2015 Emmy Award Nominations

17 July 2015
The 2015 Emmy Award nominations have been announced and no one is surprised to hear that Game of Thrones is the front runner with a total of 24 nominations, including nods for Peter Dinklage, Diana Rigg, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke.
emmy awards 2015

The 2015 Emmy Award nominations have been announced and no one is surprised to hear that Game of Thrones is the front runner with a total of 24 nominations, including nods for Peter Dinklage, Diana Rigg, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke.

Jim Parsons - who plays everyone's favourite infuriating nerd, Dr. Sheldon Cooper, in The Big Bang Theory - was overlooked. Instead, the ladies in his life got nods. Mayim Bialik (who plays Sheldon's girlfriend Amy) and Christine Baranski (who plays Leonard's mother, and is disturbingly fond of Sheldon) received nominations this year. We can just imagine what Sheldon would have to say about that!

Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory are not the only shows you would have seen on M-Net. Take a look at the show and acting nominees below for more familiar names, and tune in for the live broadcast of the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, 21 September, at 02:00 on M-Net 101, with the Prime Time broadcast airing at 19:30.

Outstanding Drama Series
"Better Call Saul"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"House of Cards"
"Mad Men"
"Orange is the New Black"



Outstanding Comedy Series
"Modern Family"
"Parks and Recreation"
"Silicon Valley"
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"

Lead Actor, Drama
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Lead Actress, Drama
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Lead Actor, 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”

Lead Actress, Limited Series or Movie
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street”

Lead Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Will Forte, “The Last Man On Earth”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Lead Actress, Comedy
Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace And Frankie”
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”



Reality Competition Series
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

Variety Series
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
“Late Show With David Letterman”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Limited Series
“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
“The Honorable Woman”
“Olive Kitteridge”
“Wolf Hall”

Supporting Actor, Drama
Jonathan Banks, “Better Call Saul”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage, “Game Of Thrones”
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Michael Kelly, “House Of Cards”

Supporting Actress, Drama
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
Emilia Clarke, “Game Of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is The New Black”



Guest Actor, 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”

Guest Actress, Drama
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”

Supporting Actor, 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”

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Niecy Nash, “Getting On”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Kate McKinnon “Saturday Night Live”
Gaby Hoffmann, “Transparent”
Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”

Guest Actor, 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”

Guest Actress, Comedy 
Christine Baranski, “The Big Bang Theory”
Gaby Hoffmann, “Girls”
Pamela Adlon, “Louie”
Elizabeth Banks, “Modern Family”
Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
Tina Fey, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Supporting Actor, 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”



Supporting Actress, 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”

Make sure you don't miss a moment of these nominees on M-Net:

  • Game of Thrones Seasons 1 - 5 will be screened on M-Net City 115 from 3 August at 23:00 (Mondays - Fridays).
  • Transparent Season 1 starts on M-Net Edge 102 in October.
  • How to Get Away with Murder Season 1 will be screened on M-Net City 115 from 24 July at 21:00.
  • Better Call Saul Season 1 will be screened in November on M-Net City 115.
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Season 2 is currently scheduled Sundays on M-Net just after the Sunday Night Movie.
  • Bessie will be scheduled on Thursday, 22 October, at 22:30 on M-Net Movies Premiere 103.
  • Hello Ladies: The Movie will be scheduled on M-Net Movies Premiere 103 on Monday, 20 July, at 02:25 and Monday, 5 October, on M-Net Movies Romance at 22:20.
  • Boardwalk Empire Seasons 1 - 5 is scheduled Wednesdays at 22:00 on M-Net Edge. Season 2 ends on 29 July and Season 3 starts on 5 August at 22:00.
  • Homeland Season 4 is scheduled to start in December 2015 on M-Net City 115.
  • The Knick Season 2 starts on M-Net Edge 102 later this year.

Please note these dates and times are subject to change. Keep an eye on the website and social media for more news on your favourite shows.

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