The Emmy Nominations Are Out!

July 16, 2015 / Posted by:

Pop a bottle of the sparkling beverage of your choice (mine is a mix of carbonated vodka and melted blue freezie), then throw it in someone’s bitch-ass face, because bad bitch idol and former Hot Slut of the Day Cookie Lyon from Empire got a Primetime Emmy nomination! Well technically, Taraji P. Henson got the nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for playing Cookie Lyon, but I choose to believe Cookie Lyon answered the call. Taraji totally deserves that nomination; I can’t think of another actress who could hiss out beautiful poetry like, “God, please do not withhold your blessings, even from hoes that hire skanks to spy on me” as well as she did. Finally, the Emmy Awards nomination committee recognizes some true television talent.

The nominations for the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning by Uzo Aduba and Cat Deely. Not surprisingly, the Leonardo DiCaprio of the Emmys, Jon Hamm, received his 8th nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Mad Men. Game of Thrones got about 6.7 million nominations, because they always do. But the biggest shock was the Outstanding Television Movie nomination for the direct-to-Lifetime mess Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman.

There were many snubs too. No Outstanding Whatever You Want To Call What He Was Doing for Christopher Walken in Peter Pan Live. No nomination for the hardest working hooker in reality TV, the beef wellington from Hell’s Kitchen. And if you’re going to nominate a turkey like Grace of Monaco, then you have to also acknowledge Lifetime’s truly terrible The Brittany Murphy Story.

The full list of nominees can be read here, but a shorter list is after the cut.

Outstanding Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Comedy Series
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Limited Series
American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The Honorable Woman
Olive Kitteridge
Wolf Hall

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

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

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

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

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

Television Movie
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case
Grace of Monaco
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Killing Jesus

Reality Competition Series
The Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Pic: Fox

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