The 2015 Emmy Award Nominations

This year’s Emmy Award nominations have been announced and “Game of Thrones” topped the list with a whopping 24 nominations, followed by “American Horror Story: Freak Show” with 19 noms and “Olive Kitteridge” with 13.

HBO was by far the network to be with 124 nominations in total across the prime time and technical categories. They were followed by ABC (42), CBS & NBC (41), FX (38), Fox (35), Netflix (34), PBS (29), Comedy Central (25) and AMC (24).

With a new online voting system, the list of nominees are a bit fresher than usual with a lot of first-time nominees in acting categories, and some notable absentees like network comedy stalwarts “The Big Bang Theory” and Melissa McCarthy in favour of fresher faces such as “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”. There was some excellent and overdue casting nominations such as Tatiana Maslany for “Orphan Black” and Taraji P. Henson for “Empire,” along with the new ‘Limited Series’ element and more suitable classifications for some shows such as “Orange is the New Black” in the drama category.

Of course there were also snubs with the absence of “The Good Wife” and “Girls” quite shocking, along with some individual nods like Gina Rodriguez for “Jane the Virgin” and Ruth Wilson for “The Affair”. Check out the full list below:

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA:
Kyle Chandler (Bloodline)
Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA:
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder)
Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA:
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA:
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline)
Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Michael Kelly, (House of Cards)
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA:
Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones)
Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards)
Cicely Tyson (How to Get Away With Murder)
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex)
Khandi Alexander (Scandal)
Margo Martindale (The Americans)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA:
Alan Alda (The Blacklist)
Michael J Fox (The Good Wife)
F. Murray Abraham (Homeland)
Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards)
Beau Bridges (Masters of Sex)
Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA:
“Better Call Saul”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“Orange Is the New Black”

OUTSTANDING COMEDY:
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
“Veep”

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY:
Anthony Anderson (black-ish)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Will Forte (Last Man on Earth)
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY:
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)
Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY:
Niecy Nash (Getting On)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Allison Janney (Mom)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)
Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent)
Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A 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)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY:
Gaby Hoffmann (Girls)
Pamela Adlon (Louie)
Elizabeth Banks (Modern Family)
Joan Cusack (Shameless)
Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory)
Tina Fey (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY:
Mel Brooks (The Comedians)
Paul Giamatti (Inside Amy Schumer)
Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live)
Louis C.K. (Saturday Night Live)
Bradley Whitford (Transparent)
Jon Hamm (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES:
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight”
“Late Show With David Letterman”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
Felicity Huffman (American Crime)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Queen Latifah (Bessie)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honorable Woman)
Frances McDormand (Olive Kitteridge)
Emma Thompson (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)

LEAD ACTOR IN A 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)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
Regina King (American Crime)
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Angela Bassett (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Mo’Nique (Bessie)
Zoe Kazan (Olive Kitteridge)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
Richard Cabral (American Crime)
Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
Michael Kenneth Williams (Bessie)
Bill Murray (Olive Kitteridge)
Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall)

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES:
“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
“The Honorable Woman”
“Olive Kitterridge”
“Wolf Hall”

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE:
“Agatha Christie’s Poirot – Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case”
“Bessie”
“Grace of Monaco”
“Hello Ladies: The Movie”
“Killing Jesus”
“Nightingale”

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION:
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST:
Tom Bergeron (Dancing With The Stars)
Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance)
Anthony Bourdain (The Taste)