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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?

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18 Comments
  1. PatriciaLee says:

    I guess being hooked on Mr. Robot keeps me in the modern world. Everything else makes me feel like I’m back in the ’60’s (when I dropped out).

  2. A says:

    Seriously Kit Harington? I still don’t understand how he was nominated? He is the weakest actor in his category. And how come Christian Slater for Mr.Robot didn’t get nominated?

  3. parstl says:

    Tatiana Manslany probably won’t win the actual award but she deserves it. Glad fans at least have recognized her amazing work. She should have been nominated for sEason two as well.

    • Seun Fayiga says:

      Yes, season 2 to be precise. Her work on season 2 episode 4 was like the best performance ever seen on TV. That final scene between Sarah and Helena when Helena entered the bathroom with blood and Sarah’s face was all drowned in fear thinking she’s seeing a ghost. If that doesn’t win you an emmy then the emmys are useless.

  4. hank ronson says:

    emmy for maslany

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  6. Lala says:

    I’m hoping for a Viola repeat..

  7. Donna Salvi says:

    The Americans should win in every category they are nominated!

  8. Taylor says:

    In supporting actress category, it HAS to be Lena Headey! She has earned it!

    Rest I would love to see The Americans and Orphan Black to win all they are nominated for! Both are such amazing shows with amazing cast

  9. Unless there are multiple ties in many of the categories, I am going to be disappointed. I have two, and sometimes three, favorites for some categories. Best year of nominees, even with the snubs, EVER! Thanks, Obama.

  10. spindae2 says:

    I really tried getting into UKS but not a chance in hell, barely giggled a couple of times during season 1.
    I would wish for American Crime to score, the best TV show I saw ever but very tough competition with Fargo and ASC. The whole ensemble, especially Lili Taylor rocked my world in those 10 eps.

  11. Kevin K says:

    GoT should dominate the Emmys again like it did last year. It’s going to be a tug-of-war in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series race between Kate McKinnon of SNL and last year’s winner Allison Janney of Mom.

    • Ronnie says:

      If Alison Janney wins again it will just mean that Emmy voters are not voting on the work. They are just voting for the performer they always vote for. She’s talented, but she like JLD are just the names they click off every year.

  12. Sarah says:

    Let’s be honest Tatiana Maslany should win every category. That’s right everything. Even things she’s not nominated for. Lead actress.. nailed it. Supporting actor.. was fantastic. Set Dressing… I don’t care if that’s someone else’s job… she needs to win for it.