Cicely Tyson also earned herself a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for playing the militant mother of Davis’ character in How To Get Away With Murder, which is executively produced by Shonda Rhimes. “Which I like. I like it when you don’t know everything”.
American Horror: Freak Show got a paltry 19 nods in comparison. No commercial broadcast network drama made the cut for best series, with cable, streaming service Netflix and non-commercial PBS dividing up the spoils instead.
“Better Call Saul” star Jonathan Banks started his Emmy nomination morning like he does most other days: On the golf course. “Better Call Saul” received seven nominations, including drama series and actor in a drama (Bob Odenkirk).
“Transparent” star Jeffrey Tambor was nominated as lead actor in a comedy, and the series was nominated in the best comedy series category.
REUTERS Actresses and nominees Uzo Aduba (left) and Cat Deeley speak during the nomination announcements for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in West Hollywood, California, on July 16, 2015.
Chuck Hodes/FOX Taraji P. Henson (right with “Empire” co-star Terrence Howard) was nominated for best actress, but her Fox show was largely snubbed. The Americans, Jane the Virgin, Timothy Olyphant, and Tracee Ellis Ross are all worthy of some Emmy love, but the Emmys has to leave some things out. The rest of the cast was also very praised, many receiving various awards nominations, including two Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series nominations rewarding all of the main cast for seasons 1 and 3. “She’s one of the finest actors ever, and I’ve grown up on the show admiring her and going to her for advice, so it’s really bloody awesome, because she puts her heart out there, and every season… she gives it so much”. Besides “Mad Men”, none of my favorite dramas – “Parenthood”, HBO’s “Newsroom” and CBS’ “Blue Bloods” were nominated.
The Emmys also welcomed “Silicon Valley” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt“, both of which received comedy series nominations.
John Oliver Competes with his Past: Oliver’s terrific HBO series “Last Week Tonight” is in the same category as the show where he got first noticed, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, as well as “The Colbert Report“.
Ditto the show’s nomination for Best Drama Series over “The Americans“.
Big Bang Theory has never won for comedy series, although it is the most-watched show in that category on USA television and had been a perennial Emmy favourite.
And Aussie Naomi Watts’s husband Liev Schreiber also got a nom for his lead character in the crime drama, Ray Donovan.
“”Louie” star Louis C.K.is up for best comedy actor, against Anthony Anderson for “Black-ish“, Matt LeBlanc for “Episodes“, Don Cheadle for House of Lies“, Will Forte for “The Last Man On Earth”, William H.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg will host the ceremony in Los Angeles on 20 September.