The Emmy nominations were announced this morning and, as usual, there were the predictable nominees, but tons and tons of snubs and surprises.
The reigning Emmy comedy champ Modern Family
felt a significant burn in nominations this year. While it still managed an impressive haul of nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, it dwindled in Outstanding Supporting Actor; where instead of dominating the category, it instead received only two for Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Julie Bowen was nominated once again in Outstanding Supporting Actress, but Sofia Vergara was snubbed after four years of never winning. The show picked up nominations for Nathan Lane in his hilarious performance in Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. It also picked up a Directing nomination, but unfortunately continues to get snubbed in Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
Orange Is The New Black
made a huge splash, getting into Outstanding Comedy Series, and leading lady Taylor Schilling made it onto the ballot for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Veteran actress Kate Mulgrew made it into Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her intense performance as Red. The OITNB
ladies also dominated the Guest Actress field, with three scene-stealers getting nominated - Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne and Laverne Cox. It picked up a pair of Directing and Writing nominations (with Jodie Foster herself being nominated for Directing). Netflix did well this year, also gaining nominations for House of Cards
in Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Kevin Spacey, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Robin Wright and a Guest Actress nomination for Kate Mara. In one of the most surprising nominations ever, Ricky Gervais garnered a Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series nomination for his Netflix show, Derek
In the drama field, Breaking Bad
continues to be showered with Emmy glory, gaining nominations once again for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for newly-minted Tony king Bryan Cranston, and another nomination for two-time winner Aaron Paul. Once again, Directing and Writing nominations were given to the show for their groundbreaking final season.
The two most buzzed about shows of the year - True Detective
- made it in with several Emmy nominations each, albeit in different categories. True Detective
was nominated for Best Drama Series, and both its leads - Matthew McConaughey (who looks to add an Emmy to his award collection) and Woody Harrelson - made it in. Fargo
got an impressive yield of nominations, including Best Miniseries, Best Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries for Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton, Best Supporting Actress for Allison Tolman and Best Supporting Actor for Colin Hanks, who seems poised to continue his father's tradition of always being at the Emmys.
American Horror Story
was given some interesting nominations, with five of the show's remarkable ladies getting nominated, with Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson jumping in Lead, with Kathy Bates, Frances Conroy and Angela Bassett taking up some prime real estate in Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries. On the other side, The Normal Heart
received nominations for five actors, with Mark Ruffalo in Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie, and Jim Parsons, Joe Mantello, Alfred Molina and Matt Bomer taking up four of the six spots in supporting.
To view the full list of Emmy nominations, go to Emmys.com
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