|ABC Studios ships Emmy FYC mailer that includes hot contenders ‘American Crime,’ ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ May 25th 2017, 20:00, by Marcus James Dixon
Emmy voters will be singing the alphabet this week as ABC Studios has shipped off its 2017 FYC mailer to the entire TV academy membership of 20,000 (see photos above and below). Emmy winner “American Crime” (Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress for Regina King) is back for the final time, as are last year’s nominees Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”), Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The massive FYC Emmy mailer includes 18 separate booklets featuring stand-out episodes of their hottest shows and — for the first time ever — a link is provided for voters to watch even more episodes online at the ABC screening room.
The following three comedies were shipped out to Emmy voters: “American Housewife,” “Black-ish” and “The Real O’Neals.” (Please note that some programs such as “The Goldbergs,” “The Middle” and “Modern Family” are not produced by ABC Studios, but episodes can still be viewed at the FYC screening room.)
Here are the 12 dramas sent to TV academy members: “The Catch,” “Code Black,” “Criminal Minds,” “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders,” “Designated Survivor,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Quantico,” “Scandal” and “Secrets and Lies.”
Limited series “American Crime” and “When We Rise” are also included within the FYC mailer, and variety talk program “Jimmy Kimmel Live” rounds out the list.
As for the top series races, “Black-ish” is hoping for its second consecutive nomination for Best Comedy Series, “American Crime” has its fingers crossed for a goodbye hug in the form of its third bid as Best Limited Series, and six-time contender “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (2012-2016) is hoping it’ll finally win Best Variety Talk Series this year.
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