It’s now or never folks! Emmy voting stops tonight at midnight Pacific Time. If you’re a member of the Television Academy and you haven’t cast your vote yet, then here are 10 picks from the AwardsDaily TV group that are sure-fire winners. Plus, they really need your Emmy vote!
Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)
I don’t know what this woman (or this show) has to do to earn an Emmy nomination, but the Television Academy has routinely ignored one of the best thrillers on television. This year, the A&E series managed to commit the act so many of us were dreading, but they did it with typical elegance and grace. The cast is uniformly fantastic, but, if you have only one vote to give for Bates Motel, then cast it for Vera Farmiga. She’s a revelation.
I mean, look at her. Just look at that face. Tell me Claire Danes gives that much face.
Carrie Coon / Amy Brenneman (The Leftovers)
We love The Leftovers here at AwardsDaily TV, and we encourage liberal voting for this underrated series. But should you need some guidance, then you must vote for Carrie Coon (because that name is amazing) and Amy Brenneman (because she’s infinitely smarter than all of us). Coon’s season two performance has been hailed as some of the best dramatic work on television. Brenneman’s season two performance was an emotional powerhouse as her character started reclaiming her life post the Guilty Remnant.
We aren’t above standing outside of your house in all white smoking cigarettes until you vote for them.
Andrew Rannells (Girls)
Emmy voters, Girls hit its series best stride this year along with another certain big HBO show that also features tons of droopy boobs and girl-on-girl action. While we completely endorse almost everyone in the cast, Andrew Rannells deserves serious contention in the supporting actor comedy race. He literally shattered our hearts (and inflamed Joey’s loins) with his emotional and carefully constructed season five performance. Please give him a warm Emmy hug. Or at the very least a handy reach-around.
7 Days in Hell
No, we are not kidding.
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Lena Headey did series-best work as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones. And, honestly, do you really not want to vote for her this year? Remember what she did the last time a bunch of people were congregated in an enclosed facility… I’m not saying she’s going to blow your shit up, but… Just vote for her. She’s amazing. Look at this photo. Don’t you want to know what she’s thinking? That’s acting.
And, yes, she’s thinking about fucking her brother. She’s cool like that.
Jane Fonda / Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
Please don’t take these wonderful, beautiful senior citizens for granted. Their season two performances as new friends Grace and Frankie – thus the title – can only be taken for granted because of the talent that delivered them. Fonda and Tomlin are American treasures. They’re great in the roles, and you really can’t vote for one without the other. Also, it’s a great public service announcement for vaginal dryness. It’s a problem people. A dry, serious problem.
The Night Manager
Just the whole damn thing. Across the board. The cast is hot, the locations are sexy, and it would make the Television Academy seem smart AND classy. Win. Win. Win. Win. Plus, People v. O.J. Simpson can’t win EVERYTHING, can it?
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson (Broad City)
People love this show! Why can’t you? It’s funny, and the two stars are comic geniuses. Amy Schumer can take a back seat this year and let Glazer and Jacobson in the Emmy circle. Robin Write would be very happy, and you don’t want to see Robin Write unhappy. He’s already going through quite a bit with the whole Brexit thing. By the way, does anyone have a flat in the US? I mean an apartment? He’s looking…
OK, I lied… That was eleven. Or twelve. Vote for Rachel Bloom too because Joey Moser has a pathological need to see her run towards a podium. In pant suits. She’s amazing that way, and he’s got a fetish. Plus, we love pretzels too!