2017 Emmys Winners in Comedy
Outstanding Comedy Series–Veep
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series–Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series–Atlanta, Donald Glover as Earn Marks
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series–Saturday Night Live, Host: Jimmy Fallon, Directed by Don Roy King
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series–Master of None-Thanksgiving, Written by Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series–Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Written by Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Josh Gondelman, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series–Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series–Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series–Atlanta, Donald Glover
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series–Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon
Take note of the following:
-Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the sixth consecutive time
-Veep won Outstanding Comedy Series for the third consecutive time
-Lena Waithe is first African-American woman to win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
-Donald Glover is first African-American man to win Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
See full list of last night’s Emmy winners here.
Aziz Ansari Is Living It Up in Season 2 Trailer for Master of None
From the looks of it, Master of None might be remembered both as a great comedy series as well as one of the most cinematic and gorgeous television shows to have ever been made.
This Season 2 trailer gives a very delectable taste of what’s to come on Friday, May 12th.
Comedy Nominations for 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards
This year, Veep, Transparent, Last Week Tonight, and Silicon Valley are still going strong as perennial awards favorites, Master of None and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend are new favorites, Key & Peele finished their run strong, Amy Schumer got nods for both her series and her special, and it was nice to see Bob’s Burgers, Childrens Hospital, Catastrophe, United Shades of America, and Triumph’s Election Special 2016 getting nods as well.
Here are the comedy nominees for 2016 Emmys (all comedy nominees in italics):
-Master of None
-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
-Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
-Aziz Ansari, Master of None
-Will Forte, Last Man on Earth
-William H. Macy, Shameless
-Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley
-Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
-Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
-Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
-Laurie Metcalf, Getting On
-Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish
-Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
-Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Supporting Actor in a Comedy
-Louie Anderson, Baskets
-Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
-Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
-Ty Burrell, Modern Family
-Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
-Matt Walsh, Veep
-Tony Hale, Veep
Supporting Actress in a Comedy
-Niecy Nash, Getting On
-Allison Janney, Mom
-Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
-Judith Light, Transparent
-Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
-Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Outstanding TV Movie
-A Very Murray Christmas
-All the Way
Variety Talk Series
-Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
-Jimmy Kimmel Live
-Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
-The Late Late Show With James Corden
-Real Time With Bill Maher
-Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon
Variety Sketch Series
-Inside Amy Schumer
-Key & Peele
-Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
-Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”
-Tracy Morgan, “Saturday Night Live”
-Larry David, “Saturday Night Live”
-Bradley Whitford, “Transparent”
-Martin Mull, “Veep”
-Peter MacNicol, “Veep”
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
-Laurie Metcalf, “The Big Bang Theory”
-Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory
-Tina Fey & Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”
-Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
-Amy Schumer, “Saturday Night Live”
-Melora Hardin, “Transparent “
Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
-Rob Corddry, “Childrens Hospital”
-Rob Huebel, “Childrens Hospital”
-Lou Diamond Phillips, “The Crossroads Of History“
-Oscar Nuñez, “The Crossroads Of History“
-Jack McBrayer as Ollie, “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell”
Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
-Patrika Darbo, “Acting Dead”
–Erinn Hayes, “Childrens Hospital “
-Janet Varney, “Everyone’s Crazy But Us”
-Michelle Ang, “Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462”
-Tracie Thoms, “Send Me: an original web series”
Outstanding Animated Program
-Phineas and Ferb Last Day of Summer
Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
-The Powerpuff Girls
Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour Or Less)
-The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Reality OrReality-Competition Series
-Key & Peele
-Saturday Night Live
-Adrien Brody, “Breakthrough”
-Keith David, “Jackie Robinson”
–Anthony Mendez, “Jane The Virgin”
-David Attenborough, “Life Story”
-Laurence Fishburne, “Roots”
Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series, Limited Series Or Movie
-American Horror Story: Hotel
-The Good Wife
-Grace And Frankie
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
-Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin, Glenn -Quagmire, Dr. Hartman, Tom Tucker, Mr. Spacely
-South Park, Trey Parker as PC Principal, Cartman
-South Park, Matt Stone as Craig Tucker, Tweek, Thomas Tucker
-SuperMansion, Keegan-Michael Key as American Ranger, Sgt. Agony
-SuperMansion, Chris Pine as Dr. Devizo, Robo-Dino
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
-Modern Family, Jeff Greenberg
-Silicon Valley, Jeanne McCarthy
-Transparent, Eyde Belasco
-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Cindy Tolan
-Veep, Allison Jones
-America’s Best Dance Crew, Quest Crew
–Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Kathryn Burns
-Dancing With The Stars, Derek Hough
-So You Think You Can Dance, Anthony Morigerato
-So You Think You Can Dance, Travis Wall
Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series
-The Big Bang Theory, Steven V. Silver
-Mom, Steven V. Silver
-Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn , John Simmons
-The Soul Man, George Mooradian
Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program
-Dancing With The Stars, Daniela Gschwendtner, Costume Designer Steven Lee, Costume Designer, Polina Roytman, Assistant Costume Designer Karina Torrico, Assistant Costume Designer Howard Sussman, Costume Supervisor
-Grease: Live, William Ivey Long, Costume Designer, Paul Spadone, Assistant Costume Designer Nanrose Buchman, Assistant Costume Designer Gail Fitzgibbons, Costume Supervisor, Tom Beall, Costume Supervisor
-RuPaul’s Drag Race, Zaldy Goco, Costume Designer
–Saturday Night Live, Tom Broecker, Costume Designer Eric Justian, Costume Designer
-The Wiz Live!, Paul Tazewell, Costume Designer, Rachel Attridge, Assistant Costume Designer Rory Powers, Costume Supervisor
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
-Master Of None, Aziz Ansari
-Silicon Valley, Alec Berg
-Silicon Valley, Mike Judge
-Transparent, Jill Soloway
-Veep, Dave Mandel
-Veep, Chris Addison
-Veep, Dale Stern
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
-Inside Amy Schumer, Ryan McFaul
-Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Paul Pennolino
-The Late Late Show With James Corden, Tim Mancinelli
-Saturday Night Live, Don Roy King
-The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Dave Diomedi
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
-Adele Live In New York City, Beth McCarthy-Miller
-Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo, Chris Rock
-58th Grammy Awards, Louis J. Horvitz
-Grease: Live, Thomas Kail, Alex Rudzinski
-The Kennedy Center Honors , Glenn Weiss
-Lemonade, Kahlil Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles Carter
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
-Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Kabir Akhtar
-Silicon Valley, Tim Roche
-Silicon Valley, Brian Merken
-Veep, Steven Rasch
-Veep, Shawn Paper
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
-The Big Bang Theory, Peter Chakos
-Horace And Pete, Gina Sansom
-Last Man Standing, Kris Trexler
-Mike & Molly, Stephen Prime
-Mom, Ben Bosse
-2 Broke Girls, Darryl Bates
Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming
–CONAN In Korea, Robert James Ashe, Lead Editor
Christopher Heller, Editor, David Grecu, Editor, Meaghan Wilbur, Editor
–Drunk History, Jody McVeigh-Schultz
–Key & Peele. Rich LaBrie, Editor, Neil Mahoney, Editor, Nicholas Monsour, Editor, Stephen Waichulis, Additional Editor
–Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Anthony Miale
-Lemonade. Bill Yukich
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
-Dancing With The Stars, Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimi Messina, Key Hairstylist, Gail Ryan, Additional Hairstylist, Jennifer Guerrero, Additional Hairstylist
Sean Smith, Additional Hairstylist, Dean Banowetz, Additional Hairstylist
-Grease: Live, Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimi Messina, Key Hairstylist, Gail Ryan, Additional Hairstylist, Jennifer Guerrero, Additional Hairstylist
Dean Banowetz, Additional Hairstylist
Lucia Mace, Additional Hairstylist, Key & Peele, Amanda Mofield, Department Head Hairstylist, Raissa Patton, Assistant Department Head Hairstylist
-Saturday Night Live, Bettie O. Rogers, Department Head Hairstylist
Jodi Mancuso, Key Hairstylist, Inga Thrasher, Hairstylist, Jennifer Serio, Hairstylist, Cara Hannah Sullivan, Hairstylist
Joe Whitmeyer, Hairstylist
-The Wiz Live!, Charles G. LaPointe, Department Head Hairstylist
Kevin Maybee, Co-Department Head Hairstylist
Elizabeth Printz, Hairstylist, Amanda Duffy, Key Hairstylist
Outstanding Interactive Program
–CONAN, Conan O’Brien, Executive Producer/Host Jeff Ross, Executive Producer, John A. Wooden, Executive Producer Steve Beslow, Producer, Aaron Bleyaert, Producer
-Game Of Thrones, Elastic
-The Late Late Show With James Corden, CBS Interactive
-Saturday Night Live Interactive Experience, NBC Entertainment
-Talking Dead Interactive Experience, Michael Davies, Executive Producer Jen Patton, Executive Producer Brandon Monk, Executive Producer Chris Hardwick, Producer/Host
Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series
-American Idol, Kieran Healy, Lighting Designer
Harry Sangmeister, Lighting Director
George Harvey, Lighting Director
Harrison Lippman, Lighting Director
-Dancing With The Stars, Simon Miles, Lighting Designer
Matthew Cotter, Lighting Director
Suzanne Sotelo, Lighting Director
-Saturday Night Live, Phil Hymes, Lighting Designer
Geoff Amoral, Lighting Director
Rick McGuinness, Lighting Director
-So You Think You Can Dance, Robert Barnhart, Lighting Designer
Matt Firestone, Lighting Director
Patrick Boozer, Lighting Director
Pete Radice, Lighting Director
-The Voice, Oscar Dominguez, Lighting Designer Samuel Barker, Lighting Director Daniel K. Boland, Lighting Director Craig Housenick, Lighting Director Johnny Bradley, Media Server Operator
Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
-Dancing With The Stars, Zena Shteysel, Department Head Makeup Artist
Angela Moos, Key Makeup Artist, Patti Ramsey Bortoli, Additional Makeup Artist
Sarah Woolf, Additional Makeup Artist, Julie Socash, Additional Makeup Artist
Alison Gladieux, Additional Makeup Artist
-Grease: Live, Zena Shteysel, Department Head Makeup Artist
Angela Moos, Key Makeup Artist, Julie Socash, Additional Makeup Artist, Alison Gladieux, Additional Makeup Artist
–Key & Peele , Scott Wheeler, Department Head Makeup Artist
Suzy Diaz, Key Makeup Artist, Jason Hamer, Key Makeup Artist, Natalie Thimm, Key Makeup Artist, Michael Blake, Key Makeup Artist
–Saturday Night Live, Louie Zakarian, Department Head Makeup Artist
Amy Tagliamonti, Key Makeup Artist, Jason Milani, Key Makeup Artist, Daniela Zivkovic, Makeup Artist, Melanie Demitri, Makeup Artist
Margie Durand, Makeup Artist
-The Wiz Live!, Cookie Jordan, Co-Department Head Makeup Artist Matiki Anoff, Co-Department Head Makeup Artist Debi Young, Makeup Artist, Stephanie McGee, Makeup Artist, Bjorn Rehbein, Makeup Artist Christine Domaniecki, Makeup Artist
Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
-Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, “Settle For Me”, Adam Schlesinger, Music & Lyrics by Rachel Bloom, Lyrics by, Jack Dolgen, Lyrics by
-Empire, “Good People”, Jim Beanz, Music & Lyrics by
-Galavant “A New Season”, Alan Menken, Music by
Glenn Slater, Lyrics by
-Garfunkel and Oates: Trying To Be Special • “Frozen Lullaby”, Riki Lindhome, Music & Lyrics by
Kate Micucci, Music & Lyrics by
-The Hunting Ground, “Til It Happens To You”, Diane Warren, Music & Lyrics by
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
-Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom, Theme by
Adam Schlesinger, Theme by
-Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Sean P. Callery, Theme by
-Narcos, Rodrigo Amarante, Theme by
-The Night Manager, Victor Reyes, Theme by
-Sense8, Johnny Klimek, Theme by
Tom Tykwer, Theme by
-The Whispers, Robert Duncan, Theme by
Outstanding Variety Special
-Adele Live In New York City
-Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo
-The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special
Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series
-Fear The Walking Dead: Flight 462
-Hack Into Broad City
-UnREAL The Auditions
Outstanding Short Form Variety Series
-Epic Rap Battles Of History
-Gay Of Thrones
-Making A Scene With James Franco
-Park Bench With Steve Buscemi
Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
-Born This Way
-Gaycation With Ellen Page
-United Shades Of America
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And
-Modern Family, Brian R. Harman, Re-Recording Mixer
Dean Okrand, Re-Recording Mixer
Stephen A. Tibbo, Production Mixer
-Mozart In The Jungle, Andy D’Addario, Re-Recording Mixer
Thomas Varga, Production Mixer, Bill Higley, ADR Mixer, Chris Navarro, ADR Mixer
-Silicon Valley, Todd Beckett, Re-Recording Mixer, Elmo Ponsdomenech, Re-Recording Mixer
Ben Patrick, C.A.S., Production Mixer
-The Simpsons, Mark Linden, Re-Recording Mixer
Tara Paul, Re-Recording Mixer
-Veep, John W. Cook II, Re-Recording Mixer
Bill Freesh, Re-Recording Mixer, Bill MacPherson, Production Mixer
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
-Danny Elfman’s Music From The Films Of Tim Burton (Live From Lincoln Center), Ken Hahn, Re-Recording Mixer
Paul Bevan, Production Mixer
-Grease: Live, J. Mark King, Production Mixer, Biff Dawes, Music Mixer, Eric Johnston, Playback and SFX Mixer, Bob LaMasney, Audience Sweetener, Pablo Munguia, Protools Playback Music Mixer
Kevin Wapner, Foldback Mixer, John Protzko, Foldback Mixer, John Garlick, PA Mixer, Barrance D. Warrick, Monitor Mixer
-Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Charlie Jones, Music Mixer
Steve Watson, Audio Mixer
Steve Lettie, PA Mixer
Tony Rollins, Monitor Mixer
-The Oscars, Paul Sandweiss, Broadcast Production Mixer
Tommy Vicari, Broadcast Music Mixer, Marc Repp, Broadcast Music Mixer, Pablo Munguia, Pro Tools Mixer, Michael Parker, Monitor Mixer, Tom Pesa, Orchestra Monitor Mixer, Patrick Baltzell, FOH Mixer, Kristian Pedregon, Post Production and Package Mixer
Bob LaMasney, Audience Sweetener
-The Voice, Michael Abbott, Broadcast Production Mixer, Randy Faustino, Broadcast Music Mixer, Kenyata Westbrook, Reality Supervising Production Mixer
John Koster, Production Reality Mixer, Robert P. Matthews, Jr., Production Reality Mixer, Sterling Cross, Production Reality Mixer, Ryan Young, Re-Recording Mixer, Brian Riordan, Re-Recording Mixer, Tim Hatayama, Re-Recording Music Mixer, Eric White, Re-Recording Music Mixer, William Dietzman, Monitor Mixer/Music Mixer Reality
Eddie Marquez, Interstitial Playback Music Mixer
Christian Schrader, Supplemental Audio Mixer, Andrew Fletcher, House PA Mixer
Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program
-Angie Tribeca, Erik Solky
-Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Norman Howell
-K.C. Undercover, Hiro Koda
-Saturday Night Live, Brian Smyj
-Shameless, Eddie Perez
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
-The Big Bang Theory, Brian Wayne Armstrong, Camera
John Pierre Dechene, Camera
James L. Hitchcock, Camera
Richard G. Price, Camera, John D. O’Brien, Video Control
-Dancing With The Stars, Charles Ciup, Technical Director
Brian Reason, Camera, Hector Ramirez, Camera, Nat Havholm, Camera, Jeff Wheat, Camera, Bert Atkinson, Camera
Bettina Levesque, Camera
Adam Margolis, Camera
Damien Tuffereau, Camera
Easter Xua, Camera, Mike Malone, Camera, Rob Palmer, Camera, Ron Lehman, Camera
Keith Dicker, Camera, Mike Carr, Camera, Ed Horton, Camera, Dyan Sanford, Camera
Freddy Frederick, Camera
Chris Hill, Video Control, Ed Moore, Video Control
-Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ervin D. Hurd, Technical Director
Kris Wilson, Camera, Parker Bartlett, Camera, Greg Grouwinkel, Camera, Nick Gomez, Camera
Garret Hurt, Camera
Bernd Reinhardt, Camera
Mark Gonzales, Camera
James Alario, Camera
Kevin Murphy, Camera
Carlos Rios, Camera, Guy Jones, Video Control
-Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Dave Saretsky, Technical Director
John Harrison, Camera, Dante Pagano, Camera, Paul Cangialosi, Camera, Nick Fayo, Camera, Ray Hoover, Camera, Augie Yuson, Video Control
Saturday Night Live, Steven Cimino, Technical Director
John Pinto, Camera, Paul Cangialosi, Camera, Len Wechsler, Camera, Joe DeBonis, Camera, Eric A. Eisenstein, Camera
Susan Noll, Video Control
Frank Grisanti, Video Control
-The Voice, Allan Wells, Technical Director
Terrance Ho, Senior Video Control
Diane Biederbeck, Camera
Suzanne Ebner, Camera, Guido Frenzel, Camera, Nick Gomez, Camera, Alex Hernandez, Camera
Dave Hilmer, Camera, Marc Hunter, Camera, Scott Hylton, Camera
Katherine Iacofono, Camera
Scott Kaye, Camera, Ron Lehman, Camera
Jofre Rosero, Camera
Steve Simmons, Camera
Dan Webb, Camera
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
-Catastrophe, Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan
-Master Of None, Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang
-Silicon Valley, Dan O’Keefe
-Silicon Valley, Alec Berg
-Veep, David Mandel
-Veep, Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
-Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Jo Miller, Writer, Samantha Bee, Writer
Ashley Nicole Black, Writer
Pat Cassels, Writer
Mathan Erhardt, Writer
Joe Grossman, Writer
Jason Reich, Writer
Melinda Taub, Writer, Eric Drysdale, Writer
-Inside Amy Schumer, Michael Lawrence, Writer
Amy Schumer, Writer
Jessi Klein, Writer, Daniel Powell, Writer
Christine Nangle, Writer
Kim Caramele, Writer
Kyle Dunnigan, Writer
Tami Sagher, Writer, Kurt Metzger, Writer
Claudia O’Doherty, Writer
-Key & Peele, Jay Martel, Writer, Alex Rubens, Writer
Rebecca Drysdale, Writer
Colton Dunn, Writer, Phil Augusta Jackson, Writer
Ian Roberts, Writer, Charlie Sanders, Writer, Rich Talarico, Writer, Jordan Peele, Writer
Keegan-Michael Key, Writer
-Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Kevin Avery, Writer, Tim Carvell, Writer, Josh Gondelman, Writer
Dan Gurewitch, Writer
Geoff Haggerty, Writer
Jeff Maurer, Writer
John Oliver, Writer
Scott Sherman, Writer
Will Tracy, Writer, Jill Twiss, Writer
Juli Weiner, Writer
-Portlandia, Fred Armisen, Writer
Carrie Brownstein, Writer
Jonathan Krisel, Writer
Graham Wagner, Writer
Karey Dornetto, Writer
-Saturday Night Live , Rob Klein, Head Writer
Bryan Tucker, Head Writer
James Anderson, Writer
Jeremy Beiler, Writer
Chris Belair, Writer, Megan Callahan, Writer
Michael Che, Writer, Mikey Day, Writer, Fran Gillespie, Writer, Sudi Green, Writer, Steve Higgins, Writer
Colin Jost, Writer, Zach Kanin, Write, Chris Kelly, Writer, Erik Kenward, Writer, Paul Masella, Writer, Dave McCary, Writer
Dennis McNicholas, Writer
Seth Meyers, Writer, Lorne Michaels, Writer
Josh Patten, Writer, Katie Rich, Writer, Tim Robinson, Writer
Sarah Schneider, Writer
Pete Schultz, Writer
Streeter Seidell, Writer
Dave Sirus, Writer, Will Stephen, Writer, Kent Sublette, Writer, Julio Torres, Writer
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
–Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo, Amy Schumer
-John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, John Mulaney
-Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping, Patton Oswalt
-Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted, Tig Notaro
-Triumph’s Election Special 2016, Robert Smigel, Writer
David Feldman, Writer
RJ Fried, Writer, Michael Koman, Writer
Brian Reich, Writer, Andy Breckman, Writer
Josh Comers, Writer, Raj Desai, Writer, Jarrett Grode, Writer
Ben Joseph, Writer
Matthew Kirsch, Writer
Michael Lawrence, Writer
Craig Rowin, Writer, Zach Smilovitz, Writer
David Taylor, Writer
Andy Weinberg, Writer
Full list of nominees for 2016 Primetime Emmys are here.
Samantha Bee, Master of None, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, You’re The Worst Score TCA Nominations
(via The Wrap)
Cable networks come up big versus networks yet again.
The Television Critics’ Association have just announced the nominees for the 2016 TCA Awards. For comedy, they are (*comedy nominees in italics):
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None,” Netflix
Samantha Bee, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS
Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW
Aya Cash, “You’re The Worst” FXX
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO
Constance Wu, “Fresh Off the Boat,” ABC
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS AND INFORMATION
“CBS Sunday Morning,” CBS
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” TBS
“Jackie Robinson,” PBS
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” HBO – (2015 Winner in Category)
“Real Time With Bill Maher,” HBO
“United Shades of America,” CNN
OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW
“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” Netflix
“Master of None,” Netflix
“Mr. Robot,” USA
“Underground,” WGN America
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The CW
“Master of None,” Netflix
“Silicon Valley,” HBO
“You’re The Worst” FXX
“The Larry Sanders Show,” HBO
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” CBS
“Star Trek,” NBC
“Twin Peaks,” ABC
Outside of ABC scoring a nomination each for black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat and Seinfeld being up for a ‘Heritage Award’, cable networks dominated the TCA nominations for comedy with shows like You’re The Worst, Silicon Valley, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Veep. In fact, they even outperformed streaming services in comedy, which were lead solely by Master of None.
We’re glad to see Samantha Bee, who has hit the ground in a full-tilt sprint since her show Full Frontal premiered on TBS earlier this year, is getting a deserving nod here as well.
Given how expansive TV is, even from last year, we’re going to guess that this won’t be too much of barometer for what the rest of the awards season holds for TV comedies.
The rest of the nominees are listed here.
Jeffrey Tambor, Aziz Ansari, Jerrod Carmichael, Rob Lowe, Tony Hale, and Keegan-Michael Key Sit Down and Talk Shop with The Hollywood Reporter
As campaigning for The Emmys is heating up, The Hollywood Reporter is doing another round of their great, in-depth roundtable discussions.
Their latest brought together comedy actors that are Emmys contenders, which includes…
…and Keegan Michael Key.
They touch on anything from representation of minorities to the most embarrassing moments, which Rob Lowe probably takes the cake with his dark secret (it’ll probably come up during his roast).
Master of None, Transparent, and black-ish Are Now Peabody Winners
The 75th Peabody Awards definitely give a nod to diversity in comedy.
The Peabody Award Winners for the Entertainment and Children’s Programming were announced today and included Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, Jill Soloway’s landmark trans series Transparent, and a network comedy looking forward to the future in black-ish. All three series put an emphasis on giving different perspectives while spinning an award-worthy comedic tale.
There are more winners to be announced, but you can read the rest of today’s winners here.
The Peabody Awards Will Honor Jon Stewart and David Letterman and Have Announced Finalists
Hopefully, this means that Stewart and Letterman will be making a TV appearance several weeks from now.
The new and improved Peabody Awards are setting to honor retired late night luminaries Jon Stewart and David Letterman. In addition to that, the following comedy series have been just announced as Peabody finalists:
Fresh Off The Boat
Master of None
You’ll have to wait to find out who ends up going home with a revered Peabody Award as the actual ceremony doesn’t happen until May 21st.
“Master of None” Will Get Second Season in 2017
Master of None Season 2 coming 2017. Thanks for all the support everyone!! pic.twitter.com/LSxo7dEVQ1
Now we just have to wait until 2017.
Here Are the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards Comedy Winners
The Big Short and Amy Schumer took home two statues and Inside Out inevitably got the prize for Best Animated Feature. However, we’re really glad to see Master of None, BoJack Horseman, and Last Week Tonight to get some love as well as Rachel Bloom getting her second best actress award this award season.
Here are all the comedy winners from last night:
Inside Out–Best Animated Feature
The Big Short–Best Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short–Best Actor in a Comedy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck–Best Actress in a Comedy
Amy Schumer–MVP Award
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent-Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend-Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Master of None-Best Comedy Series
Timothy Olyphant, The Grinder-Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine-Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory-Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
BoJack Horseman-Best Animation Series
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver-Best Talk Show
Check out the full list of winners here.
100 Best Things In Comedy We Were Witness To in No Particular Order of 2015
It’s a year end list.
You know the drill.
If you feel like there are glaring snubs and omissions, keep in mind that we only have one guy do this whole list and there is a finite and very limited amount of time in the day.
2. Though released in 2013, we only caught Sion Sono’s Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, an ultra-meta-comedy action masterpiece in 2015 since it was coming all the way from Japan. How could you not love a movie following a rag tag film crew called The F*ck Brothers that try to make one of the best action movies ever by filming a real gang war?
3. On Groundhog Day in 2015, Kurt Braunohler did his own version of repeating the same day over and over by starting his weekly live show Hot Tub over and over the same way throughout the course of the show and going slowly insane while doing so.
7. Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner continue to show how horror and comedy are supposed to mix in their latest ‘Dinner with…’ special, “Dinner with Family with Brett Gelman and Brett Gelman’s Family”.
9. Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s What We Do in the Shadows is more than just a This Is Spinal Tap for all vampire movies in that it creates its own wonderful humor in the world of the supernatural rather than just parody Twilight.
10. The absurd comedic stylings of Ian Abramson made their way to LA this year and, honestly, his time travel bit is near perfection in its complexity, execution, and innovativeness.
11. Eliza Skinner* can tell jokes, tell stories sing, rap, improvise all with the best of them and seeing her do all on Set List, where she pretty much combines all of those skills on the spot, is more proof of her greatness.
12. Follow @bornferal (Megan Koester) for her whip smart wrath that only answers to no one.
14. Thomas R. Wood’s exploration of comedians hobbies, pastimes, and things they do to stay sane that aren’t comedy in his documentary web series Outside Comedy was fascinating without utilizing coffee and cars (for the most part).
15. Conan O’Brien*** made history for television, comedy, and U.S. foreign relations by being the first late night host in decades to not only visit Cuba, but doing an entire Conan in Cuba special. It’s also yet another example of how great O’Brien is at remotes.
16. James Fritz put those who caught him in LA this year on notice with his unrelenting, fiery stand-up. Even when talking about how people should be thankful that he’s doing drugs at parties, it’s the sort of comedy you rally behind.
17. Though dark comedy anthologies from Argentina are rare, Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales makes a case for such a thing being much more common.
18. In LA, there are so much improv and so many improv schools that it’s often hard to find just a simple long form improv showcase, independent of any sort of theatre association, with great teams. Boss Jr. Presents at The Clubhouse does a pretty nice job of just that.
19. Nate Fernald supposedly has been a secret co-host of WTF with Marc Maron that has been cut out every time. Fortunately, Nate cleverly edited himself into an episode for WTF with Marc Maron and Nate Fernald.
20. Whether it be on his sketch team Big Grande, Coachella parody, Death Valley Tween Fest, and so many other shows that he’s on in LA, Drew Tarver proved he’s one of the best sketch performers in the city.
21. NYC’s Jo Firestone combines tireless work ethic with endless curiosity for what lies at the boundaries of comedy, which includes making a comedy club for dolls, doing a pun competition, and working at The Special Without Brett Davis, just to name a few (and we really mean only a few).
22. In 2015, Madonna did stand-up on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for some reason. Amongst several other great things Anna Seregina did last year, she did an amped up impersonation of a nervous Madonna trying to do jokes, but mostly fumbling with the mic stand.
24. Even though he’s shouting and ranting with all he can muster, Eddie Pepitone**** is still one of the best comedic voices of reason. Seeing him live continues to be for anyone who is into comedy at any degree.
25. Not only is Hampton Yount* getting a much deserved shot as Crow T. Robot on the new MST3K, but his sharp sophomore album Bearable came out this year and gives you a pretty clear picture on why Hampton should have a banner 2016.
26. At this point, James Adomian** is one of the best comedian impressionists that there has ever been. The way he has realized his impression of Sen. Bernie Sanders at comedy shows, on @midnight, and in a faux debate with Tony Atamanuik’s amazing impression of Donald Trump, is just the latest example of that.
27. Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailers have been around for more than a minute, so we came a little to the late party. Still, they have managed to strike a balance between roast jokes and a pretty populist voice in parodying movies that we keep busting up over.
28. While Jurassic World set all sorts of box office records when it came out last summer, the meme inspired by Chris Pratt’s training raptors was probably one of favorite parts of the whole franchise reinvention.
29. Quick and Funny Musicals combined a battle of the bands with Harry Potter for the fantastic “Tom Riddle and the Mystery of the Battle of the Bands”. This should have been the follow up to the Harry Potter movies before moving on to America with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
31. The latest season of Inside Amy Schumer, Trainwreck, an HBO special “Live at the Apollo”, and simply being Amy Schumer has made her more than deserving of all the awards and accolades that Amy received this year.
32. Dana Gould** often made a mockery of comics that drop so-called “truth bombs” this year and yet, in watching Dana, we still get the sort of feeling you’re supposed to get from experiencing a truth bomb, but with laughs while jumping up and down.
33. We finally got to catch the long running Tournament of Nerds from Hal Rudnick and Justin Donaldson and lives up to its hype of comedians defending fictional characters big and small, while dressed up and in character, in a March Madness style tourney.
35. We can only hope that future break ups between couples can be as funny, but also as vulnerable as Veronica Osorio* really getting into pretending to just have gone through a break up on stage.
36. @bryancooking* remains as pristine as a curmudgeon as comedy could ask for both in 140 characters or less on Twitter and on stage.
37. Seemingly out of some sort comedy primordial ooze, Eric Dadourian has risen to new heights as a sassy, but compassionate comedian raconteur.
38. We think that the dust has yet to settle from Parks and Recreation coming to a close in 2015. What was sort of another attempt at The Office evolved into something much sweeter, weirder, and, altogether, just as irresistible.
39. Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence showcased wonderful absurdist and existential comedy in what looks like moving paintings.
40. Season two of BoJack Horseman didn’t disappoint in its mix of unflinching dramedy and uber clever jokes even though it didn’t have the advantage of the surprise tonal shift of season one.
42. Josh Fadem and Johnny Pemberton tied themselves to the ends of a rope long enough to go around backstage all the way to each other and then proceeded to do what we can best describe as “free association clowning” for their show Roped. It’s silly for silly’s sake at its best.
43. The Jim Gaffigan Show was a spot-on distillation of Jim Gaffigan’s stand-up into a sitcom and, as such, was a show that could be enjoyed as a family comedy and something that appeals to the niche tastes of comedy fans.
45. 2015 was the year that rom coms on TV got the much needed, sobering update they needed. Stephen Falk’s You’re The Worst following a couple that comes together despite their self-destructive nature was a big part of that.
46. Brad Hall is changing the game, even though his outfits and cadence don’t, when it comes to unboxing high profile sneakers.
47. Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig’s latest offering, Mistress America was a dazzling, intelligent, screwball-esque highlight for comedy on the big screen at a time where TV, especially when it comes to comedy, is an undisputed king.
48. Maria Bamford** has been known to impersonate her own mother to hysterical effect in her act for awhile. At the last Riot LA, she brought this whole bit full circle as she did a whole show as her mom and then invited her own mother, Marilyn Bamford, on stage to critique her daughter’s impression of her.
49. Mary Mack puts on her best hour of stand-up yet with Pig Woman. She really let things go off the rails when chatting with couples and old folks in the crowd, in the sweetest way possible on top of her dark, but sweet comedy.
50. Just like the aforementioned Sion Sono’s Why Don’t You Play in Hell? was a fantastic, very funny tribute to action movies, Todd Strauss-Schulson’s The Final Girls was a fantastic, meta, very funny tribute to 80s slasher movies.
51. In many ways, you could peg Natalie Palamides as the second coming of Kristen Wiig. We like to think of Natalie as something all out-of-left-field and supremely committed to her characters including a security guard that claims to have celebrity friends and a lounge singer that can’t spell all on her own.
52. Speaking of Kristen Wiig, Kristen shows off her full comedic and dramatic range as Alice Kleig, the bizarre lottery winner who, decided to bankroll her own talk show in Welcome To Me.
53. Joe Pera and Conner O’Malley teamed up as struggling comedian and sleeze ball manager where they really try to cold call networks to pitch amongst other crazy schemes to make one unforgettable web series, How To Make It In USA.
54. Due to unforeseen circumstances, The 3 Year Anniversary of Underbelly LA* had to move last minute from Echoes Under Sunset to a grotto in the backyard of a bunch of comedians. Despite it being cold and starting much later than planned, the magic of co-host Chris Garcia giving a heartfelt speech/gift/bit to co-host Ryan Singer whilst partially naked and in character was every bit of magical and funny that it could be.
55. In 2015, Caitlin Gill got to share her body positive, feminist, and pro-LGBTQ stand-up with fire and passion, but did so in the most inclusive way possible. Her great bit about the Target plus size section is a prime example.
56. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer** continued their ascension as a new comedy power duo, not unlike Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, with the latest season of Broad City as well as doing things like dressing up in the suits from Dumb & Dumber on Kimmel.
58. Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series Master of None delved exquisitely into much of the premises that Aziz has been exploring in his last few comedy specials involving love, race, parents, etc. and probably has been his best work to date.
59. Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy joined forces once again for the hit action comedy Spy where McCarthy goes from wannabe spy to actual spy. The aliases and background that Allison Janney assigns McCarthy are pure comedy gold.
60. Eugene Mirman has made a veritable traveling exhibition of his own comedic mind in the massive 10 disc I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome) comedy album, which includes ring tones, drug sounds, 45 min. of crying, a Russian phrase guide, and more on top of a solid hour of stand-up.
63. Where Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show left a certain void in the realm of TV, we all had the second season of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver* to turn to for even more in-depth, bonkers comedy dissection of what’s happening in our world. Starting a legally recognized church to show the hypocrisy of televangelists is only the tip of the ice berg in terms of what they did this season.
64. Drew Spears, Ele Woods, and Matthew Brian Cohen’s heading up the LA version of the curated experimental variety comedy show Cool Shit Weird Shit has been pretty stellar. On top of pushing stand-ups, improvisers, and sketch performers to not only avoid doing something in their discipline of comedy, they did crazy stuff on their own like give the entire audience of one show a single car (a la Oprah’s famous car giveaway) to share.
68. Billy Eichner’s celebrity themed obstacle courses on this season of Billy on the Street* had to one up anything from previous seasons and a run through Shondaland or the escape from Scientology accomplished that with top marks.
70. Of the Bill Cosby jokes that were made this year, Jackie Kashian’s*** joke that compares Cosby and Gov. Scott Walker is our favorite.
71. Heather Anne Campbell is a comedy force of nature in every sense of the phrase. Her work at Fox ADHD, having several improv records at UCB under her belt, being part of The Midnight Show is only a bit of what she’s up to and why you should go watch everything that she’s in.
72. The poise and confidence that Clare O’Kane exudes in her stand-up juxtapose, in the best way possible, with how goofy she’s willing to get (i.e. going blue paired with a graceful song and dance).
73. Pixar’s Inside Out from Pete Docter had all the trappings of an animated family movie, but clearly had a layer for many adult millennials that had them laughing and crying at the same time.
74. The Roast of Ron Lynch is not only a celebration of a truly great comedic treasure in Ron Lynch, but proof that the art of the traditional comedic roast is still alive and well and doesn’t need a celebrity to be any good.
75. Under Jamie Flam’s caring guidance, The Improv Comedy Lab at The Hollywood Improv has gone many different lives, always striving to be an outlet for something besides headlining stand-ups at the world famous comedy club. However, with its latest renovations in 2015, it’s poised to become one of the best rooms for comedy in LA.
76. Armando Iannucci’s proves that he is still one of comedy’s all time greatest writers with the fourth season of Veep, which still has more jokes per minute than a multicam sitcom, is edgier than a single cam sitcom, and is smarter than most shows of TV regardless of genre.
77. David Letterman approaching the end of his legendary run at The Late Show not only brought out the Dave who first put himself and The Late Show on the map, but produced what seemed like a record amount of tributes that all put a fitting button on what was truly the end of an entire era of late night television.
78. To us, Guy Branum** can almost do no wrong in his comedy that effortlessly combines both the high and low with a grace and ferocity that is so rare in stand-up. His album Effable showcases this notion very well.
79. Nate Bargatze* and his hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, Full Time Magic, displayed how precise and keen Nate’s sense of observation of his own life, day to day, really are, no matter how dumb he claims to be in his act.
80. Going to a complete strangers’ house to tape an entire episode of a late night talk show was probably one of the best ways that James Corden could kick off his tenure at The Late Late Show.
82. Jen Kirkman’s* hour special on Netflix "I’m Gonna Die Alone (and I Feel Fine)* shows the idea of ‘having it all’ isn’t necessarily having kids and a loving husband. Kirkman is doing more than alright in our book with her firebrand comedy.
83. Satirizing life hacks and YouTube personalities by doing life hacks well and pretending to be a YouTube personality that’s the self-proclaimed King of Youtube is a very tall order. However, Paul Isakson definitely pulled that off, as well as peppering in some disturbing horror, in his Channel 101 series, King of YouTube.
84. Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope is yet another entry on this list that lives up to its name. The misadventure comedy set in Inglewood involving misplaced drugs was a hit at Sundance for a very good reason.
86. One of our favorite comedians, Jesse Case**, was unfortunately diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. Still, he managed to put together a great podcast documenting his rare case (and rare perspective) of cancer at his age in Jesse vs. Cancer.
87. Drennon Davis and Karen Kilgariff teamed up this year for a musical comedy super group of sorts. The results were this great EP, I Don’t Care, I Like It, and these two very memorable Conan appearances.
88. Guy Montgomery and Tim Batt from New Zealand have subjected themselves to the likes of watching Grown Ups 2 and Sex and the City 2 every week for a year for their Worst Idea of All Time podcast. Parts postmodern Heart of Darkness, other parts comedy riffing, they do valuable work in that none of us have to watch either of those films close to 52 times.
89. The return of Super Deluxe has not only brought a newer, more grown up sheen to the digital platform, but Hannah Utt and Jen Tullock’s Disengaged web series that delightfully follows an on-the-rocks lesbian couple pushed to get engaged when DOMA got struck down.
90. The joy and smile of David Gborie are undeniable and paired well with his ‘on the positive tip’ comedy last year.
91. Beth Stelling made headlines at the end of 2015 for her bravery and sharing her story of her rape by her ex-boyfriend. Let it also be known that Beth Stelling is an outstanding comedian and her album that was released this year Simply the Beth is all kinds of wonderful.
92. Just when it would be near impossible to wrap your head around Nathan Fielder* outdoing Dumb Starbucks and previous episodes of Nathan For You, the latest season of Nathan for You and his Summit Ice Jacket that support Holocaust awareness do just that.
93. Rebecca Drysdale is the rare improviser that has mastered being low key and subtle. Seeing her initiate a scene before a suggestion was even taken was one of the best things we’ve ever seen in improv.
94. The return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 not only promises more of the riffing on B movies that so many of us, but has a stellar new cast (Jonah Ray, Hampton Yount, Baron Vaughn, Felicia Day, and Patton Oswalt) and a record breaking Kickstarter campaign that’s telling of how many people truly love MST3K.
96. While still a cartoon between a drunk grandfather mad scientist and his dimwitted son, Season 2 of Rick and Morty* showed that Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland are making some of the best television around.
97. @weismanjake/Jake Weisman*** channels his unapologetic rage as well as a comedian can. Even coming off of multiple spinal surgeries as he did this year, Weisman is still up to the task, if not more so.
98. The web series The Best of Craigslist returned this year and shows how magical reenacting Craigslist ads can be when you’re not actually involved in inquiring the most bizarre ads on the Internet (minus the deep/dark web anyway).
99. @uncledynamite has one of the best written timelines on Twitter.
*-made 100 Best Things in Comedy We Were Witness to in No Particular Order once before
**-made the list twice
Transparent, Veep, Anomalisa, and Master of None Get Golden Globe Comedy Nominations as Well as Joy and The Martian
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association continues to have a broader definition of comedy than anyone else during awards season.
There are your favorites as well as the favored upstarts in the field of this year’s Golden Globes nominees. The consistently praised Anomalisa and Master of None, heavy returning favorites Veep, Silicon Valley, and Transparent, comedy superstar Amy Schumer for Trainwreck, and brash newcomer Rachel Bloom for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend all got nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. There were even some noms for work that should be getting more love from more awards, but, somehow, isn’t. This includes Lily Tomlin’s turn in Grandma, Melissa McCarthy for Spy, and Hulu’s Casual from Jason Reitman.
With all of that said, films and shows that are being considered in different lights, mainly dramatic rather than comedic, have found their way into the comedy nominees, like they usually do, at The Golden Globes such as Joy, The Martian, The Big Short, and Orange Is the New Black. Certainly, Joy, The Martian, and The Big Short weren’t touting themselves as comedies in trailers and promotion and Orange Is the New Black has shifted to dramatic consideration with other awards. We’re not exactly sure why the distinction for comedy is so noticeably different with HFPA, but it does possibly allow for some notoriety for work that wouldn’t really get recognized otherwise.
So, here are the comedy nominees for this year’s Golden Globes.
Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
The Big Short
The Big Short-Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Maggie Smith-The Lady in the Van
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Al Pacino-Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo-Infinitely Polar Bear
Christian Bale-The Big Short
Steve Carell-The Big Short
Matt Damon-The Martian
Best Director – Motion Picture
Ridley Scott-The Martian
Best Animated Feature Film
Shaun the Sheep Movie
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Best Foreign Language Film
The Brand New Testament-France
Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange is the New Black
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Lily Tomlin-Grace and Frankie
Gina Rodriguez-Jane The Virgin
Jamie Lee Curtis-Scream Queens
Rachel Bloom-Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Patrick Stewart-Blunt Talk
Aziz Ansari-Master Of None
Gael García Bernal-Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe-The Grinder
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba-Orange is the New Black
Get a look at the full list of the 2016 Golden Globes nominees here.
Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None” Now on Netflix
Aziz Ansari’s highly anticipated comedy series based on his life (so much so that his parents play his real parents), Master of None, is finally here.
For those of you that are going to race through it this weekend, it’s only 10 episodes, so it’s more than binge-watch manageable.
Get into it on Netflix here.
Watch the Trailer for Aziz Ansari’s Netflix Series “Master of None”
As multicam sitcom adaptations of comedians’ lives were a thing of yesteryear, single camera adaptations of comedians lives with a bit more drama mixed in is where sitcoms as a genre are focused on, and rightfully so, right now.
Aziz Ansari’s upcoming series Master of None might be another example of why this sitcom trend keeps going as this trailer looks promising. Noel Wells as a co-star, cinematic look, and situations realistically drawn out from Aziz’s life (especially those dealing with his ethnicity and heritage) would seem to make for set of ingredients for something you’ll be binge watching soon.
Look for Master of None on Netflix on Nov. 6th.
Aziz Ansari’s Netflix Series Called “Master of None” and Will Be Released in November
My new Netflix series is called MASTER OF NONE. All ten episodes debut Nov 6th on Netflix. I hope you like it. Bye!
For this series, Aziz Ansari is getting top billing and will be playing a NYC actor that’s loosely based on himself.
According to Vulture, it sounds like it’ll be a single camera comedy based on his last special, Live at Madison Square Garden, and his latest book, Modern Romance with a focus on love, the immigrant experience, and deciding where to get food.
Look for all 10 episodes of Master of None on Netflix on Nov. 6th.