Congrats to the 2016 Emmy Nominees!

Tonight is the 2016 Emmy Awards. It’s a big night for the television industry, and it’s also a big night for the improv community. When I was looking at the list of nominees the other day, I couldn’t believe how many improvisers were nominated in all categories — acting, writing, and directing. Here is our unofficial tabulation of improvisers who are nominated this year. If we’ve left anyone off of this list, please let us know.

And good luck to all of tonight’s nominees!

  1. Bob Odenkirk — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, “Better Call Saul”
  2. Thomas Middleditch — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “Silicon Valley”
  3. Will Forte — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “Last Man on Earth”
  4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “Veep”
  5. Ellie Kemper — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
  6. Keegan-Michael Key — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Key & Peele”
  7. Matt Walsh — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Veep”
  8. Kate McKinnon — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live”
  9. Jane Lynch — Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program, “Hollywood Game Night”
  10. Jill Soloway — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, “Transparent”
  11. Rob Delaney — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, “Catastrophe”
  12. Tami Sagher  — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, “Inside Amy Schumer”
  13. Rebecca Drysdale —  Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, “Key & Peele”
  14. Colton Dunn — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, “Key & Peele”
  15. Ian Roberts — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, “Key & Peele”
  16. Rich Talarico — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, “Key & Peele”
  17. Jordan Peele — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, “Key & Peele”
  18. Seth Myers — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, “Saturday Night Live”
  19. Katie Rich — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, “Saturday Night Live”
  20. Tim Robinson — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, “Saturday Night Live”
  21. Mikey Day — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, “Saturday Night Live”
  22. Tina Fey — Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live”
  23. Amy Poehler — Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live”
  24. Melissa McCarthy — Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, “Saturday Night Live”
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