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Emmy Nominations Announced, “Game of Thrones” Leads with Most Nominations

Snubs Galore Detailed, But at Least Tatiana Maslany Finally Got Nominated

Jul 16, 2015 Game of Thrones
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The Emmy Nominations were announced today. Game of Thrones got the most nominations for television’s equivalent of the Oscars, with 24 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. Also nominated for Drama Series were Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Homeland, House of Cards, Mad Men, and Orange Is the New Black. Nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series were Louie, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Veep. A longer list of notable nominations is below and visit the Emmy’s website for the incredibly long complete list.

After several years of strangely not being recognized, Tatiana Maslany was finally nominated for her amazing performance in Orphan Black as several completely different clones with distinct personalities and accents. But, of course, as with any awards show there were some notable snubs this year (really there should be 10 nomination spots in the major categories, it’s the Golden Age of TV after all). The Television Academy are apparently still too good to nominate a show about zombies for any major award, despite The Walking Dead‘s stellar reviews, riveting performances, and sky high ratings. Eva Green’s performance in Penny Dreadful deserved a nod (as did the show as a whole), but that’s another horror show and unless said horror show is American Horror Story the Academy isn’t interested (Hannibal was also left out). Vincent D’Onofrio’s expert performance in Daredevil was also worth considering, but the Academy probably doesn’t like superhero shows either.

Justified‘s final season also deserved recognition, especially for the three main actors. The Newsroom was also in its final season and could’ve done with one last crack at Outstanding Drama Series. One of the most critically acclaimed dramas of the last couple of years, The Americans, also didn’t get an Outstanding Drama Series nomination. The Missing too was highly acclaimed and gripping, but not nominated (as wasn’t The Good Wife, which usually gets a Drama Series nomination and Julianna Margulies failed to get an Actress nomination either).

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt scored several nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, but not one for star Ellie Kemper. The Last Man on Earth got nominations for acting and writing for Will Forte, but not one for Comedy Series.

Other notable snubs: Lizzy Caplan and Caitlin Fitzgerald in Masters of Sex, Carrie Coon in The Leftovers, Mae Whitman in Parenthood (and the whole show really), Eden Sher in The Middle, Lena Dunham in Girls, and others.

Of course, awards shows barely matter, but Emmys do help to add prestige to a show’s legacy. Here’s the list of the main categories (via TV Line):

OUTSTANDING DRAMA (2014 winner: Breaking Bad)
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange Is the New Black

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA (2014 winner: Bryan Cranston)
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (2014 winner: Julianna Margulies)
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Robin Wright, House of Cards

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (2014 winner: Anna Gunn)
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA (2014 winner: Aaron Paul)
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Michael Kelly, House of Cards
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA (2014 winner: Allison Janney)
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Rachel Brosnahan, House of Cards
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Khandi Alexander, Scandal
Margo Martindale, The Americans

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA (2014 winner: Joe Morton)
Alan Alda, The Blacklist
Michael J Fox, The Good Wife
F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Pablo Schreiber, Orange Is the New Black

OUTSTANDING COMEDY (2014 winner: Modern Family)
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2014 winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2014 winner: Jim Parsons)
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Will Forte, Last Man on Earth
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2014 winner: Allison Janney)
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2014 winner: Ty Burrell)
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY (2014 winner: Uzo Aduba)
Gaby Hoffmann, Girls
Pamela Adlon, Louie
Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY (2014 winner: Jimmy Fallon, SNL)
Mel Brooks, The Comedians
Paul Giamatti, Inside Amy Schumer
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Jon Hamm, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

REALITY SHOW HOST (2014 winner: Jane Lynch)
Tom Bergeron, DWTS
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, SYTYCD
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

REALITY SHOW COMPETITION (2014 winner: Amazing Race)
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES (2014 winner: Colbert Report)
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight
Late Show With David Letterman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The Honorable Woman
Olive Kitterridge
Wolf Hall

Agatha Christie’s Poirot - Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case

Grace of Monaco
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Killing Jesus

Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Emma Thompson, Sweeney Todd

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE (2014 winner: Benedict Cumberbatch)
Timothy Hutton, American Crime
Ricky Gervais, Derek Special
Adrien Brody, Houdini
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Regina King, American Crime
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Mo’Nique, Bessie
Zoe Kazan, Olive Kitteridge

Richard Cabral, American Crime
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Michael Kenneth Williams, Bessie
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall


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