67th Primetime Emmy Nominations

emmyLast week, the nominations for the Primetime Emmys were announced. Honoring excellence in primetime television, the Emmys are highly anticipated by those in the field and those of us who simply love television. As a self-professed lover of all things TV, the Emmys align perfectly with my interests.

Like most years at the Emmys, there are many familiar titles and faces nominated in the comedy and drama categories. Because of the multi-season nature of most television shows, this makes sense. This sort of repetitive nomination pattern is less likely to happen at, for example, the Oscars, where new movies are released in theaters each year, starring different actors and actresses, and written, directed and produced by different people. In television, a show might be nominated every year it runs, like Modern Family, or it might receive a nomination its first season, only to be replaced in future years by the next big show.

This year, however, there are a number of new names amongst the nominations. The Lead Actress in a Drama category is a prime example of this, with three new faces including Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson, both strong, talented actresses who made the switch from movies to television, and Tatiana Maslany, who is finally nominated for her third season of incredible work on Orphan Black. This year also sees an increase in television produced by streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon. It will be interesting to see how this new format of television continues to impact the field in years to come.

With such an eclectic group of nominees, I, for one, am curious how the votes might fall this year. Will the Emmys go to the familiar faces in television, or will the new shows and faces be recognized for their addition to Primetime television?

Below, I have listed the nominees in the drama and comedy categories for Outstanding Series, Lead Actor and Actress, and Supporting Actor and Actress. Who would you like to see win an Emmy this year?

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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

To see the complete list of nominations, visit the official website. The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday, September 20 at 7:00pm on FOX. Keep your fingers crossed for your favorites!

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