'Transparent', 'Orange is the New Black', Lily Tomlin, and More Receive Emmy Nominations


The nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning and many LGBT inclusive series received nominations as well as a handful of out performers, including Transparent, Orange is the New Black, and Lily Tomlin. The Emmys will air live on FOX Sunday, September 20 at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT.


The hit Amazon show, Transparent, received eleven nominations including Best Comedy Series. Jeffery Tambor who plays main character Maura Pfefferman received a nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, while Gaby Hoffman (who plays Maura's daughter) is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Bradley Whitford also received a nod for his guest starring role on the show.

Lily Tomlin picked up a nomination in Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Netflix's Grace and Frankie, and Alan Cumming received a nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Good Wife. Out actress Sarah Paulson received a nomination for her role in the mini-series American Horror Story: Freak Show, as did out actor Denis O'Hare. Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon was nominated for her sketch performances, and out performer Tituss Burgess was nominated for his supporting role on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which also received an Outstanding Comedy Series nomination.

Actress Tatiana Maslany finally received a nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role as basically half the characters in Orphan Black, including bisexual scientist Cosima. She will have to compete with another crowd favorite, Taraji P. Henson, for her role as Cookie Lyon in FOX's hit, Empire, which received only three nominations this year. Uzo Aduba is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Orange is the New Black, which also received a nomination for Best Drama Series. In the comedy categories, Andre Braugher was recognized for his role as gay police Captain Ray Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, while ABC's Modern Family was once again nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.

HBO received a total of 126 nominations, the most of all the networks. The HBO movies, Bessie and Nightingale received nominations for Best TV Movie. Queen Latifah is nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, along with David Oyelowo, who is nominated for Outstanding Actor in the same category. Mo'Nique received a nod for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her portrayal of Ma Rainey in Bessie. Lisa Cholodenko and Dee Rees were both nominated as directors for Olive Kitteridge and Bessie respectively.

In the reality categories, The Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, and So You Think Can Dance were all nominated for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, while Jane Lynch and Tim Gunn were nominated for their hosting duties on Hollywood Game Night and Project Runway.

Other inclusive nominees included Billy on the Street, Portlandia, Masters of Sex, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful, Degrassi, Archer, The Simpsons, Steven Universe, The Case Against 8, and the special Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Coming Out. Also recognized in Short-Format Nonfiction Program was Rhys Ernst's series of mini-documentaries about transgender people entitled Transparent: This is Me, which is available to stream on Amazon.
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