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2016 AW Emmy Nominations: The Leftovers, You’re the Worst Get Top Mentions

The Americans, The Leftovers, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Horace and Pete and You're the Worst scored top noms at the 2016 AW Emmys
The Americans, The Leftovers, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Horace and Pete and You’re the Worst scored top noms at the 2016 AW Emmys

HBO’s The Leftovers topped the 2016 AW Emmy nominations today with a total of 10 including three acting mentions, Drama Series and Program of the Year. Critics darling You’re the Worst from FXX blew up, scoring nine, the best for any comedy series this year.

For the nominating process, AwardsWatch’s forums used the Emmy submission ballot as their guide with a few exceptions. Horace and Pete, for example, is submitted in Drama Series at the Emmys but here is in Limited Series. That paid off well for the show as four of Horace and Pete‘s seven nominations came from the acting categories where Steve Buscemi and Louis C.K. both scored Leading Actor noms and Edie Falco and Laurie Metcalf both made it into Supporting Actress.

As with any awards there are great, sometimes shocking, surprises – both good and bad. Using a ranking system for nominations, sometimes using the strategy of putting a longer shot at #1 while omitting a ‘safe’ nominee might pay off. One of the biggest snubs of the day came in Leading Actress in a Comedy Series where Julia Louis-Dreyfus was snubbed despite her show grabbing seven nominations, including Comedy Series and Program of the Year.

First season shows made a splash this year with Mr. Robot, UnREAL, Horace and Pete and Marvel’s Jessica Jones all besting more established programs for some top nominations. Sense8, from Netflix, scored two acting nominations; Doona Bae in Supporting Actress and Miguel Angel Silvestre in Supporting Actor. AW Emmy favorites were no slouches though as Game of Thrones came through with six nominations including two for Directing (for the season’s final two eps) and Writing (for the season finale). The Americans and The Leftovers both hit today(the former won Program of the Year last year) but favorites last year like Better Call Saul and Transparent underperformed in the face of stiff competition. Broad City managed just two nominations but one of them was Program of the Year despite not getting in for Comedy Series. Person of Interest shocked by being nominated in Writing and Directing for its season finale but nowhere else.

Winners will be announced Thursday, July 14th.

Here is the FULL list of nominees for the 2016 AW Emmys:

Program of the Year
The Americans (FX)
Broad City (Comedy Central)
Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
Fargo (FX)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
The Leftovers (HBO)
The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Review (Comedy Central)
Veep (HBO)
You’re The Worst (FXX)

Drama Series
The Americans (FX)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Leftovers (HBO)
Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Mr. Robot (USA)

Directing for a Drama Series
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards” (Miguel Sapochnik)
Game of Thrones, “The Winds of Winter” (Miguel Sapochnik)
The Leftovers, “I Live Here Now” (Mimi Leder)
The Leftovers, “International Assassin” (Craig Zobel)
Mr. Robot, “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov (Pilot)” (Niels Arden Oplev)
Person of Interest, “return 0” (Chris Fisher)

Writing for a Drama Series
The Americans, “Persona Non Grata”
Game of Thrones, “The Winds of Winter” (David Benioff & D. B. Weiss)
The Leftovers, “International Assassin” (Damon Lindelof & Nick Cuse)
Mr. Robot, “eps1.0_hellofriend.mov (Pilot)” (Sam Esmail)
Person of Interest, “return 0” (Jonathan Nolan & Denise Thé)
UnREAL, “Return” (Marti Noxon & Sarah Gertrude Shapiro)

Leading Actor in a Drama Series
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Justin Theroux, The Leftovers
Aden Young, Rectify

Leading Actress in a Drama Series
Shiri Appleby, UnREAL
Carrie Coon, The Leftovers
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Kristyn Ritter, Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Keri Russell, The Americans

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Kevin Carroll, The Leftovers
Clayne Crawford, Rectify
Andre Holland, The Knick
Michael McKean, Better Call Saul
Miguel Angel Silvestre, Sense8
David Tennant, Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Doona Bae, Sense8
Regina King, The Leftovers
Taryn Manning, Orange is the New Black
Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Americans
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
The Leftovers
Orange is the New Black
Sense8

Comedy Series
Master of None (Netflix)
Review (Comedy Central)
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)
You’re The Worst (FXX)

Directing for a Comedy Series
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, “Josh Just Happens to Live Here!” (Marc Webb)
Master of None, “Parents” (Aziz Ansari)
Transparent, “Man of the Land” (Jill Soloway)
Veep, “Mother” (Dale Stern)
You’re The Worst, “LCD Soundsystem” (Stephen Falk)

Writing for a Comedy Series
black-ish, “Hope” (Kenya Barris)
Review, “Murder, Magic 8 Ball, Procrastination” (Rich Talarico)
Veep, “Mother” (Alex Gregory & Peter Huyck)
You’re The Worst, “LCD Soundsystem” (Stephen Falk)
You’re the Worst, “There is Not Currently a Problem” (Stephen Falk & Philippe Iujvidin)

Leading Actor in a Comedy Series
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Andy Daly, Review
Chris Geere, You’re The Worst
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Leading Actress in a Comedy Series
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Aya Cash, You’re The Worst
Ilana Glazer, Broad City
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Jamie Camil, Jane the Virgin
Timothy Simons, Veep
Paul F. Tompkins, BoJack Horseman
Zach Woods, Silicon Valley

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kether Donohue, You’re the Worst
Gaby Hoffman, Transparent
Allison Janney, Mom
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Noël Wells, Master of None

Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Fresh Off the Boat
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep
You’re The Worst

Guest Actor in a Drama or Comedy Series
Richard Armitage, Hannibal
John Carroll Lynch, The Walking Dead
Peter MacNicol, Veep
Pablo Schreiber, Orange is the New Black
Max von Sydow, Game of Thrones
B.D. Wong, Mr. Robot

Guest Actress in a Drama or Comedy Series
Anna Camp, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Patti LuPone, Penny Dreadful
Natasha Lyonne, Orange is the New Black
Margo Martindale, BoJack Horseman
Amy Sedaris, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Limited Series/TV Movie
American Crime (ABC)
Horace and Pete (louisck.net)
Fargo (FX)
The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)
Show Me A Hero (HBO)

Leading Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie
Steve Buscemi, Horace and Pete
Louis C.K., Horace and Pete
Oscar Isaac, Show Me A Hero
Courtney B. Vance, The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Ben Whishaw, London Spy
Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Leading Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie
Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor, American Crime

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie
Alan Alda, Horace and Pete
Sterling K. Brown, The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Kit Harington, 7 Days in Hell
Connor Jessup, American Crime
Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series/TV Movie
Edie Falco, Horace and Pete
Catherine Keener, Show Me a Hero
Regina King, American Crime
Laurie Metcalf, Horace and Pete
Jean Smart, Fargo

Animated Program
Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
Gravity Falls (Disney Channel)
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)

Reality/Non-Fiction Program
Chef’s Table (Netflix)
Making a Murderer (Netflix)
MasterChef Junior (Fox)
RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo)
Survivor (CBS)

Variety, Comedy or Music Program
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Key and Peele (Comedy Central)
Nathan for You (Comedy Central)

New Series
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)
Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Master of None (Netflix)
Mr. Robot (USA)
UnREAL (Lifetime)

Tally:

The Leftovers (HBO) – 10

You’re the Worst (FXX) – 9

Fargo (FX) – 7
Horace and Pete (louisck.net) – 7
Veep (HBO) – 7

The Americans (FX) – 6
Game of Thrones (HBO) – 6
Mr. Robot (USA) – 6
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) – 6

American Crime (ABC) – 5
Master of None (Netflix) – 5
The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) – 5

Better Call Saul (AMC) – 4
Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix) – 4
Orange is the New Black (Netflix) – 4
Review (Comedy Central) – 4
UnREAL (Lifetime) – 4

BoJack Horseman (Netflix) – 3
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW) – 3
Sense8 (Netflix) – 3
Show Me a Hero (HBO) – 3
Silicon Valley (HBO) – 3
Transparent (Amazon) – 3

Broad City (Comedy Central) – 2
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC) – 2
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – 2
Penny Dreadful (Showtime) – 2
Person of Interest (CBS) – 2
Rectify (SundanceTV) – 2

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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