From Campaign US: The nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards honoring the best in broadcasting will be revealed on July 14. With more than 400 original programs vying for a spot on the ballot, the competition is going to be more heated than ever this year. So this week, I’d like to highlight the shows and performances truly worthy of being nominated this year, but could easily get lost in the clutter.
Emmy is known for revisiting the same shows year after year, so you can expect the lion’s share of the ballot to include established fare like “Game of Thrones,” the final season of “Downton Abbey,” “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Veep” and “Modern Family.” There will likely be some new blood, too. USA Network newbie “Mr. Robot,” for example, is expected to rack up multiple nominations. The buzz is also building on digital drama “Horace and Pete,” with Alan Alda likely to get a nod for Best Supporting Actor. ABC’s “black-ish” should also make the cut for Outstanding Comedy Series. The sitcom tackled the subject of alleged police brutality against the African American community in a highly lauded episode earlier this year, and the recognition would be well deserved.
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