Emmys

Emmys 2015: Actors and Showrunners Share Their Dream Nominees

Set your alarms for Thursday morning at 11:30 ET — just in case you’re dozing at your desk — as the 2015 Emmy nominations are upon us!

You probably know which possible nods will make your heart sing with joy, and which potential snubs will leave said organ shattered like a champagne flute against a tile floor — but who are some of your favorite actors and writers cheering for?

We polled 19 industry insiders about which shows and performers are on their “must-be-recognized” list — and to up the stakes, we asked ’em to avoid choosing folks who double as their co-workers.

American Crime creator John Ridley, Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan, Fresh Off the Boat‘s Constance Wu and The Middle‘s Eden Sher are just a few of our Emmy experts — and some of their picks might surprise you.

Check out the gallery below for the full rundown — or click here for direct access — then hit the comments with your own hopes for Thursday!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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4 Comments
  1. John Davis says:

    My dream nominees in the comedy series category: Transparent, Grace and Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Modern Family, Mom, Silicon Valley and Veep. But I’m sure they will nominate Louie and The Big Bang Theory again zZzZz

  2. Dude says:

    Dream nominees at random: Tatiana Maslany, Gina Rodriguez, Amy Schumer, Orphan Black, Jane the Virgin, Inside Amy Schumer, Matthew Rhys, Titus Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

  3. Spence says:

    Truest thing I’ve ever seen about Ben from Bloodline and the Americans! Also rooting for Amy Poehler or Parks in general, Tatiana Maslany, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Orange is the New Black!

  4. Luli says:

    YES! Tatiana Maslany, always 🙌🙌 hope this is her year….