Emmys
Emmys 2016 Winners Poll Results

TVLine Readers' Emmy Picks: Which Races Were Landslides? Which Categories Are Way Too Close to Call?

Your ballots are in, and the results of this year’s TVLine reader poll for the Primetime Emmy Awards has two genre-TV stars (easily) grabbing gold Sunday night on ABC. Will this be the year that out-there fare actually gets its due?

The biggest landslides, as least in the opinion of the TVLine readership, are found in the supporting drama actor and lead drama actress categories, where Game of Thrones ‘Kit Harington and Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany left all others in the dust, with victory margins of nearly 30 (!) percentage points:

emmys-poll-suppact-dramaemmys-poll-actress-dramaWith a smaller but still decisive win, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Burgess is your pick for supporting comedy actor, besting Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andre Braugher by just over 9 percentage points:

emmys-poll-suppact-comedyMeanwhile, Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek is your lead drama actor pick (over The Americans‘ Matthew Rhys), while Game of Thrones beat The Americans by 6-1/2 points in the best drama race. Finally making some noise in the nominations, FX’s acclaimed drama won’t possible get shut out of the major races, right?

emmys-poll-actor-dramaemmys-poll-dramaNow, onto the much closer contests…..

As anticipated in a highly competitive year for laffers, the Outstanding Comedy Series category is a toss-up. In fact, TVLine’s reader poll had the Top 3 separated by barely two percentage points. And as I recall, the Top 2 traded spots throughout voting, with Kimmy Schmidt pulling ahead of Veep in the end by just one quarter of a percentage point! Might the quirky ginger actually unseat last year’s champ?
emmys-poll-comedyLead comedy actor and supporting drama actress are two other tight races, with less than two percentage points separating the winners (black-ish‘s Anthony Anderson and Thrones‘ Lena Headey) from the runners-up:
emmys-poll-actor-comedyemmys-poll-suppress-dramaWith a smidgen more breathing room (and yet not much, at all!), lead comedy actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (a consecutive four-time winner for her work on Veep) and supporting comedy actress Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) each won their respective races by just shy of three percentage points:
emmys-poll-actress-comedyemmys-poll-suppress-comedySurveying the results about, where do you think the TVLine readership will turn out right, and where will the people have gotten it wrong?