CREDIT: Netflix

Fun (or Frightening?) Fact: this year’s Emmy ballot includes nearly 3000 performers. We’ve all known for several years now just how overwhelming television has become, but somehow it still had room to launch into another level. So for my personal wish list, I decided not to think too hard. I’ll just include however many or however few selections per category I’d like to. I’ve probably forgotten some worthy contenders, but I won’t stress about that too much. We’ll find out what the TV Academy has to say when the nominations are announced on July 12!

My favorite Comedy of the season was Kyle Mooney’s singular Netflix show, Saturday Morning All Star Hits, but I can’t find it anywhere on the ballot! Not in Comedy, nor in Animation. Oh, well.

Anyway, there are a few other newbies that I’d really love to see all over the ballot, like Abbott Elementary, Girls5eva, Only Murders in the Building, and The Sex Lives of College Girls.

And one important note: Kevin Can F*** Himself is in the Drama field on the ballot, correctly. But I’ve got Eric Petersen (as the titular stereotypical thoughtless sitcom husband) down for Comedy, as the scenes with him function best as parody.

Bold=My winner
*=I have placed this nominee in a different category than the Emmy ballot.
**=Not on the Emmy ballot

Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary
The Afterparty
Only Murders in the Building
Resident Alien
Saturday Morning All Star Hits**
Search Party
The Sex Lives of College Girls
What We Do in the Shadows
Young Sheldon

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Matt Berry, What We Do in the Shadows
Bill Hader, Barry
Jake Johnson, Minx
Kyle Mooney, Saturday Morning All-Star Hits**
Kayvan Novak, What We Do in the Shadows
Eric Petersen, Kevin Can F*** Himself*
Alan Tudyk, Resident Alien

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Sofia Black-D’Elia, Single Drunk Female
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Natasia Demetriou, What We Do in the Shadows
Renée Elise Goldberry, Girls5eva
Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Never Have I Ever
Alia Shawkat, Search Party
Hailee Steinfeld, What We Do in the Shadows

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
John Early, Search Party
Troy Gentile, The Goldbergs
Harvey Guillen, What We Do in the Shadows
Bobby Moynihan, Mr. Mayor
Mark Proksch, What We Do in the Shadows
Henry Winkler, Barry

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Anna Baryshnikov, Dickinson
Pauline Chalamet, The Sex Lives of College Girls
Sarah Goldberg, Barry
Vella Lovell, Mr. Mayor
Annie Potts, Young Sheldon
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary
Reneé Rapp, The Sex Livs of College Girls
Lisa Ann Walter, Abbott Elementary