Thursday, July 14, 2016

THE TV TALK BEST OF 2015-16 – NOMINEES

Series – Drama
THE AFFAIR
BETTER CALL SAUL
DOWNTON ABBEY
FARGO
HOMELAND
MASTERS OF SEX
NARCOS

Series – Comedy
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
GRACE & FRANKIE
MASTER OF NONE
MODERN FAMILY
MOM
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
VEEP

Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role – Drama
Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham, AMERICAN CRIME
Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings, THE AMERICANS
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, DOWNTON ABBEY
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, THE GOOD WIFE
Claire Danes as Carrie Matthison, HOMELAND
Viola Davis as Annalise Keating, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role – Drama
Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates, BATES MOTEL
Bob Odenkirk, as Jimmy McGill, BETTER CALL SAUL
Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood, HOUSE OF CARDS
Michael Sheen as William Masters, MASTERS OF SEX
Wagner Moura as Pablo Escobar, NARCOS
Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, MR. ROBOT

Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role – Comedy
Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
Lily Tomlin as Frankie Bergstein, GRACE & FRANKIE
Jane Fonda as Grace Hanson, GRACE & FRANKIE
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn, MIKE & MOLLY
Anna Faris as Christy, MOM
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, VEEP

Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role – Comedy
Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper, THE BIG BANG THEORY
Rob Lowe as Dean Sanderson, THE GRINDER
Aziz Ansari as Dev, MASTER OF NONE
Gael Garcia Bernal as Rodrigo D’souza, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman, TRANSPARENT

Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role – Drama
Maura Tierney as Helen Solloway, THE AFFAIR
Regina King as Terri LaCroix, AMERICAN CRIME
Lili Taylor, as Anne Blaine, AMERICAN CRIME
Maggie Smith as Lady Violet Crawley, DOWNTON ABBEY
Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist, FARGO
Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. – AMERICAN CRIME STORY

Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role – Drama
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, BETTER CALL SAUL
Jim Carter as Charles Carson, DOWNTON ABBEY
Rob James Collier as Thomas Barrow, DOWNTON ABBEY
Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn, HOMELAND
Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. – AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Christian Slater as Mr. Robot, MR. ROBOT

Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role – Comedy
Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, THE BIG BANG THEORY
Donna Lynne Champlin as Paula Proctor, CARZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
Allison Janney as Bonnie, MOM
Debra Monk as Betty, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
Suzanne Cryer as Laurie Bream, SILICON VALLEY
Judith Light as Shelly Pfefferman, TRANSPARENT

Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role – Comedy
Fred Savage as Stewart Sanderson, THE GRINDER
Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett, MODERN FAMILY
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, MODERN FAMILY
Malcolm McDowell as Thomas, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
Zach Woods as Donald ‘Jared’ Dunn, SILICON VALLEY
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh, VEEP

Performance By A Guest Actress
Christine Baranski as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter, THE BIG BANG THEORY
June Squibb as ‘Meemaw’, THE BIG BANG THEORY
Marisa Tomei as Mimi Whiteman, EMPIRE
Catherine O'Hara as Dr. Debra Radcliffe, MODERN FAMILY
Rosie O'Donnell as Jeanine, MOM
Ellen Burstyn as Elizabeth Hale, HOUSE OF CARDS

Performance By A Guest Actor
Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning, THE GOOD WIFE
Timothy Olyphant as Timothy Olyphant, THE GRINDER
Reg E. Cathey Freddy, HOUSE OF CARDS
Harry Hamlin as Fred, MOM
Zachary Levi as James McMahon, TELENOVELA

Writing
BETTER CALL SAUL
DOWNTON ABBEY
FARGO
HOMELAND
MASTERS OF SEX
MODERN FAMILY
MOM

Cinematography
BETTER CALL SAUL
FARGO
HOMELAND
MR. ROBOT
THE PEOPLE V. O.J. – AMERICAN CRIME STORY

Production Design
BETTER CALL SAUL
CODE BLACK
FARGO
HOMELAND
SUPERGIRL

Costume Design
DOWNTON ABBEY
EMPIRE
FARGO
THE ROYALS

Make-Up And Hairstyling – Prosthetic/Non-Prosthetic
CODE BLACK
FARGO
GREY’S ANATOMY
NARCOS

Music – Background Score
THE CATCH
THE GOOD WIFE
HOMELAND
MR. ROBOT

Music – Songs (Original/Compilation)
THE CATCH
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
EMPIRE
GREY'S ANATOMY
NASHVILLE 


Fine Print ▪ The eligible series are those that I follow, and have had new episodes on the air or online between September 12, 2015 and July 14, 2016 (THE AFFAIR, AMERICAN CRIME, AMERICAN IDOL, THE AMERICANS, BATES MOTEL, BETTER CALL SAUL, THE BIG BANG THEORY, BLUE BLOODS, BONES, CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO MED, CHICAGO P.D., CODE BLACK, CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, DEVIOUS MAIDS, DOWNTON ABBEY, DR. KEN, ELEMENTARY, EMPIRE, EPISODES, FARGO, FEED THE BEAST, THE FLASH, THE FOSTERS, FULLER HOUSE, GIRLS, THE GOLDBERGS, THE GOOD WIFE, GOTHAM, GRACE AND FRANKIE, GREY'S ANATOMY, HOMELAND, HOUSE OF CARDS, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, MASTER OF NONE, MASTERCHEF AUSTRALIA, MASTERS OF SEX, MISTRESSES, MODERN FAMILY, MOM, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, MR. ROBOT, NARCOS, NASHVILLE, THE ODD COUPLE, THE ORIGINALS, THE PEOPLE V. O.J. – AMERICAN CRIME STORY, QUANTICO, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, THE ROYALS, SCANDAL, SHERLOCK, SILICON VALLEY, SUPERGIRL, SUPERSTORE, TELENOVELA, TRANSPARENT, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, VEEP) ▪ The maximum number of nominees 7 ▪ The minimum number of nominees is 3 ▪ The ‘TV TALK Best Of 2015-16’ is only an expression of what I considered as excellence in television in the year 2015-16 ▪

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