The Primetime Emmy voters have actually already had their say. Ballots were due last Friday, and the nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 10th. In the meantime, though, we at The Wire feel it's only fair that we should have our say. Hindsight is not only 20/20, it's also fun, and if on Thursday July 10th we can't point at the Emmy voters' choices and say WRONG!, why are we even in this business? So these are the picks that Emmy voters should make. In the interests of a level playing field, we're limiting ourselves to the official Emmy ballot, though we've made sure to do our fair share of complaining about who was left off of that.
Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress in a Comedy
Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy
Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress in a Drama
Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama
Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress in a Comedy
Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress in a Drama
Outstanding Comedy Series
Just to remind you folks: a lot of comedies that we all enjoy, like Inside Amy Schumer or Kroll Show or what have you, are submitted in the Variety Series category. I don’t make the rules!
Honorable mentions: Brooklyn Nine-Nine had a solid debut season with much room for improvement. Girls remains a flawed though often ambitious effort. I still adore New Girl but can’t deny it had a down season. Silicon Valley was strong out of the gate but faltered later on, and will hopefully recover in year two. Trophy Wife will be sorely missed. Veep is a show everyone else thinks is amazing and I think is just okay but whatever, it’s fine I guess.