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I'm quite literally a nobody. I work for an awesome company that pays me to watch TV and movies and to get people talking. That's my actual job. I also work in TV and film production. So, one would assume, I love visual storytelling. Well, I do. I love it so much. As much as I love it and even though I've been working in the field for 10 + years, it still makes me a nobody in the eyes of the Academy and most people in Hollywood. So, my opinion on today's Emmy nominations, really means nothing. Nonetheless here's my opinion.

I was surprised by how much I agreed with today's nominations, but still there were some snubs. TV is at its best right now; so many shows are pushing boundaries and are delivering quality everything. Some are also just good shows with good writing and good acting, those are the shows that keep on getting nominated. There's nothing wrong with them, but they're aren't doing anything special. I don’t dislike them, I just feel like it’s time for the Academy to notice the newer more lesser known shows.

In a perfect world it would look like this:

PS. I've added a Dramedy category, because I wouldn't really call Shameless comedy.

Outstanding Drama Series

Downton Abbey Trade for another British show Peaky Blinders

Game of Thrones Trade for Rectify

Mad Men

House Of Cards

Orange Is The New Black add to Dramedy category replace with Arrow

Homeland Trade for Orphan Black

Better Call Saul Trade for Justified

Outstanding Comedy Series


Modern Family Trade for Broad City

Parks & Recreation

Silicon Valley

Transparent Add to Dramady category

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

• Jon Hamm, Mad Men

• Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards

• Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Trade for Timothy Olyphant- Justified

• Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Trade for Aden Young- Rectify

• Kyle Chandler, Bloodline

• Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan Trade for Stephen Amell -Arrow

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

• Claire Danes, Homeland Trade for Joelle Carter - Justified

• Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

• Taraji P. Henson, Empire

• Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black *YES!!!!!!*

• Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

• Robin Wright, House Of Cards Trade for Keri Russell -The Americans

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

• Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

• Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

• Jim Carter, Downton Abbey Trade for Walton Goggins-Justified

• Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones Trade for Christopher Eccleston -The Leftovers

• Michael Kelly, House Of Cards

• Alan Cumming, The Good Wife Trade for Matt Czuchry- The Good Wife

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

• Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey Trade for Abigail Spencer- Rectify

• Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones

• Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones Trade for Archie Panjabi -The Good Wife

• Christina Hendricks, Mad Men Trade for Annaleigh Ashford -Master of Sex

• Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black Add to Dramady category

• Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

• Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

• Don Cheadle, House Of Lies- Add to Dramedy category -replace with Thomas Middleditch Silicon Valley

• Louis C.K., Louie

• William H. Macy, Shameless Add to Dramedy category and replace with Key From Key & Peele

• Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Add to Dramedy category and replace with Peele from Key & Peele

• Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

• Will Forte, Last Man On Earth

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

• Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Trade for Ellie Kemper -Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and add to Dramedy category.

• Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

• Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback

• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

• Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer

• Lily Tomlin, Grace And Frankie

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

• Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

• Adam Driver, Girls add to Dramedy- replace with Timothy Simons Veep

• Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele You can't nominate one and not the other!

• Ty Burrell, Modern Family

• Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

• Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

• Niecy Nash, Getting On Add to Dramedy category and she should win

• Julie Bowen, Modern Family

• Allison Janney, Mom

• Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

• Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

• Gaby Hoffman, Transparent Add to the Dramedy category

• Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

• Anna Chlumsky, Veep


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