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The nominees for the 2015 Emmy Awards were announced this morning and while there have been some snubs, overall, we’re pleased to see some mature names in the nominees.

The biggest nominee was no surprise – Game of Thrones with a whopping 25 nominations – followed by  American Horror Story: Freak Show and Olive Kitteridge; 19 and 13 nominations respectively.

Announced from the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood by Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley, it was streamed live around the world.

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on September 20 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, with Saturday Night Live comedian Andy Samberg hosting.

It’s great to see Downton Abbey nominated several times, as it is to see Jeffrey Tambor, Lily Tomlin, Frances McDormand, Kevin Spacey, Bill Murray and Emma Thompson earning praise for their roles.

However, Lily Tomlin’s co-star in Grace and Frankie, Jane Fonda was nowhere to be seen, neither was brilliant shows Masters of Sex, Empire or Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife.

Take a look at the full list below and tell us, who else would you like to see nominated?


The complete list – mature actors and shows highlighted

Drama series

“Game of Thrones”

“Mad Men”

“Downton Abbey”

“Orange Is the New Black”


“House of Cards”

“Better Call Saul”


Comedy series


“Modern Family”


“Silicon Valley”

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”


“Parks and Recreation”
Limited series

“American Crime”

“Olive Kitteridge”

“American Horror Story: Freak Show”

“The Honorable Woman”

“Wolf Hall”


Actress in a drama

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”

Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

Claire Danes, “Homeland”

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”


Actor in a drama

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”

Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”


Actress in a comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”

Lisa Kudrow, “Comeback”


Actor in a comedy

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Louis C.K., “Louie”

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”

William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”

Will Forte, “Last Man on Earth”


Actress in a limited series or movie

Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”

Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”

Queen Latifah, “Bessie”

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”

Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center)”


Actor in a limited series or movie

David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”

Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”

Timothy Hutton, “American Crime”

Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

Ricky Gervais, “Derek: The Final Chapter”

Adrian Brody, “Houdini”


Television movie

“Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case”


“Grace of Monaco”

“Hello Ladies: The Movie”

“Killing Jesus”



Supporting actor in a drama series

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 in a drama series

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 in a drama series

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 in a drama series

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”


Supporting actor in a comedy series

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 in a comedy series

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 in a comedy series

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 in a comedy series

Gaby Hoffmann, “Girls”

Pamela Adlon, “Louie”

Elizabeth Banks, “Modern Family”

Joan Cusack, “Shameless”

Tina Fey, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”


Supporting actor in a limited series or a 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 in a limited series or a 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”

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  1. Waste of time and money.never watched any never will.mostly people I’ve nrver heard of telling each other how great they are

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