Downton Abbey, which picked up eight nominations past year but won only for hairstyling, marks its final season with 10 nods, including a fourth in the prestigious outstanding drama category. In its fourth season, FX's The Americans and stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys finally got the recognition they've deserved since the first.
Orange Is the New Black: Orange was always going to have a tough time reaping nods after being forced to switch over to drama, but it still made the drama series cut previous year and snagged a supporting win for Uzo Aduba. - Michael Kelly, nominated as drama series supporting actor for "House of Cards".
Comedy star Amy Schumer secured four nominations, the most given to any one person this year, for her acting and writing in Saturday Night Live and Inside Amy Schumer.
American Crime, Fargo, Roots, The Night Manager, and The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story are nominated for outstanding limited series.
Game of Thrones will compete in a seven-way race for best drama with Showtime's Central Intelligence Agency thriller Homeland, FX's Cold War espionage saga The Americans, AMC's quirky legal story Better Call Saul, the final season of PBS's period melodrama Downton Abbey, Netflix's political mystery House of Cards, and USA Network's new computer-hacking tale Mr. Robot.
Courtney B. Vance, best actor nominee for the FX limited series "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story", said on Instagram: "It was an opportunity of a lifetime to work with such a dream cast and to portray a man like Johnnie Cochran".
This year's Drama and Comedy Series nominees include first-timers as well as returning programmes to the Emmy competition: "Black-ish" and "Master of None" are new in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, and "Mr. Robot" and "The Americans" in the Outstanding Drama Series competition. Both were nominated for lead actor in a limited series.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Emmy Awards nominations told us what is already evident - the power and reputation of streaming services Netflix and Amazon are on the rise, and broadcast networks and even longtime premium cable star HBO are paying the price.
HBO's fantasy epic about noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne will compete in 23 categories, including the prestigious outstanding drama series award, where it is nominated for the fifth year in a row. Max von Sydow also earned a Guest Actor nod for his role as the Three-Eyed Raven. Silicon Valley and Transparent are also on the ticket, with 11 and 10 nominations respectively. But perhaps the most surprising of the snubs is that of HBO's desegregation miniseries Show Me a Hero, which featured an incredible performance from Oscar Isaac.
"I jumped up and down. more about that than about my own", Paulson said. In fact, this year's Emmys, hosted by none other than Jimmy Kimmel, have made history with more than 20 non-white acting nominees.