Thursday, July 16, 2015

67th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Revealed: 7 Series Compete For Outstanding Drama

Cat Deeley and Uzo Aduba announced the major nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmys on Thursday morning from the Pacific Design Center.

Game of Thrones led the pack with an impressive 24 nods, and in close second was American Horror Story: Freak Show with 20.

Check out a list of the major nominees below:

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovon
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
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

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
F. Murray Abraham, Homeland
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Beau Bridges, Masters Of Sex
Pablo Schreiber, Orange Is The New Black
Alan Alda, The Blacklist
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
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

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
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

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
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

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire, Tim Van Patten
Game Of Thrones, Jeremy Podeswa
Game Of Thrones, David Nutter
Homeland, Lesli Linka Glatter
The Knick, Steven Soderbergh

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Better Call Saul, Gordon Smith
Game Of Thrones, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Mad Men, Matthew Weiner
Mad Men, Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner
The Americans, Joshua Brand

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie
Timothy Hutton, American Crime
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Adrien Brody, Houdini
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Emma Thompson, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center)
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman

Outstanding Comedy Series
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, black-ish
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle, House Of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Will Forte, The Last Man On Earth
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lily Tomlin, Grace And Frankie
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding Production Design For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Programming
57th Annual Grammy Awards
Peter Pan Live!
The Oscars
The Voice

Outstanding Children's Program
Alan Alda And The Actor Within You: A YoungArts Masterclass
Dog With A Blog
Girl Meets World
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Coming Out

Outstanding Choreography
Dancing With The Stars
"Routines: 369 / It's Not Unusual / Sing With A Swing-Apache"
Witney Carson, Choreographer

Dancing With The Stars
"Routine: Elastic Heart"
Derek Hough, Choreographer
Julianne Hough, Choreographer
Tessandra Chavez, Choreographer

So You Think You Can Dance
"Routines: Wave / When I Go / Wind Beneath My Wings"
Travis Wall, Choreographer

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Paul Giamatti, Inside Amy Schumer
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Mel Brooks, The Comedians
Bradley Whitford, Transparent
Jon Hamm, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Gaby Hoffmann, Sackler Girls
Pamela Adlon, Louie
Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver,r Girls
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
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

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Louie, Louis C.K.
Silicon Valley, Mike Judge
The Last Man On Earth, Phil Lord
Transparent, Jill Soloway
Veep, Armando Iannucci

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Episodes, David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik
Louie, Louis C.K.
Silicon Valley, Alec Berg
The Last Man On Earth, Will Forte
Transparent, Jill Soloway
Veep, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

Outstanding Television Movie
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain, Poirot's Last Case
Grace Of Monaco
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Killing Jesus

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Late Show With David Letterman
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live

Nominations by series (three or more)
Game of Thrones 24
American Horror Story: Freak Show 20
Olive Kitteridge 13
Bessie 12
House of Cards 11
Mad Men 11
Transparent 11
American Crime 10
Boardwalk Empire 10
Veep 9
Dancing With the Stars 8
Downton Abbey 8
The Oscars 8
Saturday Night Live 8
So You Think You Can Dance 8
Wolf Hall 8
Better Call Saul 7
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief 7
Houdini 7
Inside Amy Schumer 7
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck 7
SNL 40th Anniversary Special 7
Silicon Valley 7
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 7
The Big Bang Theory 7
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst 6
Key & Peele 6
Late Show With David Letterman 6
Louie 6
Modern Family 6
The Voice 6
Homeland 5
The Knick 5
The Simpsons 5
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown 4
Citizenfour 4
The Colbert Report 4
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart 4
Deadliest Catch 4
Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways 4
The Good Wife 4
Gotham 4
The Honorable Woman 4
The Last Man on Earth 4
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 4
Orange Is the New Black 4
Project Runway 4
The Walking Dead 4
The Amazing Race 3
Empire 3
57th Annual Grammy Awards 3
Daredevil 3
Masters of Sex 3
Parks and Recreation 3
Penny Dreadful 3
Peter Pan Live 3
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History 3
The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe 3
Sons of Anarchy 3
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center) 3
Texas Rising 3
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 3
68th Annual Tony Awards 3
24: Live Another Day 3
2 Broke Girls 3

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  1. Glad Taraji P. Henson was nominated for Lead Actress but EMPIRE deserved MANY, MANY more nominations! Terence Howard and Jussie Smollet were amazing. The show was the most entertaining show of the year and deserved a Best Drama nomination.

    Glad to see Tatiana Maslany, but she really should have been nominated in previous years (and won.) Orphan Black hasn't been as good since it's first season when TM should've won the Emmy.

    Like all of the actresses from The Leftovers should've been nominated.

    It would have been nice if Anna Clumsky had been nominated for her work on Veep.

    How does Key of "Key & Peele" get a nomination but not the Peele??? It's a two-man show and neither one outshines the other!

    1. The Emmys are never going to recognize Empire, just like they never appreciated the best of Knots Landing, Dallas, Dynasty, etc. The cynic in me thinks this will be Taraji's only nomination for Empire even if she's amazing (she will be) every season. It's too bad there seems to be few available spots each year because some shows/actors are a given no matter what.

      In addition to Taraji, I'm expecially excited about nominations for Viola, Cicely, Khandi and Allison (and Beau Bridges).

    2. Edited to add: Jane The Virgin and its incredible cast should have been recognized, particularly Gina Rodriguez for Lead Actress!!!

    3. OMG, I totally forgot about Jane The Virgin. Definitely a snub!

    4. I think Gina Rodriguez is one of the most watchable people on television.

  2. Really disappointed that great Sci-Fi series like 12 Monkeys and Extant were totally snubbed, but I suppose that's to be expected. BTW Drunk History was a pretty funny show...hope it wins the category.