Emmy Nominations 2015 Reactions – (Surprises, Squeals and Snubs)

Hello devoted readers (Mom & Dad)….I know I’m a day behind on the Emmy nominations and that on Twitter I promised a post yesterday but here’s the deal, I had a work party yesterday so when I eventually made it home last night it just wasn’t going to happen….soo deal with it or don’t, I just want my headache to go away at this point.

Anyways yesterday the Emmy Nominations came out…yay!! I’ve put the main categories below but for a full list check out http://tvline.com/2015/07/16/emmy-nominations-the-full-list/.

There’s a ton to say about these nominations but here are my initial reactions. As we get closer to the actual event I’ll break down my thoughts on winners.

This is me squealing!!

This is me squealing!!


  • Jim Parson – no nomination for Sheldon?! This is a SURPRISE AND A SNUB…but it shocked me so much it had to go under this category. This industry juggernaut has sort of become an automatic nomination in his category. Plus there a few people that got nominated that I don’t 100% agree with…I’m looking at you Anthony Anderson.
  • Empire – I really don’t know if this show was the best on TV which is why it’s not under SNUBS…but with it’s massive popularity its a surprise that the show didn’t get nominated.


  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for Outstanding Comedy Series – this made me so happy!!! I don’t even have the words I’m just going to say “Beyonce” to the Emmy voters and then just sing the theme song to myself all day.
  • Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – for anyone that is an fan of this show is crazy bananas that Maslany has yet to EVEN BE NOMINATED for this award after 3 amazing seasons of her playing (7…?) different people so seamlessly that you forget it’s one person playing them all.
  • Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – this is a strong category so not sure of his chances but I just love him. #pinotnoir
  • UPDATE – totally forgot to mention Lily Tomlin for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series  for “Grace and Frankie”, it’s great to see this little talked about show getting some recognition.


  • “Jane the Virgin”…the shows, the actors…pretty much anyone and everyone involved with this show. This comedic & heartfelt series has quickly risen to one of my favorite shows on TV. You can’t help but fall in love with Jane, her love triangle the Villanueva women & of course Rogelio, because as he would tell you he’s kind of a big deal.
  • “The Americans”….for Best Drama and Best Actor & Actress. Don’t get me wrong I’m very happy that the writing team got a nod (that episode is AMAZING!) as well as Margo Martindale for Guest Actress in a Drama (even though I think Lois Smith from the nominated episode should have gotten a guest starring nod as well). But this in my opinion is the Best Drama on TV and the acting from Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys is ridiculously good. The tooth pulling episode only should have earned them both nominations.
  • Ellie Kemper for the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” – from squeals to snubs so quickly. I find it hard to believe the main character of a show who was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series (whose name is in the freaking title!), didn’t get nominated. That character could have easily become annoying but instead her constant excitement and confusion with the world is endearing.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
  • “Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
  • “Homeland” (Showtime)
  • “House Of Cards” (Netflix)
  • “Mad Men” (AMC)
  • “Orange Is The New Black” (Netflix)

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “Louie” (FX)
  • “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • “Parks And Recreation” (NBC)
  • “Silicon Valley” (HBO)
  • “Transparent” (Amazon)
  • “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
  • “Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • 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”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • 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”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • 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”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • 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”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • 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”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • 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”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • 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”

Outstanding 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”

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