If I Could Nominate the 2019 Emmys

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Nominations for the 2019 Emmys are due soon, and you’ll see a lot of articles about who should be nominated and why. Here’s one man’s (correct) opinions. Note: If I don’t think five (or more) things should be nominated for a category, I’ll just list the ones I think *definitely* should merit attention. Also note that I’m only doing drama and comedy – no miniseries or sketch/variety, though I’ve listed some I really liked below.

Best Drama Series:

  • Big Little Lies
  • The Deuce
  • This is Us
  • You

Best Comedy Series:

  • Barry
  • GLOW
  • The Good Place
  • Russian Doll
  • Superstore
  • Veep

Best Actor, Drama:

  • Milo Ventimiglia, This is Us
  • Sterling K. Brown, This is Us
  • Penn Badgley, You
  • James Franco, The Deuce
  • Sean Penn, The First

Best Actress, Drama:

  • Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
  • Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies
  • Susan Kelechi Watson, This is Us
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce

Best Supporting Actress, Drama

  • Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
  • Zoe Kravitz, Big Little Lies
  • Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies
  • Carrie Coon, The Sinner

Best Supporting Actor, Drama

  • Adam Scott, Big Little Lies
  • Justin Hartley, This is Us
  • Bobby Canavale, Homecoming

Best Actor, Comedy:

  • Bill Hader, Barry
  • Ben Feldman, Superstore
  • Andy Samberg, Brooklyn 99
  • Tony Hale, Veep
  • Marc Maron, GLOW
  • Ted Danson, The Good Place

Best Actress, Comedy:

  • Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Veep
  • Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
  • America Ferrera, Superstore
  • Kristen Bell, The Good Place
  • Alison Brie, GLOW

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy:

  • James Marsden, Dead to Me
  • Henry Winkler, Barry
  • Charlie Barnett, Russian Doll
  • Nico Santos, Superstore
  • Manny Jacinto, The Good Place
  • Timothy Simons, Veep
  • Reid Scott, Veep

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy:

  • Cecily Strong, SNL
  • D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place
  • Lauren Ash, Superstore
  • Sarah Goldberg, Barry
  • Clea DuVall, Veep

Other shows/noms I hope make it: Fosse/Verdon (and Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams); Escape at Dannemora (and Patricia Arquette and Eric Lange especially); Sharp Objects (and Amy Adams especially); Chernobyl; and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Now check back when, say, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Game of Thrones are the top-nominated shows. Sigh.