Hey gang. I’m here with an Emmy live blog, updating you on all the festivities tonight. Join me here starting at 8PMEST/5PMPST for what is sure to be a barrel of laughs with host Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, SNL). Will your favorites win? Sound off in the comments!
Below is a list of the nominees. I’ll be updating the winners list once there are winners. It’s there for your reference. :) I predicted my winners over on my site (macthemovieguy.com) in case anyone wants to know my thoughts on who’s gonna win. Gotta get that plug in, right?
We open with a sketch where Andy Samberg hasn’t watched enough TV shows. He launches into a song. He locks himself in a bunker for a year and watches every episode of every show. LOL. It’s a funny sketch. Will Forte shows up as Javert. Kerry Washington, Jon Hamm, and Nathan Fillion are among the many guests. Best opener ever? Perhaps. This is gonna be a great night. Thanks Andy.
Justin Timberlake is NOT coming?
SUCK IT BOOKS.
Andy makes a Back to the Future joke.
Andy Samberg makes a joke about category changes. Louie is now Jazz.
Jane Lynch appears as the mean nun from Game Of Thrones.
Most diverse group in Emmy history. “Racism is over (don’t fact check that).”- Andy
“Sure, Donald Trump SEEMS racist. What else?”- Andy
“Does it look like Bernie Sanders is always late for his flight?”- Andy
Is it weird that Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t hosting To Catch A Predator?
Requisite Kim Davis joke.
“And we also said goodbye to True Detective, even though its still on the air.” LOL.
Uzo Aduba is the new Ed Asner. LOL.
Allison Janney is also the new Ed Asner, and the old Uzo Aduba.
Great opening monologue. Love Andy Samberg.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES -Presented by Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer has a blackout scheduled for 10PM.
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
WINNER: Allison Janney, Mom
This is Allison’s 7th Emmy win. She’s now the 2nd most winning actor/actress ever in history, behind only Ed Asner. She starts singing her thank you list toward the end. She also touches on the shows central theme of addiction in her speech. Nice, quick speech. I predicted she’d win.
BEST WRITING- COMEDY SERIES- Presented by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross
Episodes – Episode 409 – David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik
Louis – Bobby’s House – Louis C.K.
Silicon Valley – Two Days of the Condor – Alec Berg
The Last Man on Earth – Alive in Tuscon – Will Forte
Transparent – Pilot – Jill Soloway
Veep – Election Night – Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
WINNER: Veep – Election Night – Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
I’m not surprised that Veep won this. The Emmy voters love Veep.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY- Presented By Ricky Gervais
Ricky jokes about probably losing tonight. He gets to hold an Emmy to look like he won. He fakes crying. It’s a funny bit.
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep
WINNER: Tony Hale, Veep
I thought Tituss would take this. Tony deserves this though. Again.
Creative Arts Emmy Reminder- Presented by John Stamos and Gina Rodriguez
The Creative Arts Emmys already happened, so the winners were already announced. The winners for Guest Actor/Actress in a comedy were Joan Cusack for Shameless and Bradley Whitford for Transparent. They’re presenting now.
Directing- Comedy Series- Presented by Bradley Whitford and Joan Cusack
Louis – Sleepover – Louis C.K.
Silicon Valley – Sand Hill Shuffle – Mike Judge
The Last Man on Earth – Alive in Tuscon – Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Transparent – Best New Girl – Jill Soloway
Veep – Testimony – Armando Iannucci
WINNER: Transparent – Best New Girl – Jill Soloway
Not surprised we’re getting some Transparent love. Expect a lot more tonight. LOL. She’s so awkward. She encourages people to pass a trans squality bill.
Best Actor in a Comedy- Presented By Jimmy Kimmel
He opens the card and reads it in advance. He debates whether or not he wants to give the award to the winner, or someone he wants to give the award to. He pulls out the scissors, and cuts out the name and eats it. LOL.
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
WINNER: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
This was a no brainer. I knew he’d win. So much praise for his performance. He says he acts now because peoples lives depend on it. He dedicates his award to the transgender community.
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series- Presented by Seth Meyers
Two nominees started out on SNL. 40 nominees have worked for Lorne Michaels before. That’s amazing. Seth and Andy do a bit where they present Lorne with a coffee mug, that was actually supposed to be for Shonda Rhimes. LOL.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
WINNER:Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Oh come on. 4 consecutive wins for Julia? That was the last time to give Amy Poehler an Emmy for Parks and Rec. This is insane. “What a great honor it must be for you to honor me tonight.” LOL.
Reality Competition Series- Presented by Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele
Dancing With the Stars
The Amazing Race
So You Think You Can Dance
WINNER: The Voice
Wow. They won again! They’re the new Amazing Race!
Ernst and Young Segment- Presented by James Corden
He really sells this. Good job. It’s a funny bit. He gets them eventually to give a standing ovation for them.
Limited Series or Movie- Presented By Taraji P Henson and Terrence Howard
American Crime – Episode One – John Ridley
Bessie – Dee Rees, Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Horton Foote
Hello Ladies: The Movie – Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky, Lee Eisenberg
Olive Kitteridge – Jane Anderson
The Honorable Woman – Hugo Black
Wolf Hall – Peter Straughan
WINNER: Olive Kitteridge – Jane Anderson
Supporting Actress- Limited Series or Movie- Still Presented By Taraji P Henson and Terrence Howard
Regina King – American Crime
Angela Bassett – American Horror Story
Monique – Bessie
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story
Zoe Kazan – Olive Kitteridge
WINNER: Regina King – American Crime
Wow. I thought Paulson would take that. Regina King did such strong work on Southland that I can’t even be mad.
Directing- Limited Series, Miniseries, or Movie- Presented By John Oliver
John Oliver says basically every series is a Limited Series, because every series eventually goes off the air. He’s right, lol. Except Jeopardy.
American Horror Story – Monsters Among Us – Ryan Murphy
Bessie – Dee Rees
Houdini – History – Uli Edel
Olive Kitteridge – Lisa Cholodenko
The Honorable Woman – Hugo Black
The Missing – Torn Shankland
Wolf Hall – Peter Kosminsky
WINNER: Olive Kitteridge – Lisa Cholodenko
She directed the terrific film The Kids Are All Right. Watch it if you haven’t.
By the way, the account/password that Andy gave away is real. I logged into HBO Now, and it worked. email@example.com, password1. Thanks Andy! I wonder how long till HBO cancels this account. LOL. People are already changing account info. The internet can’t be trusted.
Supporting Actor- Limited Series or Movie- Presented By Maggie Gyllenhaal and Liev Schreiber
Richard Cabral – American Crime
Finn Wittrock – American Horror Story
Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge
Denis O’Hare – American Horror Story
Michael Kenneth Williams – Bessie
Damian Lewis – Wolf Hall
WINNER: Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Bill is at a wedding, and couldn’t accept the award.
Actress in a Limited Series or Movie- Presented By Rob Lowe and Kerry Washington
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Emma Thompson, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Live from Lincoln Center
WINNER: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
I saw this one coming. VERY short speech.
Long segment about Tatiana Maslany and Tony Hale fighting over beans on the red carpet. Kinda funny.
Lead Actor- Limited Series or Movie- Presented By Lady Gaga
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Adrien Brody, Houdini
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Ricky Gervias, Derek
Timothy Hutton – American Crime
WINNER: Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
He’s such a great actor. See The Visitor. He was nominated for an Oscar for it. Such great stuff. He’s been married to the same woman for 46 years! WOW!
Farewells To Shows That Ended This Year- Presented By Fred Savage
The Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show, Glee, The Newsroom, The Colbert Report, Boardwalk Empire, Parenthood, True Blood, Sons Of Anarchy, Nurse Jackie, Parks and Recreation, Mad Men, Two and a Half Men, Revenge, Cougar Town, Hot In Cleveland.
Limited Series- Presented By Marcia Gay Harden and Lena Headey
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The Honorable Woman
WINNER: Olive Kitteridge
Frances McDormand says YAY HBO!
George RR Martin’s birthday is today. Andy jokes about Jon Snow being alive.
Writing- Variety Series- Presented by Mindy Kaling and Zachary Levi
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
WINNER: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The 9th Emmy win in this category for The Daily Show. WOW.
Variety Sketch Series- Presented By Jane Lynch and Eric Stonestreet
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live
WINNER: Inside Amy Schumer
I’m not surprised she won here. Amy is very emotional. I wasn’t expecting that.
We have an hour left. We’ve done 16 of 27 categories. We’re looking pretty much on time. I’m guessing maybe a slight overrun of like 10 minutes? 11 categories in one hour? It’s doable, but we also have the RIP segment at least coming up, and probably some more filler.
Directing Variety Series- Presented by Colin Hanks and Will Forte
Will says he made out with Jimmy Kimmel backstage. He pulls out a small piece of paper that supposedly had the Best Actor name on it. Turns out it was still Jeffrey Tambor, lol.
Inside Amy Schumer – 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer – Amy Schumer, Ryan McFaul
Late Show with David Letterman – Show 4214 – Jerry Foley
The Colbert Report – Show 11040 – James Hoskinson
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Show 20103 – Chuck O’Neil
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – Show 203 – Dave Diomedi
WINNER: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Show 20103 – Chuck O’Neil
First win after 12 nominations in this category. WOW. Congrats!
Variety Talk Series- Presented by LL Cool J
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight
Late Show with David Letterman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
WINNER: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart accepts the award. He jokes about not hearing applause, and missing craft services. LOL.
Nine more categories to go!
Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama- Presented by Ben McKenzie and Jamie Alexander
This was already decided at the Creative Emmys. They’re just reviewing the nominees and presenting the winners.
Margo Martindale for The Americans and Reg E Cathey for House of Cards.
Writing for a Drama Series- Presented by Reg E Cathey
Better Call Saul – Five-O – Gordon Smith
Game of Thrones – Mother’s Mercy – David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Mad Men – Lost Horizon – Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner
Mad Men – Person to Person – Matthew Weiner
The Americans – Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? – Joshua Brand
WINNER: Game of Thrones – Mother’s Mercy – David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
First win after nine nominations. Wow. They wish George RR Martin a Happy Birthday immediately. One of them curses, and its bleeped out.
EIGHT CATEGORIES LEFT! 50 Minutes. CAN WE DO IT?
Andy Samberg gives props to the band, and knocks True Detective again.
Academy Foundation Segment- Presented by Bruce Rosenblaum
He’s the Chairman of the Academy. He introduces two winners of the College Emmy’s.
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series- Presented by Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
WINNER: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
First actress to ever win an Emmy for playing the same character in both the Comedy and Drama categories. Wow. She’s so emotional. I love her. Hopefully they’ll nominate more castmembers from Orange in future seasons. They are all amazing.
Directing- Drama Series- Presented by Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts
Boardwalk Empire – Eldorado – Tim Van Patten
Game of Thrones – Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken – Jeremy Podeswa
Game of Thrones – Mother’s Mercy – David Nutter
Homeland – From A to B and Back Again – Lesli Linka Glatter
The Knick – Method and Madness – Steven Soderbergh
WINNER: Game of Thrones – Mother’s Mercy – David Nutter
Just a little story for those actually reading my entire blog. He just thanked a man you probably never heard of. He thanked Ralph Clemente, a man I knew and worked with, who passed away rather suddenly in March. He was a great man, and a lot of people owe their film careers to him. He ran the film program at Valencia College, and worked for years with many people in the industry. It was really nice to see him recognized here. His legacy lives on. #RIPRalph.
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series- Presented By Viola Davis
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
WINNER: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
I knew he’d win again. The Emmy’s are pretty predictable. He singles out Jonathan Banks for being amazing.
In Memoriam Segment
Wes Craven. Anne Meara. Taylor Negron. Joan Rivers. Jack Carter. Dick Van Patten. Jan Hooks. Elizabeth Pena. Frank Gifford. Edward Herrmann. Dean Jones. Leonard Nimoy. And many others we lost last year.
Actor in a Drama Series- Presented by Tina Fey
A baby who made a wish to be President. LOL. Good one Tina.
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan
WINNER: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
He finally gets his Emmy. The crowd gives him a standing ovation. To think, he started out on an MTV dating show as a contestant. You really can come from anywhere! He’s clearly floored by this win.
Actress in a Drama Series- Presented By Adrien Brody
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Robin Wright, House of Cards
WINNER: Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder
YAAAAAAAAAS. She’s amazing. She deserves this. Taraji gives her a standing O. She quotes Harriet Tubman. She thanks the writers and producers for redefining race on TV. She thanks some other major black actresses including Taraji and Kerry Washington.
Best Comedy Series- Presented By Mel Brooks
Mel is such a legend, he gets a standing ovation as a presenter.
Parks and Recreation
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
I thought Transparent would break through here. The love for Veep has no boundaries. Four wins. Wow. Congrats to Veep. It’s a great show.
Drama Series- Presented by Tracy Morgan
WOW. Tracy Morgan! He also gets a standing ovation. Tracy thanks all those people who saved his life. He thanks everyone for their support. He talks about his struggle, and vows to impregnate women at the after party. Well played.
Better Call Saul
Orange Is the New Black
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
WINNER: Game Of Thrones
Wow! They upset Mad Men’s final season. They had 24 nominations this year. I love Game Of Thrones!
What a show. Andy Samberg is a great host. I hope he gets more hosting gigs. We actually finished on time. That’s an amazing feat. I didn’t see that coming.
Thanks for joining me here tonight for the live blog! I don’t know what my next gig with MJ’s is, but I’m sure she’ll find something for me to do. I hope you enjoyed my live blog of the Emmys. Thanks for joining me, and congrats to all the winners!
Full Winners List
Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy- Allison Janney, Mom
Best Writing- Comedy Series: Veep – Election Night – Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy- Tony Hale, Veep
Best Directing- Comedy- Transparent – Best New Girl – Jill Soloway
Best Actor in a Comedy- Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Best Actress in a Comedy-Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Reality Competition Series- The Voice
Writing- Limited Series or Movie- Olive Kitteridge – Jane Anderson
Supporting Actress- Limited Series or Movie- Regina King – American Crime
Directing- Limited Series, Miniseries, or Movie- Olive Kitteridge- Lisa Cholodenko
Supporting Actor- Limited Series or Movie- Bill Murray- Olive Kitteridge
Actress In A Limited Series or Movie- Frances McDormand- Olive Kitteridge
Actor In A Limited Series or Movie- Richard Jenkins- Olive Kitteridge
Limited Series- Olive Kitteridge
Writing- Variety Series- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Variety Sketch Series- Inside Amy Schumer
Directing- Variety Series- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Show 20103 – Chuck O’Neil
Variety Talk Series- The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Writing- Drama Series- Game of Thrones – Mother’s Mercy – David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series- Uzo Aduba- Orange Is The New Black
Directing- Drama Series- Game of Thrones – Mother’s Mercy – David Nutter
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series- Peter Dinklage- Game Of Thrones
Actor in a Drama Series- Jon Hamm- Mad Men
Actress in a Drama Series- Viola Davis- How to Get Away With Murder
Comedy Series- Veep
Drama Series- Game Of Thrones