Now that we’ve seen another round of Emmy Awards go just to cable TV and streaming, and the Emmys get their lowest ratings yet, here’s the big question: what if the Emmys were really for shows on television, from broadcast networks? What shows would have won? Which actors? Because this begs the question, how could Linda Hunt have been on TV for so long and not gotten an Emmy? Because “NCIS: LA” is on a network and not HBO?
I’ve left out mini series and movies of the week because I can’t think of any on network TV.
Here are my ideas. You tell me at email@example.com what your choices would have been. Maybe people would watch the Emmys with these winners.
- OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish
- OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Ty Burrell, Modern Family
- OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES, Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine Nine Nine
- OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Laurie Metcalf, The Conners
- OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES, “Blackish”
- OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES, Late Night with Seth Meyers
- OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAM, “Shark Tank”
- GOVERNORS AWARD, Tyler Perry
- OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”
- OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES, Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order SVU”
- OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES, Richard Schiff,”The Good Doctor”
- OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES, Linda Hunt “NCIS LA”
- OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES “Law & Order SVU”