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2016 Emmy Awards: All You Need To Know.

It’s party time in the USA as celebrities get set for this year’s Emmy Awards scheduled in Los Angeles with Jimmy Kimmel as host.

Image shows Jimmy Kimmel, the host for tonight’s Emmy 2016 Awards.

As the longest carpet in Emmy history has rolled out at the Microsoft Theater in downtown L.A., many people are asking: “Will it be Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige, Tasha Smith, Elizabeth Banks, Tony Hale or Ariel Winter?”

Others want to know what roles there favourite TV personalities will play at the event.

How about “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” and “The Americans”?

Here’s the tip. This year’s event will be quite different from those of other years because we’re expecting a war between “famous stars” and the “new blood”.

Ken Tucker of Yahoo! TV told ABC News: “I think this year could be breakthrough for ‘The Americans.’ This year was particularly strong and it’s the first time it’s gotten a significant numbers of nominations.” 

“The Americans” has been nominated for Best Drama, Best Actor in a drama series and Best Actress in a drama series.

Full List Of Nominations:

Drama Series

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

According to the Yahoo! TV analyst, “Game of Thrones” stands a greater chance to win in this category. He said: “if there’s an upset, it will be ‘The Americans.'”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
  • Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
  • Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
  • Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
  • Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
  • Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

“New blood” Rami Malek is having a breakthrough year with his lead performance in “Mr. Robot”. Tucker says he has a strong belief that the actor might get the award although he’s not as famous as others that have been listed for the prize.

Tucker adds: “If I was a betting man, I would say Rami will win,” adding that “he was on a lot of people’s radars.”

However, he concluded that he has a different opinion from within him, revealing that it would be a dream come true if Bob Odenkirk ends up taking home the award for “Better Call Saul.”

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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

With “The Americans” getting more attention from the media, Keri Russell has a good chance of grabbing an award tonight. “I’m hoping Russell takes the Emmy because it’s overdue,” Tucker said.

The TV analyst added that Robin Wright who acted in “House of Cards”, equally stands a good chance. “She’s just a powerhouse,” said Tucker.

Supporting Actor, 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”

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

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

“Lena Headey has a strong chance,” Tucker said. “If not her, it will be Maisie Williams.”

Comedy Series

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

“‘Veep’ is always the one to beat,” Tucker said. “I was a very strong season for the show. My hope is that ‘Black-ish’ will make a breakthrough. There is so little network television showing up at the Emmys. And this season had a couple hot-button issue episodes. But it’s a very strong task to overcome the momentum of ‘Veep.'”

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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

“I think Anthony Anderson is doing a great job being the straight man to all the other people in the family,” Tucker said.

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
  • Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On”
  • Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”
  • Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
  • Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

  • Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
  • Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
  • Keegan-Michael Key, “Key & Peele”
  • Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
  • Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
  • Tony Hale, “Veep”
  • Matt Walsh, “Veep”

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

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

Limited Series or Movie

  • “American Crime”
  • “Fargo”
  • “The Night Manager”
  • “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
  • “Roots”

“I really think ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ is going to win,” Tucker said. “I feel bad for ‘Fargo,’ which I think had strong second season. But ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ had the big cast, caused a lot of buzz and got huge ratings. It’s just the kind of series that Emmy voters like to award.”

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

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

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

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

Sarah Paulson has been voted in the media as best suited for the awards and Tucker says he has the same opinion. “She will win and she should win,” Tucker proclaimed.

Supporting Actor, 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”

Supporting Actress, 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”

“Regina King will most likely repeat her win for ‘American Crime,'” Tucker said. “Her performance was beautifully nuanced,” he said.

“In show that tipped over to melodrama, she really grounded that show with a realistic performance.” However, Tucker adds that if anything goes contrary to his expectations and King doesn’t win, it might just have to settle between Jean Smart for her performance in “Fargo” and Sarah Paulson.

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