By RODNEY HO/ firstname.lastname@example.org, originally filed Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Emmys announced a host of nominees with Atlanta ties.
These include networks such as TBS, CNN and Cartoon Network, folks from Georgia such as RuPaul, Kyle Chandler and Tituss Burgess and programs shot in the form of HBO's "Confirmation" and AMC's "The Walking Dead."
TNT received zero nominations.
Here's a summary:
- CNN's "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" with five nominations, including Outstanding Informational Series or Special. The show has won four Emmys in the past. CNN also received a nomination for the exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking for "The Hunting Ground" documentary about sexual assault on college campuses. And W. Kamau Bell's new series "United Shades of America" is being considered for outstanding unstructured reality program.
- TBS's "Conan" received two nods, including outstanding interactive program. TBS nabbed a nomination for "Angie Tribeca" in the category of Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program. And TBS's "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" was nominated for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series.
- History's "Roots," which was executive produced in part by Atlanta's Will Packer, received seven nominations, including best limited series.
- Athens native and UGA grad Tituss Burgess, who received his second Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series as Titus Andromedon in Netflix's "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt."
- RuPaul, who grew up in Atlanta and graduated North Atlanta High School, was nominated for outstanding host in a reality or reality competition program for "RuPaul's Drag Race." This is his first Emmy nomination.
- Michael Kelly, 46, a Brookwood High School grad, was nominated for the second time in a row for best supporting actor in a drama series in "House of Cards" as Doug Stamper.
- Ryan Seacrest, who graduated from Dunwoody High School, is competing with RuPaul in that same category in his final season of "American Idol." Surprisingly, he has been nominated numerous times but has never won.
- Part-time Atlantan Steve Harvey is also competing in that category as host of "Little Big Shots" on NBC.
- Former UGA grad Kyle Chandler, who grew up in Loganville, garnered his second Emmy nomination for his role as John Rayburn in "Bloodline." He previously won an Emmy in 2011 for his lead role in NBC's "Friday Night Lights."
- HBO's "Confirmation," about Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas, was shot in Atlanta and received two nominations: Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Kerry Washington.
- And as usual, AMC's 'The Walking Dead" was only represented in minor categories: Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a series, limited series, movie or special and Outstanding Special Effects in a Supporting Role. Plus, "The Talking Dead" interactive experience was nominated for best interactive program.
- Outstanding Animated Program: FX's "Archer" (competing with Fox's "Bob's Burgers," Disney's "Phineas and Herb," Fox's "The Simpsons" and Comedy Central's "South Park")
- Outstanding Short Form Animated Series: "Adventure Time" Cartoon Network, "The Powerpuff Girls" Cartoon Network, "Robot Chicken" Adult Swim, "Steven Universe" Cartoon Network (competing with "SpongeBob SquarePants" Nickelodeon)
- Adult Swim had three nominations for best actor for a short-form comedy or drama (meaning shorter than 30 minutes): Rob Corddry in "Children's Hospital," Rob Huebel in "Children's Hospital" and Conyers native Jack McBrayer in "Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell." It also had one for best actress for short-form comedy or drama: Erinn Hayes in "Children's Hospital." And not surprisingly, it also received a nomination for outstanding short-form comedy or drama with "Children's Hospital."
The Emmy's will air in multiple parts in September. The Creative Emmy's, which includes many of the secondary and technical categories, will air on September 17 on FXX . The main Emmy show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC the following day from 7 to 11 p.m.