Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 – Nominees

Nominees for the 67th annual Emmy Awards have been announced and it’s certainly going to cause some talking points.

Orange is the New Black star, and fellow Emmy Award winner herself, Uzo Aduba was joined by British presenter Cat Deeley as they announced the 2015 Emmy Awards nominees, the first stop in the jam-packed awards season.

As with most awards shows nowadays there rarely seems to be much of a stake up in those individuals and shows nominated and this year has proven no different – Downton AbbeyOrange is the New BlackMad MenHouse of Cards and Modern Family, to name just a few, once again find themselves nominated in their respected categories.

Kevin Spacey is once again nominated for his already award-winning performance in House of Cards (TV, Netflix)

Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey, Amy Poehler, Claire Danes, Robin Wright and Louie C.K. are up for nominations again, proving themselves heavyweights when it comes to awards season – though these had been predicted early on and so come as no surprise.

A big talking point, and one that I share personally, is the exclusion once again of the world’s biggest movie star, Chris Pratt, who has continued to see his performance in NBC’s hit show, Parks and Recreation, snubbed year after year. Many had hoped that the actors recent ascension to supers-stardom might reap him some recognition – especially considering his co-star Amy Poehler’s continued success during awards season.

Another bizarre talking point is Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, the fan-favourite actor is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, despite being billed as the shows lead star for the last 4 years. Though it’s always nice to be nominated for your work, Dinklage will surely be mystified as to why he’s not battling the likes of Jon Hamm and Kevin Spacey for the award.

British Actress Emilia Clarke recieves a Best Supporting nomination for her role in HBO’s Game of Thrones

Fantasy epic, Game of Thrones, leads the pack by some mile with the most nominations, 24 in total – the small-screen giant has just aired its fifth season, earning the highest viewing figures to date. Following GoT in the nominations count is American Horror Story with 19 Emmy nods and mini-series Olive Kitteridge with 13 – previous winners House of Cards and Mad Men each received 11 nominations, Best Leading Actor and Best Drama Series.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Outstanding Comedy series

  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable
  • Veep

Outstanding Drama series

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

Outstanding limited series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy series

  • Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
  • Louis CK – 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 in a Comedy series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy series

  • 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 in a Comedy series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series

  • Kyle Chandler – Bloodline
  • Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm – Mad Men
  • Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
  • Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan
  • 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 Supporting Actor in a Drama series

  • 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 in a Drama series

  • 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 Lead Actor in a limited series or movie

  • Adrien Brody – Houdini
  • Ricky Gervais – Derek
  • Timothy Hutton – American Crime
  • Richard Jenkins – Olive Kitteridge
  • David Oyelowo – Nightingale
  • Mark Rylance – Wolf Hall

Outstanding Lead Actress in a limited series or movie

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honourable Woman
  • 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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a limited series or movie

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a limited 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

Andy Samberg will present the 67th annual Emmy Awards live from Hollywood on September 20.