In this image released by Fox, Taraji P. Henson appears in a scene from “Empire”.
Game of Thrones leads the field for nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards, garnering 24 in all – more than any other show. “It gives us great pride to become broadcasting partners with the Primetime Emmy Awards once again”, said Star India’s official spokesperson.
“This is entirely a testament to the dedication of David, Dan, HBO and the entire cast and crew of “Game of Thrones“”. We’re hoping Maslany’s overdue nomination hints at the end results for Hamm and Poehler – who are both competing as lead actors for their final seasons of “Mad Men” and “Parks and Recreation” and are long overdue to take home a statue.
FILE – In this May 13, 2015 file photo, Uzo Aduba attends the The Paley Center Tribute to African-American Achievements in Television at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
The Dark Night Rises actor will be flying the flag for Australian talent at the glitzy television awards show in September after Nicole Kidman and Frances O’Connor missed out on their possible individual nominations.
AMC has another nomination for Outstanding Drama Series with “Better Call Saul”.
2015 will also be known as the year Tatiana Maslany finally got her due for Orphan Black, after being snubbed two years running for what’s considered to be one of the best dramatic performances on television. Taraji P Henson did get an acting nod for her role as a matriarch with a drug-dealing past in Empire, but Terrence Howard as a hip-hop mogul failed to make the cut. Despite critical praise and Golden Globe wins, “Jane the Virgin” and its charming series star, Gina Rodriguez, was all but ignored by Emmy voters.
Grace of Monaco did get a TV movie nomination.
“This is what it’s supposed to be like. You know you can work out, do push-ups and run every day and eventually you’ll win the race”. There are some half-dozen actors in transgender roles seeking Emmy bids, including Jeffrey Tambor in “Transparent” and Laverne Cox, herself transsexual, in “Orange is the New Black”.
SNUB: The CW just can’t get any respect from the Academy. However, two-time nominee Kerry Washington of “Scandal” was left out this year. The annual show, a chance for the TV industry to highlight its top fare, drew 15.6 million viewers past year on NBC.
If there is one complaint which has dogged the Emmy awards year after year, it is the repetition of beloved series and performers, time and again, as nominees and winners. “American Horror Story: Freak Show” earned the most acting nods with six nominations in limited series categories.
Thursday’s nominations confirmed the narrowing chasm between the stalwart network broadcasters and the digital newcomers.
Neither Lena Dunham nor “Girls” made the best actress in a comedy or best comedy series categories.