2015 Emmy Nominations: ‘Empire’ & ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Impact Major Categories [Full List]

Published: Thursday 16th Jul 2015 by Sam

The nominations have formally been announced for the 2015 Emmy Awards.

Billed as the biggest ceremony honoring shows on the small screen, this year’s list brings with it noms for music drama ‘Empire’ and Shonda Rhimes’ latest sensation ‘How To Get Away With Murder.’


Without further ado, find out who’s up for what after the jump…

The list of nominees is below.

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 Honourable 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 Honourable Woman”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Emma Thomson, “Sweeny Todd”

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”

Variety Talk Series

“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
“Late Show With David Letterman”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
Variety Sketch Series

Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live

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’ as Cersei Lannister
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”
Khandi Alexander, “Scandal”

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  1. Barb-wire July 16, 2015

    If Taraji doesn’t win for best actress , I’m writing a petition to strip the winner off of the award.

    • OMG Logic!!! July 16, 2015

      It’s going to (rightfully) go to either Robin Wright or Claire Danes. Watch some more dramatic television before making such idiotic claims child.

    • Anne July 16, 2015

      SAM U forgot Beyonce and Jay-Z ON THE RUN.

  2. Y’all Poor AF July 16, 2015

    Damn, nothing for the men of Empire, especially Terrence Howard. But the Emmys are starting to get predictable tbh, there’s a few surprises, but overall, it’s the same shows every year

    • OMG Logic!!! July 16, 2015

      Very little competition currently. It shouldn’t be about surprises; it should be about who deserves it.

  3. Rosie July 16, 2015

    Can they PLEASE stop nominating Modern Family. It stopped being funny a long time ago and everyone already knows it’s going to win for the 38th time in a row. I know sitcoms are in a dire state right now but there’s still many other shows that deserved it instead like Broad City and even New Girl (which critics said returned to its former glory last season).
    Anyways congrats to Taraji, Viola, and FINALLY Tatiana Maslany.

    • OMG Logic!!! July 16, 2015

      There’s nothing else to nominate that isn’t somehow worse than Modern Family.

  4. OMG Logic!!! July 16, 2015

    Game of Thrones is hogging a Best Drama spot that it does not deserve. This season was a massive letdown and randomly abandoned characters and their story lines mid season, damned be continuity!. Daredevil should be in its place as the first well done super hero drama. Vincent D’Onofrio was also snubbed.

    • Rosie July 16, 2015

      Game Of Thrones was a mess this season. Glad to see everyone other than its virgin neckbeard stans on Reddit dragging it.

  5. Xtina = The voice of this generation July 16, 2015

    Queen Cookie or I’m committing S******.

    • Power Voice July 16, 2015

      Those ladies slay their personna’s bad.. Viola is a titan and cookie hummm

  6. Xtina = The voice of this generation July 16, 2015

    I hope Game Of Thrones doesn’t kill the Mother Of Dragons, The Great Khaleesi in the next season or I will stop watching it.

  7. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig July 16, 2015

    I want Viola to win, so proud of that lady! I’ll still be happy if Robin or Taraji wins. Love Kerry Washington too but not surprised she wasn’t on this year, because the last season of scandal was absolutely awful.

  8. Slayty Perry (Emmy nominated VEVO Queen)) July 16, 2015

    TGJ you forgot to mention how Katy Perry’s iconic halftime show is nominated for an Emmy. Or how Roar passed 1 billion views a few days ago, making Katy the first artist to have 2 videos pass 1 billion views. Katy just won’t let these other girls breath. She just wont take her foot off their necks. Even when she’s ending a relatively quiet era she’s still snatching weaves left right and center. Imagine the meltdowns if Katy wins that Emmy. The tired and stale Grammyless drag will become obsolete. What will they use then?

    • Power Voice July 16, 2015

      Slay katy perry no grammy

  9. ruth July 16, 2015

    uzo aduba is also a black actress who was nominated for her splendid work in orange is the new black but I know u wouldn’t acknowledge her cause she’s not a s** pot.

    uzo aduba is 10 times more talented than over rated taraji, who plays a stereotypical black woman on empire.

    by the way uzo aduba won the emmy last year for best guest actress in a comedy series for her strong performance in season 2 of orange is the new black.

    so while your faves are still emmyless my girl uzo has one emmy trophy under her belt. #bye

  10. Jake July 16, 2015

    No award for papa Pope? And how is KERRY WASHINGTON not nominated , 2 black actress is as mich as they can do ? KW deserved that nomination way more than Taraji that I love . And how is Robin Wright always nominated , don’t get me confused HOC is great but her interpretation is always the same , calm sitffed with some b**** ways it’s really beige . Whereas Claire Danes & Kerry are really polyvalent in their acting … It’s always Claire , Julianne Margulies and Robin Wright that always get their nom for sure then they just toss whoever black actresses is hotter at the moment aka Taraji she’s everywhere and Viola also with S****** Squad . Very predictable

    • OMG Logic!!! July 16, 2015

      Robin Wright’s portrayal of Claire was very different this season. She finally stopped playing the game, she stopped caring, and she competed and fought against Francis. She stopped being on board with the “perfect couple” charade they convinced themselves as being.

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig July 16, 2015

        @Omglogic Still hate your ass, but this comment is everything. Claire Underwood is a mf bad b**** ????.

        @jake there’s no pleasing in some people. Kerry is a phenomenal actor but honestly her character didn’t grow at all this season which had nothing to do with her and was due to the writing. When scandal decided to glamourise human trafficking with the kidnapping subplot I knew they had jumped the shark.

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