Dream Emmy Nominees

We’re just a couple weeks away from the announcement of the 2015 Emmy nominees and I predict I will be disappointed, as usual, with the people left out. So I’m making my own list of ideal nominees and hope you’ll join me. These aren’t the people I expect to be nominated and I fully recognize that there are many people who will (and should) be nominated from shows that I don’t watch and therefore didn’t include. These are just the people and shows I would love to see recognized that I have enjoyed over the past year.

When you’re done reading, head to the comments to share your dream nominees or talk about any of my picks!

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Broad City
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Looking
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Transparent

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Americans
  • The 100
  • Masters of Sex
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Orphan Black
  • Rectify

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Jonathan Groff as Patrick (Looking)
  • Chris Messina as Danny Castellano (The Mindy Project)
  • Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt (Parks and Recreation)
  • Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman (Transparent)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Ilana Glazer as Ilana Wexler (Broad City)
  • Mindy Kaling as Mindy Lahiri (The Mindy Project)
  • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
  • Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva (Jane the Virgin)
  • Tracie Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson (Black-ish)
  • Constance Wu as Jessica Huang (Fresh off the Boat)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Josh Hartnett as Ethan Chandler (Penny Dreadful)
  • Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon (Empire)
  • Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser (Outlander)
  • Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings (The Americans)
  • Michael Sheen as Bill Masters (Masters of Sex)
  • Adan Young as Daniel Holden (Rectify)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Catriona Balfe as Claire Fraser (Outlander)
  • Viola Davis as Annalise Keating (How to Get Away with Murder)
  • Eva Green as Vanessa Ives (Penny Dreadful)
  • Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon (Empire)
  • Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, Helena, Cosima, Alison, Rachel, and Krystal (Orphan Black)
  • Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings (The Americans)
  • Abigail Spencer as Amantha Holden (Rectify)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Frankie J. Alvarez as Agustin (Looking)
  • Andre Braugher as Ray Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega (Jane the Virgin)
  • Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson (Parks and Recreation)
  • Timothy Omundson as King Richard (Galavant)
  • Adam Pally as Peter Prentice (The Mindy Project)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah-Fowler (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer (Veep)
  • Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett (Mom)
  • Niecy Nash as Denise “Didi” Ortley (Getting On)
  • Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate (Parks and Recreation)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Alan Cumming as Eli Gold (The Good Wife)
  • Kit Harington as Jon Snow (Game of Thrones)
  • Rory Kinnear as The Creature (Penny Dreadful)
  • Jesse L. Martin as Joe West (The Flash)
  • Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall/Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall (Outlander)
  • Craig T. Nelson as Zeek Braverman (Parenthood)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Uzo Aduba as Suzanne Warren (Orange is the New Black)
  • Christine Baranksi as Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife)
  • Adelaide Clemens as Tawney Talbot (Rectify)
  • Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Annet Mahendru as Nina (The Americans)
  • Mae Whitman as Amber Braverman (Parenthood)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Broad City – “Knockoffs”
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Johnny and Dora”
  • Community – “Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television”
  • Jane the Virgin – “Chapter One”
  • Looking – “Looking for the Promised Land”
  • Parks and Recreation – “One Last Ride”

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • The Americans – “Stingers”
  • Masters of Sex – “Fight”
  • Orphan Black – “Certain Agony of the Battlefield”
  • Outlander – “The Devil’s Mark”
  • Parenthood – “May God Bless and Keep You Always”
  • Rectify – “Donald the Normal”

Who are you most hoping to see nominated this year?

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