67th Emmy Nomination Roundup


There’s an odd feeling of bittersweet “you win some, you lose some” about this years Emmy nominations. There’s a lot to love, and there’s a lot to be annoyed with. Personally, I always figured that despite its remarkable first season, Jane the Virgin was always going to be facing an uphill battle. While the Emmys might be able to stretch themselves and accept mediums such as Amazon and Netflix, figuring in a low key network like the CW doesn’t mesh well with their standards. We all know Gina Rodriguez gave one of the strongest performances on television this year, and hopefully she’ll be duly recognized if the hype for the series continues.

I have other, smaller issues as well. Personally, shows such as Modern Family, Homeland, and Downton Abbey still receiving love seems mind-boggling. Modern Family was good for its first season, very good even, but it’s never outdone their beginning since. With the comedy platform so rich in performers and with shows such as It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Broad City, The Kroll Show, You’re the Worst, and Fresh off the Boat around and worthy of praise, it’s irksome to see a show that’s essentially resting on a good first season continue to be awarded. And let’s be honest: there is no way that Julie Bowen delivered a funnier performance all season then Abbie Jacobson did in her season as blackout-drunk Val alone. Homeland and Downton Abbey, meanwhile, seem to have outgrown their welcome as well, with shows such as the critically acclaimed The Knick, The Americans, and The Leftovers being left out.

My personal votes would have included some love for Constance Wu, Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Aya Cash, and Thomas Middelditch as well, but that’s neither here nor there. Rather, it’s just another look at how wide-ranging and talented the comedic field currently is.

Despite my nitpicks, there is also, surprisingly, a lot to love, with the highlight having to be Tatiana Maslany finally getting a nomination for her astounding and chameleon-like work on Orphan Black. There was some major love for critics favorite Transparent (hopefully it goes all the way to earning them the win over Modern Family). The Big Bang Theory and Jim Parsons were happily shut out. Then there were the surprise nominations of Amy Schumer, Keegan Michael-Key, and an a list of eight nominated actresses for Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

I’m sorry, who was it that ever said women can’t be funny?

Check out the list of major nominations below and follow the link here to see them all in full. I’m terrible at predicting the winners, so instead I’ve chosen who I’d like to win in bold. Let us know in the comments who you thought was snubbed and who you’re excited to root for! Any surprises?

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, will air Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT on  FOX.


Comedy Series:

Louie (FX)

Modern Family (ABC)

Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Transparent (Amazon)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Veep (HBO)


Drama Series:

Better Call Saul (AMC)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

House of Cards (Netflix)

Mad Men (AMC)

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)


Limited Series:

American Crime (ABC)

American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX)

Olive Kitteridge (HBO)

The Honorable Woman (Sundance TV)

Wolf Hall (PBS)


TV Movie:

Agatha Christi’s Poirot-Curtain: ‘Porot’s Last Case’ (Acorn TV)

Bessie (HBO)

Grace of Monaco (Lifetime)

Hello Ladies: The Movie (HBO)

Killing Jesus (National Geographic Channel)

Nightingale (HBO)


Actor (Comedy)

Anthony Anderson – black-ish (ABC)

Louis C.K. – Louie (FX)

Don Cheadle- House of Lies (Showtime)

Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth (Fox)

Matt LeBlanc – Episodes (Showtime)

William H. Macy – Shameless (Showtime)

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent (Amazon)


Actress (Comedy)

Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Lisa Kudrow – The Comeback (HBO)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep (HBO)

Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie (Netflix)


Supporting Actor (Comedy)

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)

Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Ty Burell – Modern Family (ABC)

Adam Driver – Girls (HBO)

Keegan-Michael Key – Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Tony Hale – Veep (HBO)


Supporting Actress (Comedy)

Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Julie Bowen – Modern Family (ABC)

Anna Chlumsky – Veep (HBO)

Gaby Hoffman – Transparent (Amazon)

Allison Janney – Mom (CBS)

Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Niecy Nash – Getting On (HBO)


Actor (Drama)

Kyle Chandler – Bloodline (Netflix)

Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom (HBO)

Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC)

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards (Netflix)


Actress (Drama)

Claire Danes – Homeland (Showtime)

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder (ABC)

Taraji P. Henson – Empire (Fox)

Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black (BBC America)

Elizabeth Moss – Mad Men (AMC)

Robin Wright – House of Cards (Netflix)


Supporting Actor (Drama)

Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Jim Carter – Downton Abbey (PBS)

Alan Cumming – The Good Wife (CBS)

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones (HBO)

Michael Kelly – House of Cards (Netflix)

Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline (Netflix)


Supporting Actress (Drama)

Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Christine Baranski – The Good Wife (CBS)

Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones (HBO)

Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey (PBS)

Lena Headley – Game of Thrones (HBO)

Christina Hendricks – Mad Men (AMC)


Variety Series (Talk)

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)


Variety Series (Sketch)

Drunk History (Comedy Central)

Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)

Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

Portlandia (IFC)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

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