Network, schmetwork. Netflix more than doubled its nominations from last year. The on-demand streaming company received a grand total of 31 nominations, which is more than double the number it garnered last year. House of Cards and Orange is the New Black are the main players in Netflix’s Emmy success, each taking home more than 10 nominations. HBO, CBS and NBC are still Emmy nominee powerhouses, but Netflix did beat out AMC and Fox.
Game of Thrones, the HBO series based on the novels by George R. R. Martin, has more nominations than any other show this year. The fantasy series is nominated for a total of 19 awards including Best Drama Series. Tyrion, the world’s most beloved Lannister, and Cersei, its most despised, are up for Supporting Actor and Actress awards: Peter Dinkage won last year, but this is Lena Headey‘s first nomination.
Mindy Kaling had such a disappointing morning that she went back to sleep before lunch. The Mindy Project creator and actress was up early to announce the Emmy nominations in a live webstream with co-host Carson Daly – but didn’t receive any nominations herself. Around 9 a.m. EST today she tweeted: “Well, back to bed.”
There’s some new evidence that not all awards shows are the same! Brooklyn Nine-Nine won two major awards at the Golden Globes: Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actor for Andy Samberg – he’s the cute guy formerly or Saturday Night Live who created popular music-video parodies like I’m on a Boat. Despite these wins, the Fox comedy only got a single nod for Andre Braugher (Supporting Actor) at this year’s Emmy nominations.
Orange is the New Black has a 50-50 chance of winning an award for Guest Actress in a Comedy: three out of the six nominees are OITNB alumnae. Natasha Lyonne plays the straight-talking Nicky, Uzo Aduba plays sweet and unstable Crazy Eyes, and Laverne Cox plays wise Sophia. Cox is the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson both received nominations for Lead Actor in a Drama for playing detectives in the breakout hit of the year, HBO’s anthology series True Detective. The actors are up against previous winner Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and previous nominees Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men). They may be co-stars, but critics are leaning toward McConaughey for the win.
Source: Vanity Fair