June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is just days away. And that’s a source of both great anticipation and nameless dread for those of us obsessed with quality television.
Team TVLine has already brought you our Dream Emmy Ballots in 10 key Emmy races — click here to see our picks! — but we wanted to make one last push on behalf of a few favorites whose work was so outstanding this year that the possibility of a snub makes us want to channel Cookie on Empire and wallop some fools with a broom.
With that said, we present the fifth of our Emmy Screening Room submissions: You’re the Worst‘s Chris Geere, for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. We defy you to watch from start to finish and tell us he shouldn’t hear his name called when nominees are announced on July 16.
The setup: After tracking down his sometimes-girlfriend Gretchen (Aya Cash), who’s been hiding their relationship — and the truth about her messy, sex-drugs-n-frozen-yogurt-samples lifestyle — from her visiting parents, Jimmy (Geere) decides to tell Mr. and Mrs. Cutler exactly who their daughter truly is. The speech ends up doubling as an impassioned litany of everything he loves about the real (and really inappropriate) Gretchen.
Press PLAY above for the full scene, then share your thoughts on whether Geere should/will make the Emmy ballot.