2016 Emmy nominations: who got recognized & who got snubbed?

2016 Emmy nominations: who got recognized & who got snubbed?

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As previewed yesterday, the 2016 Emmy nominations were finally announced this morning in LA. It feels like people were especially excited about this year’s nominations, likely because there’s always the hope that the Emmy voters might begin to phase in some new shows and new people. And it seems like every year, we’re disappointed with the same old people and same old shows. Is it the same this year? Here are the major nominations, and you can see the full list here at the Emmys main site. This year’s Emmys telecast will be on September 18th on ABC.

Outstanding Comedy Series: Black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep

Outstanding Drama Series: The Americans, Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Mr. Robot.

Outstanding TV Movie: Confirmation, A Very Murray Christmas, All the Way, Luther, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Outstanding Limited Series: American Crime, Fargo, The Night Manager, Roots, The People Vs. OJ Simpson

Lead Actor in Drama Series: Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Liev Schreiber, Kevin Spacey, Kyle Chandler, Rami Malek

Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Tatiana Maslany, Keri Russell, Robin Wright

Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Bryan Cranston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Idris Elba, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Hiddleston, Courtney B. Vance

Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie: Kirsten Dunst, Felicity Huffman, Audra McDonald, Sarah Paulson, Lili Taylor, Kerry Washington

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Will Forte, William H. Macy, Thomas Middletditch, Jeffrey Tambor

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Ellie Kemper, Julia Louis -Dreyfus, Laurie Metcalf, Tracee Ellis Ross, Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin

Supporting Actor in a Drama: Jonathan Banks, Michael Kelly, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Ben Mendelsohn and Jon Voight.

Supporting Actress in a Drama: Maggie Smith, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Constance Zimmer, Maura Tierney, Emilia Clarke

[From Emmys.com]

Those are the big ones, but you can see the supporting actor noms in Comedy here. I was really worried that Game of Thrones got snubbed in all of the acting categories, but NO! GoT actors flooded the supporting categories which… I agree with that. Dinklage didn’t need another nomination, but he is one of the best actors on the series, so be it. I LOVE that Kit Harington got nominated (SadFace might even win!), and I love that Maisie Williams, Lena Headey and yes, even Emilia Clarke got recognized.

I know many of you will love that The Americans finally got some major love, as did Mr. Robot and Master of None. I’m not shocked that Downton Abbey got some noms (even though the last season was all over the place), and I’m not shocked that The Night Manager got some love too – it was a really well-done miniseries. And look, Tom Hiddleston got his first Emmy nomination! The Tiddlesbanging was all worth it, people!

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Game of Thrones Gambling Odds: Wager on Who Will Win the Iron Throne!

Now that most of the storylines in Game of Thrones have progressed beyond the point that George R.R. Martin has reached in his ongoing A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, all bets are off in terms of what might happen next.

Of course, that’s just a figure of speech. What we really mean to say is – it’s time for the betting to begin!

You see, up until now, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were working from some very popular source material, which meant lots of people had a good idea of where the plot was headed.

Sure, there were some digressions here and there, but for the most part, the show remained true to the broad strokes of Martin’s novels.

These days we’re in spoiler-free territory, and not even those smug book-readers know what’ll happen next.

Though Season 6 has just begun, we’ve already seen one major twist, and you can be sure there will be more to come.

Like those intimidating fellas who run the Iron Bank of Braavos, Vegas oddsmakers never pass up an opportunity to make a buck, so naturally, they’re now taking bets on the likelihood that several major characters will win “the great game” and sit atop the Iron Throne.

Check out the odds in the gallery below, and whatever you do, don’t sleep on Hodor – people like a politician of few words:

1. Jon Snow: 5/2

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The odds favor the bastard son of Ned Stark (or, if you believe certain theories, Rhaegar Targaryen). It may seem unlikely for a dead man to become king, but hey, who would’ve guessed that Donald Trump would have a real shot at being president? Anything can happen, folks!

2. Daenerys Targaryen: 3/1

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Obviously, the Khaleesi has a good chance of being the first female on the Iron Throne. It’s a fairly safe soon have one more title to add to her incredibly long list.

3. Tyrion Lannister: 7/1

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Tyrion is like the Bernie Sanders of this race. He’s a long shot, but a lot of people really, really like him, and sometimes that’s all it takes.

4. Petyr Baelish: 15/2

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Never underestimate Littlefinger! The man might be the smoothest talker in Westeros.

5. Bran or Rickon Stark: 16/1

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Bran, maybe. Rickon, not so much. Has anyone even seen that kid lately?!

6. Margaery Tyrell: 18/1

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She may have married two kings, but we still have a hard time picturing Margaery on the Iron Throne.

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Game of Thrones Season 7: It’s a Go!

Game of Thrones Season 7: It’s a Go!

HBO has announced that it has picked up Game of Thrones for a seventh season.

In related news: the sky is blue, the Pope is Catholic and Prince was an amazing musical talent.

The network made this pretty obvious confirmation just days before Game of Thrones Season 6 premieres on Sunday night at 9 p.m.

There had never been any doubt that the series would be renewed for a seventh or an eighth season, with showrunner David Benioff recently telling Variety that there may only be “13 episodes” remaining after Season 6 is complete.

“We’re heading into the final lap,” Benioff said, acknowledging that the final two seasons may be broken up into six and seven episodes, respectively.

HBO did not mention in this announcement just how many installment will comprise Season 7, which will kick off in the spring of 2017.

The cable network also announced that Veep and Silicon Valley, both of which premiere this Sunday, have been renewed for next year.

As for what fans can expect on Season 6?

As usual, everyone involved with the epic drama has remained as tight-lipped as possible regarding upcoming storylines.

Moreover, the show has actually now outpaced George R.R. Martin, whose latest novel will NOT be complete by the time new episodes air.

So even loyal book fans are in the dark regarding what’s on tap.

This much we know, however: Jon Snow is dead…

… until he gets brought back to life, that is. Trust us. This is 1,000% happening.

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