Friday, July 15, 2016
Emmy nominations were announced yesterday; Lesley Goldberg has series, network, and studio breakdowns by the numbers. History was made, with actors of color nominated in each leading actor category. Tim Goodman says the Television Academy finally got it right, and Maureen Ryan says she even felt joy. Snubs and surprises are identified by Todd VanDerWerff and Caroline Framke, Alan Sepinwall, Joel Keller, Robert Bianco, Kate Stanhope, and Oriana Schwindt. Willa Paskin says the nominations look simultaneously stodgy and trailblazing. Adam Epstein notes HBO's ongoing Emmys dominance, while Brian Lowry points out the marginalization of the broadcast networks. The Americans finally broke through, while Master of None was an ecstatic new arrival. Scott Collins says the nominations reflect a nation filled with paranoia. Andy Dehnart highlights the reality TV nominations. Prior to the nominations announcement, Cory Barker wrote about what an Emmy nomination can mean for a channel's future. Tim Goodman and Daniel Fienberg debate Emmy snubs. Todd VanDerWerff addresses the nominations' diversity.