EmmyWatch: 2015 Primetime Emmy Nominations

Here are the nominations for the major categories at the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards as announced by Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) and Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance). HBO’s Game of Thrones leads the nominees with 24 nominations following by American Horror Story: Freak Show with 19 nominations. Mad MenHouse of Cards, and Transparent each received 11 nominations. HBO actually lead the entire field with a whopping 126 nominations. The biggest surprise seen by most was the lack of love for FOX’s Empire.

A complete list of the nominations can be found here.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama

  • Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama

  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
  • Taraji P. Henson, Empire
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
  • Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama

  • Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
  • Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
  • Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Michael Kelly, House of Cards
  • Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama

  • Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
  • Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
  • Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
  • Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
  • Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
  • Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy

  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Louis C.K., Louie
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • William H. Macy, Shameless
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress, Comedy

  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
  • Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
  • Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy

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

Outstanding Limited Series

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

Outstanding TV Movie

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

Outstanding Lead Actor, Mini Series or TV Movie

  • Adrian Brody, Houdini
  • Ricky Gervais: Derek: The Final Chapter
  • Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
  • Timothy Hutton, American Crime
  • David Oyelowo, Nightingale
  • Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Mini Series or TV Movie

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini Series or Movie

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini Series or Movie

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

Outstanding Reality Competition

  • The Amazing Race
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Project Runway
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Outstanding Reality Host

  • Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
  • Anthony Bourdain, The Taste
  • Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
  • Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn, Project Runway
  • Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • The Colbert Report
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • Late Show with David Letterman
  • Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • Comedy Bang Bang
  • Drunk History
  • Inside Amy Schumer
  • Key & Peele
  • Portlandia
  • Saturday Night Live

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6 comments

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    Ben Zuk 7 years ago

    Well I guess I was wrong about The Affair…

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      Clarence Moye 7 years ago

      ME TOO. HORRIBLY WRONG. That’s such bullshit. Whatever. It’s still a great show.

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    Ben Zuk 7 years ago

    Also my humble interpretation is that leading with the highest number of nominations plus having both Directing/Writing nominations (something no other contender has) makes Game of Thrones the de facto front runner now.

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      Clarence Moye 7 years ago

      I’d like to think that’s possible, and the nominations are certainly there to support it. It’s weird Mad Men wasn’t nominated for directing. I’ve never really been on the “Mad Men has to win for its final season” bandwagon, but I don’t know that this is the year the Academy embraces GOT. What’s even more interesting is a complete lack of Writing/Directing nominations for Modern Family. Is it done this year? Will Silicon Valley win out?

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    Karlp 7 years ago

    Really sad The Missing got no love. My favourite tv drama for some times, and it took me several days just to got over the last episode.

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      Clarence Moye 7 years ago

      I haven’t seen it. I’ll have to check it out eventually.

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