The Emmy nominations were announced on Friday, and once again, network shows got the short end. Two network shows — “Modern Family” and “Parks and Recreation” — were among the seven best comedies, while no shows made the drama category. Five actors were honored in four main acting categories (25 nominations.) It’s not a fair competition as network shows must abide by stricter restrictions concerning language, sex and violence.

We think that network shows should be judged separately, so we’ve created our own categories.


Empire (Fox)

The Flash (The CW)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Hannibal (NBC)

Parenthood (NBC)

Actor — Drama

Michael Emerson, Person Of Interest (CBS)

Terence Howard, Empire (Fox)

Mads Mikkelsen, Hannibal (NBC)

Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries (The CW)

James Spader, The Blacklist (NBC)

Actress — Drama

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Mariska Hargitay, Law & order: SVU (NBC)

Taraji P. Henson, Empire (Fox)

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)

Kerry Washingston, Scandal (ABC)


The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox

Jane The Virgin, The CW

Modern Family, ABC

Parks and Recreation, NBC

Comedy — Actor

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)

Will Forte, The Last Man On Earth (Fox)

Chris Messina, The Mindy Project (NBC)

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

Comedy — Actress

Anna Faris, Mom (CBS)

Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly (CBS)

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Gina Rodriguez, Jane The Virgin (The CW)

Constance Wu, Fresh Off The Boat (ABC)