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2015 Emmy Award Nominations

 

 

It's that time of year again! As a fan of television, I am always excited about the Emmy Awards and you know I'm getting ready to head to Los Angeles to participate in events leading up to the evening. I'm looking forward to gathering with my colleagues and working with the trend-setting people at Vanity Fair.

 

Plans have already begun and the excitement is building. I know once I get into LA, I will be able to feel all of the energy and the days leading up to the Award Show will be packed with so much goodness.

 

Here is a list of the nominees as reported by Variety, I have indicated by picks in BOLD and encourage you to weigh in with your own predictions!  I am thrilled to see American Crime get so many well deserved nods. If you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, you know I have been privileged to be involved with this show from early on thanks to the wonderful people at Vanity Fair Agenda and Vanity Fair Social Club. I was truly a rewarding experience to watch and to see so many of you enjoying it along with me. The conversations American Crime sparked were valuable and hopefully ongoing. 

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
“Better Call Saul”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“Orange is the New Black”

 

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
“Veep”

 

LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

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

LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA

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

LEAD ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Timothy Hutton, “American Crime”
Ricky Gervais, “Derek Special”
Adrien Brody, “Houdini”
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”
Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

LEAD ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street”

LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY

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

LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY

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

 

REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES

“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

VARIETY SERIES

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

LIMITED SERIES

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

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

“Drunk History”
“Inside Amy Schumer”
“Key & Peele”
“Portlandia”
“Saturday Night Live”

TELEVISION MOVIE

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

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

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

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks, “Man Men”
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is The New Black”

GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA

Alan Alda, “The Blacklist”
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
F. Murray Abraham, “Homeland”
Reg E. Cathey, “House of Cards
Beau Bridges, “Masters Of Sex”
Pablo Schreiber, “Orange Is The New Black”

GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”
Rachel Brosnahan, “House Of Cards”
Cicely Tyson, “How To Get Away With Murder”
Allison Janney, “Masters Of Sex”
Khandi Alexander, “Scandal”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

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

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

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

GUEST ACTOR, COMEDY

Mel Brooks, “The Comedians”
Paul Giamatti, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”
Louis C.K., “Saturday Night Live”
Bradley Whitford, “Transparent”
Jon Hamm, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

GUEST ACTRESS, COMEDY

Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”
Gaby Hoffmann, “Girls”
Pamela Adlon, “Louie”
Elizabeth Banks, “Modern Family”
Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
Tina Fey, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

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

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

“The Americans” • Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep? • FX Networks • Fox 21 Television
Studios and FX Productions
Joshua Brandy

“Better Call Saul” • Five-O • AMC • Sony Pictures Television / Gran Via Productions
Gordon Smith

“Game Of Thrones” • Mother’s Mercy • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead,
Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss 

“Mad Men” • Lost Horizon • AMC • Lionsgate Television / UROK Productions
Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner

“Mad Men” • Person To Person • AMC • Lionsgate Television / UROK Productions
Matthew Weiner

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

“Boardwalk Empire” • Eldorado • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions
Tim Van Patten

“Game Of Thrones” • Mother’s Mercy • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead,
Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions
David Nutter

“Game Of Thrones” • Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with
Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions
Jeremy Podeswa

“Homeland” • From A To B And Back Again • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood
Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Lesli Linka Glatter

“The Knick” • Method And Madness • Cinemax • Cinemax Entertainment in association with Ambeg
Screen Products, Anonymous Content and Extension 765
Steven Soderbergh

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

“Episodes” • Episode 409 • Showtime • SHOWTIME Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik
Productions
David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik

“The Last Man On Earth” • Alive In Tucson (Pilot) • FOX • 20th Century Fox Television
Will Forte

“Louie” • Bobby’s House • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Louis C.K.

“Silicon Valley” • Two Days Of The Condor • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with
Judgemental Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky Works and 3 Arts Entertainment
Alec Berg

“Transparent” • Pilot • Amazon Instant Video • Amazon Studios
Jill Soloway

“Veep” • Election Night • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions
Simon Blackwell, Teleplay and Story by
Armando Iannucci
Tony Roche

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

“The Last Man On Earth” • Alive In Tucson (Pilot) • FOX • 20th Century Fox Television
Phil Lord,
Christopher Miller

“Louie” • Sleepover • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Louis C.K.

“Silicon Valley” • Sand Hill Shuffle • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Judgemental
Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky Works and 3 Arts Entertainment
Mike Judge

“Transparent” • Best New Girl • Amazon Instant Video • Amazon Studios
Jill Soloway

“Veep” • Testimony • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions
Armando Iannucci,

WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

“American Crime” • Episode One • ABC • ABC Studios
John Ridley

“Bessie” • HBO • HBO Films in association with Flavor Unit Entertainment and the Zanuck Company
Dee Rees
Christopher Cleveland
Bettina Gilois
Horton Foote

“Hello Ladies: The Movie” • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Four Eyes Entertainment,
Quantity Entertainment and ABC Studios
Stephen Merchant
Gene Stupnitsky
Lee Eisenberg

“The Honorable Woman” • SundanceTV • Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Productions for BBC TWO,
co-produced by SundanceTV
Hugo Blick

“Olive Kitteridge” • HBO • HBO Miniseries in association with Playtone
Jane Anderson

“Wolf Hall” • PBS • A Playground Entertainment and Company Pictures Production for BBC and
MASTERPIECE in association with BBC Worldwide, Altus Media and Prescience
Peter Straughan

DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

American Horror Story: Freak Show” • Monsters Among Us • FX Networks • 20th Century Fox
Television
Ryan Murphy

“Bessie” • HBO • HBO Films in association with Flavor Unit Entertainment and the Zanuck Company
Dee Rees

“The Honorable Woman” • SundanceTV • Drama Republic and Eight Rooks Productions for BBC TWO,
co-produced by SundanceTV
Hugo Blick

“Houdini” • HISTORY • Lionsgate Television and A+E Studios for History
Uli Edel

“The Missing” • Starz • New Pictures & Company Pictures in association with Two Brothers Pictures,
Playground Entertainment & the BBC
Tom Shankland

“Olive Kitteridge” • HBO • HBO Miniseries in association with Playtone
Lisa Cholodenko

“Wolf Hall” • PBS • A Playground Entertainment and Company Pictures Production for BBC and
MASTERPIECE in association with BBC Worldwide, Altus Media and Prescience
Peter Kosminsky

HOST, REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

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

STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

“Antiques Roadshow”
“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”
“MythBusters”
“Property Brothers”
“Shark Tank”
“Undercover Boss”

UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM

“Alaska: The Last Frontier”
“Deadliest Catch”
“Intervention”
“Million Dollar Listing New York”
“Naked And Afraid”
“Wahlburgers”

VARIETY SPECIAL

“Bill Maher: Live From D.C.”
“The Kennedy Center Honors”
“Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen”
“The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special”
“Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!”

WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Inside Amy Schumer”
“Key & Peele”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

“The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards”
“Key & Peele Super Bowl Special”
“Louis C.K.: Live At The Comedy Store”
“Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen”
“The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special”

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

“The Colbert Report” • Show 11040 • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions
and Spartina Productions
James Hoskinson

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” • Show 20103 • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC
Chuck O’Neil

“Inside Amy Schumer” • 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central • Jax Media
Amy Schumer
Ryan McFaul

“Late Show With David Letterman” • Show 4214 • CBS • Worldwide Pants Inc.
Jerry Foley

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” • Show 203 • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway
Video
Dave Diomedi

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL

“Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live In Concert” • PBS • A Tricycle Logic Production in association with
Blue Note Records and THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET
Natalie Johns

“The Kennedy Center Honors” • CBS • The Stevens Company
Louis J. Horvitz

“The Oscars” • ABC • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Hamish Hamilton

“The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal
Television and Broadway Video
Don Roy King

“68th Annual Tony Awards” • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment
Glenn Weiss

SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM

“Beyoncé And Jay Z On The Run”
“The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards”
“The Oscars”
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
“68th Annual Tony Awards”

SHORT-FORM LIVE-ACTION ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

“Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Brad Pitt”
“Billy On The Street With First Lady Michelle Obama, Big Bird And Elena!!!”
“Childrens Hospital”
“Key & Peele Presents Van And Mike: The Ascension”
“Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry”

SHORT-FORM NONFICTION PROGRAM

“American Horror Story: Extra-Ordinary Artists”
“Parks And Recreation: Behind The Final Season”
“30 For 30 Shorts”
“Transparent: This is Me”
“A Tribute To Mel Brooks”

 I am a little disappointed that some of my favorite cable shows didn't get nominations, especially those from TV Land and Younger in particular. Who were you hoping to see that was left out? What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments: 

 

What I'm looking forward to in Entertainment

The VMAs - August 28th
The Emmys - September 14th - 19th with Vanity Fair in LA
Dragon Con - Atlanta September 3rd - September 5th
NYFW - September 10th with KYBOE! Watches
LURED, a play in NYC focusing on a Russian hate group's attach on a young gay man and its repercussions - September 11th
Grail Springs retreat/spa time! September 25th - September 28th
That Golden Girl Show - a puppet show based on our favorite ladies from Miami The Golden Girls - October 1st 
Live show in NYC - Aris October 15th
Spa time at Grand Resort Spa in Ft Lauderdale, FL October 21 - October 23rd
 
 
 
 
 

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