2015 Emmys: ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ‘Silicon Valley’ among nominees

Better Call Saul season 1Early this morning (but not nearly as early as in some past years), the Emmy nominations were announced, and we are preparing to cover it from almost every angle as possible. Today, this includes doing the nominations. We’re not going to get into much in the way of analysis within this article, if for no other reason than that we’d be here all day, and we also have a good two months until the show actually airs on Fox Sunday, September 20. That will yield plenty of opportunities to discuss most of this.

We’re not going to waste too much time here on introductions. Let’s get right to the nods!

Drama Series

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones


House of Cards

Orange Is the New Black

Drama Actor

Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Drama Actress

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”

Supporting Actor

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”

Supporting Actress

Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”

Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”

Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”

Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”

Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”

Comedy Series


Modern Family

Parks and Recreation

Silicon Valley


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


Comedy Actor

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”

Louis CK, “Louie”

Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”

Will Forte, “Last Man on Earth”

William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Comedy Actress

Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”

Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Comedy Supporting Actor

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”

Comedy Supporting Actress

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”

Limited Series

American Crime

American Horror Story: Freak Show

Olive Kitteridge

The Honorable Woman

Wolf Hall

Actor, Limited Series / Movie

Adrien Brody, “Houdini”

Ricky Gervais, “Derek: The Special”

Timothy Hutton, “American Crime”

Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”

Dave Oyelowo, “Nightingale”

Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

Limited Series / Movie Actress

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”

Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

Queen Latifah, “Bessie”

France McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”

Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series / Movie

Richard Cabal, “American Crime”

Denis O’Hare, “American Horror Story”

Finn Wittrock, “American Horror Story”

Michael Kenneth Williams, “Bessie”

Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”

Damien Lewis, “Wolf Hall”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series / Movie

Regina King, “American Crime”

Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story”

Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story”

Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story”

Mo’Nique, “Bessie”

Zoe Kazan, “Olive Kitteridge”


The Amazing Race

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice


The Colbert Report

The Daily Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

The Late Show with David Letterman

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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