Sunday, April 21, 2024

Emmy Nominations: “Billions” Snubbed in a Shocker, People vs. OJ Simpson, Blackish, The Americans Lead


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I want to register my horror here. “Billions,” the best drama on TV, was totally snubbed by the Emmys. No noms at all. Nothing for Paul Giamatti or Damian Lewis or the writing. This is so bizarre, it’s beyond belief.

“Orange is the New Black” is also completely missing. Something went wrong with these shows, big time.

Downton Abbey got blanked in acting except for Maggie Smith. The Good Wife final season got on writing nomination, and that’s it. My guess is “The Americans” sweeps in drama, and “Veep” in comedy. “People vs OJ Simpson” is going to do very well. “Americans” and “OJ” are both from F/X so clearly their publicists are kicking ass.

Lead Actor Drama in a Drama
Kyle Chandler
Rami Malek
Bob Odenkin
Matthew Rhys
Kevin Spacey

Lead Actress in a Drama
Claire Danes
Viola Davis
Taraji P. Henson
Tatyana Maslani
Keri Russell
Robin Wright

Lead Actor in TV Mvoie
Bryan Cranston
Benedict Cumberbatch
Cuba-People vs.
Tom Hiddletson
Courtney B Vance

Lead actress in a Mini Series
Kirsten Dunst
Felicity Huffman
Audra McDonald
Sarah Paulson
Lili Taylor
Keri Washington

Lead actor comedy
Anthony Anderson
Aziz Ansari
Will Forte
Wm M Macy
Thomas Middleditch
Jeffrey Tambor

Lead actress comedy
Ellie Kemper
Julia Louis Dreyfus
Laurie Metcalfe
Tracee Ellis Ross
Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin

Best Movie
A Very Murry Xmas
All the Way

Best Mini Series
American Crime
Night Manager
People vs. OJ Simpson

Best Comedy Series
Maser of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Kimmy Schmidt

Best Drama Series
The Americans
Better Call
Downtown Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mister Robot

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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