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", HBO's "Silicon Valley" and Amazon's "Transparent". "I owe my performance whatever it is to him".

The 68th Annual Emmy Awards will air September 18 on ABC and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.


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