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2019 Emmys: Who will join Bill Hader in the Emmy lineup for Best Comedy Actor?

Unlike the dragon scorched wasteland that is the Drama acting races, the comedy field is filled to the brim with possible nominees and potential winners with only last year’s Best Comedy Actor winner Bill Hader (Barry) a sure thing for a nomination.  Also attempting a return: Anthony Anderson (Black-ish); Ted Danson (The Good Place) and William H. Macy (Shameless). Both …

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2019 Emmys: Who will make the ultra-competitive Best Comedy Actress lineup?

Only two actresses matter and both are returning champions—last year’s winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and six-time winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) returning to her signature role after beating breast cancer. But the Television Academy will insist on there being six nominees. Brosnahan bested last year: Pamela Adlon (Better Things); Allison Janney (Mom); Issa Rae (Insecure); Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish) …

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Emmys: ‘American Horror Story’, ‘The Sinner,’ ‘American Vandal’ can no longer compete in Limited Series

American Horror Story: Apocalypse (photo: Kurt Iswarienko/FX); The Sinner (photo: Peter Kramer/USA Network), American Vandal (photo: Scott Patrick Green/Netflix) The Television Academy announced yesterday that the anthologies American Horror Story, The Sinner and American Vandal won’t be allowed to compete in Limited Series and will be eligible in Drama Series and down the line in the Drama categories, or possibly …

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2019 Emmys: The Drama Acting Races

Amanda Spears returns for more Emmy coverage and thoughts, this time taking on the Drama acting races. LEAD ACTOR Game of Thrones’ final season looms so large over the Drama categories at the 2019 Emmys that many series’ have decided to sit this cycle out. The one category that hasn’t been too badly affected is Best Drama Actor. Best Drama …

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New Categories, Rules for the 2019 Emmys

One new competitive category, juried awards and a handful of rule changes are headed to this year’s potential Emmy nominees. A new music composition category has been added specifically for documentaries in addition to the current category for narrative series’. The choreography category is being restructured to separate choreography for reality shows like So You Think You Can Dance? and …

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2019 Emmys: Veep is back, can it reclaim the comedy crown from Mrs. Maisel?

Veep (photo: Colleen Hayes/HBO) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (photo: Amazon Prime Video) Last year, the freshman season of Amy Sherman Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, from Amazon, dominated the 2018 Emmys winning Comedy Series, Directing and Writing (both for ASP, a first for a woman), Lead Actress and Supporting Actress among its eight wins. Its domination with other awards …

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