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Emmys 2015: Is the TV Academy finally warming to genre series?

17 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Emmy nominations 2015: A look at the lesser-known shows that got nods.

If you’re anything like us, you are still thinking about all the glorious 2015 Emmy nomination surprises and all the frustrating and painful Emmy nomination snubs.Perennial critic and audience favorites like “Game of Thrones” and “Mad Men” made the cut when the 2015 Emmy nominations were recently announced, but some TV show names may have had the average viewer scratching their heads. Everything’s terrifying.” — Tatiana Maslany, who learned about her lead actress nomination in Orphan Black seconds after a fire alarm went off at her home. “I feel blown away. While most of the nominees are American-made programmes, this year has seen a good showing from British productions and actors, with Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall and The Honourable Woman accruing numerous nominations, and Brit actors including David Oyelowo (Selma), Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall), and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) each being tipped to win.

Like if I was a leaf, I would have blown right off the stage.” — Uzo Aduba, found out while announcing the nominations that she was nominated for supporting actress for Orange is the New Black. “Seven nominees? Game of Thrones clocks in with the most nominations (24), closely followed by American Horror Story: Freak Show which is in the running for 19 awards. Should we know what “Ray Donovan” is? “Bloodline,” for which actor Kyle Chandler received a Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy nomination and Ben Mendelsohn received a Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series nod, is a Netflix show that debuted this past February.

Mad Men joins House of Cards and Transparent with 11 nominations, while much-loved British historical drama exports Downton Abbey and Wolf Hall each have eight. In regards to the bookies’ favourites, Mad Men are likely to win big, as the show’s grand finale after seven seasons of sex, sexism and moral quandaries seemed like the end of an era.

Samberg’s appointment as host seems to be following the trend of Saturday Night Live stars turning host – Seth Meyers hosted last year’s Emmys, while Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have hosted the Golden Globes for three years. The Showtime program just debuted its third season and stars Schreiber as the title character, who works for a law firm in Los Angeles taking care of financial incentives that go to law enforcement or others in order to help perpetrators avoid jail time or other penalties. They still need their toilet needs taken care of. ” — David Oyelowo, nominated for his role in HBO’s Nightingale, on how he overcame playing the dark role. “I will celebrate by jumping up and down at every alley and every step of the way in Paramount Studios. Tatiana Maslany is nominated for Lead Actress, much to the delight of previously disgruntled fans who felt that she deserved recognition for playing 10 different characters in the show, all of whom are clones. Allison Janney, Gaby Hoffmann, Jon Hamm, Christine Baranski, Will Forte, Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, Matthew Weiner, Amy Poehler, Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez all have multiple nominations this year.

Transparent, the first show produced by Amazon Studios, depicting an LA family and their reaction to their father transitioning into a woman, has received a whopping 11 nominations (more than any other comedy and online-streaming series this year). When honoured by a Peabody Award, it was summarized thus: A powerful, subtle, dramatic series about a death-row inmate freed after nearly two decades thanks to new DNA evidence, it ponders whether what’s been lost can ever be repaid, not just to him but to everyone he and his alleged crimes touched. While there are new contenders, the nominations continue to be dominated by the usual suspects, and with last year’s Breaking Bad replaced this year by its spin-off Better Call Saul, the honours list whiffs of repetition. In terms of overall nominations, HBO scored the most, which is probably to be expected, but networks are hanging in there in terms of overall nods – ABC got the second-most, while CBS and NBC were close behind, getting the same amount. This is the last chance for Glee, Parks and Recreation, The Colbert Report, Sons of Anarchy, Nurse Jackie, The Newsroom, True Blood, Late Show With David Letterman, Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men to get any Emmy love.

Behind the camera, there has been a 60 per cent increase in the number of women writers and directors nominated in the comedy, drama and longform categories since 2014, which no doubt will be welcomed by many in the film and television industry. Much the sane applies to the larger-purpose bleakness that is HBO’s The Leftovers. (It returns for a second season in September, but you can find it on-demand on this or any other weekend.) Set after a rapture-like calamity sweeps away part of the world’s population, The Leftovers is fiercely committed to depicting grief. The awards are named after the image orthicon camera tube – nicknamed “Immy” – which was fundamental in the development of modern television as we know it. “Immy” was feminised to “Emmy” to reflect the gender of the golden figure of the statuette. FX’s fourth outing of AHS is up for a bevy awards including acting noms for Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Finn Wittrock, Denis O’Hare, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett. 11. Those include Niecy Nash for Getting On, Gaby Hoffmann for Transparent and Girls, Tituss Burgess for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Honorable Woman. 13.

While some might see Maslany as utterly deserving for playing multiple roles on multiple seasons of Orphan Black, this could well be a battle between Moss, for her work as Peggy on Mad Men, and Henson for being the incredible, indelible Cookie on the hip-hop drama Empire.

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