67th Primetime EMMY Awards – List of Winners

Andy Samberg did a wonderful job in hosting this year’s EMMY Awards. That opening bit alone is one of the best opening this award show had ever had in my opinion. But there are a lot more firsts and highlights that I think the EMMYs had tonight.

Aside from some expected and “wish it was instead” wins, the evening is filled with stylished actresses and funny speeches.

Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Viola Davis (How to get away with murder) are first time winners. Game of Thrones, Olive Kitteridge and Veep won big tonight and also The Voice won in their category beating a strong field of other reality competition jaggernauts.

Now here is a list of the winners for the 67th Primetime EMMY Awards.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES: Game of Thrones
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES:
Veep

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
: Jon Hamm, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Allison Janney, Mom

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Tony Hale, Veep

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Margo Matindale, The Americans

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Joan Cusack, Shameless

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Bradley Whitford, Transparent

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM:
The Voice

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES:
The Daily Show

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES:
Inside Amy Schumer

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE:
Olive Kitteridge

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE:
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE:
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE:
Regina King, American Crime

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE:
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge

2015 MTV Video Music Awards – List of Winners

The annual MTV Video Music Awards was held last night and it was yet again full of surprises. Miley Cyrus hosted the event in Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California while Kanye West received this year’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Well Miley changes outfit and it gets crazier everytime she walks out the stage, I feared for the young audience and myself that she might even think of walking all nude. Kanye West’s speech is incoherent and…. ll over the place. From criticizing the awards shows to insulting JT to him planning on running for presidency! This guy is…

Other highlights of the night aside from the fashion love and shocks were performances from Nicki Minaj, who opened the show with Taylor Swift! They had a little twitter beef few weeks ago. Taylor also was the one who presented Kanye his Vanguard Award. Yup, they are friends now. By the way, Nicki has now a different bestfriend enemy in light of Miley Cyrus, the host of the event. Yup they are feuding now because of Miley’s interview criticizing Nicki and she even called her out during her acceptance speech. Awkward!

Performances tonight includes an incredible acoustic from Tori Kelly,the amazing The Weeknd, Twenty-One Pilots with A$AP Rocky, comebacking to the VMAs Justin Bieber and the host herself, Miley Cyrus who premiered her newest single and music video.

Demi Lovato with Iggy Azalea, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pharrell also performed their singles live from The Orpheum Theatre to the delight of the fans there.

Taylor Swift (Wildest Dreams), Nick Jonas (Levels), Justin Bieber (What Do You Mean) and Miley Cyrus (DooIt) all premiered their new singles and music videos throughout the show!

Now on to the list of winners.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR: Taylor Swift (ft. Kendrick Lamar), Bad Blood
BEST FEMALE VIDEO: Taylor Swift (ft. Kendrick Lamar), Bad Blood
BEST MALE VIDEO: Mark Ronson (ft. Bruno Mars), Uptown Funk
BEST POP VIDEO: Taylor Swift, Blank Space
BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO: Nicki Minaj, Anaconda
BEST ROCK VIDEO: Fall Out Boy, Uma Thurman
BEST COLLABORATION: Taylor Swift (ft. Kendrick Lamar), Bad Blood
VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE: Big Sean (ft. Kanye West & John Legend), One Man Can Change The World
ARTIST TO WATCH: Fetty Wap
SONG OF THE SUMMER: 5 Seconds of Summer, She’s Kinda Hot

Teen Choice Awards 2015 – List Of Winners

Gina Rodriguez, Josh Peck and Ludacris hosted the event. Tonight, surf boards were handed to a handful of winners for this year’s Teen Choice Awards 2015.

5 Seconds of Summer, Little Mix, Rachel Platten and a lot more performed their respective current singles to the delight of screaming teen fans.

Britney Spears was awarded as this year’s Candie’s Style Icon Awardee. Fifth Harmony, former contestants of the now defunct X Factor US, presented the award to Britney who by the way was a judge during that season of the show. Yay!

Anyway, here is a full list of this year’s winners:

TELEVISION

CHOICE TV ACTOR (COMEDY): Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally)
CHOICE TV DRAMA SHOW: Pretty Little Liars
CHOICE TV ACTRESS(SCi-FI/FANTASY): Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries)
CHOICE BREAK-OUT SHOW: Empire
CHOICE COMEDIAN: Ellen Degeneres
CHOICE TV ACTOR (DRAMA): Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars)
CHOICE TV ACTRESS (DRAMA): Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars
CHOICE TV SCIE-FI/FANTASY SHOW: The Vampire Diaries
CHOICE TV ACTOR (SCI-FI/FANTASY): Jared Padalecki (Supernatural)
CHOICE TV COMEDY SHOW: The Big Bang Theory
CHOICE TV ACTRESS (COMEDY): Lea Michele (Glee)
CHOICE ANIMATED SHOW: Family Guy
CHOICE REALITY SHOW: The Voice
CHOICE TV VILLAIN: “A” (Pretty Little Liars)
CHOICE TV SCENE STEALER: Dylan O’Brian (Teen Wolf)
CHOICE TV BREAK-OUT STAR: Grant Gustin (The Flash)
CHOICE TV CHEMISTRY: Jensen Ackles & Misha Collins (Supernatural)
CHOICE TV LIP LOCK: Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries)
CHOICE SUMMER TV SHOW: Teen Wolf
CHOICE MALE SUMMER TV STAR: Tyler Blackburn (Pretty Little Liars)
CHOICE FEMALE SUMMER TV STAR: Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars)

MOVIES

CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR (ACTION): Paul Walker (Furious 7)
CHOICE MOVIE (ACTION): Furious 7
CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR (DRAMA): Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride)
CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR (SCI-FI/FANTASY): Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)
CHOICE MOVIE ACTOR (COMEDY): Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect 2)
CHOICE MOVIE ACTRESS (ACTION): Shailene Woodley (Insurgent)
CHOICE MOVIE (DRAMA): If I Stay
CHOICE MOVIE (SCI-FI/FANTASY): The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
CHOICE MOVIE ACTRESS (SCI-FI/FANTASY): Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1)
CHOICE MOVIE (COMEDY): Pitch Perfect 2
CHOICE MOVIE ACTRESS (COMEDY): Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect 2)
CHOICE MOVIE VILLAIN: Bella Thorne (The Duff)
CHOICE MOVIE CHEMISTRY: Anna Kendrick & Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect 2)
CHOICE LIP LOCK: Shailene Woodley & Theo James (Insurgent)
CHOICE HISSYFIT: Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect 2)
CHOICE SCENE STEALER: Chris Evans (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
CHOICE BREAK-OUT STAR: Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns)
CHOICE SUMMER MOVIE: Paper Towns
CHOICE MALE SUMMER MOVIE STAR: Channing Tatum (Magic Mike XXL)
CHOICE FEMALE SUMMER MOVIE STAR: Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns)
CHOICE MOVIE ACTRESS (DRAMA): Chloe Grace Moretz (If I Stay)

WEB/OTHERS

CHOICE WEBSTAR (FEMALE): Bethany Mota
CHOICE WEBSTAR (MALE): Cameron Dallas
CHOICE SELFIE TAKER: One Direction
CHOICE MALE HOTTIE: One Direction
CHOICE FEMALE HOTTIE: Fifth Harmony
CHOICE MALE ATHLETE: Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
CHOICE WEBSTAR MUSIC: Shawn Mendes
CHOICE FEMALE ATHLETE: U.S Women’s Soccer Team
CHOICE WEBSTAR COMEDY: Colleen Ballinger
CHOICE WEBSTAR FASHION/BEAUTY: Zoe Sugg
CHOICE SOCIAL MEDIA KING: Justin Bieber
CHOICE SOCIAL MEDIA QUEEN: Caitlyn Jenner
CHOICE TWIT: Taylor Swift
CHOICE VINER: Cameron Dallas
CHOICE INSTAGRAMMER: Ariana Grande
CHOICE YOUTUBER: Kian Lawley
CHOICE FANDOM: Super Junior
CHOICE DANCER: Chloe Lukasiak
CHOICE MODEL: Kendall Jenner

MUSIC

CHOICE SUMMER SONG: Worth It, Fifth Harmony (ft. Kid Ink)
CHOICE FEMALE GROUP ARTIST: Fifth Harmony
CHOICE PARTY SONG: No Control, One Direction
CHOICE RAP/HIP-HOP ARTIST: Wiz Khalifa
CHOICE MALE ARTIST: Ed Sheeran
CHOICE FEMALE ARTIST: Taylor Swift
CHOICE MALE GROUP ARTIST: One Direction
CHOICE COUNTRY ARTIST: Carrie Underwood
CHOICE FEMALE MUSIC SINGLE: One Last Time, Ariana Grande
CHOICE MALE MUSIC SINGLE: Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
CHOICE GROUP MUSIC SINGLE: Steal My Girl, One Direction
CHOICE INTERNATIONAL ARTIST: Super Junior
CHOICE COUNTRY SONG: Little Toy Guns, Carrie Underwood
CHOICE RAP/HIP-HOP SONG: See You Again, Wiz Khalifa (ft. Charlie Puth)
CHOICE ROCK SONG: Take Me To Church, Hozier
CHOICE LOVE SONG: Night Changes, One Direction
CHOICE BREAK-UP SONG: Bad Blood, Taylor Swift (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
CHOICE FEMALE SUMMER MUSIC STAR: Taylor Swift
CHOICE MALE SUMMER MUSIC STAR: Ed Sheeran
CHOICE GROUP SUMMER MUSIC STAR: One Direction
CHOICE SUMMER TOUR: On The Road Again Tour (One Direction)
CHOICE BREAK-OUT ARTIST: Little Mix
CHOICE THE NEXT BIG THING: Bea Miller
CHOICE COLLABORATION: Bad Blood, Taylor Swift (ft. Kendrick Lamar)
CHOICE SONG FROM MOVIE/TV SHOW: See You Again, Wiz Khalifa (ft. Charlie Puth)

67th Primetime EMMY Awards – List of Nominees

Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley announced the nominees of the 67th EMMY Awards this morning and I must say there are really a lot of surprised and snubs this year.

Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), The Affair and its lead stars Dominic West and Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson were also snubbed. The long list of snubs will continue. Jane Fonda (Grace & Frankie), Big Bang Theory, Parenthood, Looking, The Americans, Bates Motel, Eva Green (Penny Dreadful), CW’s The Flash, Masters of Sex, Fox’s hit Empire, The Walking Dead, Fresh Off The Boat and it’s leag, Constance Wu, and a whole lot more have been shut down big time.

But with snubs, there are a couple of deserving surprises like finally Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) scored her first EMMY nomination and Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback) is recognized for her fantastic body of work. Also, Amy Schumer also scored one especially her film Trainwreck is showing this Friday.

Now here is a full list of nominees from some of the major categories.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange Is the New Black

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Robin Wright, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Alan Alda, The Blacklist
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Pablo Schreiber, Orange Is the New Black

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Rachel Brosnahan, House of Cards
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Khandi Alexander, Scandal
Margo Martindale, The Americans

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
Louie
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Will Forte, Last Man on Earth
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Mel Brooks, The Comedians
Paul Giamatti, Inside Amy Schumer
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Jon Hamm, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Gaby Hoffmann, Girls
Pamela Adlon, Louie
Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE
Agatha Christie’s Poirot — Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case
Bessie
race of Monaco
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Killing Jesus
Nightingale

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The Honorable Woman
Olive Kitterridge
Wolf Hall

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Emma Thompson, Sweeney Todd

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Timothy Hutton, American Crime
Ricky Gervais, Derek Special
Adrien Brody, Houdini
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Mo’Nique, Bessie
Zoe Kazan, Olive Kitteridge

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Richard Cabral, American Crime
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Michael Kenneth Williams, Bessie
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SPECIAL
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight
Late Show With David Letterman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

EMMYS 2015: Outstanding Drama Series (Dream Nominees)

Primetime EMMY Awards 2015 - Dream Nominees

The nominations have been made and on July 16, 2015, the nominees will be announced. It has been an annual event in American television where the best of the best of primetime television were recognized by the Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences.

Of course, the possible nominees were rallied by shows that were part & showed in an eligible year from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.

As a fun little thing on my blog, I would rack up some of my dream nominees on different major categories from Drama and Comedy. I must say, I had the greatest opportunity to catch a lot of series of both comedy and drama. So yeah.

Not in particular order, here are my dream 5 nominees for OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

1. Bates Motel (A&E)
– For one, Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore will sold the entire run of the series with so much thrill and craziness. Aside from their amazing acting chops, Bates Motel made me want to look forward to what will happen next and be excited of the scenarios that will mold the story telling of the series.

2. How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
– With a cast as compelling as the this, you would think that they will overshadow the story line. But no. How to get away with murder managed to keep the audience on the edge of their seat, guessing and the thrilling process of figuring out what just had happened. This is a series that is not just about getting away with murder or Annaliese epic law teachings or the sex scenes or the brokenness of Annaliese, it was a variety of emotions and I love it.

3. Hannibal (NBC)
– It was weird at some point but a good kind of weird. I love this series and it is a crime that the Academy has been ignoring it for a nomination or even for the trophy. The sequences were nice. The writing was superb. The acting was top notch. This series is best discussed and appreciated if you will be able to watch it rather than just talk about it. Because the little details of its visuals added texture to an already solid product.

4. The Flash (CW)
– This modern storytelling of a comic favorite is probably one of the best works of CW network. It was fresh but still manage to keep faithful to what it was adapted to. Grant Gustin shines easily and he was the perfect lead and even the villains were so compelling sometimes you root for them not to get kicked out of the show. It was in totality, a series that worked so well from the narrative to its actors and to its exciting episodes.

5. The Affair (Showtime)
– It was crafted pretty well. The narrative was compelling. The script was well written. The leads – Ruth Wilson & Dominic West – delivered a fanttsic performance and they were so good. It was a series that was both smart and affectionate. Go check it out!

EMMYS 2015: Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Dream Nominees)

Primetime EMMY Awards 2015 - Dream Nominees

The nominations have been made and on July 16, 2015, the nominees will be announced. It has been an annual event in American television where the best of the best of primetime television were recognized by the Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences.

Of course, the possible nominees were rallied by shows that were part & showed in an eligible year from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.

As a fun little thing on my blog, I would rack up some of my dream nominees on different major categories from Drama and Comedy. I must say, I had the greatest opportunity to catch a lot of series of both comedy and drama. So yeah.

Not in particular order, here are my dream 5 nominees for LEAD ACTRESS in a DRAMA SERIES

1. Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
– To portray not just 1, not just 2, not just 3, but literally multiple characters in a series is a challenge itself. But the biggest thing about Tatiana’s performance is that she was able to distinguish each and every character from one another and boy she delivered. You just have to feel something in every character whether you root for that character or be mad at her or be happy. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions and experience but I don’t mind especially if Tatiana is delivering each and every episode. It’s such a shame that in the past, the Academy has been shutting her down for a much deserve nomination or even a win. Hope it changes this year.

2. Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder
– Broken, messed up, super flawed. That is Annaliese on the show but the wag Viola facades the character with so much confidence and power makes you think this girl is dominant and strong. But if you actually watch the whole series (in particular, when she was removing the make up and wig, or her confrontation-talk with her mother), Annaliese is a broken woman. She is human after-all. She has so much emotional baggage on her that the only way to stop the bleeding is to be upfront strong, and Viola Davis managed to show that perfectly.

3. Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black
– Since OITNB was relegated for Drama instead of Comedy this year, Taylor Schilling will surely be in the running for the many viable actress to take a slot on the nominees. But here’s what I like about Taylor, whether it is comedy or drama, I am so excited about her. When she’s on the frame, you just can’t help but be astonished by her. She was nuanced backed up with a layered performance that was both compelling and stunning.

4. Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
– Did you watch that episode where she was possessed? That was golden. But prior to that, Eva Green has been delivering a stellar performance on the series that it is so hard to not recognized how she managed to keep us excited (maybe more thrilled?) and mesmerized (or blown away?) on her portrayal as Vanessa Ives – whether it was the Victorean alter-ego or it was her self. So much goodness!

5. Taraji P. Henson, Empire
– To see a girl who punches someone, have sex with boys, go on a cat fight-hair pulling-wrestling match with a girl, Cookie is the epitome of firework on the series. And Taraji was just there. You can’t really discount how she kept the character exciting, bombast, colorful but still exudes emotions, vulnerability and personality. Cookie from the breakout series, Empire, provided an exciting and thrilling character that made the viewers be more excited of what she would do next. She is a walking-talking timebomb that everybody will always want to explode and Taraji P. Henson was able to explore and portray that character spot on.

EMMYS 2015: Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Dream Nominees)

Primetime EMMY Awards 2015 - Dream Nominees

The nominations have been made and on July 16, 2015, the nominees will be announced. It has been an annual event in American television where the best of the best of primetime television were recognized by the Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences.

Of course, the possible nominees were rallied by shows that were part & showed in an eligible year from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015.

As a fun little thing on my blog, I would rack up some of my dream nominees on different major categories from Drama and Comedy. I must say, I had the greatest opportunity to catch a lot of series of both comedy and drama. So yeah.

Not in particular order, here are my dream 5 nominees for LEAD ACTOR in a DRAMA SERIES

1. Hugh Dancy, Hannibal
– At this point, I still can’t beliew how “Hannibal” and its actors weren’t even getting nods on EMMYs. It is criminally frustrating. One of the best performers on the show is Hugh Dancy. He is spectacular as lead and not to mention he is so good looking. More so, his nuanced performance as Will Graham is an absolute magnetic. And if I had a choice, he deserves a nod. If not him, an equally great performer on the show, Mads Mikkelsen who was also incredible as Hannible Lecter.

2. Jon Hamm, Mad Men
– If he won’t win this year’s EMMY for the last and final season of Mad Men, it is a clear travesty. Jon Hamm was not just incredible, he was an absolute amazing actor of the show. He was nuanced. His performance is layered. The little details of his performance, from eye movements to body gestures, it was mind blowing.

3. Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel
– Vera Farmiga may be the anchor of the series, but for me, Freddie Highmore was the captain of the ship. And he did his portrayal of Norman EMMY worthy. Season 1 showed us that the kid can act, season 2 showed us he can deliver but in season 3? He was nothing but spectacular. Oh boy, Freddie Highmore was crazy, intense, fantastic, compelling and all those other wonderful adjectives thag you can think of. He just mastered the character like it was his own persona and made us wonder what more he can do as the series will progress in the future.

4. Grant Gustin, The Flash
– It’s time for The CW to get its second recognition for a show. And If Jane the Virgin was getting rightful credits in the comdey department, why not recognized a wonderful work CW has made with The Flash (and arguably, 100 should also get so much EMMY Buzz). To me aside from a wonderful narrative and story telling on the show, it actually boasts one of the most compelling lead in the face of Grant Gustin. The ex-glee Warbler showcased emotions from pleasuring wi to action packed thrill to emotional bag that you would realize, “Man! Barry Allen cried so much on the show.” but this is not just for the sake of dramatic purposes, he cries with depth, emotional pull and vulnerability.

5. Josh Hartnett, Penny Dreadful
– Eva Green may have stole the spotlight on the show but I thought Josh Hartnetr held his own providing a lovely support to Eva but still maintaining the essence that he is one of the leads on the series. His delivery was properly nuanced with the ability to let it all on the line and take vulnerability in a different world.