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This Year's Emmy Nominations Are A Mixed Bag

by Emmy Griffiths Published on 17 July 2015
This Year's Emmy Nominations Are A Mixed Bag© HBO

This year's Emmy nominations are in and we have to say, we're not sure how thrilled we are at the nominations. Sure, some long snubbed actors are finally getting their moment but for the most part, the noms are as predictable and a little disappointing as they've always been. See for yourself...

Outstanding Drama

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

Our thoughts: Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones and OINTB was strong TV this year, and are well deserved for the nom. But Downton Abbey? Again? Really? The show lost it's charm years ago, becoming something of a 20th century soap opera rather than a quality show IMO. Not impressed.

Outstanding actor in a drama

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

Our thoughts: WHERE is Sam Heughen for his performance in Outlander?! Seriously! This is outrageous! No one deserves an Emmy nom more! Damn it!

Outstanding actress in a drama

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

Our thoughts: After two years of being unforgivably snubbed for her incredible performance in Orphan Black, the incredibly talented Tatiana Maslany has FINALLY been nominated for an Emmy. That being said, she's up against some serious competition (*hat tip to Viola Davis and her freaking awesome performance in How To Get Away With Murder*). We're also disappointed Caitriona Balfe didn't get any recognition for her role as Claire Beauchamp in Outlander.

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama

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

Our thoughts: Joanne Froggatt, really?! Honestly, we're not against Downton Abbey but aside from being a bit sad and in prison, what did she even do to deserve this nom last season? No me gusta. On the other hand, Lena Headey and Uzo Aduba HAVE to be the frontrunners in this category.

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama

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

Our thoughts: YEAH PETER! Time for Emmy #2!

Outstanding comedy

Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Our thoughts: (Almost) perfect. These shows are all hilarious and definitely deserve recognition. But we do kind of hope that Modern Family doesn't win this year. It's a great show, but it's won for FIVE years in a row and come on! It's funny, yeah, but it's formula is repetitive and has kind of gotten tired. There are so many other great, original shows. Time to give someone else a chance!

Outstanding actress in a comedy

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

Our thoughts: Hells yeah, come on Schumer!

Outstanding actor in a comedy

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

Our thoughts: Anthony Anderson is brilliant in black-ish, but honestly this one is anyone's game.

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy

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

Our thoughts: Anyone really want Jane Krakowski to win this one just for the acceptance speech?

Outstanding supporting actor in a 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

Our thoughts: Ty Burrell is the best person in the entire world, but then...Adam Driver! Tituss Burgess! How can anyone ever choose from this group?!

What do you think? Happy with the nominations? Tweet us @sofeminineUK!

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