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The L.A. Times’ Gold Derby blog is continuing its yeoman’s work of leaking the Emmy long lists for acting categories, even as the Television Academy refuses to do so. So far they’ve revealed the top ten vote-getters for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Best Actress in a Comedy Series, and the biggest immediate surprise is the inclusion of Sarah Silverman on the list of Best Actress contenders. We would not have expected her Comedy Central show, The Sarah Silverman Program, to get much traction with Emmy voters, but we would certainly welcome a nomination for her. Having her in the auditorium would provide a jolt of star power — not from her, but from shots of her fucking Matt Damon right there in the audience.
Best Supporting Drama Actor long list [Gold Derby/LAT]
Best Comedy Actress long list [Gold Derby/LAT]