If We Had an Emmy Ballot

Emmy Ceremonies

Episode 80: Television Academy members have their Emmy ballot. The Water Cooler Podcast gang puts forth their own nominees in the major categories.

This week at the Water Cooler, Joey, Megan, and Clarence each pull out their Emmy ballot and cast their votes as to who they think should be nominated when the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations are announced July 14. How much overlap will their be? Was it difficult to fill the slots? Were any of your favorites included in their picks?

Before that, we’ll talk briefly about Sunday night’s Tony Awards ceremony, or the “Hamiltonies.” As always, we close with our TV Flash Forward.

On Friday, June 17, Amazon will unveil their latest crop of television pilots. As with last year, we’ll be covering the new crop of pilots on our June 27 podcast. Make sure you clear your calendar to join in the discussion as we slice and dice our way through them.

Until then, ENJOY!

05:32 – Tony Awards
11:25 – If We Had an Emmy Ballot
54:44 – Flash Forward

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    Casey Chapman 4 years ago

    Here would be my ballot! Loved the podcast.
    Was sad no mentions of Horace and Pete – which made the long list on the Emmy Ballot.
    Have any of you seen it? It’s FANTASTIC.
    Every actor is deserving of nomination – I would say Louis CK (best actor drama) and Jessica Lange (best supporting actress drama) would be my favorites. Their work is Brilliant – as is the entire cast.

    Below is my very non-traditional choices:

    BEST COMEDY SERIES
    Another Period
    Ash Vs. The Evil Dead
    Broad City
    Getting On
    Grace & Frankie
    Schitt’s Creek
    BEST DRAMA SERIES
    Horace & Pete
    House of Cards
    The Leftovers
    Orange is the New Black
    Wayward Pines
    The X Files
    BEST LIMITED SERIES
    11.22.63
    Fargo
    Flesh and Bone
    The People VS Oj Simpson
    Roots
    Spoils Before Dying
    BEST TV MOVIE
    Confirmation
    A Deadly Adoption
    Dolly Parton: Coat of Many Colors
    Manson’s Lost Girls
    Special Correspondents
    A Very Murray Christmas
    BEST REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
    Face Off
    Ink Master
    Master Chef Jr.
    Project Runway
    Rupaul’s Drag Race
    Survivor
    REALITY SHOW HOST
    Rupaul Charles – Rupaul’s Drag Race
    Julie Chen – Big Brother
    Steve Harvey – Little Big Shots
    Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn – Project Runway
    Jeff Probst – Survivor
    Gordon Ramsay – Master Chef Jr.
    BEST ACTOR – COMEDY
    Fred Armisen – Portlandia
    Bruce Campbell – Ash Vs. Evil Dead
    Bill Hader – Documentary Now
    Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek
    William H. Macy – Shameless
    Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
    BEST ACTRESS – COMEDY
    Jane Fonda – Grace & Frankie
    Illana Glazer – Broad City
    Julia Louis Dreyfuss – Veep
    Laurie Metcalf – Getting On
    Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek
    Lily Tomlin – Grace & Frankie
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – COMEDY
    Fred Armisen – Documentary Now
    Titus Burgess – The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt
    Adam Driver – Girls
    Tony Hale – Veep
    Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek
    Sam Waterston – Grace & Frankie
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – COMEDY
    Alex Borsetin – Getting On
    Brooklyn Decker – Grace & Frankie
    Dana DeLorenzo – Ash Vs. Evil Dead
    Carol Kane – The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
    Neicy Nash – Getting On
    GUEST ACTOR – COMEDY
    Sam Elliot – Grace & Frankie
    Ernie Hudson – Grace & Frankie
    Kyle McLaughlan – Portlandia
    Richard Masur – Younger
    Tracy Morgan – Saturday Night Live
    Cory Stall – Girls

    GUEST ACTRESS – COMEDY
    Lisa Kudrow – Angie Tribeca
    Lisa Kudrow – The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Melissa McCarthy – Saturday Night Live
    Rhea Pearlman – Getting On
    Sara Silverman – Lady Dynamite
    June Squibb – Getting On
    BEST ACTOR – DRAMA
    Steve Buschemi – Horace & Pete
    Louis CK – Horace & Pete
    Freddie Highmore – Bates Motel
    Mads Mikkelsen – Hannibal
    Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
    Justin Theroux – The Leftovers
    BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA
    Gillian Anderson – The X Files
    Carrie Coon – The Leftovers
    Vera Farmiga – Bates Motel
    Eva Green – Penny Dreadful
    Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
    Robin Wright – House of Cards
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – DRAMA
    Alan Alda – Horace & Pete
    Kevin Carroll – The Leftovers
    Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
    Christopher Ecelston – The Leftovers
    Ben Mendelson – Bloodline
    Stephen Wright – Horace & Pete
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – DRAMA
    Amy Breneman – The Leftovers
    Ann Dowd – The Leftovers
    Edie Falco – Horace & Pete
    Regina King – The Leftovers
    Jessica Lange – Horace & Pete
    Tarryn Manning – Orange is the New Black
    GUEST ACTOR – DRAMA
    Andrew Dice Clay – Vinyl
    Ryan Hurst – Bates Motel
    John Cameron Mitchell – Vinyl
    Paul Ruebens – Gotham
    Pablo Schreiber – Orange is the New Black
    Tom Seizmore – Law and Order: SVU
    GUEST ACTRESS – DRAMA
    Aidy Bryant – Horace & Pete
    Juliette Lewis – Wayward Pines
    Patti LuPone – Penny Dreadful
    Natasha Lyonne – Orange is the New Black
    Laurie Metcalf – Horace & Pete
    Mary Steenbergen – Orange is the New Black
    BEST ACTOR – LIMITED SERIES / MOVIE
    Paul Dano – War & Peace
    Colin Farrell – True Detective
    James Franco – 11.22.63
    Cuba Gooding Jr. – The People Vs. OJ Simpson
    Courtney B Vance – The People Vs. OJ Simpson
    Patrick Wilson – Fargo
    BEST ACTRESS – LIMITED SERIES / MOVIE
    Aidy Brant – Darby Forever
    Kirsten Dunst – Fargo
    Sarah Hay – Flesh and Bone
    Rachel McAdams – True Detective
    Sarah Paulson – The People Vs. OJ Simpson
    Kristin Wiig – A Deadly Adoption
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – LIMITED SERIES / MOVIE
    Ted Danson – Fargo
    Jeffrey Donovan – Fargo
    Johnathen Rhys Meyers – Roots
    Dennis O’Hare – American Horror Story: Hotel
    John Travolta – The People Vs. OJ Simpson
    Forrest Whitaker – Roots
    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – LIMITED SERIES / MOVIE
    Connie Britton – The People VS. OJ Simpson
    Cherry Jones – 11.22.63
    Catherine Keeneer – Show Me a Hero
    Regina King – American Crime
    Jean Smart – Fargo
    Emily Watson – The Dress

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      Mego 4 years ago

      I honestly debated putting Another Period on my comedy ballot. Great pick! I need to watch Horace and Pete. Haven’t done so yet! Thanks for sharing your picks.

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      Joey 4 years ago

      Great ballot! I need to watch Horace & Pete. I heard Alan Alda is fantastic on it.

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