2015 Emmy Nominations

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The nominations for this year’s Emmy awards dropped today and we have ’em for you, courtesy of Variety. The first few are listed immediately below and the rest of the nominations are after the jump.

I’m particularly pleased with all the love for Better Call Saul, which I think was the best television of the past year (along with some of the strongest performances).

Who or what is missing? Any surprises? Snubs? Chime in below!

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
“Better Call Saul”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“Orange is the New Black”

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
“Veep”

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Timothy Hutton, “American Crime”
Ricky Gervais, “Derek Special”
Adrien Brody, “Houdini”
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”
Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street”

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Will Forte, “The Last Man On Earth”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY
Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace And Frankie”
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

VARIETY SERIES
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
“Late Show With David Letterman”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

LIMITED SERIES
“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
“The Honorable Woman”
“Olive Kitteridge”
“Wolf Hall”

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
“Drunk History”
“Inside Amy Schumer”
“Key & Peele”
“Portlandia”
“Saturday Night Live”

TELEVISION MOVIE
“Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case”
“Bessie”
“Grace of Monaco”
“Hello Ladies: The Movie”
“Killing Jesus”
“Nightingale”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage, “Game Of Thrones”
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks, “Man Men”
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is The New Black”

GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA
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”

GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
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”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY
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”

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

GUEST ACTOR, COMEDY
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”

GUEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”
Gaby Hoffmann, “Girls”
Pamela Adlon, “Louie”
Elizabeth Banks, “Modern Family”
Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
Tina Fey, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
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”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
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”

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
“The Americans” • Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep? • Joshua Brand, Written by
“Better Call Saul” • Five-O • Gordon Smith, Written by
“Game Of Thrones” • Mother’s Mercy • David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Written by
“Mad Men” • Lost Horizon • Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, Written by
“Mad Men” • Person To Person • Matthew Weiner, Written by

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” • Eldorado • Tim Van Patten, Directed by
“Game Of Thrones” • Mother’s Mercy • David Nutter, Directed by
“Game Of Thrones” • Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken • Jeremy Podeswa, Directed by
“Homeland” • From A To B And Back Again • Lesli Linka Glatter, Directed by
“The Knick” • Method And Madness • Steven Soderbergh, Directed by

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
“Episodes” • Episode 409 • David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik, Written by
“The Last Man On Earth” • Alive In Tucson (Pilot) • Will Forte, Written by
“Louie” • Bobby’s House • Louis C.K., Written by
“Silicon Valley” • Two Days Of The Condor • Alec Berg, Written by
“Transparent” • Pilot • Jill Soloway, Written by
“Veep” • Election Night • Simon Blackwell, Teleplay and Story by

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
“The Last Man On Earth” • Alive In Tucson (Pilot) • Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Directed by
“Louie” • Sleepover • Louis C.K., Directed by
“Silicon Valley” • Sand Hill Shuffle • Mike Judge, Directed by
“Transparent” • Best New Girl • Jill Soloway, Directed by
“Veep” • Testimony • Armando Iannucci, Directed by

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Andrew James
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I know there are a lot of “Louis” fans in the third row, but I’m really pulling for “Silicon Valley.” Modern Family really lost steam this season (I got really bored with it) and it took about three minutes of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for Kurt to throw a coffee table through my television.

I really need to start watching the illegally downloaded episodes of Downton Abbey I have.

Jonathan
Guest

This makes me want to check out Bloodline too.

Andrew James
Guest

Bloodline is a great binge watch.

devolutionary
Guest

Started Season 3 of Rectify. How is THIS series not even nominated once? Definitely one of the best acted series in recent memory. Considering the love for Southern Gothic themes of True Detective (this series is more slowly paced, small-town courtroom/atmospheric drama than anything), it gets a ton of critical acclaim but seemingly little audience noise. The only knock is that it takes awhile for things to unfold and there isn’t always much dialog, but nearly all of the characters are interesting. Based on trailers, I’m thinking that the dynamics are similar to Bloodline maybe? Need to give that a poke.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rectify

Kurt Halfyard
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I’m a huge fan of RECTIFY, I talk about Season 1 somewhere a couple years ago in the cinecast archives. I’ll probably get to Seasons 2 and 3 after S3 has completely aired. Yes, It’s fantastic. The main character’s sister in Rectify plays Colin Farrell’s wife in True Detective, BTW.

devolutionary
Guest

Ahh Abigail Spencer, yes that’s right. Now I remember. I mostly recognize Adelaide Clemens, although her role is greatly expanded apon in Season 2.

Jonathan
Guest

I watched the first season of Rectify and really enjoyed it also. Quiet, subtle performances–I suppose not enough people watched it for it to garner any nominations. I need to get caught up, but I have too many shows as it is.

Anybody watch Empire? I’ve heard a lot of good things, although network TV is almost always a bust for me.

Lastly, I really, really, really, really, really have a man crush on Peter Dinklage… but damn, I want Jonathan Banks to win. He’s so fucking good.

Matthew Fabb
Guest

Today they announced the Emmy Awards in the categories of Animation, Costumes for a Variety Program or Special, Motion Design and Interactive Media.

So basically the Emmys that few people care about. However, I do work in the last category, Interactive Media and a project that I worked on the Sleep Hollow Virtual Reality Experience, was not only nominated but WON THE EMMY! It absolutely blows my mind that this happened and is the very first VR project to have ever won an Emmy! 🙂

David Brook
Admin

Congratulations, that’s awesome!

Andrew James
Admin

Wow congratulations. That’s super awesome! It’s weird I “know” two people this year that were nominated for an Emmy. You’re the only winner though. Cheers!

Jonathan
Guest

Awesome! Congratulations!!

Matthew Fabb
Guest

Thank everyone! 🙂

If anyone is interested in what the hell this project is, here is a 3 minute reel explaining it better than I could.

Andrew, I’m curious the people you know who were nominated, what were they nominated for?

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