Game of Thrones leads Emmy 2015 nominations


Game of Thrones leads the nominations for the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards with a staggering 24 nods.

The fantasy drama series has the most chance of triumphing at the forthcoming ceremony, thanks to its huge number of places on the shortlists—including being up for the coveted Outstanding Drama Series prize alongside Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Homeland, House of Cards, and Mad Men.

American Horror: Freak Show and Olive Kitteridge followed behind with 19 and 13 nominations, respectively.

As Game of Thrones has an ensemble cast, it didn't have any nominations in the Lead Actor or Actress categories, but stars Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Emilia Clarke are up for supporting role prizes.

Elsewhere, The Big Bang Theory was a surprise omission from the Outstanding Comedy Series category, leaving Louie, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Veep to fight it out for the prize.

The nominations were announced by Cat Deeley and Uzo Aduba, and both stars are also in the running for awards.

Cat is up for Outstanding Host of a Reality or Reality Competition Program for her presenting of So You Think You Can Dance, which is also up for Outstanding Reality Competition Program.

Orange is the New Black star Uzo is in the running for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 20.

Here are the nominees for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards:

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

Louie
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Veep

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Niecy Nash, Getting On
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Gaby Hoffman, 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
Titus Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep

 

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange Is the New Black

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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 Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovon
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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 Series

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 Limited Series

American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The Honorable Woman
Olive Kitteridge
Wolf Hall

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Emma Thompson, Mrs. Lovett
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

Timothy Hutton, American Crime
Ricky Gervais, Derek Special
Adrien Brody, Houdini
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

 

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

 

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Late Show with David Letterman
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

 

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

 

Outstanding TV Movie

Agatha Christie’s Poirot — Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case
Bessie
Grace of Monaco
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Killing Jesus
Nightingale

 

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Margo Martindale, The Americans
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

 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

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 Writing for a Drama Series

Joshua Brand, The Americans, “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?”
Gordon Smith, Better Call Saul, “Five-O”
David Benioff and David Weiss, Game of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy”
Matthew Weiner, Mad Men, “Lost Horizon”
Matthew Weiner, Mad Men, “Person to Person”

 

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire, “Eldorado”
David Nutter, Game of Thrones, “Mother’s Mercy”
Jeremy Podeswa, Game of Thrones, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again”
Steven Soderbergh, The Knick, “Method and Madness”

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Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Gaby Hoffman, Girls
Pamela Adlon, Louie
Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

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 Writing for a Comedy Series

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes, “Episode 409”
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth, “Alive in Tucson”
Alec Berg, Silicon Valley, “Two Days of the Condor”
Jill Soloway, Transparent, “Pilot”
Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell and Tony Roche, Veep, “Election Night”

 

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, The Last Man on Earth, “Pilot”
Louis C.K., Louie, “Sleepover”
Mike Judge, Silicon Valley, “Sand Hill Shuffle”
Jill Soloway, Transparent, “Best New Girl”
Armando Iannucci, Veep, “Testimony”

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress ina 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
Joe 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 Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

John Ridley, American Crime, “Episode One”
Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Horton Foote, Bessie
Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, Hello Ladies: The Movie
Hugo Blick, The Honorable Woman
Jane Anderson, Olive Kitteridge
Peter Straughan, Wolf Hall

 

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Seriers, Movie or Dramatic Special

Ryan Murphy, American Horror Story: Freak Show, “Monsters Among Us”
Dee Rees, Bessie
Hugo Blick, The Honorable Woman
Uli Edel, Houdini
Tom Shankland, The Missing
Lisa Cholodenko, Olive Kitteridge
Peter Kosminsky, Wolf Hall

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Outstanding Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
MythBusters
Property Brothers
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss

 

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Alaska: The Last Frontier
Deadliest Catch
Intervention
Million Dollar Listing
Naked and Afraid
Wahlburgers

 

Outstanding Variety Special

BIll Maher: Live from D.C.
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen
The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniverary Special
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!

 

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

 

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
Key & Peele Super Bowl Special
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store
Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen
The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

 

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

Natalie Johns, Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live in Concert
Louis J. Horvitz, The Kennedy Center Honors
Hamish Hamilton, The Oscars
Don Roy King, The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special
Glenn Wiess, 68th Annual Tony Awards

 

Outstanding Special Class Program

Beyoncé and Jay Z On the Run
The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards
The Oscars
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
68th Annual Tony Awards

 

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Daniele Luppi, Marco Polo
Abel Korzeniowski, Penny Dreadful
John Debney and Bruce Broughton, Texas Rising
Jeff Beal, The Dovekeepers
Dustin O’Halloran, Transparent
Jeff Danna and Michael Danna, Tyrant

 

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

Darren Criss, Glee, “This Time” from “Dreams Come True”
Walter Murphy and Mike Reiss, How Murray Saved Christmas, “You Gotta Believe”
Kyle Dunnigan and Jim Roach, Inside Amy Schumer, “Girl You Don’t Need Makeup” from “Cool With It”
Bob Theile, Kurt Sutter and Jake Smith, Sons of Anarchy, “Come Join the Murder” from “Papa’s Goods”
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, The Comedians, “Kiss An Old Man” from “Celebrity Guest”
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, The Oscars, “Moving Pictures”

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