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M-Net Channels’ shows shine at the 68th Emmy® Awards Nominations

For the past 30 years (and counting) M-Net has been bringing only the best television entertainment to viewers in Africa and beyond. With the 68th Emmy® Awards Nomination announcement, there can be no doubt that there’s a touch of magic when it comes to the pristine selection of series across the M-Net Channels.

 

The 68th Emmy® Awards ceremony will be televised live on the morning of Monday 19 September, on M-Net channel 101 at 1am, and during prime time, the awards show will be broadcast at 19:30 CAT. Nominations for the awards were announced last night and, as expected, most of the acclaimed mentions were shows straight off the M-Net Channels’ catalogue, meaning that these shows are leaders of the pack yet again this year. The nomination ceremony was hosted by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum, with Emmy nominee Anthony Anderson from the hit comedyBlack-Ish and Golden Globe nominee Lauren Graham of Gilmore Girls.

 

And the nominees are:

(M-Net Channels’ Shows in green)

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn Bloodline

Rami Malek as Elliot Mr. Robot– Season 2 started on M-Net Edge channel 102 Express from the US today Friday 15 July at 03:00 and in Prime Time on Thursday 21 July at 21:00.

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill Better Call Saul Season 2 can be seen from 26 August Monday to Friday at 17:00 (M-Net City)

Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings The Americans – Season 4 starts on M-Net Edge on Tuesday 27 September at 20:00

Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan Ray Donovan– Season 4 is currently on M-Net Edge (102) Tuesdays: Express from the US at 02:00 and Prime Time at 21:00

Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood House Of Cards – Season 4 Binge Viewing starts tomorrow 16 July at 22:05 and Season 5 coming to M-Net Edge in March 2017

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison Homeland– Season 6 coming to M-Net Edge channel 102 in 2017

Viola Davis as Annalise Keating How to Get Away With Murder– Catch it on Vuzu Amp channel 103

Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon Empire

Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel and Krystal Orphan Black

Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings The Americans– Season 4 starts on M-Net Edge on Tuesday 27 September at 20:00

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood House of Cards– Season 4 Binge Viewing starts tomorrow 16 July at 22:05 and Season 5 coming to M-Net Edge in March 2017

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson All The Way

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)

Idris Elba as DCI Luther Luther

Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine The Night Manager

Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist Fargo- Season 2 concluded on 21 June at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham American Crime – Season 2 concluded on 16 March (M-Net channel 101)

Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Lili Taylor as Anne Blaine

Kerry Washington as Anita Hill Confirmation

 

NOTE: Sarah Paulson also nominated for American Horror Story: Hotel for supporting actress in a limited series or movie (Season 5 Binge viewing concluded in May 2016)

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson as Andre Johnson black-ish- Catch it on Vuzu Amp channel 103

Aziz Ansari as Dev Master of None

Will Forte as Phil Miller The Last Man on Earth

William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher Shameless– Season 7 coming to M-Net Edge channel 102 in October

Thomas Middleditch as Richard Silicon Valley– Season 3 starts on 30 December at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman Transparent- Season 2 concluded on 29 April (M-Net Edge channel 102)

 

*NOTE: Aziz Ansari is nominated

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Netflix 1 1st Time

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer Veep – Season 5 starts Friday 9 September at 21:30 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James Getting

Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson black-ish– Catch it on Vuzu Amp channel 103

Amy Schumer as Amy Inside Amy Schumer

Lily Tomlin as Frankie Grace And Frankie

 

*NOTE: Laurie Metcalf also nominated for The Big Bang Theory (Season 10 coming to M-Net channel 101) for guest actress in a comedy series and Horace and Pete for guest actress in a drama series

*NOTE: Amy Schumer is also nominated in multiple categories for Amy Schumer Live At The Apollo, and Saturday Night Live

 

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Dancing With The Stars

Project Runway

Top Chef

The Voice- Catch USA version – Season 9 Mondays to Fridays at 18:30 (M-Net channel 101)

 

VARIETY TALK SERIES

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver  Season 3: New episodes will resume on Sunday 31 July at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

The Late Late Show With James Corden

Real Time With Bill Maher

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

 

TELEVISION MOVIE

A Very Murray Christmas

All The Way

Confirmation

Luther

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece)

 

LIMITED SERIES

American Crime  Season 2 concluded on 16 March (M-Net channel 101)

Fargo Season 2 concluded on 21 June at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Roots

The Night Manager

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

 

COMEDY SERIES

black-ish  Catch it on Vuzu Amp

Master Of None

Modern Family Season 8 coming to M-Net channel 101 in November 2016

Silicon Valley Season 3 starts on 30 December at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Transparent  Season 2 concluded on 29 April (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Veep  Season 5 starts Friday 9 September at 21:30 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

 

DRAMA SERIES

Better Call Saul Season 2 can be seen from 26 August Monday to Friday at 17:00 (M-Net City channel 115)

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones- Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Homeland – Season 6 coming to M-Net Edge channel 102 in 2017

House Of Cards – Season 4 Binge Viewing starts tomorrow 16 July at 22:05 and Season 5 coming to M-Net Edge in March 2017

Mr. Robot – Season 2 started on M-Net Edge channel 102 Express from the US today Friday 15 July at 03:00 and in Prime Time on Thursday 21 July at 21:00.

The Americans- Season 4 starts on M-Net Edge on Tuesday 27 September at 20:00

 

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

Inside Amy Schumer

Key & Peele

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jonathan Banks as Mike Erhmantraut Better Call Saul- Season 2 can be seen from 26 August Monday to Friday at 17:00(M-Net City)

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister Game of Thrones – Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Kit Harington as Jon Snow Game of Thrones – Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper House of Cards– Season 4 Binge Viewing starts tomorrow 16 July at 22:05 and Season 5 coming to M-Net Edge in March 2017

Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn Bloodline

Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan Ray Donovan- Season 4 is currently on M-Net Edge (102) Tuesdays: Express from the US at 02:00 and Prime Time at 21:00

 

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen Game of Thrones– Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister Game of Thrones– Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham Downton Abbey

Maura Tierney as Helen Solloway The Affair – Season 3 starts in November (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark Game of Thrones – Season 6 concluded on 30 June (M-Net Edge channel 102). Season 7 coming 2017

Constance Zimmer as Quinn King UnREAL

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Sterling K. Brown as Christopher Darden The People v. O.J. Simpson:American Crime Story

Hugh Laurie as Richard Roper The Night Manager

Jesse Plemons as Ed Blumquist Fargo– Season 2 concluded on 21 June at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

John Travolta as Robert Shapiro The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Bokeem Woodbine as Mike Milligan Fargo – Season 2 concluded on 21 June at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

Kathy Bates as Iris American Horror Story: Hotel

Olivia Colman as Angela Burr The Night Manager

Regina King as Terri Lacroix American Crime

Melissa Leo as Lady Bird Johnson All The Way HBO 1 3 1

Sarah Paulson as Hypodermic Sally/Billie Dean Howard American Horror Story: Hotel

Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt Fargo– Season 2 concluded on 21 June at 21:00 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

 

*NOTE: Sarah Paulson also nominated in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for lead acress in a limited series or movie

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Louie Anderson as Christine Baskets Baskets

Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Catch it on Vuzu Amp

Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy Modern Family – Season 8 coming to M-Net channel 101 in November 2016

Tony Hale as Gary Walsh Veep– Season 5 starts Friday 9 September at 21:30 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Keegan-Michael Key as Various Characters Key & Peele

Matt Walsh as Mike McLintock Veep– Season 5 starts Friday 9 September at 21:30 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

*NOTE: Keegan-Michael Key is nominated for mutiple categories in Key & Peele and for character voice-over in SuperMansion

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anna Chlumsky as Amy Bookheimer Veep- Season 5 starts Friday 9 September at 21:30 (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Gaby Hoffman as Ali Pfefferman Transparent Amazon 1 3

Allison Janney as Bonnie Mom- Season 3 starts in November (M-Net channel 101)

Judith Light as Shelly Pfefferman Transparent – Season 2 concluded on 29 April (M-Net Edge channel 102)

Kate McKinnon as Various Characters Saturday Night Live NBC 1 4

Niecy Nash as Didi Ortley Getting On

 

NOTE: Allison Janney is also nominated in Masters of Sex for guest actress in a drama series (Season 3 was last seen on M-Net Edge)

 

Programs with Five or More Nominations

Game of Thrones 23

Making A Murderer 6 2016 2015

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story 22

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Fargo 18

Mr. Robot

Veep 17

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