The Emmy Nominated TV Shows With a Distinctly Jewish Flavor

Some shows to look out for during this Sunday’s Emmys Awards Ceremony.

Amy Schumer appears in a scene from her comedy series, "Inside Amy Schumer." On Thursday, July 14, 2016, Schumer was nominated for outstanding actress in a comedy for her work on the series. The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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The Emmys are on Sunday September 18th, and the nomination list is chock full of Jewy shows featuring Jewish actors.

We compiled a list to give you ample time to binge watch and brush up on all the drama and hilarity before the big day.


One of the most Jewy shows nominated this year, it’s about your classic crazy Jewish family in Los Angeles. Plus real-life Jews Jeffrey Tambor, who plays the father and transitions to a woman in the show, and Judith Light, are both up for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively, in a Comedy Series. The show has secured six nominations and has won five Emmys in the past.

Jeffrey Tambor, right, and Amy Landecker appear in a scene from "Transparent."
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Larry David on Saturday Night Live

What could be better than one Jew impersonating another? Larry David is up for his Bernie Sanders portrayal on SNL, a sketch that really made put the Bern’s Brooklyn accent on the map.

Larry David as Bernie Sanders during the "MSNBC Forum Cold Open" sketch on November 7, 2015.
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Amy Schumer

Schumer is dominating the Emmy nomination list with six potential wins, for her Comedy Central series “Inside Amy Schumer,” for hosting SNL, and her HBO special, HBO special “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo.” As a Los Angeles Times article put it last month, “It’s fair to say that the Television Academy loves Amy Schumer.” And we do, too.

Amy Schumer stares excitedly at a plate of pasta being brought to her in a restaurant. She holds a fork and knife in her hand.
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David Schwimmer

And we thought this list would be all Jewish comedians

Schwimmer is up for his portrayal of Robert Kardashian in The People Vs. O.J. Simpson. 

David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian in a scene from "The People v. O.J. Simpso
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