While the nominees obviously haven’t won anything yet, they certainly represent the best and brightest in the television industry today.
See the link below to find out which stars received the joyous call from their publicists this morning alerting them that they can now add to their credentials: Emmy Nominated Actor/Actress.
Maybe it’s all a little bit of a dog and pony show, but these performers and series all have some special something that is making them ‘darlings’ in the eyes of critics and viewers.
They are smart, daring, pushing boundaries and challenging our notions of what is funny, dramatic and qualifies as outstanding programming.
Sure there will always be somebody out there in La-La Land who is unhappy, feeling snubbed by the nominations, but there’s always next year, right?
What we do know is that with so many shows and channels, and with the television landscape continuing to evolve and grow increasingly competitive, just being nominated IS quite an honor.
How many times will you hear that sentiment on Emmy night? Plenty, but mostly because it is absolutely the truth.
Here are the main categories:
Emmy nominations for TV drama series
“Boardwalk Empire,” ”Breaking Bad,” ”Downton Abbey,” ”Game of Thrones,” ”Homeland” and “Mad Men.”
Emmy nominations for actress in a TV drama series
Glenn Close, “Damages”; Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”; Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”; Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law”; Claire Danes, “Homeland”; and Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men.”
Emmy nominations for actor in a TV drama series
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”; Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”; Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”; Damian Lewis, “Homeland”; and Jon Hamm, “Mad Men.”
Emmy nominations for TV comedy series
“The Big Bang Theory,” ”Curb Your Enthusiasm,” ”Girls,” ”Modern Family,” ”30 Rock” and “Veep.”
Emmy nominations for actress in a TV comedy series
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, “Girls”; Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn, “Mike & Molly”; Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day, “New Girl”; Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, “Nurse Jackie”; Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, “Parks And Recreation”; Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, “30 Rock”; Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, “Veep”
Emmy nominations for actor in a TV comedy series
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, “The Big Bang Theory”; Larry David as Himself, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, “House Of Lies”; Louis C.K. as Louie, “Louie”; Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, “30 Rock”; Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, “Two And A Half Men”
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