If I Had an Emmy Ballot: The Best of 2016-2017 TV

Well, those Emmy nominations were interesting weren’t they? With no Game of Thrones this year, it seemed we got the weirdest set of nominees I can remember. So what better to do than to drop my own weird list of nominees. I tried to spread the wealth but the cream rose to the top. Here’s my choices for the best of the year in TV.

Guest Actor
Ian Colletti, Preacher
Sacha Dhawan, Iron Fist
Crispin Glover, American Gods
Jared Harris, The Crown
Tyler Hoechlin, Supergirl
John Light, MARS

Guest Actress
Gillian Anderson, American Gods
Eileen Atkins, The Crown
Valeria Bilello, Sense8
Wai Ching Ho, Iron Fist
Bianca Lawson, Queen Sugar
Grace Zabriskie, Outcast


Movie and Miniseries

Movie
Hairspray Live
Hasan Minaj: Homecoming King
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Looking: The Movie
Wizard of Lies

Miniseries
American Crime
American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare
Big Little Lies
Five Came Back
OJ: Made in America
The White Princess

Actor
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Jacob Collins-Levy, The White Princess
Robert DeNiro, Wizard of Lies
Harvey Fierstein, Hairspray Live
Jonathan Groff, Looking: The Movie
Ryan Macartan, Rocky Horror Picture Show

Actress
Maddie Baillio, Hairspray Live
Jodie Comer, The White Princess
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Regina King, American Crime
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Supporting Actor
Frankie J. Alvarez, Looking: The Movie
Raul Castillo, Looking: The Movie
Peyman Moadi, The Night Of
Adam Scott, Big Little Lies
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
Michael K. Williams, The Night Of

Supporting Actress
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare
Essie Davis, The White Princess
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette vs. Joan
Jennifer Hudson, Hairspray Live
Robin Weigert, Big Little Lies

COMEDY

Archer: Dreamland
Dear White People
Difficult People
Insecure
Trollhunters
Voltron: Legendary Defender

Actor
Brandon P. Bell, Dear White People
Bruce Campbell, Ash vs. Evil Dead
Billy Eichner, Difficult People
Jay Ellis, Insecure
Luis Gerardo Méndez, Club de Cuervos
Timothy Olyphant, Santa Clarita Diet

Actress
Logan Browning, Dear White People
Dana Delorenzo, Ash vs. Evil Dead
Julie Klausner, Difficult People
Yvonne Orji, Insecure
Issa Rae, Insecure
Mariana Treviño, Club de Cuervos

Supporting Actor
Joaquín Ferreira, Club de Cuervos
Langston Kerman, Insecure
Marque Richardson, Dear White People
Juan Pablo de Santiago, Club de Cuervos
Ray Santiago, Ash vs. Evil Dead
James Urbaniak, Difficult People

Supporting Actress
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
Stephanie Cayo, Club de Cuervos
Ashley Blaine Featherson, Dear White People
Lisa Joyce, Insecure
Andrea Martin, Difficult People
Rebecca Wisocky, Devious Maids

Drama

The Crown
Humans
MARS
Stranger Things
Queen Sugar
Westworld

Actor
Patrick Fugit, Outcast
Ed Harris, Westworld
Ian McShane, American Gods
Kofi Siriboe, Queen Sugar
Brian J. Smith, Sense8
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Actress
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Gemma Chan, Humans
Claire Foy, The Crown
Jihae Kim, MARS
Ruth Negga, Preacher
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Luke Cage
Omar J. Dorsey, Queen Sugar
John Lithgow, The Crown
Ben Miles, The Crown
Joseph Miligun, Preacher
Pablo Schreiber, American Gods

Supporting Actress
Doona Bae, Sense8
Emily Barrington, Humans
Amy Hargreaves, 13 Reasons Why
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Tina Lifford, Queen Sugar
Thandie Newton, Westworld