Sep 17, 2015

10 things to know before the 2015 Emmy Awards

By: Sarah Laing

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Sep 17, 2015

10 things to know before the 2015 Emmy Awards

By: Sarah Laing

It's television's big night this Sunday! Here are 10 fun facts you can casually use to impress everyone at the viewing party (which means more Netflix time for you!)

1. And the most nominated show is...

Game of Thrones! It was a bumper year for the citizenry of Westeros, who nabbed a total 24. 

2. The show least likely to win outstanding drama is...

Statistically, that's Game of Thrones, who've been nominated for 5 years straight and never taken home the big one. 

3. The show most likely to win is outstanding drama is...

Sentimental voting is kind of the academy's thing, so outgoing favourite Mad Men is likely to ride off into the television history sunset carrying the genre's top trophy. 

4. This might be the year Modern Family doesn't win big...

They've dominated the outstanding comedy category for five years, but the show isn't where it used to be, and there are some strong upstarts (that's you Veep) who may prevail. 

5. Even if Game of Thrones doesn't win all 24, HBO is probably going to be the winningest network anyway

The cable channel broke their own record of most noms last year (124) with 126 this year. Math says whatever happens, their after-party is still going to be a celebratory one. 

6. And the host is...

Andy Samberg. Dude cut his teeth on SNL, so this crowd should be a breeze. 

7. A familiar cast will be missing...

For the first time in forever, Big Bang Theory was not nom'd for best comedy series, nor was lead Jim Parsons given a nod in the best comeday. 

8. This could be Elisabeth Moss' year...

The quintessential Emmy "bridesmaid" (5 times a nominee, never a winner), there's a lot of chatter that this might finally be the year Peggy Olsen gets a win for Mad Men

9. There's a Canadian connection...

Our girl Tatiana Maslany (and the 489 characters she plays on Orphan Black) are up for the outstanding actress in a drama slot, so be sending out supportive Canuck vibes, okay? 

10. It's an Amy off

Amy Schumer and Amy Poehler are nominated in the same category, and since we're in no way about creating false rivalry beefs between's a win win either way. (Especially since Julia Luis-Dreyfus is the solid favourite to actually take the statue home). 


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