Other newcomers to the Outstanding Lead Performer for a Drama categories include “Bloodline“‘s Kyle Chandler, “Empire“‘s Taraji P. Henson, “How To Get Away With Murder”‘s Viola Davis and “Better Call Saul”‘s Bob Odenkirk. The 29-year-old actress, who was snubbed for the last two years of time for her critically-acclaimed performance on Orphan Black, finally received a nod in the Lead Actress in a Drama category.

Chellas, who is in New York working on the upcoming HBO miniseries “Codes of Conduct”, said she planned to celebrate while camping upstate with her family this weekend.

The comedy-drama series, which aired its first season past year to rave reviews, features Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender woman Maura, who comes out to her children and transitions later in life.

But fan favourite Taraji P. Henson could make history if she wins in the best actress in a drama category for her portrayal of family matriarch Cookie Lyon – no African American actress has ever won that prize. Shows wanting to compete in the Outstanding Comedy Series category can only have episodes that last an average of 30 minutes. This fine Showtime drama should have been nominated in several categories, and the series and star Ruth Wilson won a Golden Globe in January.

It only took one season for “Transparent” to shake up television’s state of diversity, with the Amazon Studiosshow picking up 11 Primetime Emmy Award nominations at Thursday morning’s press conference in Los Angeles.

“Any light of recognition and acceptance by the academy and the community is so important for our show because we are still the little engine that could”, Tambor said.

Australians have had mixed success at this year’s Emmy nomination ceremony, with Ben Mendelsohn scoring a nod and Frances O’Connor and Nicole Kidman missing out.

Game of Thrones” is on a roll, and “Downton Abbey” a leading contender, for television’s top awards at the Emmys this year.

Actress Tatiana Maslany has received a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role as basically half the characters in Orphan Black, including bisexual scientist Cosima.

– B.C.-bred Pablo Schreiber, for best guest actor in a drama series for his work as George (Pornstache) Mendez on the Netflix show “Orange Is The New Black”. They increased the number of nominees for best drama and comedy series from six to seven, ensuring at least one show that hadn’t been nominated before would surface. Four-time Emmy victor Jim Parsons, who plays a geeky scientist on the CBS series, also slipped off the list for consideration. This year both Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks each have their sixth “Mad” nominations.

India’s preferred destination for premium English content, Star India’s English General Entertainment Channels, will present the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards to Indian audiences on September 21, 2015.