2016 Emmys: OFFICIAL Episode Submissions for the 2016 Emmy Awards

2016 Emmys: What Will They Submit and Do 'Tapes' Still Matter?
2016 Emmys: What Will They Submit and Do ‘Tapes’ Still Matter?

With the 2016 Emmy nominations announced, now is the wait for what episode each nominee will submit for consideration. There is always much debate over whether or not “tapes” matter anymore. Sometimes we see killer submissions win while two minutes of screentime (and very little do to) earns you an Emmy. Often you’ll see a comedy nominee submit a more dramatic episode (Sarah Jessica Parker did for Sex and the City and won) to show range but that doesn’t always work. In the award-predicting business we also refer to something as a ‘Whitecaps’ episode. That refers to the episode of The Sopranos that Edie Falco submitted and eventually won for. It represents a submission so perfect that no one else could possibly win. Not every, but most Emmy seasons, has someone with a ‘Whitecaps’ submission that makes for an easy winner prediction call.

This year though is going to see a difference in voting that may not make the ‘tapes’ matter at all. It’s a straight popular vote; meaning Emmy voters won’t be ranking their choices but simply choosing their #1. In the past that means that passion choice like Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie) could surprise everyone with a win. This voting change, however, could spell a triple victory for the very popular Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones or a repeat for Viola Davis in How to Get Away with Murder. Dinklage was able to win last year with a nothing submission against much more formidable competition. Both have good submissions this year (Davis has a winner) but could pick poorly like Robin Wright (House of Cards) did a few years ago.

Since the Guest nominations already came with submitted episodes for consideration during the nominating process those are already listed.

Check back here as these are updated as soon as they come and chime in on the forums or the comment section on what you think someone should submit.

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Larry David, Saturday Night Live (“Host: Larry David”)
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory (“The Opening Night Excitation”)
Peter MacNichol, Veep (“Thanksgiving”)
Tracy Morgan, Saturday Night Live (“Host: Tracy Morgan”)
Martin Mull, Veep (“The Eagle”)
Bradley Whitford, Transparent (“Oscillate”)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Mahershala Ali, House of Cards (“Chapter 44”)
Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan (“One Night in Yerevan”)
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards (“Chapter 49”)
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife (“Taxed”)
Paul Sparks, House of Cards (“Chapter 49”)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory (“The Convergence Convergence”)
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live (“Hosts: Tina Fey & Amy Poehler”)
Melora Hardin, Transparent (“Flicky-Flicky Thump-Thump”)
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (“Host: Melissa McCarthy”)
Laurie Metcalf, The Big Bang Theory (“The Convergence Convergence”)
Amy Schumer, Saturday Night Live (“Host: Amy Schumer”)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Ellen Burstyn, House of Cards (“Chapter 41”)
Margo Martindale, The Americans (“The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears“)
Laurie Metcalf, Horace and Pete (“Episode 103”)
Molly Parker, House of Cards (“Chapter 45”)
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife (“Targets”)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (“eps.1.0_hellofriend.mov.”)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (“Klick”)
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Idris Elba, Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Lili Taylor, American Crime
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Will Forte, Last Man on Earth
William H. Macy, Shameless
Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laurie Metcalf, Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish (“Sink or Swim”
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer (“Welcome to the Gun Show”)
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Louie Anderson, Baskets
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele (“Y’all Ready For This”)
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (“Kimmy Gives Up!”)
Matt Walsh, Veep
Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Niecy Nash, Getting On
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Judith Light, Transparent
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
Maura Tierney, The Affair
Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Jesse Plemons, Fargo
Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Melissa Leo, All the Way
Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel
Jean Smart, Fargo
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mr. Robot

Outstanding Comedy Series

Black-ish
Master of None
Modern Family
Silicon Valley
Veep
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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