Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

2016 Nomination Predictions
Fred Armisen "Saturday Night Live"
Louis C.K. "Portlandia"
Larry David "Saturday Night Live"
Peter MacNicol "Veep"
Tracy Morgan "Saturday Night Live"
Bradley Whitford "Transparent"

Other Contenders - Steve Buscemi "Portlandia", Bob Newhart "The Big Bang Theory", Sam Elliott "Grace & Frankie", Martin Mull "Veep", David Cross "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Jeff Goldblum "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Bill Murray "Angie Tribeca", David Hyde Pierce "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp", Judd Hirsch "The Big Bang Theory", Liam Neeson "Inside Amy Schumer", Ryan Gosling "Saturday Night Live", Peter Scolari "Girls", Will Ferrell "Drunk History", Stephen Merchant "The Big Bang Theory", Keegan-Michael Key "House of Lies"

Commentary - Larry David may finally win an acting Emmy for his turn on SNL, and I think Tracy Morgan will get in for his big comeback. Bradley Whitford won last year, and is back for more with his role on Transparent. I think these three feel safe, but in these guest categories, there is nothing even close to certainty. Fred Armisen is a favorite, as is Steve Buscemi, and both are great veterans. Finally, I never bet against Louis C.K. Horace & Pete might be too esoteric for the drama categories, but I think that his comedy fan club will get him in for Portlandia. Bob Newhart could be back for The Big Bang Theory, but I don't feel strong about this pick. Peter MacNicol used to be an Emmy favorite and is great on this season of Veep, but are they still in love with him? David Cross and Jeff Goldbum should and could be in the running, especially if voters really got into the second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Sam Elliott missed out for Justified, and they owe him. Bill Murray just won last year, David Hyde Pierce has won so many of these things I've lost count, Judd Hirsch is a legend, and we should not discount Liam Neeson, Stephen Merchant, Ryan Gosling, Keegan-Michael Key, and Peter Scolari.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

2016 Nomination Predictions
Christine Baranski "The Big Bang Theory" 
Ellen Burstyn "Mom" 
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler "Saturday Night Live" 
Angelica Huston "Transparent" 
Lisa Kudrow "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 
Melissa McCarthy "Saturday Night Live" 

Commentary - Tina Fey "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Laurie Metcalf "The Big Bang Theory", Amy Schumer "Saturday Night Live", Patty Duke "Liv & Maddie", Octavia Spencer "Mom", June Squibb "The Big Bang Theory", June Squibb "Mom", June Squibb "Getting On", Claire Danes "Master of None", Anna Camp "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Andrea Martin "Modern Family", Estelle Parsons "Grace & Frankie", Becky Ann Baker "Girls", Jenny Slate "Girls", Frances Conroy "The Real O'Neals", Melora Hardin "Transparent", Melissa Leo "Broad City", Swoosie Kurtz "Grace & Frankie", Linda Lavin "Mom", Rita Moreno "Grace & Frankie", Rita Moreno "Jane the Virgin", Amy Sedaris "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Cynthia Nixon "Broad City", Betty White "Crowded" 

Commentary - Can Tina Fey full off the feat of two nominations? My bet is no, and I am banking on the dynamic duo of Amy and Tina to get the majority of Tina votes. But do not discount it. Ellen Burstyn is a beloved legend and Angelica Huston is another Oscar-winning legend from one of the Emmys' favorite shows Transparent. Lisa Kudrow is clearly well-liked, as seen by her Emmy nod for The Comeback last year, and Melissa McCarthy has been nominated for SNL several times before. Neither feel like slam-dunks, but this is a category that favors well-liked veterans, and both are definitely that. The final slot right now goes to Christine Baranski, who has been nominated before for her role on The Big Bang Theory, and had another great episode. The fact that Laurie Metcalf has never managed a nod for Mary Cooper is still something that baffles me, considering how much these voters clearly like her. Beyond those eight mentioned, there is Amy Schumer. I initially thought she would be a slam dunk, but there is so much competition. A nod would not shock me. Patty Duke could get a sentimental last nod, several Mom veterans are the in running,as are multiple roles from June Squibb and EGOT legend Rita Moreno, and veteran Andrea Martin. Anna Camp, Becky Ann Baker, and Jenny Slate should be taking some slots, but will probably be ignored over bigger names. Broad City has a great pair in Melissa Leo and Cynthia Nixon, as does Grace & Frankie with Estelle Parsons and Swoosie Kurtz. Finally, Emmy favorite Claire Danes could be a double nominee with her role in Master of None. 

Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks' Sully First Trailer

They say to never judge a book by its cover, and the same should probably be said of movies and their trailers. But, I think this looks like it could be a big fall release, and a big Oscar contender come end of year. The September release date gives me a bit of a pause, but then again, maybe WB is realizing that getting their awards stuff out a bit earlier nowadays is actually a plus. Check out the trailer below:

Academy Adds 683 New Members

Diversity is their new goal, and these new members prove that. It also tells us more than we ever wanted to know about the issues within the Academy. The fact that folks like Loretta Devine, Anthony Anderson, Ice Cube, Vivica A. Fox, Regina King, Nia Long, Eva Mendes, Michelle Rodriguez, and The Wayans Bros never managed to get an invitation until this year despite each having well over a decade (sometimes several decades) of film work is not good for this industry, and yet unsurprising. Check out the full list, the Academy's biggest class yet.

Mahershala Ali – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1 and 2),” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
Anthony Anderson – “The Departed,” “Hustle & Flow”
Adam Beach – “Suicide Squad,” “Flags of Our Fathers”
Kate Beckinsale – “Love & Friendship,” “The Aviator”
Chadwick Boseman – “Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”
John Boyega – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Attack the Block”
Betty Buckley – “Wyatt Earp,” “Carrie”
Rose Byrne – “X-Men: First Class,” “Bridesmaids”
Julie Carmen – “The Milagro Beanfield War,” “Gloria”
Enrique Castillo – “Déjà Vu,” “Bound by Honor”
Morris Chestnut – “G.I. Jane,” “Boyz N the Hood”
Cliff Curtis – “Live Free or Die Hard,” “Training Day”
Loretta Devine – “Crash,” “I Am Sam”
Carmen Ejogo – “Selma,” “Sparkle”
Idris Elba – “Beasts of No Nation,” “Pacific Rim”
America Ferrera – “Cesar Chavez,” “End of Watch”
Vivica A. Fox – “Kill Bill,” “Independence Day”
Andrew Garfield – “99 Homes,” “The Amazing Spider-Man”
Greta Gerwig – “Frances Ha,” “To Rome with Love”
Jesse D. Goins – “The Ugly Truth,” “Patriot Games”
Bruce Greenwood – “Flight,” “Star Trek”
Carla Gugino – “Watchmen,” “Night at the Museum”
Luis Guzmán – “Punch-Drunk Love,” “Carlito’s Way”
Dennis Haysbert – “Dear White People,” “Wreck-It Ralph”
Tom Hiddleston – “Crimson Peak,” “Marvel’s The Avengers”
James Hong – “Safe,” “Mulan”
Oscar Isaac – “Ex Machina,” “A Most Violent Year”
O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson* – “Ride Along,” “Friday”
Dakota Johnson – “Black Mass,” “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Cherry Jones – “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “Signs”
Michael B. Jordan – “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”
Daniel Dae Kim – “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” “Crash”
Regina King – “Ray,” “Jerry Maguire”
Brie Larson – “Room,” “Trainwreck”
Byung-Hun Lee – “Terminator Genisys,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”
Nia Long – “Keanu,” “Boyz N the Hood”
Sal Lopez – “The Astronaut Farmer,” “Full Metal Jacket”
Ignacio López Tarso – “Under the Volcano,” “Nazarin”
Patti LuPone – “Parker,” “Driving Miss Daisy”
Peter Mackenzie – “Trumbo,” “42”
Rachel McAdams – “Spotlight,” “Midnight in Paris”
Eva Mendes – “The Place beyond the Pines,” “Hitch”
Tatsuya Nakadai – “Ran,” “Kagemusha”
Adepero Oduye – “The Big Short,” “12 Years a Slave”
Marisa Paredes – “The Skin I Live In,” “All about My Mother”
Nate Parker – “Beyond the Lights,” “Red Tails”
Harold Perrineau – “Zero Dark Thirty,” “28 Weeks Later”
Jorge Perugorría – “Che,” “Strawberry and Chocolate”
Silvia Pinal – “Vintage Model,” “The Exterminating Angel”
Freida Pinto – “Immortals,” “Slumdog Millionaire”
Michelle Rodriguez – “Avatar,” “Girlfight”
Anika Noni Rose – “For Colored Girls,” “Dreamgirls”
Cecilia Roth – “Lucia Lucia,” “All about My Mother”
Mark Rylance – “Bridge of Spies,” “The Other Boleyn Girl”
Pepe Serna – “The Black Dahlia,” “The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez”
Martin Starr – “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Adventureland”
Elizabeth Sung – “Memoirs of a Geisha,” “The Joy Luck Club”
Sharmila Tagore – “Dhadkan,” “The World of Apu”
Tessa Thompson – “Creed,” “Dear White People”
Lorraine Toussaint – “Selma,” “Middle of Nowhere”
Glynn Turman – “Super 8,” “Men of Honor”
Gabrielle Union – “Top Five,” “Bad Boys II”
Jacob Vargas – “The 33,” “Jarhead”
Alicia Vikander – “The Danish Girl,” “Ex Machina”
Emma Watson – “The Bling Ring,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Big Hero 6,” “Let’s Be Cops”
Marlon Wayans – “The Heat,” “Requiem for a Dream”
Rita Wilson – “It’s Complicated,” “Runaway Bride”
Daphne Zuniga – “Staying Together,” “Spaceballs”

Casting Directors
Shaheen Baig – “Youth,” “The Impossible”
Sharon Bialy – “Secret in Their Eyes,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus”
Sara Bilbatua – “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Devil’s Backbone”
Antoinette Boulat – “Diary of a Chambermaid,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Deirdre Bowen – “Eastern Promises,” “Billy Madison”
Jacqueline Brown – “Akeelah and the Bee,” “Jackie Brown”
Carmen Cuba – “The Martian,” “Side Effects”
Christian Kaplan – “The Book of Life,” “Rio”
Moonyeenn Lee – “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Blood Diamond”
Natalie Lyon – “Inside Out,” “Toy Story 3”
Walter Rippell – “Everybody Has a Plan,” “The Secret in Their Eyes”
Richard Rousseau – “Saint Laurent,” “Renoir”
Kim Taylor-Coleman – “Dope,” “Oldboy”
Manuel Teil – “Babel,” “Y Tu Mamá También”

Bárbara Alvarez – “The Second Mother,” “Whisky”
C. Mitchell Amundsen – “Ride Along 2,” “Now You See Me”
Adam Arkapaw – “Macbeth,” “McFarland, USA”
Sergio Armstrong – “No,” “The Maid”
Michael Barrett – “Ted 2,” “A Million Ways to Die in the West”
Natasha Braier – “The Rover,” “The Milk of Sorrow”
Lula Carvalho – “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “RoboCop”
Caroline Champetier – “Holy Motors,” “Of Gods and Men”
Enrique Chediak – “The 5th Wave,” “The Maze Runner”
Charlotte Bruus Christensen – “Far from the Madding Crowd,” “The Hunt”
Sofian El Fani – “Timbuktu,” “Blue Is the Warmest Color”
Mátyás Erdély – “Son of Saul,” “The Quiet Ones”
Frank Griebe – “A Hologram for the King,” “Cloud Atlas”
Kirsten Johnson – “CitizenFour,” “This Film Is Not Yet Rated”
Judith Kaufmann – “13 Minutes,” “Inbetween Worlds”
Jeanne Lapoirie – “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” “My Little Princess”
Hélène Louvart – “The Wonders,” “Pina”
Félix Monti – “Our Last Tango,” “The Secret in Their Eyes”
Peter Pau – “The Forbidden Kingdom,” “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”
Daniel Pearl – “Friday the 13th,” “Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem”
Poon Hang-Sang – “Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster,” “Kung Fu Hustle”
Gökhan Tiryaki – “Winter Sleep,” “Once upon a Time in Anatolia”
Kim White – “Inside Out,” “Toy Story 3”
Jo Willems – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1 and 2),” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Steve Yedlin – “Carrie,” “Looper”
Nelson Yu Lik-Wai – “A Simple Life,” “24 City”
Haris Zambarloukos – “Cinderella,” “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”
Zhao Fei – “The Sun Also Rises,” “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion”

Costume Designers
Olivier Bériot – “Lucy,” “Taken”
Madeline Fontaine – “The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet,” “Yves Saint Laurent”
Pierre-Yves Gayraud – “Albert Nobbs,” “The Bourne Identity”
Sonia Grande – “Magic in the Moonlight,” “Even the Rain”
Suttirat Anne Larlarb – “Steve Jobs,” “127 Hours”
Manon Rasmussen – “Nymphomaniac,” “A Royal Affair”

Yoshihito Akatsuka – “The Left Ear,” “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale”
Kokayi Ampah – “Knight and Day” “Flags of Our Fathers”
Jille Azis – “Magic in the Moonlight,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Hannah E. Beachler – “Miles Ahead,” “Creed”
Bert Berry – “Inside Out,” “Cars 2”
Celia Bobak – “The Martian,” “Shanghai”
Stephanie Carroll – “Elsa & Fred,” “Monsoon Wedding”
Sue Chan – “Gone Girl,” “300: Rise of an Empire”
Rodolfo Damaggio – “Tomorrowland,” “Terminator Genisys”
Rena DeAngelo – “Bridge of Spies,” “The Judge”
Warren Drummond – “Straight Outta Compton,” “Nightcrawler”
Colin Gibson – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Happy Feet Two”
Bernhard Henrich – “Bridge of Spies,” “Unfinished Business”
Kalina Ivanov – “Max,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
Michael Anthony Jackson – “Gods of Egypt,” “Fantastic Four”
Philip Keller – “Jurassic World,” “The Last Witch Hunter”
Carolyn A. Loucks – “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “RoboCop”
Chris Lowe – “Spectre,” “Into the Woods”
Ina Mayhew – “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds”
Alice Normington – “Suffragette,” “Nowhere Boy”
Hamish Purdy – “The Revenant,” “Step Up All In”
Peter Ramsey* – “Penguins of Madagascar,” “Shrek the Third”
Pilar Revuelta – “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”
Mark Ricker –“Trumbo,” “Get on Up
Dena Roth – “The Wedding Ringer,” “Think Like a Man Too”
David Schlesinger – “True Story,” “Annie”
Richard Sherman – “The Gift,” “Beautiful Creatures”
Michael Standish – “The Danish Girl,” “Victor Frankenstein”
Yohei Taneda – “Monster Hunt,” “The Hateful Eight”
Lisa Thompson – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “San Andreas”
Patrice Vermette – “Sicario,” “The Young Victoria”
Frank Walsh – “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” “High-Rise”

Lenny Abrahamson – “Room,” “Frank”
Naji Abu Nowar – “Theeb”
Maren Ade – “Everyone Else,” “The Forest for the Trees”
Lexi Alexander – “Punisher: War Zone,” “Green Street Hooligans”
Haifaa al-Mansour – “Wadjda”
Ana Lily Amirpour – “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”
Amma Asante – “Belle,” “A Way of Life”
Katie Aselton – “Black Rock,” “The Freebie”
Ramin Bahrani – “99 Homes,” “At Any Price”
Anna Boden – “Mississippi Grind,” “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”
Catherine Breillat – “The Sleeping Beauty,” “Sex Is Comedy”
Israel Cárdenas – “Sand Dollars,” “Carmita”
Carlos Carrera – “Backyard,” “El Crimen del Padre Amaro”
Nuri Bilge Ceylan – “Winter Sleep,” “Once upon a Time in Anatolia”
Souleymane Cissé – “Brightness,” “The Wind”
Isabel Coixet – “Learning to Drive,” “Elegy”
Ryan Coogler – “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”
Scott Cooper – “Black Mass,” “Crazy Heart”
John Crowley – “Brooklyn,” “Closed Circuit”
Julie Dash – “Daughters of the Dust”
Tamra Davis – “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” “Billy Madison”
Jonathan Dayton – “Ruby Sparks,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
Dominique Deruddere – “Flying Home,” “Everybody Famous!”
Xavier Dolan – “Mommy,” “Tom at the Farm”
Cheryl Dunye – “My Baby’s Daddy,” “The Watermelon Woman”
Deniz Gamze Ergüven – “Mustang”
Valerie Faris – “Ruby Sparks,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
Shana Feste – “Endless Love,” “Country Strong”
Hannah Fidell – “A Teacher”
Anne Fletcher – “The Proposal,” “Step Up”
Ari Folman – “The Congress,” “Waltz with Bashir”
Anne Fontaine – “Gemma Bovery,” “Coco before Chanel”
Cary Joji Fukunaga – “Beasts of No Nation,” “Jane Eyre”
Nicole Garcia – “A View of Love,” “Charlie Says”
Juan Antonio Garcia Bayona – “The Impossible,” “The Orphanage”
Sarah Gavron – “Suffragette,” “Brick Lane”
Lesli Linka Glatter – “The Proposition,” “Now and Then”
Ciro Guerra – “Embrace of the Serpent,” “The Wind Journeys”
Laura Amelia Guzmán – “Sand Dollars,” “Carmita”
Sanaa Hamri – “Just Wright,” “Something New”
Mia Hansen-Løve – “Eden,” “The Father of My Children”
Mahamet-Saleh Haroun – “Grigris,” “Our Father”
Mary Harron – “The Notorious Bettie Page,” “American Psycho”
Marielle Heller – “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
Albert Hughes – “The Book of Eli,” “Dead Presidents”
Hou Hsiao-Hsien – “The Assassin,” “Three Times”
Patty Jenkins – “Wonder Woman,” “Monster”
Naomi Kawase – “Still the Water,” “The Mourning Forest”
Abdellatif Kechiche – “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” “Black Venus”
Abbas Kiarostami – “Certified Copy,” “Taste of Cherry”
So Yong Kim – “For Ellen,” “In Between Days”
Kiyoshi Kurosawa – “Seventh Code,” “Pulse”
Karyn Kusama – “Jennifer’s Body,” “Girlfight”
Francis H. Lawrence – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” “I Am Legend”
Tobias Lindholm – “A War,” “A Hijacking”
Phyllida Lloyd – “The Iron Lady,” “Mamma Mia!”
Ken Loach – “The Wind That Shakes the Barley,” “Kes”
Julia Loktev – “The Loneliest Planet,” “Day Night Day Night”
Ami Canaan Mann – “Jackie & Ryan,” “Texas Killing Fields”
Lucrecia Martel – “The Headless Woman,” “The Holy Girl”
Adam McKay – “The Big Short,” “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”
Deepa Mehta – “Midnight’s Children,” “Water”
Ursula Meier – “Sister,” “Home”
Rebecca Miller – “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” “Personal Velocity”
Karen Moncrieff – “The Dead Girl,” “Blue Car”
Cristian Mungiu – “Graduation,” “4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days”
Anna Muylaert – “The Second Mother”
László Nemes – “Son of Saul”
María Novaro – “The Good Herbs,” “Lola”
Victor Nunez – “Spoken Word,” “Ulee’s Gold”
Euzhan Palcy – “Siméon,” “A Dry White Season”
Park Chan-wook – “Stoker,” “Oldboy”
Lucía Puenzo – “The German Doctor,” “El Niño Pez”
Lynne Ramsay – “We Need to Talk about Kevin,” “Morvern Callar”
Dee Rees – “Pariah”
Nicolas Winding Refn – “Only God Forgives,” “Drive”
Patricia Riggen – “The 33,” “Girl in Progress”
Gillian Robespierre – “Obvious Child”
Patricia Rozema – “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl,” “Mansfield Park”
Marjane Satrapi – “The Voices,” “Persepolis”
Sam Taylor-Johnson – “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Nowhere Boy”
George Tillman, Jr. – “Notorious,” “Soul Food”
Luis Valdez – “La Bamba,” “Zoot Suit”
Melvin Van Peebles – “Identity Crisis,” “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song”
Margarethe von Trotta – “Rosenstrasse,” “Marianne and Juliane”
Lana Wachowski – “Cloud Atlas,” “The Matrix Trilogy”
Lilly Wachowski – “Cloud Atlas,” “The Matrix Trilogy”
Taika Waititi – “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” “What We Do in the Shadows”
James Wan – “The Conjuring,” “Saw”
Keenan Ivory Wayans – “Scary Movie,” “A Low Down Dirty Shame”
Apichatpong Weerasethakul – “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” “Tropical Malady”

Joslyn Barnes – “The House I Live In,” “Trouble the Water”
Danielle Renfrew Behrens – “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” “The Queen of Versailles”
Joe Bini – “Tales of the Grim Sleeper,” “Encounters at the End of the World”
Douglas Blush – “The Hunting Ground,” “The Invisible War”
Rachel Boynton – “Big Men,” “Our Brand Is Crisis”
Irene Taylor Brodsky – “The Final Inch,” “Hear and Now”
Margaret Brown – “The Great Invisible,” “The Order of Myths”
Nancy Buirski – “Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq,” “The Loving Story”
Maro Chermayeff – “Marina Abramovic The Artist Is Present,” “The Kindness of Strangers”
Ramona S. Diaz – “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” “Imelda”
James Gay-Rees – “Amy,” “Senna”
Haile Gerima – “Teza,” “Ashes and Embers”
Laurens Grant – “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” “Freedom Riders”
Richard Hankin – “Art and Craft,” “God Loves Uganda”
Kazuo Hara – “A Dedicated Life,” “The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On”
Thomas Allen Harris – “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People,” “Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela”
Matthew Heineman – “Cartel Land,” “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare”
Judith Helfand – “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement,” “Blue Vinyl”
Amy Hobby – “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” “Shepard & Dark”
Kirsten Johnson* – “Cameraperson,” “CitizenFour”
Asif Kapadia – “Amy,” “Senna”
Aviva Kempner – “Rosenwald,” “The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg”
Pedro Kos – “The Square,” “Waste Land”
Victor Kossakovsky – “Vivan las Antipodas!,” “The Belovs”
Anita Lee – “Stories We Tell,” “Everybody’s Children”
Shola Lynch – “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,” “Chisholm ’72 – Unbought & Unbossed”
Louis Massiah – “W.E.B. Dubois: A Biography in Four Voices”
Amanda Micheli – “La Corona,” “Double Dare”
Spencer Nakasako – “Refugee,” “A.K.A. Don Bonus”
Emiko Omori – “Rabbit in the Moon,” “Regret to Inform”
Joshua Oppenheimer – “The Look of Silence,” “The Act of Killing”
Dawn Porter – “Trapped,” “Gideon’s Army”
Gini Reticker – “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” “Asylum”
Azin Samari* – “Ethel,” “The September Issue”
Jessica Sanders – “After Innocence,” “Sing!”
Regina Scully – “The Hunting Ground,” “Alive Inside”
Signe Byrge Sørensen – “The Look of Silence,” “The Act of Killing”
David Teague – “Cutie and the Boxer,” “Freeheld”
Trinh T. Minh-ha – “Forgetting Vietnam,” “Surname Viet Given Name Nam”
Jean Tsien – “Shut Up & Sing,” “Scottsboro: An American Tragedy”
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi – “Meru,” “Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love”
Wang Bing – “Three Sisters,” “West of the Tracks”

Pam Abdy
Courtney D. Armstrong
Arturo Barquet
Arianna Bocco
Nicole Brown
Rona Cosgrove
Craig Dehmel
Zanne Devine
Lisa Ellzey
Monique Esclavissat
Pauline Fischer
DeVon Franklin
David W. Greenbaum
Matthew Greenfield
Erica Huggins
Peter Kujawski
Pamela Kunath
Christine Langan
Bonni Lee
James F. Lopez
Xavier Marchand
Anikah Elizabeth McLaren
James Rupert Jacob Murdoch
Lachlan K. Murdoch
Gigi Pritzker
Josh Sapan
Scott Shooman
Adrian Smith
Frank H. Smith
Darren Dennis Throop
Jason D. Young

Film Editors
Niels Pagh Andersen – “The Look of Silence,” “The Act of Killing”
Joe Bini – “We Need to Talk about Kevin,” “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”
Bettina Böhler – “Phoenix,” “Barbara”
Pernille Bech Christensen – “The Salvation,” “In a Better World”
Raúl Antonio Dávalos – “The Amateurs,” “Meet Wally Sparks”
Marie-Hélène Dozo – “Two Days, One Night,” “L’Enfant”
Amy E. Duddleston – “Elegy,” “Laurel Canyon”
Suzy Elmiger – “Lola Versus,” “Mighty Fine”
Sim Evan-Jones – “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” “Shrek”
Sarah Flack – “Away We Go,” “Lost in Translation”
Affonso Gonçalves – “Carol,” “Winter’s Bone”
Matthew Hamachek – “Cartel Land,” “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front”
Chris King – “Amy,” “Exit through the Gift Shop”
Pedro Kos – “The Square,” “Waste Land”
Sylvie Landra – “Catwoman,” “The Fifth Element”
Tom McArdle – “Spotlight,” “The Station Agent”
Adam Nielsen – “A War,” “A Hijacking”
Kevin Nolting – “Inside Out,” “Up”
Nathan Nugent – “Room,” “Frank”
Stan Salfas – “Morning,” “Let Me In”
Azin Samar – “Ethel,” “The September Issue”
Margaret Sixel – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Happy Feet”
Mary Stephen – “Blind Mountain,” “A Tale of Winter”
Troy Takaki – “Baggage Claim,” “The Bounty Hunter”
Camilla Toniolo – “His Way,” “Company Man”
Bernat Vilaplana – “Crimson Peak,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”
Pax Wassermann – “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,” “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”
Julia Wong – “Hercules,” “Extract”
Mark Yoshikawa – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1 and 2),” “The Tree of Life”

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists
Karen Asano-Myers – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “42”
Pierce Austin – “Concussion,” “After Earth”
Julie Dartnell – “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Les Misérables”
Beatrice De Alba – “Away We Go,” “Frida”
Dave Elsey – “Mr. Holmes,” “The Wolfman”
Camille Friend – “The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained”
Anita Gibson – “Beyond the Lights,” “Top Five”
Giorgio Gregorini – “The Impossible,” “Apocalypto”
Siân Grigg – “The Revenant,” “Ex Machina”
Norma Hill-Patton – “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Company You Keep”
Duncan Jarman – “The Revenant,” “Rush”
Love Larson – “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared,” “The Girl Who Played with Fire”
Angela Levin – “Cake,” “Horrible Bosses”
Ivana Primorac – “Anna Karenina,” “The Reader”
Beverly Jo Pryor – “Straight Outta Compton,” “Selma”
Jan Sewell – “The Danish Girl,” “The Theory of Everything”
Maurizio Silvi – “The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge”
Heba Thorisdottir – “The Hateful Eight,” “Bridesmaids”
Lesley Vanderwalt – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Great Gatsby”
Eva von Bahr – “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared,” “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”

Lesley Barber – “The Moth Diaries,” “Los Locos”
Wendy Blackstone – “Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger,” “To Be Heard”
Mary J. Blige – “The Help,” “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Kathryn Bostic – “Dear White People,” “The New Black”
Carl Davis – “The Understudy,” “Scandal”
Joseph S. DeBeasi – “The Revenant,” “Sicario”
Joanie Diener – “Merchants of Doubt,” “The Skulls”
Fitzgerald Diggs (RZA) – “Django Unchained,” “The Man with the Iron Fists”
Germaine Franco – “Dope,” “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”
Sia Furler – “Zootopia,” “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Peter Golub – “Audrey,” “Countdown to Zero”
Amanda Goodpaster – “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”
Tanya Noel Hill – “Ant-Man,” “Chef”
Deborah Lurie – “Safe Haven,” “Dear John”
Heather McIntosh – “Z for Zachariah,” “Honeymoon”
Marcus Miller – “About Last Night,” “Deliver Us from Eva”
Antonio Pinto – “Amy,” “Senna”
Raphael Saadiq – “Epic,” “Love and Basketball”
Jim Schultz – “Black Mass,” “Inglourious Basterds”
Del Spiva – “Fury,” “Prometheus”
Taura Stinson – “Rio 2,” “Black Nativity”
Joseph Trapanese – “Straight Outta Compton,” “Nightcrawler”
Shigeru Umebayashi – “The Grandmaster,” “2046”
Fernando Velázquez – “Crimson Peak,” “Mama” – “The Great Gatsby,” “Rio”
Marcelo Zarvos – “Rock the Kasbah,” “The Beaver”

Belén Atienza – “Out of the Dark,” “The Impossible”
Amy Baer – “A Storm in the Stars,” “Last Vegas”
David Barron – “Cinderella,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Parts 1 and 2)
Ram Bergman – “Don Jon,” “Looper”
Virginie Besson-Silla – “Lucy,” “The Lady”
Fernando Bovaira – “Biutiful,” “The Sea Inside”
Anne Carey – “Mr. Holmes,” “The Savages”
Debra Martin Chase – “Sparkle,” “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”
Bonnie Curtis – “Albert Nobbs,” “Minority Report”
Susan Downey – “The Judge,” “Sherlock Holmes”
Ed Guiney – “Room,” “Frank”
Paul E. Hall – “Peeples,” “For Colored Girls”
Rachael Horovitz – “Maggie’s Plan,” “Moneyball”
Mark Huffam – “The Martian,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings”
Elizabeth Karlsen – “Carol,” “Made in Dagenham”
Gail Katz – “Pawn Sacrifice,” “The Perfect Storm”
Amy Kaufman – “Beasts of No Nation, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”
Neil Kopp – “Green Room,” “Wendy and Lucy”
Kristie Macosko Krieger – “Bridge of Spies,” “Lincoln”
David Lancaster – “Eye in the Sky,” “Whiplash”
Albert Lee – “Chinese Zodiac,” “Let the Bullets Fly”
Roy Lee – “The Lego Movie,” “Abduction”
Mynette Louie – “Land Ho!,” “Cold Comes the Night”
Daniela Taplin Lundberg – “Beasts of No Nation,” “The Kids Are All Right”
Lori McCreary – “The Magic of Belle Isle,” “Invictus”
Edward L. McDonnell – “Sicario,” “Insomnia”
Jamie Patricof – “Mississippi Grind,” “Blue Valentine”
Amanda Posey – “Brooklyn,” “An Education”
Heather Rae – “The Dry Land,” “Frozen River”
Alexander Rodnyansky – “Leviathan,” “Stalingrad”
Esther García Rodríguez – “Wild Tales,” “The Skin I Live In”
Anish Savjani – “Green Room,” “Meek’s Cutoff”
Allison Shearmur – “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” “Cinderella”
Michael Sugar – “Spotlight,” “The Fifth Estate”
Robert Teitel – “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” “Men of Honor”
Rodrigo Teixeira – “The Witch,” “Mistress America”
Nina Yang Bongiovi – “Dope,” “Fruitvale Station”

Public Relations
Michael S. Agulnek
Marina Bailey
Jacqueline L. Bazan
Stephen D. Bruno
Cassandra O. Butcher
Zachary Eller
Linda Guerrero
Barry Dale Johnson
Kate Lee
Amy Mastriona
R.J. Millard
Kelly Bush Novak
Fumiko Kitahara Otto
Jack Pan
Terra Potts
Arnold Robinson
David Stern
Lisa Taback
Jean-Pierre Vincent
David S. Waldman
Ryan Werner
Katherine Willing

Short Films and Feature Animation
Alê Abreu – “Boy and the World,” “Cosmic Boy”
Line K. Andersen – “The Croods,” “Monsters vs Aliens”
Bruce Anderson – “Rio 2,” “Rio”
Graham Annable – “The Boxtrolls,” “ParaNorman”
Guillaume Aretos – “Puss in Boots,” “Shrek the Third”
Serena Armitage – “Stutterer,” “Scorned”
Sanjay Bakshi – “The Good Dinosaur,” “Monsters University”
Maxwell Boas – “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Rise of the Guardians”
Lydia Bottegoni – “Hotel Transylvania,” “Surf’s Up”
Rebecca Wilson Bresee – “Zootopia,” “Frozen”
Mark Burton – “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” “Gnomeo & Juliet”
Chris Butler – “ParaNorman,” “Coraline”
Clément Calvet – “Cafard,” “Song of the Sea”
Tom Cardone – “Rio 2,” “Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!”
Marci Carlin – “The Soul of Nashville,” “Human Destiny”
Galen Tan Chu – “Epic,” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”
Benjamin Cleary – “Love Is a Sting,” “Stutterer”
Pam Coats – “Gnomeo & Juliet,” “Mulan”
Melissa Beth Cobb – “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Kung Fu Panda 2”
Deborah Cook – “The Boxtrolls,” “ParaNorman”
Jamie Oliver Donoughue – “Shok,” “Life on the Line”
Renato Dos Anjos – “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt”
Jeff Draheim – “Frozen,” “The Princess and the Frog”
Karen Dufilho – “Duet,” “For the Birds”
Pato Escala – “Bear Story”
Katie Fico – “Zootopia,” “Feast”
Michael Fong – “Inside Out,” “Toy Story 3”
Lori Forte – “Epic,” “Ice Age Continental Drift”
Oorlagh George – “The Shore”
Jonathan Gibbs – “Turbo,” “The Croods”
Steven Goldberg – “Frozen,” “Tangled”
Judith Gruber-Stitzer – “Wild Life,” “When the Day Breaks”
Jorge R. Gutierrez – “The Book of Life,” “Carmelo”
Jane Hartwell – “The Croods,” “Madagascar”
Georgina Hayns – “The Boxtrolls,” “ParaNorman”
Janet Healy – “Minions,” “Despicable Me 2”
Tang K. Heng – “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Kung Fu Panda”
Jon W.S. Huertas – “The Box,” “Lone”
Raman Hui – “Monster Hunt,” “Shrek the Third”
Claire Jennings – “Coraline,” “Father and Daughter”
Yong Duk Jhun – “The Croods,” “Shrek Forever After”
Sahim Omar Kalifa – “Bad Hunter,” “Baghdad Messi”
Scott Kersavage – “Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”
Basil Khalil – “Ave Maria,” “Shooter”
Michael Knapp – “Epic,” “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”
Robert Kondo – “The Dam Keeper,” “La Luna”
Shawn Krause – “Inside Out,” “Cars 2”
Max Lang – “Room on the Broom,” “The Gruffalo”
Nicolas Marlet – “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
Steve Martino – “The Peanuts Movie,” “Ice Age Continental Drift”
Dale Mayeda – “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” “Frozen”
Brian McLean – “The Boxtrolls,” “ParaNorman”
Mike Mitchell – “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” “Shrek Forever After”
Joe Moshier – “Penguins of Madagascar,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
James Ford Murphy – “Lava,” “Cars”
Kiel Murray – “Up,” “Cars”
Yoshiaki Nishimura – “When Marnie Was There,” “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”
Kyle Odermatt – “Big Hero 6,” “Paperman”
Linda Campos Olszewski – “Car-Ma’,” “A Bad Hair Day”
Gabriel Osorio – “Bear Story,” “Residuos”
Sanjay Patel – “Sanjay’s Super Team,” “Tokyo Mater”
Martin Pope – “Room on the Broom,” “Chico & Rita”
Christian Potalivo – “The New Tenants,” “The Pig”
Tina Price – “Dinosaur,” “Fantasia/2000”
Peter Ramsey – “Rise of the Guardians,” “Monsters vs Aliens”
Denise Ream – “The Good Dinosaur,” “Cars 2”
Julie Roy – “Carface,” “Kali the Little Vampire”
Damon Russell – “Curfew,” “Brink”
William Salazar – “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Monsters vs Aliens”
Scott Santoro – “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” “Flushed Away”
Katherine Sarafian – “Brave,” “Lifted”
Kent Seki – “Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Megamind”
Osnat Shurer – “One Man Band,” “Boundin’”
Mireille Soria – “Home,” “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
Richard Starzak – “Shaun the Sheep Movie,” “A Matter of Loaf and Death”
Michael D. Surrey – “The Princess and the Frog,” “The Lion King”
Galyn Susman – “Ratatouille,” “Toy Story 2”
Imogen Sutton – “Prologue,” “The Thief and the Cobbler”
Dice Tsutsumi – “The Dam Keeper,” “Monsters University”
Nora Twomey – “Song of the Sea,” “The Secret of Kells”
Pablo Valle – “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Turbo”
Michael Venturini – “The Good Dinosaur,” “Toy Story 3”
Pierre-Olivier Vincent – “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “How to Train Your Dragon”
Patrick Vollrath – “Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut),” “The Jacket (Die Jacke)”
Dan Wagner – “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Kung Fu Panda 2”
Koji Yamamura – “Muybridge’s Strings,” “Mt. Head”
Hiromasa Yonebayashi – “When Marnie Was There,” “The Secret World of Arrietty”
Raymond Zibach – “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas”

Pud Cusack – “Free State of Jones,” “The Mask of Zorro”
Susan Dawes – “Deadpool,” “Wild”
Chris Duesterdiek – “The Revenant,” “Elysium”
Tammy Fearing – “Trainwreck,” “Bridesmaids”
Roberto Fernandez – “St. Vincent,” “Drive”
Eric Flickinger – “The Big Short,” “World War Z”
Gabriel Gutiérrez – “Automata,” “Mama”
Matthew Harrison – “Paper Towns,” “The Maze Runner”
Nina Hartstone – “The Book Thief,” “Gravity”
Michael Hertlein – “The Hateful Eight,” “American Hustle”
Paul Hsu – “Spotlight,” “Salt”
George Lara – “Chi-Raq,” “Spotlight”
Anna MacKenzie – “Spectre,” “Prometheus”
John G. Marquis – “Godzilla,” “Beautiful Creatures”
James Harley Mather – “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” “Sherlock Holmes”
Chuck Michael – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Timothy Karl Nielsen – “Racing Extinction,” “War Horse”
Eric Norris – “Unbroken,” “Man of Steel”
Ben Osmo – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Happy Feet Two”
Eliza Paley – “Miles Ahead,” “Carol”
Glenfield Payne – “Beasts of No Nation,” “Blue Jasmine”
Michele Perrone – “The Revenant,” “Straight Outta Compton”
Lisa Pinero – “Steve Jobs,” “Fury”
Mac Ruth – “The Martian,” “World War Z”
Christopher Scarabosio – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Paul P. Soucek – “Fright Night,” “Michael Clayton”
Nancy Nugent Title – “Spy,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
Richard Toenes – “Iron Man 3,” “Warrior”
Todd Toon – “The Revenant,” “The Princess and the Frog”
Bernard Weiser – “American Hustle,” “The Hurt Locker”
David White – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Railway Man”
Byron Wilson – “Black Mass,” “True Grit”
Matthew R. Wood – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “WALL-E”
Tamás Zányi – “Son of Saul,” “Delta”

Visual Effects
Kevin Baillie – “The Walk,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
Sara Bennett – “Ex Machina,” “Hercules”
Theo Bialek – “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “The Smurfs 2”
Richard Bluff – “The Big Short,” “Unbroken”
Steve Cremin – “Hail, Caesar!,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1 and 2)”
Lindy Wilson De Quattro – “Pacific Rim,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”
Adrian de Wet – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Parts 1 and 2),” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Matt Dessero – “Jupiter Ascending,” “Divergent”
Deak Ferrand – “By the Sea,” “Lucy”
Ronald Frankel – “Gods of Egypt,” “Riddick”
John Gibson – “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”
Martin Hill – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” “Furious Seven”
Bruce L. Holcomb – “Ant-Man,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Andrew Jackson – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”
Matthew Jacobs – “Gods of Egypt,” “Deliver Us from Evil”
Anders Langlands – “The Martian,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Seth Maury – “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” “Maleficent”
Rich McBride – “The Revenant,” “Gravity”
Kelvin McIlwain – “Furious Seven,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”
Paul Norris – “Ex Machina,” “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”
Dan Oliver – “Gods of Egypt,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Edward M. Pasquarello – “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” “Tomorrowland”
Betsy Paterson – “The Hunger Games,” “The Incredible Hulk”
Matthew Shumway – “The Revenant,” “Life of Pi”
Jason Smith – “The Revenant,” “Super 8”
Kevin Andrew Smith – “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” “Krampus”
Simone Kraus Townsend – “Ant-Man,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Stefano Trivelli – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Pan”
Adam Valdez – “Maleficent,” “World War Z”
David Vickery – “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation,” “Fast & Furious 6”
Steven Warner – “The Brothers Grimsby,” “The Martian”
Andrew Whitehurst – “Ex Machina,” “Paddington”
Andy Williams – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Fury”
Tom Wood – “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Last Witch Hunter”

Jonathan Aibel – “Kung Fu Panda” series, “Monsters vs Aliens”
Sherman Alexie – “The Business of Fancydancing,” “Smoke Signals”
Glenn Berger – “Kung Fu Panda” series, “Monsters vs Aliens”
Andrea Berloff – “Straight Outta Compton,” “World Trade Center”
Vera Blasi – “Tortilla Soup,” “Woman on Top”
Ryan Coogler – “Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”
Destin Daniel Cretton – “Short Term 12,” “I Am Not a Hipster”
Emma Donoghue – “Room”
Tina Fey – “Mean Girls”
Efthimis Filippou – “The Lobster,” “Dogtooth”
Jennifer Flackett-Levin – “Little Manhattan,” “Wimbledon”
Ryan Fleck – “Mississippi Grind,” “Half Nelson”
Alex Garland – “Ex Machina,” “28 Days Later”
Drew Goddard – “The Martian,” “Cloverfield”
Ciro Guerra – “Embrace of the Serpent,” “The Wind Journeys”
Mia Hansen-Løve– “Eden,” “The Father of My Children”
Marielle Heller– “The Diary of a Teenage Girl”
David Henry Hwang – “Possession,” “Golden Gate”
O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson* – “The Players Club,” “Friday”
Jia Zhangke – “Mountains May Depart,” “Still Life”
Miranda July – “The Future,” “Me and You and Everyone We Know”
Laeta Kalogridis – “Terminator Genisys,” “Shutter Island”
Naomi Kawase – “Still the Water,” “Firefly”
Richard Kelly – “Domino,” “Donnie Darko”
Takeshi Kitano – “Outrage,” “Kikujiro”
Hirokazu Koreeda – “Like Father, Like Son,” “Nobody Knows”
Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Lobster,” “Dogtooth”
Lee Chang-dong – “Poetry,” “Oasis”
Sebastián Lelio – “Gloria,” “Navidad”
Mark Levin – “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “Nim’s Island”
Tobias Lindholm – “A War,” “The Hunt”
Adam McKay – “The Big Short,” “The Other Guys”
Rebecca Miller – “Maggie’s Plan,” “The Ballad of Jack and Rose”
Abi Morgan – “Suffragette,” “The Iron Lady”
Cristian Mungiu – “Beyond the Hills,” “Occident”
Phyllis Nagy – “Carol”
László Nemes – “Son of Saul”
Park Chan-wook – “Thirst,” “Oldboy”
Charles Randolph – “The Big Short,” “The Life of David Gale”
Carlos Reygadas – “Silent Light,” “Battle in Heaven”
Clara Royer – “Son of Saul”
Misan Sagay – “Belle,” “The Secret Laughter of Women”
Lorene Scafaria – “The Meddler,” “Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist”
Josh Singer – “Spotlight,” “The Fifth Estate”
Keenan Ivory Wayans – “White Chicks,” “A Low Down Dirty Shame”
Alice Winocour – “Mustang,” “Home”

Tina Anderson
M. James Arnett
Dana Belcastro
Schawn Belston
Katherine Beyda
Lynwen Brennan
Camille Cellucci
Annie Chang
Yolanda T. Cochran
Gary Combs
Jenny Fulle
Theodore E. Gluck
Hal H. Haenel
Ramzi Haidamus
Eunice Huthart
Jeff Imada
Stephanie A. Ito
Mike Knobloch
Ravi D. Mehta
Sunny Park
Manny Perry
Ana Maria Quintana
Nancy St. John
Philip Steuer
Keith Woulard
Susan Zwerman

Adriana Alberghetti
Michelle Bohan
David Bugliari
John Campisi
Esther Chang
Maha Dakhil
David DeCamillo
Jerome Duboz
Helen du Toit
Jeff Gorin
Julie Huntsinger
Tracey R. Jacobs
Adam J. Kanter
Craig Kestel
Franklin Leonard
Betsy A. McLane
Cameron Mitchell
Andrea Nelson Meigs
Emanuel Nunez
Joanelle Romero
Rena Ronson
Lara Sackett
Carin Sage
Phillip Sun
Joanne Roberts Wiles
Warren Zavala

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Variety Talk & Sketch Series

Best Variety Series - Talk
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Other Contenders - The Late Late Show With James Corden, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Conan, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Nightly Show with Larry Willmore, @midnight with Chris Hardwick

Commentary - Stephen Colbert may return not here, but he is really relying on his former popularity. After dominating the Emmys for so long, I don't think that The Daily Show will return, as it has simply not lived up to the John Stewart years so far. That leaves Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and John Oliver from last year (Date Letterman is replaced by Colbert). Real Time could return with such strong election season coverage, and probably missed out because of the sentimentality of Letterman. Then there is one slot left. I am leaning toward Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, because it is easily the best of the bunch. But James Corden's popularity, The Daily Show's dominance, and Conan are possibilities that cannot be ignored.

Best Variety Series - Sketch
Documentary Now!
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live

Other Contenders - Drunk History, Comedy Bang Bang, Tosh.0, Billy On the Street, The Half Hour, Who's Line is it Anyway?, Netflix Presents: The Characters

Commentary - Inside Amy Schumer, SNL, Key & Peele, and Portlandia feel like safe returns. Drunk History was basically a space filler here, so I am going with the star power of Bill Hader and Fred Armisen for Documentary Now! to take the last slot.

Monday, June 27, 2016

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Limited Series

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions
American Crime
The Night Manager
The People Vs. OJ Simpson

Other Contenders - American Horror Story: Hotel, Show Me A Hero, 11.22.63, Flesh & Bone, Childhood's End, The Girlfriend Experience, War & Peace, London Spy, Madoff, Saints and Strangers, True Detective, TUT, The Spoils Before Dying

Commentary - American Horror Story has cleaned up almost every year with Emmy nods. So why is it all of the sudden not making the cut? Well, that might change as a I get closer and get frantic, but for now, I think its time may be over. It will continue to get a lot of nods, particularly the technical ones, but this category is just so packed this year, I don't know who it beats out. Fargo and The People Vs. OJ Simpson are your top two contenders, and I feel pretty solid about American Crime as well, after it did better than expected last season. Roots came back with rave reviews, and while it may not have had the ratings phenomenon that was the original, I think people really responded to it. The last slot is for The Night Manager, but I think it could be the one that could lose out to either AHS, or maybe HBO's Show Me a Hero. Never discount HBO at the Emmys, those folks know how to get their shows in. I would honestly be surprised if anyone other than those seven made it, but True Detective could have had more fans than expected, and the Brits with London Spy and War & Peace are on the radar.

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Made for Television Movie

2016 Nomination Predictions
All the Way
The Dresser
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Other Contenders - A Very Murray Christmas, Coat of Many Colors, Saints and Strangers, Funny Or Die Presents Donald Trump's Art of the Deal: The Movie, Wallander: The Troubled Man

Commentary - As Limited Series explode onto the scene, TV Movies feel like they are slowly dying. But I'm glad they split the categories, because it gives more slots to other side. All the Way and Confirmation are your leading contenders, with HBO on their side. The Dresser is a late-breaking contender that seems to have lit up the critics, and might do the same with Emmy voters. Sherlock's film The Abominable Bride was good, but I feel like the whole series has kind of lost their initial touch. Emmy voters have liked this series a lot in the past, and this category is weak. It's in. The final slot I think will remain with Luther. But Murray's special, Dolly Parton's Coat of Main Colors and Saints and Strangers are right behind it.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions
Bryan Cranston "All the Way"
Idris Elba "Luther"
Tom Hiddleston "The Night Manager"
Anthony Hopkins "The Dresser"
Ian McKellen "The Dresser"
Courtney B. Vance "The People Vs. OJ Simpson"

Other Contenders - Oscar Isaac "Show Me A Hero", Benedict Cumberbatch "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride", Patrick Wilson "Fargo", Bill Murray "A Very Murray Christmas", Cuba Gooding Jr. "The People Vs. OJ Simpson", Malachi Kirby "Roots", Richard Dreyfuss "Madoff", Timothy Hutton "American Crime", Ben Whishaw "London Spy", James Norton "War & Peace", Wes Bentley "American Horror Story: Hotel", Matt Bomer "American Hotel Story: Hotel", Kenneth Branagh "Wallander: The Troubled Man", Paul Dano "War & Peace", Ben Daniels "Flesh & Bone", Colin Farrell "True Detective", Vince Vaughn "True Detective", James Franco "11.22.63", Vincent Kartheiser "Saints & Strangers", Tony Shalhoub "Act One", Aaron Tveit "Grease Live", Michael Kenneth Williams "The Spoils Before Dying"

Commentary - The only two that feel safe are Vance and Cranston, who will probably battle it out for the win. This race was complicated enough for the last four slots, then The Dresser premiered, and it all got thrown for a loop. With those reviews, I don't know how voters pass up the dynamic duo of Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen, but that means some pretty big names are left off. Idris Elba won the SAG, and is clearly beloved among the actors. That leaves one slot. I am going with Tom Hiddleston, because The Night Manager is relatively new, and did well with audiences and critics. But what about Oscar Isaac, previous winner Benedict Cumberbatch, Bill Murray, Patrick Wilson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Malachi Kirby, and a nominee from last year Timothy Hutton? Then there is Ben Whishaw, James Norton, the True Detective duo, Kenneth Branagh, James Franco, last year's nominee Michael Kenneth Williams, multiple Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub, Ben Daniels, and Vincent Kartheiser. All of this means that there are way too many contenders for six slots, and this race is far from over.

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series

2016 Nomination Predictions
Kirsten Dunst "Fargo"
Felicity Huffman "American Crime"
Audra McDonald "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill"
Sarah Paulson "The People Vs. OJ Simpson"
Lili Taylor "American Crime"
Kerry Washington "Confirmation"

Other Contenders - Lady Gaga "American Horror Story: Hotel", Riley Keough "The Girlfriend Experience", Julianne Hough "Grease Live!", Shanice Williams "The Wiz Live!", Angela Lansbury "Driving Miss Daisy", Blythe Danner "Madoff", Sarah Gadon "11.22.63", Sarah Hay "Flesh and Bone", Lily James "War & Peace", Alyvia Alyn Land "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors", Rachel McAdams "True Detective", Samantha Morton "The Last Panthers", Kristen Wiig "A Deadly Adoption"

Commentary - Lady Gaga may have won a Golden Globe for AHS, but I'm not sure that she can make the cut here at the Emmys. Unfortunately, I think the sixth slot belongs to the fantastic Lili Taylor. I hope that Emmy voters recognize that while Gaga is great, Taylor is so much better. The other five feel like they are good to go. Paulson is an Emmy favorite (despite no wins), Washington is great, Dunst is fantastic, Huffman was nominated for American Crime last year, and McDonald is a previous Emmy winner, has already won a Tony for this role, and is just freaking fantastic. Beyond those seven there is Riley Keough for The Girlfriend Experience, Julianne Hough (although I don't know why), the impeccable Shanice Williams, Sarah Gadon, and legends like Blythe Danner and Angela Lansbury, none of which should be discounted. Also watch out for Sarah Hay, Alyvia Alyn Land as a young Dolly Parton, newly minted Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (the best thing about an otherwise awful season), and Kristen Wiig.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Limited Series

2016 Nomination Predictions
Sterling K. Brown "The People Vs. OJ Simpson"
Hugh Laurie "The Night Manager"
Anthony Mackie "All the Way"
Denis O'Hare "American Horror Story: Hotel"
Jesse Plemmons "Fargo"
Forest Whitaker "Roots"

Other Contenders - Wendell Pierce "Confirmation", Frank Langella "All the Way", Bradley Whitford "All the Way", Ted Danson "Fargo", Bokeem Woodbine "Fargo", John Travolta "The People Vs. OJ Simpson", Connor Jessup "American Crime", Richard Cabral "American Crime", Martin Freeman "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride", Nathan Lane "The People Vs. OJ Simpson", Chris Cooper "11.22.63", Jim Broadbent "War & Peace", Jim Broadbent "London Spy", Andre Benjamin "American Crime", Elvis Nolasco "American Crime", Brad Garrett "Fargo", David Alan Grier "The Wiz Live!", Edward Holcroft "London Spy", Alfred Molina "Show Me A Hero", Nick Offerman "Fargo", Evan Peters "American Horror Story: Hotel", Finn Wittrock "American Horror Story: Hotel", Jeffrey Wright "Confirmation"

Commentary - Sterling K. Brown is fantastic in The People Vs. OJ Simpson, and I hope that voters have enough sense to leave off Travolta (who if he gets in, does so on name alone). The AHS guys are yet another test of AHS's strength. Denis O'Hare has managed to always make the cut, but I feel like others like Peters and Wittrock (a nominee last year), will miss out. There are a LOT of guys from Fargo, including Emmy favorites like Ted Danson and Brad Garrett, the fantastic Bokeem Woodbine, and Nick Offerman. But I think if anyone makes the cut it is Jesse Plemmons, who was more like a lead in many ways, and was a scene-stealer. All the Way has a lot of great guys as well, and something tells me I am an idiot for not picking Langella or Whitford, but Anthony Mackie has the better role. Hugh Laurie is an Emmy favorite and great in The Night Manager, and Forest Whitaker is an Oscar-winner in the well-received reboot of Roots. I expect both will do well with Emmy voters. But that leaves out the American Crime guys, particularly Elvis Nolasco, Connor Jessup, and last year's nominee Richard Cabral. Jim Broadbent has two great roles, Martin Freeman has done well here before, Alfred Molina was great in Show Me a Hero, and David Alan Grier was exuberant. The two I am really looking for are the Confirmation pair of Wendell Pierce and Jeffrey Wright. Both are great, but I wonder if it is Kerry Washington that will get the most reward. That being said, neither should not be discounted.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The 42nd Annual Saturn Awards

Best Science Fiction Film
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture

Best Fantasy Film

Best Horror Film
Crimson Peak

Best Action / Adventure Film
Furious 7

Best Thriller Film
Bridge of Spies

Best Actor in a Film
Harrison Ford (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens)

Best Actress in a Film
Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film
Adam Driver (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film
Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Ty Simpkins (Jurassic World)

Best Director
Ridley Scott (The Martian)

Best Writing
Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens)

Best Production Design
Thomas E. Sanders (Crimson Peak)

Best Editing
Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens)

Best Music
John Williams (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens)

Best Costumes
Alexandra Byrne (Avengers: Age of Ultron)

Best Make-Up
Neal Scanlan (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens)

Best Special Effects
Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens)

Best Independent Film Release

Best International Film Release
Turbo Kid

Best Animated Film
Inside Out

Best Science Fiction Television Series

Best Fantasy Television Series

Best Horror Television Series
The Walking Dead

Best Action / Thriller Television Series

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series
The Flash

Best New Media Television Series
Marvel's Daredevil

Best Television Presentation
Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song

Best Actor on Television
Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead)

Best Actress on Television
Caitriona Balfe (Outlander)

Best Supporting Actor on Television
Richard Armitage (Hannibal)

Best Supporting Actress on Television
Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead)

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead)

Best Guest Star on Television
William Shatner (Haven)

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie

2016 Nomination Predictions
Kathy Bates "American Horror Story: Hotel"
Regina King "American Crime"
Melissa Leo "All the Way"
Sarah Paulson "American Horror Story: Hotel"
Anika Noni Rose "Roots"
Jean Smart "Fargo"

Other Contenders - Connie Britton "The People Vs. O.J. Simpson", Angela Bassett "American Horror Story: Hotel", Olivia Colman "The Night Manager", Emayatzy Corinealdi "Roots", Catherine Keener "Show Me a Hero", Jennifer Hudson "Confirmation", Cherry Jones "11.22.63", LaTanya Richardson-Jackson "Show Me a Hero", Winona Ryder "Show Me a Hero", Charlotte Rampling "London Spy", Anna Paquin "Roots", Uzo Aduba "The Wiz Live!", Queen Latifah "The Wiz Live!", Mary J. Blige "The Wiz Live!", Amber Riley "The Wiz Live!", Stephanie Mills "The Wiz Live!", Anna Camp "Saints and Strangers", Gillian Anderson "War and Peace", Cristin Milioti "Fargo", Emily Watson "The Dresser", Zoe Lister-Jones "Confirmation", Kristin Chenoweth "Descendants", Elizabeth Debicki "The Night Manager", Andrea Martin "Act One", Mary Lynn Rajskub "The Girlfriend Experience", Kelly Reilly "True Detective", Allison Tolman "Mad Dogs", Mare Winningham "American Horror Story: Hotel"

Commentary - This category is one to watch for come final list time, because I could go back and forth between now and July 14th. First, this category could tell us whether Emmy voters are still on the American Horror Story train, or whether the wealth of competitors has finally overshadowed the show that has long since hit is creative peak. I still think that Paulson and Bates are in, and while I'm not currently predicting Bassett, she has not yet missed out on a nod. Melissa Leo seems like a shoo-in, but All the Way was not as strong as I expected (although it could still win that TV Movie slot based on reputation and HBO behind it). Jean Smart and Regina King feel like the only two safe slots, and it feels like the Emmy comes down between these two Emmy winners in great roles. Finally, Roots is going to do well, but between Corinealdi and Rose, I choose the better known of the two, hoping both get a second look.The trio from Show Me a Hero should be looked at, but unfortunately I don't see much buzz for that incredible miniseries. Cherry Jones and Connie Britton are recent Emmy favorites in big roles. Charlotte Rampling is fresh off of her Oscar nomination in the awesome London Spy, and Brits Emily Watson and Olivia Colman have great roles. Jennifer Hudson is beloved, Gillian Anderson a television favorite, as is Anna Paquin. This will be a great category no matter who gets nominated.

2016 Emmy Contenders: Best Drama Series

2016 Contenders
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot
Better Call Saul
House of Cards
Downton Abbey
Orange is the New Black
The Americans
Horace and Pete
The Affair
The Path
The Good Wife
The Blacklist
Orphan Black
The Leftovers
Bates Motel
Ray Donovan
Marvel's Daredevil
Fear the Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Mercy Street
Penny Dreadful
The Knick
The Man in The High Castle
Grey's Anatomy
How to Get Away With Murder
Hap and Leonard
Being Mary Jane
Black Sails
Shades of Blue
Happy Valley
Hell on Wheels
Mr. Selfridge
Madam Secretary
Da Vinci's Demons
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Flash
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
12 Monkeys
TURN: Washington's Spies
The Catch
Code Black
Halt and Catch Fire
The Royals

Commentary - House of Cards, Downton Abbey, Better Call Saul, and Game of Thrones, are coming back. I feel good about this. Homeland had a great Season 5, and it should return. I was happy to see it get back in for rebounding in Season 4 after a dismal Season 3. It showed that Emmy voters were paying attention. That leaves two slots. Mad Men is gone, and Orange is the New Black, while currently in my predictions, is a bit weaker since it moved to Drama, and it has a lot of competition. We know though at least one slot is open. Mr. Robot feels like the natural successor, and I think it can get in. There ya go, seven  slots. Done. Right? The Good Wife has nostalgia, The Americans has the critics and a passionate fanbase (albeit small one), Empire is still owed a nod, Narcos is not, The Path, Horace and Pete, and Billions have enough critical support and famous faces to make a dent, and it was unreal how surprisingly good UnReal was in its first season. Bloodline, The Affair, The Leftovers, The Blacklist, and Orphan Black are all veteran shows that have gotten Emmy attention, but not the top nomination. Genre pieces like Bates Motel, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash, Penny Dreadful, Colony, Legends of Tomorrow, 12 Monkeys, Da Vinci's Demons, Grimm, Gotham, Supergirl, Hannibal, The Man in The High Castle, Humans, Sense8, Hap and Leonard, Black Sails, The Walking Dead, and Fear the Walking Dead hope to join their Game of Thrones brother. There are period pieces like Hell on Wheels, Turn, Mr. Selfridge, Halt and Catch Fire, Mercy Street, Poldark, Vikings, and Underground. Finally, don't forget the broadcast big guys like Code Black, The Catch, Greys, Scandal, HTGAWM, Madam Secretary, Bones, Nashville, Blindspot, and Quantico looking to cash in on the large majority of broadcast voters.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

2016 Emmy Contenders: Best Comedy Series

2016 Contenders
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Mozart in the Jungle
The Big Bang Theory
Broad City
You're the Worst
The Last Man on Earth
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jane the Virgin
The Mindy Project
Angie Tribeca
Getting On
House of Lies
Blunt Talk
New Girl
The Odd Couple
Playing House
2 Broke Girls
The Real O'Neals
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Scream Queens
You Me Her
Please Like Me
Survivor's Remorse
The Goldbergs
Lady Dynamite
The Ranch
Grace and Frankie
The Middle
The Muppets
Man Seeking Woman
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Mike & Molly
Fresh Off the Boat
Fuller House
The Carmichael Show
The Detour
The Grinder
The Jim Gaffigan Show
Last Man Standing
Red Oaks

Other Contenders - Veep and Transparent are back, as is Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Silicon Valley most likely. That leaves three slots at least, and Louie and Parks & Rec are out. Modern Family is still on my list for now, but it has been slowly losing voters and nominations over the years, and some strong contenders could watch it go away, kind of like The Big Bang Theory did last year (One of those contenders who could benefit from the at least two available slots. I personally think that black-ish should be and will be in there, with Master of None and Mozart in the Jungle as the next two in line. But streaming has some strong shows out there like Casual, Catastrophe, Love, Wet Hot American Summer, The Mindy Project, You Me Her, Lady Dynamite, Grace and Frankie, The Ranch, Fuller House, and Red Oaks. Despite streaming making huge grounds, that doesn't eliminate old-school, good old-fashioned television. Cable has a plethora of shows in the mix including: Girls, Broad City, You're the Worst, Angie Tribeca, House of Lies, Please Like Me, Getting On, Shameless, Playing House, Blunt Talk, Togetherness, Younger, Teachers, Baskets, Ballers, Man Seeking Woman, Married, The Detour, Survivor's Remorse, and The Jim Gaffigan Show. Finally, broadcast networks may not have had the best luck with the Emmys lately, but that hasn't stopped them from trying: Mom, The Last Man on Earth, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, New Girl, The Odd Couple, Mike & Molly, 2 Broke Girls, Vicious, The Real O'Neals, Superstore, Scream Queens, The Middle, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fresh Off the Boat, The Carmichael Show, Grandfathered, and The Grinder.

Monday, June 20, 2016

The Oscar Narrative: First Oscar Predictions - Best Picture

First 2016 Predictions
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
The Birth of a Nation
Collateral Beauty
La La Land
Manchester By the Sea
Rules Don't Apply

Other Contenders - The Light Between Oceans, The Girl on the Train, Queen of Katwe, The Zookeeper's Wife, Allied, Loving, A United Kingdom, Lion, War Machine, Snowden, Moonlight, Story of Your Life, Zootopia, Finding Dory, Noctural Animals, The Lobster, Wilson, LBJ, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Founder, Gold, Moana, 20th Century Women, All Eyez On Me, Deepwater Horizon, Star Wars: Rogue One, The Lost City of Z, Free Fire, Captain America: Civil War, Bleed for This, The Salesman, American Pastoral, Miles Ahead, Born to Be Blue, The Nice Guys, Midnight Special, A Bigger Splash, The Witch, Maggie's Plan, The Jungle Book, Elvis & Nixon, Everybody Wants Some!!, Cafe Society, Eye in the Sky, Sing Street, The Meddler, Hello, My Name is Doris, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Free State of Jones, The BFG, Nerve, Star Trek Beyond, Jason Bourne, Suicide Squad, Ben-Hur, Kubo and the Two Strings, Hands of Stone, The Magnificent Seven, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Commentary - I think no film goes into 2016 with more Oscar potential than Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Lee has won Director twice, but never the top prize, and with this story, this cast, and this buzz, he could finally take the top prize. Right behind it has to be Nate Parker's Sundance smash The Birth of a Nation. After the #OscarsSoWhite year, this film could diversify the awards, as could Denzel's adaptation of Fences with the magnificent Viola Davis. Damien Chazelle's Whiplash was a huge winner a few years ago, and he returns with the musical La La Land which has a lot of positive buzz, and a dynamic leading duo. Sully is Eastwood and Hanks, Silence brings Scorsese back to the race, Passengers is the sci-fi/fantasy film that could go where Gravity, Mad Max, and others couldn't, and Collateral Beauty is intriguing. Manchester By the Sea is a small Sundance favorite, but dark indies have always found a place in this race. Finally, it has been a long time since Warren Beatty was on the Oscar radar, but the Howard Hughes biopic Rules Don't Apply could be his ticket back. These are my current ten, but there are a lot of other contenders looking to make the list. There are some book adaptations that could be potent like The Zookeeper's Wife, The Light Between Oceans, and The Girl On the Train. Some interesting Oscar-bait films like A United Kingdom, Cannes favorite Loving, Queen of Katwe, the Weinstein's Lion, Stone's Snowden, Moonlight, Story of Your Life, and Gold look promising. There are some projects on the horizon that look interesting but don't seem like slam dunks like 20th Century Women, All Eyez on Me, Deepwater Horizon, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Founder, The Lost City of Z, Wilson, LBJ, Allied, Free State of Jones, War Machine, The Salesman, Bleed for This, and Nocturnal Animals. There are the earlier contenders hoping critics remember them at the end of the year like Midnight Special, Cafe Society, Born To Be Blue, The Meddler, Hello, My Name is Doris, The Nice Guys, A Bigger Splash, The Witch, Sing Street, Everybody Wants Some!!, Eye in the Sky, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Miles Ahead, Born to Be Blue, and Maggie's Plan. Finally, let's not forget the big guys like Star Trek, Star Wars, Zootopia, Finding Dory, Captain American, The Magnificent Seven, Miss Peregrines, Suicide Squad, Jason Bourne, and The Jungle Book. Every once in a while, one of these big guys makes the cut.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

2016 Emmy Contenders: Best Actor in a Drama Series

2016 Contenders
Kevin Spacey "House of Cards"
Bob Odenkirk "Better Call Saul"
Rami Malek "Mr. Robot"
Liev Schreiber "Ray Donovan"
Kyle Chandler "Bloodline"
Hugh Bonneville "Downton Abbey"
Terrence Howard "Empire"
Clive Owen "The Knick"
Paul Giamatti "Billions"
Damian Lewis "Billions"
Michael Sheen "Masters of Sex"
Bobby Cannavale "Vinyl"
James Spader "The Blacklist"
Aaron Paul "The Path"
Hugh Dancy "The Path"
Sam Heughan "Outlander"
Jeremy Piven "Mr. Selfridge"
Peter Capaldi "Doctor Who"
Matthew Rhys "The Americans"
Dominic West "The Affair"
Travis Fimmel "Vikings"
Wagner Moura "Narcos"
Aldis Hodge "Underground"
Charlie Cox "Marvel's Daredevil"
Justin Theroux "The Leftovers"
Freddie Highmore "Bates Motel"
Louis C.K. "Horace and Pete"
Steve Buscemi "Horace and Pete"
Ray Liotta "Shades of Blue"
Andrew Lincoln "The Walking Dead"
Mads Mikkelsen "Hannibal"
David Duchovny "The X-Files"
James Purefoy "Hap and Leonard"
Michael Kenneth Williams "Hap and Leonard"
Bill Sage "Hap and Leonard"
Jimmi Simpson "Hap and Leonard"
Nathan Fillion "Castle"
Josh Hartnett "Penny Dreadful"
Timothy Dalton "Penny Dreadful"
Peter Krause "The Catch"
Jamie Bell "Turn"
Scoot McNairy "Halt and Catch Fire"
Lee Pace "Halt and Catch Fire"
Titus Welliver "Bosch"
Aden Young "Rectify"

Commentary - While there are always going to be more contenders for Drama Actor than Drama Actress, which is a shame considering some of the great shows led by women on television, the overall quality looks to be a lot less this year, with stalwarts Jon Hamm and Jeff Daniels gone, and a lot of uncertainty of who can or should replace them. So we know Spacey and Odenkirk are back, and newcomer Rami Malek feels like a shoo-in for the top three slots. Bloodline's Season 2 is still not great, but Kyle Chandler is a favorite. Liev Schrieber is probably the one who can return, but might not. Billion and Vinyl looked promising with three Emmy-winning actors, but both received mixed responses. Some people loved them, but a lot didn't, and I don't know how that will influence Emmy voting. Clive Owen and Terrence Howard hope now that some of the competition is gone, they can take their spots, and Hugh Bonneville is poised to carry the wave of Downton Abbey nostalgia back into this race. Doctor Who finally submitted itself for the Emmys. They don't normally go for sci-fi television shows (and Game of Thrones pretty much gets those votes), but Doctor Who is a classic, they have never really gotten a chance to reward it, and Peter Capaldi might garner some support. Matthew Rhys, Michael Sheen, James Spader, Wager Moura, Justin Theroux, the Horace and Pete guys, Sam Heughan, Dominic West, Aldis Hodge, Freddie Highmore, and The Path duo are probably filling out the top twenty or so. The rest of guys? They probably need a miracle.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2016 Emmy Contenders: Best Actress in a Drama Series

2016 Emmy Contenders
Viola Davis "How to Get Away With Murder"
Taraji P. Henson "Empire"
Claire Danes "Homeland"
Julianna Margulies "The Good Wife"
Robin Wright "House of Cards"
Tatiana Maslany "Orphan Black"
Taylor Schilling "Orange is the New Black"
Michelle Dockery "Downton Abbey"
Krysten Ritter "Jessica Jones"
Kerry Washington "Scandal"
Connie Britton "Nashville"
Melissa Benoist "Supergirl"
Vera Farmiga "Bate's Motel"
Megan Boone "The Blacklist"
Eva Green "Penny Dreadful"
Lizzy Caplan "Masters of Sex"
Keri Russell "The Americans"
Caitriona Balfe "Outlander"
Jaimie Alexander "Blindspot"
Shiri Appleby "UnReal"
Tea Leoni "Madam Secretary"
Carrie Coon "The Leftovers"
Ruth Wilson "The Affair"
Mariska Hargitay "Law & Order: SVU"
Mary Elizabeth Winstead "Mercy Street"
Jurnee Smollett-Bell "Underground"
Joan Allen "The Family"
Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy"
Marcia Gay Harden "Code Black"
Jennifer Lopez "Shades of Blue"
Patricia Arquette "CSI: Cyber"
Kim Dickens "Fear the Walking Dead"
Alexa Davalos "The Man in High Castle"

Commentary -  With Elisabeth Moss gone there is one open slot, but I wonder if Tatiana Maslany's nominee was a fluke last year, or if voters are finally on board the Orphan Black train. The other four feel safe. Michelle Dockery and Julianna Margulies, who both missed out last year, are hoping that nostalgia for the final seasons of Downton and The Good Wife propel them back in. Also recent nominees like Vera Farmiga, Kerry Washington, Connie Britton, Lizzy Caplan, Taylor Schilling, and Mariska Hargitay are hoping voters take a second look at their roles. Some veteran shows have actresses hoping that they pull a Tatiana Maslany this year, including Ruth Wilson, Carrie Coon, Eva Green, Megan Boone, Keri Russell, Tea Leoni, and Patricia Arquette. Finally, a whole batch of talented actresses on new shows are hoping to strike gold on their first time out: Krysten Ritter, Caitriona Balfe, Jaimie Alexander, Melissa Benoist, Shiri Appleby, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Dickens, Alexa Davalos, Joan Allen, Marcia Gay Harden, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards

I will update the winners live!:

Best Musical - Hamilton
Best Play - The Humans
Best Revival of a Musical - The Color Purple
Best Revival of a Play - A View From the Bridge
Best Actor in a Musical - Leslie Odom Jr. "Hamilton"
Best Actress in a Musical - Cynthia Erivo "The Color Purple"
Best Actor in a Play - Frank Langella "The Father"
Best Actress in a Play - Jessica Lange "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Daveed Diggs "Hamilton"
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Renee Elise Goldsberry "Hamilton"
Best Featured Actor in a Play - Reed Birney "The Humans"
Best Featured Actress in a Play - Jane Houdyshell "The Humans"
Best Direction of a Musical - Thomas Kail "Hamilton"
Best Direction of a Play - Ivo Van Hove "A View From the Bridge"
Best Book of a Musical - Lin-Manuel Miranda "Hamilton"
Best Choreography - Andy Blankenbuehler "Hamilton"
Best Original Score - Lin-Manuel Miranda "Hamilton"
Best Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire "Hamilton"
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Paul Tazewell "Hamilton"
Best Costume Design of a Play - Clint Ramos "Eclipsed"
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Howell Binkley "Hamilton"
Best Lighting Design of a Play - Natasha Katz "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - David Rockwell "She Loves Me"
Best Scenic Design of a Play - David Zinn "The Humans"

Saturday, June 11, 2016

2016 Emmy Contenders: Best Actor in a Comedy Series

2016 Contenders
Jeffrey Tambor "Transparent"
Anthony Anderson "black-ish"
Will Forte "The Last Man on Earth"
Aziz Ansari "Master of None"
William H. Macy "Shameless"
Don Cheadle "House of Lies"
Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory"
Johnny Galecki "The Big Bang Theory"
Gael Garcia Bernal "Mozart in the Jungle"
Rob Delaney "Catastrophe"
Chris Geere "You're the Worst"
Tommy Dewey "Casual"
Thomas Middleditch "Silicon Valley"
Colin Hanks "Life in Pieces"
Paul Rust "Love"
Andy Samberg "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Rob Lowe "The Grinder"
Fred Savage "The Grinder"
John Stamos "Grandfathered"
Josh Thomas "Please Like Me"
Patrick Stewart "Blunt Talk"
Fred Armisen "Portlandia"
Randall Park "Fresh Off the Boat"
Jerrod Carmichael "The Carmichael Show"
Zach Galifianakis "Baskets"
Greg Poehler "You Me Her"
Billy Eichner "Difficult People"
Bruce Campbell "Ash Vs. The Evil Dead"
Billy Gardell "Mike & Molly"
Jason Jones "The Detour"
Dwayne Johnson "Ballers"
Jack Black "The Brink"
Tim Robbins "The Brink"
Denis Leary "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll"
Andy Daly "Review"
Ashton Kutcher "The Ranch"
Will Arnett "Flaked"

Commentary - If black-ish can rake up the buttload of nominations it deserves, then Anthony Anderson could challenge the front runner Jeffrey Tambor. Will Forte probably can't win if he couldn't get in for the pilot, and Aziz Ansari, while great, probably doesn't have the episode. William H. Macy, Don Cheadle, and The Big Bang Theory guys are the old stalwarts holding out for nostalgic votes. Gael Garcia Bernal hopes to ride the wave after his Globe win, and his fellow streaming stars including Tommy Dewey, Rob Delaney, Paul Rust, Greg Poehler, and Ashton Kutcher are hoping binge-watching turns into Emmy voters. Chris Geere is brilliant, Stamos, Savage, and Lowe are hoping for nostalgia as well, Samberg has been ignored for too long, Stewart is the only reason to watch Blunt Talk, Galifianakis is weird, Campbell is great, Leary is blazing, Carmichael goes for the hard issues, and Randall Park is a rock along with his co-star Constance Wu. As always, we'll have to wait and see...

2016 Tony Predictions: Final List

Best Musical - Hamilton
Best Play - The Humans
Best Revival of a Musical - The Color Purple
Best Revival of a Play - A View From the Bridge
Best Actor in a Musical - Lin-Manuel Miranda "Hamilton"
Best Actress in a Musical - Cynthia Erivo "The Color Purple"
Best Actor in a Play - Frank Langella "The Father"
Best Actress in a Play - Jessica Lange "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Daveed Diggs "Hamilton"
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Renee Elise Goldsberry "Hamilton"
Best Featured Actor in a Play - Reed Birney "The Humans"
Best Featured Actress in a Play - Jane Houdyshell "The Humans"
Best Director of a Musical - Thomas Kail "Hamilton"
Best Director of a Play - Joe Mantello "The Humans"
Best Book of a Musical - Lin-Manuel Miranda "Hamilton"
Best Orchestrations - Alex Lacamoire "Hamilton"
Best Choreography - Andy Blankenbuehler "Hamilton"
Best Original Score - Lin-Manuel Miranda "Hamilton"
Best Costume Design of a Musical - Paul Tazewell "Hamilton"
Best Costume Design of a Play - Jane Greenwood "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Best Lighting Design of a Musical - Howell Binkley "Hamilton"
Best Lighting Design of a Play - Justin Townsend "The Humans"
Best Scenic Design of a Musical - David Rockwell "She Loves Me"
Best Scenic Design of a Play - David Zinn "The Humans"

Friday, June 10, 2016

2016 Tony Predictions: Best Musical and Best Play

Best Musical
Will Win - Hamilton
Could Win - Shuffle Along
Commentary - Duh!

Best Play
Will Win - The Humans
Could Win - Eclipsed
Commentary - Eclipsed is the little play that could, but Joe Mantello and Stephan Karam's  The Humans is bolstered by a ton of buzz, will do well in other categories building towards a consensus, and received rave reviews. Plus, Stephen Karam is a rookie star on the rise, with a new show starting in October (A revival of The Cherry Orchard), and Joe Mantello is a legend. I think it easily wins this award.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

2016 Tony Predictions: Best Revival of A Musical and Play

Best Revival of a Musical
Will Win - The Color Purple

Could Win - She Loves Me

Commentary - Both of these productions did really well with nominations, but I think that momentum is on The Color Purple's side. If anything, most reviewers noted that it not only revived the original, but drastically improved it. Plus, it has a better shot it other categories compared to the overall support for She Loves Me.

Best Revival of a Play
Will Win - A View From the Bridge

Could Win - Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Crucible, Blackbird

Commentary - A really great crop of plays this year makes for an interesting race, particularly between A View From the Bridge and Long Day's Journey Into Night. Both have star power, both well-received. I am sticking with  A View From the Bridge for now, but I would not be surprised at a different result.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

2016 Tony Predictions: Best Actor and Actress in a Musical

Best Actor in a Musical
Will Win - Lin-Manuel Miranda "Hamilton"
Could Win - Leslie Odom "Hamilton" and Danny Burstein "Fiddler on the Roof"
Commentary - This is the toughest race of the night. Of the two Hamilton folks, it just seems like Miranda is in the lead. Reviews actually suggest in terms of acting it is probably Odom, but Miranda is everywhere, he is the biggest name in pop culture at the moment, and I think he wins. But there is another choice besides the two Hamilton guys. If they split the vote, which is not out of the question, then it is Danny Burstein, who has done well in precursors, who wins the Tony.

Best Actress in a Musical
Will Win - Cynthia Erivo "The Color Purple"
Could Win - Laura Benanti "She Loves Me", Phillipa Soo "Hamilton", or Jessie Mueller "Waitress"
Commentary - Benanti and Mueller are Tony-winning favorites in popular shows with lots of nominations. And you cannot discount the power of Hamilton, so look out for Soo in her Broadway debut. But I think it is another Broadway debut that will win the Tony. The Color Purple when it first debuted on Broadway last decade did well with Tony voters, and LaChanze won a Tony for this same role. But in hindsight it was seen as a bloated show that, despite a lot of great elements, did not hold up. But the revival apparently trimmed down the excesses, impeccably cast its characters, and found the real center of this incredible story. Erivo is the center of this, and apparently she knocks it out of the park. I think she wins her first of I'm sure many Tony Awards.

Monday, June 6, 2016

The 61st Annual Drama Desk Award Winners

Outstanding Play
The Humans

Outstanding Musical
Shuffle Along

Outstanding Revival of a Play
A View from the Bridge

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
She Loves Me

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Frank Langella, The Father

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me

Outstanding Director of a Play
Ivo van Hove, A View from the Bridge

Outstanding Director of a Musical
(TIE) John Doyle, The Color Purple and Bartlett Sher, Fiddler on the Roof

Outstanding Choreography
Savion Glover, Shuffle Along

Outstanding Music
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star

Outstanding Lyrics
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen

Outstanding Book of a Musical
John Caird, Daddy Long Legs

Outstanding Orchestrations
Larry Hochman, She Loves Me

Outstanding Music in a Play
Philip Glass, The Crucible

Outstanding Set Design for a Play
Christopher Oram, Hughie

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical
David Rockwell, She Loves Me

Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Anita Yavich, The Legend of Georgia McBride

Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
Ann Roth, Shuffle Along

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
Justin Townsend, The Humans

Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Justin Townsend, American Psycho

Outstanding Projection Design 
Finn Ross, American Psycho

Outstanding Sound Design for a Play
Fitz Patton, The Humans

Outstanding Sound Design for a Musical
Dan Moses Schreier, American Psycho

Outstanding Wig and Hair Design
Mia M. Neal, Shuffle Along

Outstanding Solo Performance
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Fully Committed

Unique Theatrical Experience
That Physics Show


The Humans – Special Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble

The Royale – Special Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble

Sheldon Harnick – Special Drama Desk Award

Camp Broadway – Special Drama Desk Award

Danai Gurira – Sam Norkin Award

2016 Tony Predictions: Best Actor and Actress in a Play

Best Actor in a Play
Will Win - Frank Langella "The Father"
Could Win - Jeff Daniels "Blackbird" or Mark Strong "A View From the Bridge"
Commentary - This is a tough five-way race, with each guy making a good case for a Tony win. I think Daniels, a respected and under-rewarded actor is a real dark horse here. That being said, Frank Langella is a three-time Tony winner, a stage legend, and just won the Drama Desk Award last night. In a close race, I'm leaning towards Langella to win his fourth.

Best Actress in a Play
Will Win - Jessica Lange "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Could Win - Lupita Nyong'o "Eclipsed"
Commentary - Two Oscar winners face off in this fierce race. Nyong'o proved she is not a one-hit wonder in the little-play-that-could Eclipsed. But Jessica Lange returns to the stage for the first time in over a decade, she is a living acting legend, and I think she completes the triple crown of acting with a Tony win.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

2016 Tony Predictions: Best Featured Actor and Actress

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Will Win - Daveed Diggs "Hamilton"
Could Win - Any of the other four
Commentary - Consensus is building around Diggs, as the standout of the Hamilton bunch, but this looks like a close race where any of the Hamilton guys could prevail, or they could cancel each other out leading to a Dixon or Fitzgerald victory. Just as the Fun Home girls.

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Will Win - Renee Elise Goldsberry "Hamilton"
Could Win - Danielle Brooks "The Color Purple" or Jane Krakowski "She Loves Me"
Commentary - Have I mentioned yet that Hamilton is probably going to sweep the Tonys this year? It looks like the sweep will include Goldsberry along for the ride, although previous winner Krakowski or Danielle Brooks in her Broadway debut keep the race interesting.

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Will Win - Reed Birney "The Humans"
Could Win - Michael Shannon "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Commentary - This is tight race between two acting veterans. Shannon is the most recognizable of the two, an Oscar nominee, and a movie star. But Birney is a Broadway veteran, with a previous nomination, and has the momentum of the two.

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Will Win - Jayne Houdyshell "The Humans"
Could Win - Saycon Sengbloh "Eclipsed" or Megan Hilty "Noises Off"
Commentary - Megan Hilty finally gets a Tony nomination (for a play of all things!), and Saycon Sengbloh is also a first-time nominee, both of whom have had successful stage careers so far. But veteran Jayne Houdyshell, who earned her third nomination this year, is getting rave reviews, and looks to be a hard one to beat.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

2016 Emmy Contenders: Best Actress in a Comedy Series

2016 Contenders
Julia Louis-Dreyfus "Veep"
Amy Schumer "Inside Amy Schumer"
Lily Tomlin "Grace and Frankie"
Jane Fonda "Grace and Frankie"
Ellie Kemper "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Melissa McCarthy "Mike & Molly"
Anna Faris "Mom"
Gina Rodriguez "Jane the Virgin"
Mindy Kaling "The Mindy Project"
Rachel Bloom "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
Tracee Ellis Ross "black-ish"
Lena Dunham "Girls"
Michaela Watkins "Casual"
Jamie Lee Curtis "Scream Queens"
Emma Roberts "Scream Queens"
Martha Plimpton "The Real O'Neals"
Constance Wu "Fresh Off the Boat"
Aya Cash "You're the Worst"
Rashida Jones "Angie Tribeca"
Betsy Brandt "Life in Pieces"
Lennon Parham "Playing House"
Jessica St. Clair "Playing House"
Emmy Rossum "Shameless"
Ilana Glazer "Broad City"
Abbi Jacobson "Broad City"
Kristen Schaal "The Last Man on Earth"
Laurie Metcalf "Getting On"
Sharon Horgan "Catastrophe"
Sutton Foster "Younger"
Wendi McLendon-Covey "The Goldbergs"
America Ferrera "Superstore"
Eva Longoria "Telenovela"
Carrie Preston "Crowded"

Commentary - There is going to be a moment where Julia Louis-Dreyfus just stops winning. I don't think it is this year, but she is hitting that point where it could happen at any time. With three slots (Falco, Poehler, and Kudrow not returning), this race is probably the most open of the major ones, and it could lead to some overdue recognition. Amy Schumer should return, and she is Louis-Dreyfus' biggest threat. Tomlin should also come back as well, and I think her co-star Jane Fonda will join her this year. Ellie Kemper just had too much competition this year, but they clearly like the show, and I think she easily gets in this time (and honestly should be in the running for the win). Melissa McCarthy could return, and Anna Faris could finally break in. The CW now has two Golden Globe winning actresses still vying for a slot, and while both are great, I wonder if that network will every breakthrough. Mindy Kaling survived the Hulu jump, Tracee Ellis Ross is magnificent, Lena Dunham brought Girls back to its glory this season, Micheala Watkins was engaging, and Constance Wu and Aya Cash avoided the sophomore slump. The Scream Queens, Playing House, and Broad City duo are in the mix, as is Rashida Jones, Laurie Metcalf, Kristen Schall, and hopefully the great Sutton Foster for Younger.

2016 Emmy Contenders: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

2016 Contenders
Jonathan Banks "Better Call Saul"
Peter Dinklage "Game of Thrones"
Christian Slater "Mr. Robot"
Jim Carter "Downton Abbey"
Michael Kelly "House of Cards"
Alan Cumming "The Good Wife"
Mandy Patinkin "Homeland"
Rupert Friend "Homeland"
F. Murray Abraham "Homeland"
Jon Voight "Ray Donovan"
Ben Mendolsohn "Bloodline"
Ray Romano "Vinyl"
Alan Alda "Horace and Pete"
Steve Wright "Horace and Pete"
Kurt Metzger "Horace and Pete"
Tobias Menzies "Outlander"
Rufus Sewell "The Man in High Castle"
Noah Emmerich "The Americans"
Rob James-Collier "Downton Abbey"
Brendan Coyle "Downton Abbey"
Kit Harington "Game of Thrones"
Iain Glen "Game of Thrones"
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau "Game of Thrones"
Isaac Hempstead Wright "Game of Thrones"
Michael McKean "Better Call Saul"
Patrick Fabian "Better Call Saul"
Michael Mando "Better Call Saul"
Paul Ben-Victor "Vinyl"
P.J. Byrne "Vinyl"
Max Casella "Vinyl"
James Jagger "Vinyl"
Ato Essandoh "Vinyl"
Jack Quaid "Vinyl"
J.C. MacKenzie "Vinyl"
Norbert Leo Butz "Mercy Street"
Gary Cole "Mercy Street"
Beau Bridges "Masters of Sex"
Joel Kinnaman "House of Cards"
Andre Holland "The Knick"
Pedro Pascal "Narcos"
Christopher Eccleston "The Leftovers"
Chris Zylka "The Leftovers"
Kevin Carroll "The Leftovers"
Steven Yeun "The Walking Dead"
Chandler Riggs "The Walking Dead"
Norman Reedus "The Walking Dead"
Tony Goldwyn "Scandal"
Guillermo Diaz "Scandal"
Joshua Malina "Scandal"
Jeff Perry "Scandal"
Billy Brown "How to Get Away With Murder"
Alfred Enoch "How to Get Away With Murder"
Jack Falahee "How to Get Away With Murder"
Matt McGorry "How to Get Away With Murder"
Charlie Weber "How to Get Away With Murder"
Bryshere Y. Gray "Empire"
Jussie Smollett "Empire"
Trai Byers "Empire"
Joshua Jackson "The Affair"
Hugh Dancy "The Path"
Justin Chambers "Grey's Anatomy"
James Pickens Jr. "Grey's Anatomy"
Kevin McKidd "Grey's Anatomy"
Jesse Williams "Grey's Anatomy"
Cliff Curtis "Fear the Walking Dead"
Ruben Blades "Fear the Walking Dead"
Frank Dillane "Fear the Walking Dead"
Lorenzo James Henrie "Fear the Walking Dead"

Commentary - All six guys from last year are returning, although Bloodline's middling second season could ruin Mendelsohn's repeat. If those guys don't get in who does? The guys from Homeland should be in consideration for a great season. Jon Voight could return, and Ray Romano could return to the Emmy race in general with Vinyl. There are the guys from Game of Thrones, Horace and Pete (especially Alan Alda), Better Call Saul, The Leftovers, The Walking Dead, Mercy Street, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, Fear the Walking Dead, Vinyl, Beau Bridges, Tobias Menzies, Noah Emmerich, Rufus Sewell, Andre Holland, and Pedro Pascal. But I honestly think there are only a few guys for a slot that might not be open anyway.