Emmy Awards
Emmy Awards

This morning, the nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards were announced and coming on top of the heap is HBO’s Game of Thrones with five nominations. With recent events surround Caitlyn Jenner, it is no surprise that the controversial comedy, Transparent is up for four awards. Mad Men has also done very well with four nominations including Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Other nominations worth noting is that husband and wife, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, are both up for awards (he for Lead Actor in a Comedy and she for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie) as well fictional married couple Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen for their roles in Modern Family. And while Lily Tomlin has been nominated for Lead Actress in a comedy (Grace and Frankie), her cos-star, Jane Fonda did not.

This year, the special will be aired on September 20 on FOX with Andy Samberg hosting. The awards will be given out from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. This year’s nominees are:

Outstanding Drama Series:
Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Mad Men and Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Louie, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep

Lead Actor, Drama:
Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul, Kyle Chandler for Bloodline, Kevin Spacey for House of Cards, Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Jeff Daniel for The Newsroom and Liev Schreiber for Ray Donovan

Lead Actress, Drama:
Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Claire Danes for Homeland, Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black, Elisabeth Moss for Mad Men, and Robin Wright for House of Cards

Lead Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Timothy Hutton for American Crime, Ricky Gervais, for Derek Special, Adrien Brody for Houdini, David Oyelowo for Nightingale, Richard Jenkins for Olive Kitteridge and Mark Rylance for Wolf Hall

Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie:
Felicity Huffman for American Crime, Jessica Lange for American Horror Story, Queen Latifah for Bessie, Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Honorable Woman, Frances McDormand for Olive Kitteridge and Emma Thompson for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street

Lead Actor, Comedy:
Anthony Anderson for black-ish, Matt LeBlanc for Episodes, Don Cheadle for House of Lies, Will Forte for The Last Man On Earth, Louis C.K. for Louie, William H. Macy for Shameless and Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent

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

Reality Competition Series:
The Amazing Race, Dancing With The Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef and 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 and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Limited Series:
American Crime, American Horror Story: Freak Show, The Honorable Woman, Olive Kitteridge and Wolf Hall

Variety Sketch Series:
Drunk History, Inside Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, Portlandia and Saturday Night Live

Television Movie:
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case, Bessie, Grace of Monaco, Hello Ladies: The Movie, Killing Jesus and Nightingale

Supporting Actor, Drama:
Ben Mendelsohn for Bloodline, Jim Carter for Downton Abbey, Peter Dinklage for Game Of Thrones, Alan Cumming for The Good Wife and Michael Kelly for House Of Cards

Supporting Actress, Drama:
Joanne Froggatt for Downton Abbey, Lena Headey for Game Of Thrones, Emilia Clarke for Game Of Thrones, Christine Baranski for The Good Wife, Christina Hendricks for Man Men and Uzo Aduba for Orange Is The New Black

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

Guest Actress, Drama:
Margo Martindale for The Americans, Diana Rigg for Game of Thrones, Rachel Brosnahan for House Of Cards, Cicely Tyson for How To Get Away With Murder, Allison Janney for Masters Of Sex and Khandi Alexander for Scandal

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

Supporting Actress, Comedy:
Mayim Bialik for The Big Bang Theory, Niecy Nash for Getting On, Julie Bowen for Modern Family, Allison Janney for Mom, Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live, Gaby Hoffmann for Transparent, Jane Krakowski for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Anna Chlumsky for Veep

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

Guest Actress, Comedy:
Christine Baranski for The Big Bang Theory, Gaby Hoffmann for Girls, Pamela Adlon for Louie, Elizabeth Banks for Modern Family, Joan Cusack for Shameless, and Tina Fey for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie:
Richard Cabral for American Crime, Denis O’Hare for American Horror Story: Freak Show, Finn Wittrock for American Horror Story: Freak Show, Michael Kenneth Williams for Bessie, Bill Murray for Olive Kitteridge and Damian Lewis for Wolf Hall

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or Movie:
Regina King for American Crime, Sarah Paulson for American Horror Story: Freak Show, Angela Bassett for American Horror Story: Freak Show, Kathy Bates for American Horror Story: Freak Show, Mo’Nique for Bessie and Zoe Kazan for Olive Kitteridge

More from Beliefnet and our partners
Close Ad