2015 Primetime Emmy Nominations: HBO, ABC Lead the Pack

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 67th edition of late TV’s most prestigious award – the Primetime Emmys. Georgia Today is here to tell you all the most interesting facts about this year’s nominations.

Starting off with the programs, Louie, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep all managed to grab a seat in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, while Better Call Saul, Downtown Abbey, Game of Thrones (which received the most – 24 nominations, followed by American Horror Story: Freak Show with 20), Homeland, House of Cards, Mad Men and Orange is the New Black are now running head to head for the title of an Outstanding Drama Series. Surprisingly, Orange is the New Black was put in the drama category this year, meaning that the show has now been nominated as both Outstanding Comedy and Drama series.

As for the number of nominations by networks, the unstoppable HBO shattered all its competitors with an astonishing 126 nominations. ABC Television Network came second with exactly 1/3 of the aforementioned figure, 42 total nods.

Moving on to the snubs, Emmys overlooked many of this year’s Golden Globe honorees. “The Affair”, which took home 2 Golden Globes this year, was completely ignored by the Television Academy. Another winner, Gina Rodriguez was also left without a nomination, while “Jane the Virgin” received only 1 nod. “Sons of Anarchy” and “Parenthood” also ended up on the unlucky list, while the absence of “Empire” from the Outstanding Drama Series category also raised numerous eyebrows.

The ceremony of the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on September 20, 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California. Georgia Today promises to offer you a summary of all the buzzworthy moments.

To see the full list of nominations go to www.emmys.com

Beqa Kirtava

23 July 2015 23:52