The nominees for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced. The announcement was made today (16th July) by Uzo Aduba (of Orange is the New Black fame) and Cat Deeley, the British presenter of So You Think You Can Dance.
Leading the way this year, HBO’s Game of Thrones has received a mammoth 24 nominations – including nods for Best Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage) and Best Supporting Actress, which will see Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey competing against each other.
American Horror Story: Freak Show was the second most nominated show, receiving 18 nominations including the awards for Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Limited Series (Jessica Lange). In turn, Olive Kitteridge received 13 nominations, while House of Cards and Mad Men are up for 11 of the night’s biggest gongs. Kevin Spacey and Jon Hamm are among the actors competing for Best Actor in a Drama Series. British shows, Downton Abbey and Wolf Hall also received 8 nominations each.
The shows up for Best Comedy Series include, Louie, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Veep, Silicon Valley, Transparent and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Notable omissions from this year’s nominations include Emmy darling, Jim Parsons – who has previously won four awards for his comedic performance as Dr. Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory. Meanwhile, Julianna Margulies – who won best actress for her performance in The Good Wife last year – also didn’t get a nomination this time round.
The hit show Empire is perhaps the most prolific series to have missed out on a best drama nomination, though Taraji P Henson did receive a nod for Best Actress.
Brooklyn Nine Nine star, Andy Samberg will host the ceremony in Los Angeles on 20th September. For the full list of Emmy nominations, look here. Watch the announcement below.