‘Black-ish’ Casts Dara Reneé; Chad Lindberg Joins ‘Sneaky Pete’

Dara Reneé (Freaky Friday) is joining ABC’s Black-ish in a recurring role. She’ll play Stunts, a friend of Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) young cousin Kyra (Quvenzhané Wallis). Created and executive produced by Kenya Barris, Black-ish tells the s…

Dara Reneé (Freaky Friday) is joining ABC's Black-ish in a recurring role. She’ll play Stunts, a friend of Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) young cousin Kyra (Quvenzhané Wallis). Created and executive produced by Kenya Barris, Black-ish tells the story of the Johnsons — an affluent African-American family struggling to raise their kids in the largely white culture of well-to-do suburbia. In addition to Anderson, Black-ish stars Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow, Yara Shahidi as Zoey…

Kenya Barris to Receive 2019 Visionary Award from Producers Guild

“Black-ish” creator and “Girls Trip” writer Kenya Barris will be honored with the 2019 Visionary Award from the Producers Guild of America (PGA), the organization announced on Thursday.
Barris will accept the award at the 30th A…

“Black-ish” creator and “Girls Trip” writer Kenya Barris will be honored with the 2019 Visionary Award from the Producers Guild of America (PGA), the organization announced on Thursday.

Barris will accept the award at the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards presented by General Motors on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

Previous recipients of the award include producer and director Ava DuVernay, the team from Plan B Entertainment of Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, producer and founder of Illumination Entertainment Chris Meledandri, producer Laura Ziskin and Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll.

Barris joins previously announced honoree Toby Emmerich, who will receive the guild’s Milestone Award.

The Producers Guild Visionary Award recognizes television, film, or new media producers for inspiring storytelling of unique and uplifting vision or quality to our culture. The Producers Guild 2019 Visionary Award is sponsored by Delta Air Lines.

“Kenya Barris is simply a fearless producer,” said PGA Presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher in a statement. “Time and again, Kenya has stepped up to tackle the difficult conversations, from the ones we have as families at the kitchen table to the ones we have as colleagues in company boardrooms and network offices.  These are challenging days for many of us, but Kenya’s unique voice — honest, passionate and so very funny — has been one of our industry’s strongest antidotes to ignorance and intolerance.  We are gratified to recognize his inspiring work with the Visionary Award.”

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Hollywood’s New Demand for Diversity Drains Disney’s Executive Ranks

In the last four months, The Walt Disney Company has seen the exits of four prominent African-American executives, signs of rising competition in Hollywood for diverse talent in an industry long criticized as too white.

Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, told Disney this month she would not renew her contract in 2019. Tendo Nagenda, executive vice president of production at Walt Disney Studios, left in August to be head of production at Netflix. Nne Ebong, ABC’s head of drama, also left in August without a place to land, and the network’s head of comedy, Jamila Hunter, left in October to join Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society production company.

Any one of these exits of executive talent would be noticed at a global entertainment company that has made diversity a priority in its programming and in grooming new leadership. But combined with the high-profile losses of “Black-ish” creator Barris and “Scandal” hitmaker Shonda Rhimes in 2018 — both of whom left for lucrative production deals at Netflix — the feeling is even more acute. As one concerned insider pointed out, Disney now finds itself with very nearly no executives of color in its top ranks.

Also Read: Inside Disney’s Campaign to Keep Channing Dungey as ABC’s Head of Entertainment and Why It Failed

Said the insider, who has knowledge of the exits: “There is a war for talent, and in this case it has decimated the ranks of diverse executives at Disney.”

Channing Dungey

In a statement, Disney chose not to address the exits themselves, but stressed its efforts to recruit inclusive talent.

“We are proud of our efforts to recruit, develop and promote a diverse group of executives, and it’s no surprise that our executives are constantly sought after by other companies looking to lure them away,” a Disney spokesperson told TheWrap. “Inclusion is a critical part of telling the best stories and being relevant, which is why we continually seek to build teams that reflect the life experiences of the audiences we serve.”

TheWrap spoke to multiple executives and industry experts about the exits, and none chose to go on the record. Those who spoke on background said that the executives did not leave because of problems at Disney, but rather because of the intense competition for talent now that diversity has become a priority for many in the industry.

Also Read: ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris: I Left Disney for Netflix Over Shelved Anti-Trump Episode

As TheWrap previously reported, Dungey had been up for a promotion before Disney’s acquisition of Fox. That massive deal led to that opportunity going away for her. Despite a campaign to convince Dungey to stay and grow under a new regime, “she wants to be a free agent, she wants to test the market,” said one of the insiders interviewed by TheWrap.

More than one expert noted that Netflix seems to have targeted Disney’s executive pool as it has aggressively ramped up its own production goals.

Reached by TheWrap, Netflix declined to address the question. But an individual close to the company said Netflix is “always looking for the best talent to reach its diverse member base.”

In November of last year, Netflix hired Disney/ABC’s head of business affairs Tony Brackett to be the company’s director of business and legal affairs for kids and family programming. Brackett brought former Disney colleagues with him. Said the  knowledgeable insider: “He took out all the people of color in the legal department.”

For Disney, the losses are keenly felt given the emphasis the company has placed on diversity, according to multiple insiders. Disney has been particularly proud of the inclusive hits on its ABC network, including “Black-ish” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” The global blockbuster success of “Black Panther,” the story of an African superhero, is another point of pride at the company.

The exits pose a challenge for a new regime that is arriving with Disney’s acquisition of Fox, Disney TV chairman and co-chair of Disney media networks Peter Rice and Disney TV studios and ABC Entertainment chairman Dana Walden. The insider said diversity “has not been dismantled on the air, but it has been dismantled in the executive ranks.”

Tendo Nagenda, who exited Disney to help lead production at Netflix

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On the movie side, Nagenda’s hire was a major coup for Netflix and a commensurate loss for Disney, where the executive had been a rising star in his eight years at Walt Disney Pictures. Nagenda had worked on movies including “Queen of Katwe” and Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time.” At the time of his exit he had also been working on tentpoles including upcoming live-action versions of “Dumbo” and “Mulan.”

Like Dungey, Nagenda was a personal mentee of Disney CEO Bob Iger in the company’s prestigious executive mentoring program, giving both of their departures a more personal sting. Nagenda and Dungey individually declined to comment to TheWrap. TheWrap was unable to reach Ebong and Hunter ahead of publication.

Hollywood has been widely criticized for the overwhelming dominance of white people — especially men — in its leadership ranks. The criticism led to the #OscarsSoWhite social media campaign two years ago that referenced a lack of diversity at the Academy Awards.

Since then, the motion picture academy has made a concerted effort to increase the percentage of women and people of color among its members. And the entertainment industry as a whole has publicly placed more emphasis on fostering diversity.

But according to UCLA’s 2018 Diversity in Hollywood report, the entertainment industry has been slow to “accept … that its success in providing today’s (and tomorrow’s) audiences with what they crave also hinges on the presence of diverse talent behind the camera — in the director’s chair, in the writer’s room and in executive suites.” The report was authored by professors Darnell Hunt, Ana-Christina Ramón, Michael Tran, Amberia Sargent and Debanjan Roychoudhury.

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In the last four months, The Walt Disney Company has seen the exits of four prominent African-American executives, signs of rising competition in Hollywood for diverse talent in an industry long criticized as too white.

Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, told Disney this month she would not renew her contract in 2019. Tendo Nagenda, executive vice president of production at Walt Disney Studios, left in August to be head of production at Netflix. Nne Ebong, ABC’s head of drama, also left in August without a place to land, and the network’s head of comedy, Jamila Hunter, left in October to join Kenya Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society production company.

Any one of these exits of executive talent would be noticed at a global entertainment company that has made diversity a priority in its programming and in grooming new leadership. But combined with the high-profile losses of “Black-ish” creator Barris and “Scandal” hitmaker Shonda Rhimes in 2018 — both of whom left for lucrative production deals at Netflix — the feeling is even more acute. As one concerned insider pointed out, Disney now finds itself with very nearly no executives of color in its top ranks.

Said the insider, who has knowledge of the exits: “There is a war for talent, and in this case it has decimated the ranks of diverse executives at Disney.”

Channing Dungey

In a statement, Disney chose not to address the exits themselves, but stressed its efforts to recruit inclusive talent.

“We are proud of our efforts to recruit, develop and promote a diverse group of executives, and it’s no surprise that our executives are constantly sought after by other companies looking to lure them away,” a Disney spokesperson told TheWrap. “Inclusion is a critical part of telling the best stories and being relevant, which is why we continually seek to build teams that reflect the life experiences of the audiences we serve.”

TheWrap spoke to multiple executives and industry experts about the exits, and none chose to go on the record. Those who spoke on background said that the executives did not leave because of problems at Disney, but rather because of the intense competition for talent now that diversity has become a priority for many in the industry.

As TheWrap previously reported, Dungey had been up for a promotion before Disney’s acquisition of Fox. That massive deal led to that opportunity going away for her. Despite a campaign to convince Dungey to stay and grow under a new regime, “she wants to be a free agent, she wants to test the market,” said one of the insiders interviewed by TheWrap.

More than one expert noted that Netflix seems to have targeted Disney’s executive pool as it has aggressively ramped up its own production goals.

Reached by TheWrap, Netflix declined to address the question. But an individual close to the company said Netflix is “always looking for the best talent to reach its diverse member base.”

In November of last year, Netflix hired Disney/ABC’s head of business affairs Tony Brackett to be the company’s director of business and legal affairs for kids and family programming. Brackett brought former Disney colleagues with him. Said the  knowledgeable insider: “He took out all the people of color in the legal department.”

For Disney, the losses are keenly felt given the emphasis the company has placed on diversity, according to multiple insiders. Disney has been particularly proud of the inclusive hits on its ABC network, including “Black-ish” and “Fresh Off the Boat.” The global blockbuster success of “Black Panther,” the story of an African superhero, is another point of pride at the company.

The exits pose a challenge for a new regime that is arriving with Disney’s acquisition of Fox, Disney TV chairman and co-chair of Disney media networks Peter Rice and Disney TV studios and ABC Entertainment chairman Dana Walden. The insider said diversity “has not been dismantled on the air, but it has been dismantled in the executive ranks.”

Tendo Nagenda, who exited Disney to help lead production at Netflix

On the movie side, Nagenda’s hire was a major coup for Netflix and a commensurate loss for Disney, where the executive had been a rising star in his eight years at Walt Disney Pictures. Nagenda had worked on movies including “Queen of Katwe” and Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle in Time.” At the time of his exit he had also been working on tentpoles including upcoming live-action versions of “Dumbo” and “Mulan.”

Like Dungey, Nagenda was a personal mentee of Disney CEO Bob Iger in the company’s prestigious executive mentoring program, giving both of their departures a more personal sting. Nagenda and Dungey individually declined to comment to TheWrap. TheWrap was unable to reach Ebong and Hunter ahead of publication.

Hollywood has been widely criticized for the overwhelming dominance of white people — especially men — in its leadership ranks. The criticism led to the #OscarsSoWhite social media campaign two years ago that referenced a lack of diversity at the Academy Awards.

Since then, the motion picture academy has made a concerted effort to increase the percentage of women and people of color among its members. And the entertainment industry as a whole has publicly placed more emphasis on fostering diversity.

But according to UCLA’s 2018 Diversity in Hollywood report, the entertainment industry has been slow to “accept … that its success in providing today’s (and tomorrow’s) audiences with what they crave also hinges on the presence of diverse talent behind the camera — in the director’s chair, in the writer’s room and in executive suites.” The report was authored by professors Darnell Hunt, Ana-Christina Ramón, Michael Tran, Amberia Sargent and Debanjan Roychoudhury.

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Ratings: ‘The Conners’ Premiere Draws 10.5 Million Viewers

ABC’s “The Conners” debuted to a 2.3 rating/10 share among adults 18-49 and 10.5 million total viewers on Tuesday. While it’s not a perfect comparison — and those are solid numbers — they don’t look great next to the gaudy returns “Roseanne” premiered to in the spring.

In late March, “Roseanne” returned to a 4.9 demo rating and 17.7 million viewers. A second episode that same night rose to a 5.3 and 18.6 million viewers. That means “Roseanne” did 113 percent better in the demo than “The Conners,” and had 69 percent more overall audience members than its spinoff.

Still, “The Conners” is now the No. 1 new series of the TV season. Since “Roseanne” was considered a revival of an existing series and this one is a new show, “The Conners” is ABC’s most-watched comedy series debut in four years, and the best in three years among adults 18-49.

Also Read: ‘The Conners’ Premiere Slips 35 Percent From ‘Roseanne’ Return in Early Ratings

NBC topped Tuesday in the key demo and CBS won in total viewers. ABC was runner-up in the demo and third among overall audience averages.

Read Tuesday’s earlier-available overnight ratings here.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.7/7 and 8.8 million viewers. The Jack-in-Vietnam episode of “This Is Us” at 9 scored a 2.2/8 and 8.9 million viewers. “New Amsterdam” at 10 received a 1.2/5 and 6.4 million viewers.

Also Read: ‘The Conners’: What ABC Expects From ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff’s Ratings

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and third in viewers with 6 million. After “The Conners” at 8, new sitcom “The Kids Are Alright” premiered to a 1.4/6 and 6.6 million viewers. A new season of “Black-ish” at 9 opened to a 1.1/4 and 4.5 million viewers. “Splitting Up Together” returned at 9:30 to a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. New Nathan Fillion drama “The Rookie” at 10 debuted to a 1.0/4 and 5.4 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.0/4, but first in viewers with 9.5 million. “NCIS” at 8 put up a 1.2/5 and 11.7 million viewers. “FBI” at 9 posted a 1.0/4 and 9.4 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 closed out primetime with a 0.8/3 and 7.4 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.4 million. “The Gifted” at 8 got a 0.6/2 and 1.9 million viewers. At 9, “Lethal Weapon” had a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million viewers.

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Telemundo and The CW tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Telemundo was fifth in total viewers with 1.35 million, CW was sixth with 1.34 million

For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.6/3 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “Black Lightning” got a 0.3/1 and 1 million viewers.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

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ABC’s “The Conners” debuted to a 2.3 rating/10 share among adults 18-49 and 10.5 million total viewers on Tuesday. While it’s not a perfect comparison — and those are solid numbers — they don’t look great next to the gaudy returns “Roseanne” premiered to in the spring.

In late March, “Roseanne” returned to a 4.9 demo rating and 17.7 million viewers. A second episode that same night rose to a 5.3 and 18.6 million viewers. That means “Roseanne” did 113 percent better in the demo than “The Conners,” and had 69 percent more overall audience members than its spinoff.

Still, “The Conners” is now the No. 1 new series of the TV season. Since “Roseanne” was considered a revival of an existing series and this one is a new show, “The Conners” is ABC’s most-watched comedy series debut in four years, and the best in three years among adults 18-49.

NBC topped Tuesday in the key demo and CBS won in total viewers. ABC was runner-up in the demo and third among overall audience averages.

Read Tuesday’s earlier-available overnight ratings here.

NBC was first in ratings with a 1.7 rating/7 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic and second in total viewers with an average of 8 million, according to preliminary numbers. “The Voice” at 8 p.m. earned a 1.7/7 and 8.8 million viewers. The Jack-in-Vietnam episode of “This Is Us” at 9 scored a 2.2/8 and 8.9 million viewers. “New Amsterdam” at 10 received a 1.2/5 and 6.4 million viewers.

ABC was second in ratings with a 1.3/5 and third in viewers with 6 million. After “The Conners” at 8, new sitcom “The Kids Are Alright” premiered to a 1.4/6 and 6.6 million viewers. A new season of “Black-ish” at 9 opened to a 1.1/4 and 4.5 million viewers. “Splitting Up Together” returned at 9:30 to a 1.0/4 and 3.7 million viewers. New Nathan Fillion drama “The Rookie” at 10 debuted to a 1.0/4 and 5.4 million viewers.

CBS was third in ratings with a 1.0/4, but first in viewers with 9.5 million. “NCIS” at 8 put up a 1.2/5 and 11.7 million viewers. “FBI” at 9 posted a 1.0/4 and 9.4 million viewers. “NCIS: New Orleans” at 10 closed out primetime with a 0.8/3 and 7.4 million viewers.

Fox was fourth in ratings with a 0.6/3 and in viewers with 2.4 million. “The Gifted” at 8 got a 0.6/2 and 1.9 million viewers. At 9, “Lethal Weapon” had a 0.7/3 and 2.9 million viewers.

Telemundo and The CW tied for fifth in ratings, both with a 0.5/2. Telemundo was fifth in total viewers with 1.35 million, CW was sixth with 1.34 million

For The CW, “The Flash” at 8 had a 0.6/3 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “Black Lightning” got a 0.3/1 and 1 million viewers.

Univision was seventh in ratings with a 0.4/2 and in viewers with 1.2 million.

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Emmy Winners and Nominees: The Complete List (Updating Live)

The curtain just rose on the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, and the first trophy went to Henry Winkler for his work on “Barry.” Among those the “Happy Days” alum defeated was Alec Baldwin, who was nominated for his President Donald Trump impression on “SNL.”

Bill Hader also won for his starring role on “Barry,” but not before “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took four awards in a row.

Plenty of statues were previously handed out during Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month. You can see the winners from Night 1 of that show here and Night 2 here.

Below is the full list of Primetime Emmy Award nominees. We’re updating this post with winners in real-time as the show progresses.

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Brian Tyree Henry – “Atlanta” (FX)
Louie Anderson – “Baskets” (FX)
Kenan Thompson – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
Henry Winkler – “Barry” (HBO) *WINNER
Alec Baldwin – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Tony Shalhoub – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Zazie Beetz – “Atlanta” (FX)
Laurie Metcalf – “Roseanne” (ABC)
Leslie Jones – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Alex Borstein “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) *WINNER
Betty Gilpin – “GLOW” (Netflix)
Aidy Bryant – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Kate McKinnon – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Megan Mullally – “Will & Grace” (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” (FX)
Stefani Robinson – “Atlanta” (FX)
Alec Berg, Bill Hader – “Barry” (HBO
Liz Sarnoff – “Barry” (HBO)
Alec Berg – “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Amy Sherman-Palladino – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) *WINNER

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Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” (FX)
Hiro Murai – “Atlanta” (FX)
Bill Hader – “Barry” (HBO)
Mark Cendrowski – “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Jesse Peretz – “GLOW” (Netflix)
Mike Judge – “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Amy Sherman-Palladino – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) *WINNER

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon – “Better Things” (FX)
Lily Tomlin – “Grace & Frankie” (Netflix)
Allison Janney – “Mom” (CBS)
Tracee Ellis Ross – “Black-ish” (ABC)
Issa Rae – “Insecure” (HBO)
Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) *WINNER

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish”(ABC)
Ted Danson – “The Good Place” (NBC)
Larry David – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” (FX)
Bill Hader – “Barry” (HBO) *WINNER
William H. Macy – “Shameless” (Showtime)

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Adina Porter – “American Horror Story: Cult” (FX)
Merritt Wever – “Godless” (Netflix) *WINNER
Penelope Cruz – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
Letitia Wright – “Black Museum” (“Black Mirror”) (Netflix)
Sara Bareilles – “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (NBC)
Judith Light – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jeff Daniels – “Godless” (Netflix) *WINNER
Ricky Martin – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
Finn Wittrock – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
John Leguizamo – “Waco” (Paramount Network)
Brandon Victor Dixon – “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (NBC)
Edgar Ramirez – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
Michael Stuhlbarg – “The Looming Tower” (Hulu)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus – “American Vandal” (Netflix)
Scott Frank – “Godless” (Netflix)
David Nicholls – “Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)
Tom Rob Smith – “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
David Lynch, Mark Frost – “Twin Peaks” (Showtime)
William Bridges, Charlie Brooker – “USS Callister” (Black Mirror) (Netflix)

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Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Scott Frank – “Godless” (Netflix)
David Leveaux, Alex Rudzinski – “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (NBC)
Barry Levinson – “Paterno” (HBO)
Edward Berger – “Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)
Ryan Murphy – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
Craig Zisk – “The Looming Tower” (Hulu)
David Lynch – “Twin Peaks” (Showtime)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jessica Biel – “The Sinner” (USA Network)
Laura Dern – “The Tale” (HBO)
Michelle Dockery – “Godless” (Netflix)
Edie Falco – “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” (NBC)
Regina King – “Seven Seconds” (Netflix)
Sarah Paulson – “American Horror Story: Cult” (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Antonio Banderas – “Genius: Picasso” (National Geographic)
Darren Criss – “Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
Benedict Cumberbatch – “Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)
Jeff Daniels – “The Looming Tower” (Hulu)
John Legend – “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” (NBC)
Jesse Plemons – “USS Callister”/”Black Mirror” (Netflix)

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Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Melinda Taub, Samantha Bee – “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: The Great American* Puerto Rico (*It’s Complicated)” (TBS)
John Mulaney – “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City” (Netflix)
Michelle Wolf – “Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady” (HBO)
Patton Oswalt – “Patton Oswalt: Annihilation” (Netflix)
Steve Martin, Martin Short – “Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
Stan Lathan – “Dave Chappelle: Equanimity” (Netflix)
Michael Bonfiglio – “Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Before Seinfeld” (Netflix)
Marcus Raboy – “Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” (Netflix)
Hamish Hamilton – “Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake” (NBC)
Glenn Weiss – “The Oscars” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin – “Homeland” (Showtime)
Matt Smith – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
David Harbour – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Joseph Fiennes – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lena Headey – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Vanessa Kirby – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Ann Dowd – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Thandie Newton – “Westworld” (HBO)
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Alexis Bledel – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Yvonne Strahovski – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – “Killing Eve” (BBC America)
The Duffer Brothers – “Stranger Things” (Netfix)
Joe Fields, Joe Weisberg – “The Americans” (FX)
Peter Morgan – “The Crown” (Neflix)
Bruce Miller – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Alan Taylor – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Jeremy Podeswa – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Jason Bateman – “Ozark” (Netflix)
Daniel Sackheim – “Ozark” (Netflix)
The Duffer Brothers – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Stephen Daldry – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Kari Skogland – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman – “Ozark” (Netflix)
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Ed Harris – “Westworld” (HBO)
Matthew Rhys – “The Americans” (FX)
Milo Ventimiglia – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Jeffrey Wright – “Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Tatiana Maslany – “Orphan Black” (BBC America)
Elisabeth Moss – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Sandra Oh – “Killing Eve” (BBC America)
Keri Russell – “The Americans” (FX)
Evan Rachel Wood – “Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“The Voice” (NBC)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)

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Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
“At Home with Amy Sedaris” (TruTV)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman” (Hulu)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“The Tracey Ullman Show” (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“The Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Outstanding Limited Series
“Genius: Picasso” (National Geographic)
“Godless” (Netflix)
“Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)
“The Alienist” (TNT)
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

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Outstanding Comedy Series
“Atlanta” (FX)
“Barry” (HBO)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“GLOW” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Ms. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Outstanding Drama Series
“The Americans” (FX)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Westworld” (HBO)

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Constance Wu, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey Among 70th Emmy Awards Presenters

The curtain just rose on the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, and the first trophy went to Henry Winkler for his work on “Barry.” Among those the “Happy Days” alum defeated was Alec Baldwin, who was nominated for his President Donald Trump impression on “SNL.”

Bill Hader also won for his starring role on “Barry,” but not before “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took four awards in a row.

Plenty of statues were previously handed out during Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month. You can see the winners from Night 1 of that show here and Night 2 here.

Below is the full list of Primetime Emmy Award nominees. We’re updating this post with winners in real-time as the show progresses.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Brian Tyree Henry – “Atlanta” (FX)
Louie Anderson – “Baskets” (FX)
Kenan Thompson – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
Henry Winkler – “Barry” (HBO) *WINNER
Alec Baldwin – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Tony Shalhoub – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Zazie Beetz – “Atlanta” (FX)
Laurie Metcalf – “Roseanne” (ABC)
Leslie Jones – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Alex Borstein “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) *WINNER
Betty Gilpin – “GLOW” (Netflix)
Aidy Bryant – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Kate McKinnon – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Megan Mullally – “Will & Grace” (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” (FX)
Stefani Robinson – “Atlanta” (FX)
Alec Berg, Bill Hader – “Barry” (HBO
Liz Sarnoff – “Barry” (HBO)
Alec Berg – “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Amy Sherman-Palladino – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) *WINNER

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” (FX)
Hiro Murai – “Atlanta” (FX)
Bill Hader – “Barry” (HBO)
Mark Cendrowski – “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Jesse Peretz – “GLOW” (Netflix)
Mike Judge – “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Amy Sherman-Palladino – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) *WINNER

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon – “Better Things” (FX)
Lily Tomlin – “Grace & Frankie” (Netflix)
Allison Janney – “Mom” (CBS)
Tracee Ellis Ross – “Black-ish” (ABC)
Issa Rae – “Insecure” (HBO)
Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) *WINNER

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish”(ABC)
Ted Danson – “The Good Place” (NBC)
Larry David – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
Donald Glover – “Atlanta” (FX)
Bill Hader – “Barry” (HBO) *WINNER
William H. Macy – “Shameless” (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Adina Porter – “American Horror Story: Cult” (FX)
Merritt Wever – “Godless” (Netflix) *WINNER
Penelope Cruz – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
Letitia Wright – “Black Museum” (“Black Mirror”) (Netflix)
Sara Bareilles – “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (NBC)
Judith Light – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jeff Daniels – “Godless” (Netflix) *WINNER
Ricky Martin – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
Finn Wittrock – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
John Leguizamo – “Waco” (Paramount Network)
Brandon Victor Dixon – “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (NBC)
Edgar Ramirez – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
Michael Stuhlbarg – “The Looming Tower” (Hulu)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Kevin McManus, Matthew McManus – “American Vandal” (Netflix)
Scott Frank – “Godless” (Netflix)
David Nicholls – “Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)
Tom Rob Smith – “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
David Lynch, Mark Frost – “Twin Peaks” (Showtime)
William Bridges, Charlie Brooker – “USS Callister” (Black Mirror) (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Scott Frank – “Godless” (Netflix)
David Leveaux, Alex Rudzinski – “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” (NBC)
Barry Levinson – “Paterno” (HBO)
Edward Berger – “Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)
Ryan Murphy – “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
Craig Zisk – “The Looming Tower” (Hulu)
David Lynch – “Twin Peaks” (Showtime)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Jessica Biel – “The Sinner” (USA Network)
Laura Dern – “The Tale” (HBO)
Michelle Dockery – “Godless” (Netflix)
Edie Falco – “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” (NBC)
Regina King – “Seven Seconds” (Netflix)
Sarah Paulson – “American Horror Story: Cult” (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Antonio Banderas – “Genius: Picasso” (National Geographic)
Darren Criss – “Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)
Benedict Cumberbatch – “Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)
Jeff Daniels – “The Looming Tower” (Hulu)
John Legend – “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” (NBC)
Jesse Plemons – “USS Callister”/”Black Mirror” (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Melinda Taub, Samantha Bee – “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: The Great American* Puerto Rico (*It’s Complicated)” (TBS)
John Mulaney – “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City” (Netflix)
Michelle Wolf – “Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady” (HBO)
Patton Oswalt – “Patton Oswalt: Annihilation” (Netflix)
Steve Martin, Martin Short – “Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” (Netflix)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
Stan Lathan – “Dave Chappelle: Equanimity” (Netflix)
Michael Bonfiglio – “Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Before Seinfeld” (Netflix)
Marcus Raboy – “Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life” (Netflix)
Hamish Hamilton – “Super Bowl LII Halftime Show Starring Justin Timberlake” (NBC)
Glenn Weiss – “The Oscars” (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin – “Homeland” (Showtime)
Matt Smith – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
David Harbour – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Joseph Fiennes – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Lena Headey – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Vanessa Kirby – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Ann Dowd – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Thandie Newton – “Westworld” (HBO)
Millie Bobby Brown – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Alexis Bledel – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Yvonne Strahovski – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge – “Killing Eve” (BBC America)
The Duffer Brothers – “Stranger Things” (Netfix)
Joe Fields, Joe Weisberg – “The Americans” (FX)
Peter Morgan – “The Crown” (Neflix)
Bruce Miller – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Alan Taylor – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Jeremy Podeswa – “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Jason Bateman – “Ozark” (Netflix)
Daniel Sackheim – “Ozark” (Netflix)
The Duffer Brothers – “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Stephen Daldry – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Kari Skogland – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman – “Ozark” (Netflix)
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Ed Harris – “Westworld” (HBO)
Matthew Rhys – “The Americans” (FX)
Milo Ventimiglia – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Jeffrey Wright – “Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Foy – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Tatiana Maslany – “Orphan Black” (BBC America)
Elisabeth Moss – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Sandra Oh – “Killing Eve” (BBC America)
Keri Russell – “The Americans” (FX)
Evan Rachel Wood – “Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
“American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“The Voice” (NBC)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
“At Home with Amy Sedaris” (TruTV)
“Drunk History” (Comedy Central)
“I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman” (Hulu)
“Portlandia” (IFC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“The Tracey Ullman Show” (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (Comedy Central)
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“The Late Late Show With James Corden” (CBS)
“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” (CBS)

Outstanding Limited Series
“Genius: Picasso” (National Geographic)
“Godless” (Netflix)
“Patrick Melrose” (Showtime)
“The Alienist” (TNT)
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Atlanta” (FX)
“Barry” (HBO)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“GLOW” (Netflix)
“The Marvelous Ms. Maisel” (Amazon)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)

Outstanding Drama Series
“The Americans” (FX)
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Westworld” (HBO)

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‘Black-ish’ Star Jenifer Lewis Wears Nike Outfit to Emmys in Support of Colin Kaepernick: ‘Thank You for Taking a Knee’

“Black-ish” is nominated for five Emmys this year, including outstanding limited series.

Jenifer Lewis, a series regular on ABC’s Emmy-nominated “Black-ish,” showed up to the 2018 Emmy awards rocking a Nike outfit in support of Colin Kaepernick and the company’s decision to make the athlete the face of their new advertising campaign.

“I am wearing Nike to applaud them for supporting Colin Kaepernick and his protest against racial injustice and police brutality,” Lewis told Variety on the Emmys red carpet.

Prior to the red carpet, Lewis was asking what she could do to lend her voice to Kaepernick’s cause. “What can I do? What can I do that’s meaningful? I’ll wear Nike,” she said. “I’ll wear Nike to say thank you. Thank you for leading the resistance! We need more corporate America to stand up also.”

Nike announced at the start of September that Kaepernick would lead their new “Just Do It” campaign. Kaepernick started a national debate by kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of the mistreatment of African Americans in the U.S. The act of kneeling during the National Anthem earned Kaepernick backlash, and Nike’s decision to put the athlete front and center in its new ad campaign led to even more anger from detractors.

“Thank you, Colin. Thank you for all that you do,” Lewis said on the Emmys red carpet. “Thank you for being brave. Thank you for being courageous. Thank you for taking a knee. Thank you.”

“Black-ish” is nominated for five Emmys this year, including outstanding comedy series. Lewis’ co-stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross are nominated in the lead acting categories.

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Anonymous Emmy Ballot: Network Executive Says Broadcast Series Should Win Because They Produce More Episodes

“This Is Us” and “Black-ish” earn this voter’s respect for keeping up the quality despite having to produce such longer seasons.

ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox recently sealed a new deal with the TV Academy to keep rotating who telecasts the Emmys every year. And yet, the broadcasters are mostly shut out of the major scripted categories. Some pundits argue that it doesn’t make sense to serve as a marketing tool for streaming and premium cable for three hours on their own air, but the networks are bound by tradition — and the hope that enough people will still watch that it’s worth airing on the eve of the new fall season as a marketing tool.

Nonetheless, it’s been pointed out quite a bit over the years that the broadcast networks are at a disadvantage, as their top shows often run 24, or more, episodes per season. To pit that kind of output up against a show with an 8- or 10-episode order seems a bit unfair. CBS and “The Good Wife” even made that point the cornerstone of their Emmy campaign one year.

This installment of IndieWire’s Anonymous Emmy Ballots comes from a network executive who clearly feels that way. This executive chooses NBC drama “This Is Us” and ABC comedy “Black-ish” for the win precisely because of the higher level of difficultly in churning out so many episodes.

IndieWire reached out to creatives across the industry this year to share their own Emmy ballots, anonymously, and explain why they made their choices. Performers, writers, producers, publicists, executives, and craftspeople from across the industry offered up their answers, and IndieWire has been posting some of those ballots this week and next week.

Here’s how the anonymous network executive made their picks on this year’s Emmy race. Read on below:

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans
The Crown
Game Of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
☑ This Is Us
Westworld

The buzz seems to be a “Handmaid’s” vs. “Game of Thrones” battle, but I didn’t think either had a particularly great season. My vote goes to “This Is Us” for delivering as emotional and complex as second season as its first. And also for having to stretch it through nearly double the episode count of any of its competitors.

BLACK-ISH - ABC's "black-ish" stars Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Austin and Berlin Gross as Devonte Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops Johnson and Jenifer Lewis as Ruby Johnson. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

“Black-ish”

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta
Barry
☑ black-ish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

I’ve always felt that a comedy should be funny. Only a few in this race meet that important criteria and “Black-ish” is one, having to do it 24 times a year. Respect.

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Outstanding Limited Series

The Alienist
The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
☑ Godless
Patrick Melrose

[No reason given.]

Paterno Al Pacino HBO Movie

“Paterno”

Atsushi Nishijima/HBO

Outstanding Television Movie

Fahrenheit 451
Flint
☑ Paterno
The Tale
USS Callister (Black Mirror)

[No reason given.]

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Foy/The Crown
☑ Tatiana Maslany/Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss/The Handmaid’s Tale
Sandra Oh/Killing Eve
Keri Russell/The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood/Westworld

Evan Rachel Wood, Keri Russell, and Elisabeth Moss are excellent in their respective programs — but the competition is just too big this year. Sandra Oh and Claire Foy are powerhouses, and in Foy’s case it’s the last season to reward her work in “The Crown,” but it’s also the last chance to reward Tatiana Maslany — and no performance can match what she did in the series finale. Yes, she’s won once before, but she should have an Emmy not just for each season “Orphan Black” was on, but for each clone she played.

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman/Ozark
Sterling K. Brown/This Is Us
Ed Harris/Westworld
Matthew Rhys/The Americans
☑ Milo Ventimiglia/This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright/Westworld

Last year’s winner, Sterling K. Brown, is Emmy-worthy in all he does, but even he has to admit that this year belonged to his co-star Milo Ventimiglia. Wright, Harris, and Rhys are all fantastic, but Ventimiglia stepped into his own this season, navigating Jack through a tricky path this season worth of all the accolades.

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon/Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney/Mom
Issa Rae/Insecure
☑ Tracee Ellis Ross/black-ish
Lily Tomlin/Grace And Frankie

A new winner will be crowned in this category after six years. Through several of those years Tracee Ellis Ross maybe should have won at least once, so why not this year for her hilarious, and often drama-filled performance in “Black-ish.”

Shameless Season 8 William H. Macy

“Shameless”

Chuck Hodes / Showtime

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson/black-ish
Ted Danson/The Good Place
Larry David/Curb Your Enthusiasm
Donald Glover/Atlanta
Bill Hader/Barry
☑ William H. Macy/Shameless

If you haven’t watched what Bill Macy does in “Shameless” you’re not only missing one of the funniest, outlandish performances on television, but also one of the best shows on television.

Lead Actress in a Limited Series/Movie

☑ Jessica Biel/The Sinner
Laura Dern/The Tale
Michelle Dockery/Godless
Edie Falco/Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King/Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson/American Horror Story: Cult

[No reason given.]

Lead Actor in a Limited Series/Movie

Antonio Banderas/Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss/The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
☑ Benedict Cumberbatch/Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels/The Looming Tower
John Legend/Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
Jesse Plemons/USS Callister (Black Mirror)

[No reason given.]

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel/The Handmaid’s Tale
Millie Bobby Brown/Stranger Things
Ann Dowd/The Handmaid’s Tale
Lena Headey/Game Of Thrones
Vanessa Kirby/The Crown
☑ Thandie Newton/Westworld
Yvonne Strahovski/The Handmaid’s Tale

I don’t understand a lot about “Westworld” but I do understand that Thandie Newton should have an Emmy for her brilliant performance each week on the show.

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau/Game Of Thrones
Peter Dinklage/Game Of Thrones
Joseph Fiennes/The Handmaid’s Tale
☑ David Harbour/Stranger Things
Mandy Patinkin/Homeland
Matt Smith/The Crown

“Stranger Things” had a strong sophomore season and David Harbour was a big reason why.

ROSEANNE - "No Country for Old Women" - After Beverly gets kicked out of the nursing home, Roseanne and Jackie fight over who will take care of their mother. Meanwhile, Mark's creative touch with building a birdhouse for Dan's customer is more than Dan can handle, but Darlene defends her son, on the sixth episode of the revival of "Roseanne," TUESDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Greg Gayne)ROSEANNE BARR, LAURIE METCALF

Roseanne Barr and Laurie Metcalf

ABC / Greg Gayne

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Zazie Beetz/Atlanta
Alex Borstein/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Aidy Bryant/Saturday Night Live
Betty Gilpin/GLOW
Leslie Jones/Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon/Saturday Night Live
☑ Laurie Metcalf/Roseanne
Megan Mullally/Will & Grace

As much as I like Leslie Jones, and hope she wins several Emmys throughout her career, I can’t bring myself to vote on a variety show performance in a series performance category. Megan Mullally was the best part of her revived series, but so was Laurie Metcalf and she lost an Oscar she deserved.

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson/Baskets
Alec Baldwin/Saturday Night Live
Tituss Burgess/Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Brian Tyree Henry/Atlanta
Tony Shalhoub/The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kenan Thompson/Saturday Night Live
☑ Henry Winkler/Barry

The Fonz. Full stop.

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sara Bareilles/Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
Penélope Cruz/The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
☑ Judith Light/The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Adina Porter/American Horror Story: Cult
Merritt Wever/Godless
Letitia Wright/Black Museum (Black Mirror)

[No reason given.]

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jeff Daniels/Godless
Brandon Victor Dixon/Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
☑ John Leguizamo/Waco
Ricky Martin/The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Edgar Ramírez/The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Michael Stuhlbarg/The Looming Tower
Finn Wittrock/The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

[No reason given.]

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“Top Chef”

Paul Trantow/Bravo

Outstanding Reality/Competition Program

The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
☑ Top Chef
The Voice

[No reason given.]

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow
Fixer Upper
Lip Sync Battle
Queer Eye
☑ Shark Tank
Who Do You Think You Are?

[No reason given.]

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Born This Way
Deadliest Catch
Intervention
Naked And Afraid
☑ RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked
United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell

[No reason given.]

Host for a Reality or Reality/Competition Program

W. Kamau Bell/United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell
Ellen Degeneres/Ellen’s Game Of Games
☑ RuPaul/RuPaul’s Drag Race
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn/Project Runway
Jane Lynch/Hollywood Game Night

[No reason given.]

"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

“Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

ABC

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
☑ Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

[No reason given.]

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

At Home With Amy Sedaris
☑ Drunk History
I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live
Tracey Ullman’s Show

[No reason given.]

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards
60th Annual Grammy Awards
Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert
Night Of Too Many Stars: America Unites For Autism Programs
☑ The Oscars

[No reason given.]

Carol Burnett

“Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special”

CBS

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

☑ Carol Burnett Show 50th Anniversary Special
Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2018
Dave Chappelle: Equanimity
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents: The Great American* Puerto Rico (*It’s Complicated)
Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life

[No reason given.]

Outstanding Informational Series or Special

☑ Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson
Vice

[No reason given.]

[Production assistance by Liz Shannon Miller.]

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The largest group of nominees in any pro…

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One big takeaway from this year’s crop of Emmy nominees in the comedy series category is it pays to break the mold — including your own. Three nominated series executed daring stylistic departures from their established status quos: “Unbreakable Kimmy …

One big takeaway from this year’s crop of Emmy nominees in the comedy series category is it pays to break the mold — including your own. Three nominated series executed daring stylistic departures from their established status quos: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” savagely sent up true-crime documentaries with “Party Monster: Scratching the Surface,” delving into the […]

Anthony Anderson Sexual Assault Accusation Under Review by LA District Attorney

A sexual assault accusation against “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is now under review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

A spokesperson told TheWrap on Thursday that the sexual assault case involving Anderson had been forwarded to the D.A.’s office by the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday.

No further details about the case have been made public.

TheWrap reported last month that the LAPD had opened an assault investigation with Anderson listed as a suspect. The investigation came after a woman told police that the assault took place after she catered one of Anderson’s events.

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A spokesperson for Anderson denied the accusation, and said at the time that the actor had not been made aware of any investigation.

“It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false,” the spokesperson said. “The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.”

Representatives for Anderson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

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A sexual assault accusation against “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is now under review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.

A spokesperson told TheWrap on Thursday that the sexual assault case involving Anderson had been forwarded to the D.A.’s office by the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday.

No further details about the case have been made public.

TheWrap reported last month that the LAPD had opened an assault investigation with Anderson listed as a suspect. The investigation came after a woman told police that the assault took place after she catered one of Anderson’s events.

A spokesperson for Anderson denied the accusation, and said at the time that the actor had not been made aware of any investigation.

“It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false,” the spokesperson said. “The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.”

Representatives for Anderson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

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Anthony Anderson Under Criminal Investigation, Disputes Woman’s Claims of Assault

“Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is currently under criminal investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. According to The Blast, Anderson allegedly assaulted a woman after an event she catered for the actor last year. “It&#82…

“Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is currently under criminal investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. According to The Blast, Anderson allegedly assaulted a woman after an event she catered for the actor last year. “It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false,” Anderson’s rep told Variety. “The authorities have not contacted […]

Anthony Anderson Under LAPD Investigation; ‘Black-ish’ Actor “Unequivocally Disputes” Criminal Claim

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Los Angeles police are investigating an unspecific criminal complaint against Anthony Anderson. The LAPD confirmed to Deadline that "a crime report was taken" that named the Emmy-nominated Black-ish actor, adding, “It's an open investigation.” Details of the allegation weren’t given, and police would not confirm reports by The Blast and TMZ today that it was an assault claim filed by a woman. Anderson issued a statement through a rep that says: “It’s unfortunate that…

‘Black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson Faces Criminal Investigation, ‘Unequivocally Disputes’ Accusation

The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation with “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson listed as a suspect, police told TheWrap.

No further details regarding the incident have been made public. But The Blast, which first reported the news, said the investigation stems from a woman who told the department that Anderson assaulted her after she catered one of his events.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Anderson denied the allegations and said his team was not made aware of any investigation.

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“It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false,” the spokesperson said. “The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.”

The star recently received his fourth consecutive Emmy nomination for starring on the ABC sitcom “Black-ish.”

ABC and Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Citing “sources familiar with the investigation,” The Blast said a woman walked into the LAPD’s Hollywood Division earlier this year and filed the report. The Blast said it was told the incident happened over a year ago, after the met the actor at his event.

The Blast said it was told that the woman met with Anderson a second time after the event to discuss future business opportunities, and that is when she says the actor assaulted her.

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The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation with “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson listed as a suspect, police told TheWrap.

No further details regarding the incident have been made public. But The Blast, which first reported the news, said the investigation stems from a woman who told the department that Anderson assaulted her after she catered one of his events.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Anderson denied the allegations and said his team was not made aware of any investigation.

“It’s unfortunate that anyone can file a police report whether it is true or false,” the spokesperson said. “The authorities have not contacted Anthony or any of his representatives about this matter. Anthony unequivocally disputes the claim.”

The star recently received his fourth consecutive Emmy nomination for starring on the ABC sitcom “Black-ish.”

ABC and Disney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Citing “sources familiar with the investigation,” The Blast said a woman walked into the LAPD’s Hollywood Division earlier this year and filed the report. The Blast said it was told the incident happened over a year ago, after the met the actor at his event.

The Blast said it was told that the woman met with Anderson a second time after the event to discuss future business opportunities, and that is when she says the actor assaulted her.

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Emmy Predictions in Comedy: Look for ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ to Step in for ‘Veep’

Just as the Emmys drama-series contenders could breathe easier last year because the HBO juggernaut “Game of Thrones” hadn’t aired a new season during the eligibility period, this year’s comedy series take advantage of a field that for the first time in seven years doesn’t include perennial winner “Veep.”

The reason that HBO series has to sit out the upcoming Emmys after winning Outstanding Drama Series for the last three years — star Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ breast-cancer treatment, which delayed production of the seventh and final season — is a sobering one. But it has opened up the competition at a time when several acclaimed new shows are looking to get on the Emmy radar.

Offscreen events have also profoundly affected this year’s comedy races. The rebooted “Roseanne,” for example, would have been a formidable contender had Roseanne Barr not unleashed an offensive tweet that caused ABC to drop the show and probably sent voters looking elsewhere (though John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf could still be rewarded).

And harassment accusations against Jeffrey Tambor could hurt both “Transparent” (which dropped him from the show but is competing with a season in which he appears) and “Arrested Development” (which was hurt when its male actors appeared to downplay Jessica Walter’s complaints about Tambor’s verbally abusive behavior in a group interview).

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Outstanding Comedy Series
The absence of “Veep,” the winner for the last three years in a row, is very good news for the large crop of new shows that will be looking for spots: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “GLOW,” “Barry” and “Insecure,” along with the spinoff “Young Sheldon,” the rebooted “Will and Grace,” the revamped “One Day at a Time” and the back-from-hiatus “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

“Mrs. Maisel” is the sure thing in that group, with “Barry” having a good shot and “GLOW” on the bubble.

You have to believe that “Atlanta,” which won for acting and directing last year, will land a nomination again. “Silicon Valley” never missed a nod in its first four seasons on the air, so Season 5 figures to bring another snub. “Black-ish” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” have both been nominated the last two years; the former will almost certainly be back, while the latter might be a question mark.

We’ll assume that “Barry” gets in, courtesy of a well-received debut late in the season as voters were thinking about the races. That leaves two slots from a group that includes “The Good Place,” “Will and Grace,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “GLOW,” “Better Things,” “One Day at a Time” and “Modern Family.”

Pundits underestimate five-time winner and eight-time nominee “Modern Family” at our own peril, but we’re going to guess that it finally slips out of the top category, making room to welcome in the female-empowerment of “GLOW” and to welcome back “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which was nominated in this category in seven of its prior eight seasons.

Predicted nominees (in order of likelihood): “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Atlanta,” “black-ish,” “Silicon Valley,” “Barry,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “GLOW”
Watch out for: “Will and Grace,” “The Good Place,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Modern Family”

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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
A strong crop of actresses from first-year shows are competing in a category that is absent Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the first time since 2011: Rachel Brosnahan in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Alison Brie in “GLOW” and Tiffany Haddish in “The Last O.G.” among them.

While it would be a real thrill to see them all make the cut, Emmy voters just don’t work that way. And besides, returning nominees Tracee Ellis Ross in “black-ish,” Allison Janney in “Mom,” Pamela Adlon in “Better Things,” Ellie Kemper in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in “Grace and Frankie” aren’t any less worthy now than they were in the past.

And that doesn’t even include a few additional actresses who deserve to be here: Kristen Bell in “The Good Place,” Issa Rae in “Insecure,” Frankie Shaw in “SMILF,” Rachel Bloom in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” …

In a fiercely competitive category, then, Brosnahan is the one newcomer who seems guaranteed a nomination, with Brie a likely nominee as well. Ross, Janney and five-time nominee Debra Messing (for the first go-round of “Will & Grace”) should land noms, which only leaves one slot, which will likely go to Adlon, Tomlin, Fonda, Bell or Kemper — and while it’s hard to imagine the two legendary leading ladies of “Grace and Frankie” being passed over, that may well happen, with Adlon grabbing the spot.

But remember: Last year, the Emmys’ 2-percent rule, which expands the field in the event of a close finish, super-size this category from six to seven.

Predicted nominees: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”; Allison Janney, “Mom”; Debra Messing, “Will & Grace”; Alison Brie, “GLOW”; Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Watch out for: Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie”; Kristen Bell, “The Good Place”; Issa Rae, “Insecure”; Frankie Shaw, “SMILF”

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) is the reigning champ and isn’t going anywhere. Neither is “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson, who’s been nominated the last three years in a row, and Emmy favorite William H. Macy, who’s riding a four-year streak.

Eric McCormack had four nominations, including a win, the first time “Will & Grace” was on the air more than a decade ago, and a lot of the people who voted for him then are probably still casting ballots. Ditto for Larry David, who landed five nominations (but no wins) for starring in “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

That doesn’t leave a lot of room for newcomers, and no room at all if “Baskets” star Zach Galifianakis, a nominee last year, is back. But Bill Hader’s performance in “Barry” may well be irresistible enough to nudge out Galifianakis, though Matt LeBlanc in “Episodes” and particularly Ted Danson in “The Good Place” are formidable contenders and could sneak in. And John Goodman might get some votes just for putting up with Roseanne Barr.

Predicted nominees: Donald Glover, “Atlanta”; Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”; William H. Macy, “Shameless”; Bill Hader, “Barry”; Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; Eric McCormack, “Will & Grace”
Watch out for: Ted Danson, “The Good Place”; Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”; Zach Galifianakis, “Baskets”; John Goodman, “Roseanne”; Tracy Morgan, “The Last O.G.”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
How many nominations will “Saturday Night Live” get? Last year the show had three, with Kate McKinnon winning her second consecutive Emmy and Vanessa Bayer and Leslie Jones also landing noms. Bayer’s now gone from the show, but McKinnon is a lock and Jones has a chance of joining her, though the past season of “SNL” didn’t quite capture the zeitgeist the way the show did in the previous election year.

Alex Borstein is too integral to “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to not be recognized, and Megan Mullally had seven nominations and two wins for the original run of “Will & Grace,” and seems ready to pick up where she left off.

Zazie Beetz is probably the hottest of the younger actresses in contention (a group that also includes Betty Gilpin from “GLOW,” Sarah Goldberg from “Barry” and D’Arcy Carden from “The Good Place”), while Rita Moreno (“One Day at a Time”), Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”) Jessica Walter (“Arrested Development”) and Judith Light (“Transparent”) are all vets with real shots.

Here’s guessing that the legendary Moreno was on the right show at the right time, and that Carden’s delightful performance in “The Good Place” scores an upset nomination.

Predicted nominees: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”; Alex Borstein, “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”; Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”; Rita Moreno, “One Day at a Time”; D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place”
Watch out for: Laurie Metcalf, “Roseanne”; Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”; Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”; Sarah Goldberg, “Barry”; Jessica Walter, “Arrested Development”

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
From the time it premiered in 2009, “Modern Family” has never failed to place at least one actor in this category; since 2013, neither has “Veep.” But the latter isn’t eligible and the former seems likely to have its streak broken by the presence of formidable contenders from new shows: Tony Shalhoub for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Henry Winkler for “Barry” and Marc Maron for “GLOW” foremost among them, with Shalhoub and Winkler the likeliest to land noms.

Alec Baldwin’s “Saturday Night Live” portrayal of Donald Trump might be wearing a little thin, but he’s the defending champ and he should be back, as should 2017 nominees Titus Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Louie Anderson (“Baskets”) and Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”).

The problem with that scenario is that it leaves out Maron, seven-time “Will & Grace” nominee Sean Hayes, “Silicon Valley” standouts Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods, “Atlanta” scene-stealer Lakeith Stanfield and all those “Modern Family” guys.

Predicted nominees: Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”; Henry Winkler, “Barry”; Tony Shalhoub, “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Titus Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; Louie Anderson, “Baskets”; Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”
Watch out for: Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace”; Marc Maron, “GLOW”; Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods, “Silicon Valley”; Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”

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Emmy Predictions in Drama: The Dragons of ‘Game of Thrones’ Are Back

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The reason that HBO series has to sit out the upcoming Emmys after winning Outstanding Drama Series for the last three years — star Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ breast-cancer treatment, which delayed production of the seventh and final season — is a sobering one. But it has opened up the competition at a time when several acclaimed new shows are looking to get on the Emmy radar.

Offscreen events have also profoundly affected this year’s comedy races. The rebooted “Roseanne,” for example, would have been a formidable contender had Roseanne Barr not unleashed an offensive tweet that caused ABC to drop the show and probably sent voters looking elsewhere (though John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf could still be rewarded).

And harassment accusations against Jeffrey Tambor could hurt both “Transparent” (which dropped him from the show but is competing with a season in which he appears) and “Arrested Development” (which was hurt when its male actors appeared to downplay Jessica Walter’s complaints about Tambor’s verbally abusive behavior in a group interview).

Outstanding Comedy Series
The absence of “Veep,” the winner for the last three years in a row, is very good news for the large crop of new shows that will be looking for spots: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “GLOW,” “Barry” and “Insecure,” along with the spinoff “Young Sheldon,” the rebooted “Will and Grace,” the revamped “One Day at a Time” and the back-from-hiatus “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

“Mrs. Maisel” is the sure thing in that group, with “Barry” having a good shot and “GLOW” on the bubble.

You have to believe that “Atlanta,” which won for acting and directing last year, will land a nomination again. “Silicon Valley” never missed a nod in its first four seasons on the air, so Season 5 figures to bring another snub. “Black-ish” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” have both been nominated the last two years; the former will almost certainly be back, while the latter might be a question mark.

We’ll assume that “Barry” gets in, courtesy of a well-received debut late in the season as voters were thinking about the races. That leaves two slots from a group that includes “The Good Place,” “Will and Grace,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “GLOW,” “Better Things,” “One Day at a Time” and “Modern Family.”

Pundits underestimate five-time winner and eight-time nominee “Modern Family” at our own peril, but we’re going to guess that it finally slips out of the top category, making room to welcome in the female-empowerment of “GLOW” and to welcome back “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which was nominated in this category in seven of its prior eight seasons.

Predicted nominees (in order of likelihood): “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Atlanta,” “black-ish,” “Silicon Valley,” “Barry,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “GLOW”
Watch out for: “Will and Grace,” “The Good Place,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Modern Family”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
A strong crop of actresses from first-year shows are competing in a category that is absent Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the first time since 2011: Rachel Brosnahan in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Alison Brie in “GLOW” and Tiffany Haddish in “The Last O.G.” among them.

While it would be a real thrill to see them all make the cut, Emmy voters just don’t work that way. And besides, returning nominees Tracee Ellis Ross in “black-ish,” Allison Janney in “Mom,” Pamela Adlon in “Better Things,” Ellie Kemper in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin in “Grace and Frankie” aren’t any less worthy now than they were in the past.

And that doesn’t even include a few additional actresses who deserve to be here: Kristen Bell in “The Good Place,” Issa Rae in “Insecure,” Frankie Shaw in “SMILF,” Rachel Bloom in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” …

In a fiercely competitive category, then, Brosnahan is the one newcomer who seems guaranteed a nomination, with Brie a likely nominee as well. Ross, Janney and five-time nominee Debra Messing (for the first go-round of “Will & Grace”) should land noms, which only leaves one slot, which will likely go to Adlon, Tomlin, Fonda, Bell or Kemper — and while it’s hard to imagine the two legendary leading ladies of “Grace and Frankie” being passed over, that may well happen, with Adlon grabbing the spot.

But remember: Last year, the Emmys’ 2-percent rule, which expands the field in the event of a close finish, super-size this category from six to seven.

Predicted nominees: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”; Allison Janney, “Mom”; Debra Messing, “Will & Grace”; Alison Brie, “GLOW”; Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Watch out for: Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie”; Kristen Bell, “The Good Place”; Issa Rae, “Insecure”; Frankie Shaw, “SMILF”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover (“Atlanta”) is the reigning champ and isn’t going anywhere. Neither is “black-ish” star Anthony Anderson, who’s been nominated the last three years in a row, and Emmy favorite William H. Macy, who’s riding a four-year streak.

Eric McCormack had four nominations, including a win, the first time “Will & Grace” was on the air more than a decade ago, and a lot of the people who voted for him then are probably still casting ballots. Ditto for Larry David, who landed five nominations (but no wins) for starring in “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

That doesn’t leave a lot of room for newcomers, and no room at all if “Baskets” star Zach Galifianakis, a nominee last year, is back. But Bill Hader’s performance in “Barry” may well be irresistible enough to nudge out Galifianakis, though Matt LeBlanc in “Episodes” and particularly Ted Danson in “The Good Place” are formidable contenders and could sneak in. And John Goodman might get some votes just for putting up with Roseanne Barr.

Predicted nominees: Donald Glover, “Atlanta”; Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”; William H. Macy, “Shameless”; Bill Hader, “Barry”; Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; Eric McCormack, “Will & Grace”
Watch out for: Ted Danson, “The Good Place”; Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”; Zach Galifianakis, “Baskets”; John Goodman, “Roseanne”; Tracy Morgan, “The Last O.G.”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
How many nominations will “Saturday Night Live” get? Last year the show had three, with Kate McKinnon winning her second consecutive Emmy and Vanessa Bayer and Leslie Jones also landing noms. Bayer’s now gone from the show, but McKinnon is a lock and Jones has a chance of joining her, though the past season of “SNL” didn’t quite capture the zeitgeist the way the show did in the previous election year.

Alex Borstein is too integral to “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to not be recognized, and Megan Mullally had seven nominations and two wins for the original run of “Will & Grace,” and seems ready to pick up where she left off.

Zazie Beetz is probably the hottest of the younger actresses in contention (a group that also includes Betty Gilpin from “GLOW,” Sarah Goldberg from “Barry” and D’Arcy Carden from “The Good Place”), while Rita Moreno (“One Day at a Time”), Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”) Jessica Walter (“Arrested Development”) and Judith Light (“Transparent”) are all vets with real shots.

Here’s guessing that the legendary Moreno was on the right show at the right time, and that Carden’s delightful performance in “The Good Place” scores an upset nomination.

Predicted nominees: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”; Alex Borstein, “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”; Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”; Rita Moreno, “One Day at a Time”; D’Arcy Carden, “The Good Place”
Watch out for: Laurie Metcalf, “Roseanne”; Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”; Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”; Sarah Goldberg, “Barry”; Jessica Walter, “Arrested Development”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
From the time it premiered in 2009, “Modern Family” has never failed to place at least one actor in this category; since 2013, neither has “Veep.” But the latter isn’t eligible and the former seems likely to have its streak broken by the presence of formidable contenders from new shows: Tony Shalhoub for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Henry Winkler for “Barry” and Marc Maron for “GLOW” foremost among them, with Shalhoub and Winkler the likeliest to land noms.

Alec Baldwin’s “Saturday Night Live” portrayal of Donald Trump might be wearing a little thin, but he’s the defending champ and he should be back, as should 2017 nominees Titus Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Louie Anderson (“Baskets”) and Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”).

The problem with that scenario is that it leaves out Maron, seven-time “Will & Grace” nominee Sean Hayes, “Silicon Valley” standouts Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods, “Atlanta” scene-stealer Lakeith Stanfield and all those “Modern Family” guys.

Predicted nominees: Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”; Henry Winkler, “Barry”; Tony Shalhoub, “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Titus Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; Louie Anderson, “Baskets”; Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”
Watch out for: Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace”; Marc Maron, “GLOW”; Kumail Nanjiani and Zach Woods, “Silicon Valley”; Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”

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