2015 Emmy Nominations (with Commentary, of course!)

The 2015 Emmy Nominations were announced last week, and my god, there are a lot of categories. I have compiled the list of nominations by show, picking out Hush Comics favorites. I have come to realize that we watch way too much TV. But we do it for you.

This year, there were some rule changes. If interested, you can catch those here.

Below, I have listed in alphabetical order the shows we love, their nominations, and some commentary on the whole she-bang.

Enjoy!


 

Adventure Time

Nominations:

Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program

Total Nods: 1

Adrian’s Thoughts: This show keeps getting bigger and bigger.

 

American Crime

Nominations:

Lead Actor Limited Series (Timothy Hutton); Lead Actress Limited Series (Felicity Huffman); Limited Series; Supporting Actor Limited Series (Richard Cabral); Supporting Actress Limited Series (Regina King); Writing for a Limited Series (John Ridley, “Episode One”); Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie, or a Special; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie (“Episode One”); Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or a Movie

Total Nods: 10

Adrian’s Thoughts: This is a lot of nominations for a show everyone predicted would be canceled. I personally thought it was fantastic. If Regina King doesn’t win the Supporting Actress Category, then I’ll be damned. She stole the show.

 

The Americans

Nominations:

Guest Actress Drama (Margo Martindale), Writing for a Drama Series (Joshua Brand, “Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?”)

Total Nods: 2

Adrian’s Thoughts: It must of been a year of great TV if The Americans only got two nods.

 

Archer

Nominations:

Outstanding Animated Program

Total Nods: 1

Adrian’s Thoughts: Hmm. Well, it’s really dumb, but I watch it. So who am I to judge?

 

Better Call Saul

Nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series; Lead Actor (Bob Odenkirk); Supporting Actor (Jonathan Banks); Writing for a Drama Series (Gordon Smith, “Five-O”); Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series (Five-O); Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series (Marco); Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series

Total Nods: 7

Adrian’s Thoughts: 7 is quite a bit but not enough. BCS was by far my favorite show of the year. May Jonathan Banks and “Five-O” win all the things!

 

black-ish

Nominations:

Lead Actor Comedy (Anthony Anderson)

Total Nods: 1

Adrian’s Thoughts: The only nomination went to Anthony Anderson. I agree that he is a great comedic actor, but this isn’t enough nominations for the show.

 

Boardwalk Empire

Nominations:

Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten “Eldorado”); Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program; Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Golden Days for Boys and Girls); Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series, or Movie; Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or a Special; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role (“Golden Days for Boys and Girls”); Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie

Total Nods: 10

Adrian’s Thoughts: The final season of Boardwalk Empire was one of HBO’s best showings. While they did get nominated for a lot, none were the main categories people look to. However, Boardwalk Empire was a lot about the look, and the Emmy’s are at least appreciating that.

 

Bob’s Burgers

Nominations:

Outstanding Animated Program, Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (John Roberts, “Eat, Spray, Linda”)

Total Nods: 2

Adrian’s Thoughts: Again, I think this show is really dumb. Yet I laugh my ass off at it every single time. Yeah, this gets my pick for Outstanding Animated Program.

 

Community

Nominations:

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program

Total Nods: 1

Adrian’s Thoughts: The one thing Community is nominated for is Stunt Coordination? I mean, I guess I’ll take it. I wonder what funny thing Dan Harmon has thought up about this.

 

Constantine

Nominations:

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program

Total Nods: 1

Adrian’s Thoughts: It had to be thrown one bone.

 

Family Guy

Nominations:

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Seth MacFarlane “Our Idiot Brian”)

Total Nods: 1

Adrian’s Thoughts: Ouch. It didn’t get Outstanding Animated Series? Well at least people still like Seth MacFarlane’s voice.

 

The Flash

Nominations:

Outstanding Special Visual Effects (“Grodd Lives”)

Total Nods: 1

Adrian’s Thoughts: I mean, The Flash has some good effects. But for “Grodd Lives”? I don’t think so. How about for “Fast Enough”? That was waaayyy better. But congrats, the little show that could!

 

Game of Thrones

Nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series; Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage) Supporting Actress (Lena Headey); Supporting Actress (Emilia Clarke); Guest Actress Drama (Diana Riggs)’ Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Mother’s Mercy”); Directing for a Drama Series (David Nutter “ Mother’s Mercy”); Directing for a Drama Series (Jeremy Podeswa “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”); Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program; Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (“Hardhome”); Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (“Sons of the Harpy”); Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (“Dance of Dragons”); Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (“Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”); Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series, or Movie; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series (“Hardhome”); Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series (“Dance of Dragons”); Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or a Special; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series; Outstanding Special Visual Effects (“Dance of Dragons”); Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie

Total Nods: 24

Adrian’s Thoughts: Good luck, everybody else.

 

Girls

Nominations:

Supporting Actor Comedy (Adam Driver), Guest Actress Comedy (Gaby Hoffmann)

Total Nods: 2

Adrian’s Thoughts: Adam Driver’s delivery of comedy is absolutely golden. Muah.

 

Gotham

Nominations:

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program; Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series; Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role (“Lovecraft”)

Total Nods: 4

Adrian’s Thoughts: ACK! How did this tripe get nominated for not one, not two, not three, but FOUR awards?! Ugh.

 

House of Cards

Nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series; Lead Actor (Kevin Spacey); Lead Actress (Robin Wright); Supporting Actor (Michael Kelly); Guest Actor Drama (Reg E. Cathey); Guest Actress Drama (Rachel Brosnahan); Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program; Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (“Chapter 29”); Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score); Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series

Total Nods: 11

Adrian’s Thoughts: Are all the actors on this show perfection, or what?

 

How to Get Away with Murder

Nominations:

Lead Actress (Viola Davis), Guest Actress Drama (Cicely Tyson)

Total Nods: 2

Adrian’s Thoughts: While the end of HTGAWM was silly and sloppy writing, I do believe that Viola Davis broke serious ground. When her Annalise’s mother (Cicely Tyson) came to town, the series proved it was more than just a show about sex and death. Tyson’s delivery of her speech about Annalise’s uncle was bone-chilling. Both these women are incredibly deserving.

 

Inside Amy Schumer

Nominations:

Lead Actress Comedy (Amy Schumer), Variety Sketch Series, Guest Actor Comedy (Paul Giamatti), Writing for a Variety Series, Directing for a Variety Series (Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul, “12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer”), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series (:The Last F*ckable Day”), Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

Total Nods: 7

Adrian’s Thoughts: If you don’t know why Amy Schumer is funny, then YouTube “The Last F*ckable Day.” Comedy. Gold.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Nominations:

Variety Series, Writing for a Variety Series, Interactive Program, Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming (N.S.A./ Edward Snowden)

Total Nods: 4

Adrian’s Thoughts: Only four?! The man saved the internet, god dammit.

 

Mad Men

Nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series; Lead Actor (Jon Hamm); Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss); Supporting Actress (Christina Hendricks); Writing for a Drama Series (Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner “Lost Horizon”); Writing for a Drama Series (Matthew Weiner “Person to Person”); Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program; Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series (Person to Person); Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Total Nods: 11

Adrian’s Thoughts: This is the last time Mad Men will be nominated for Emmys. Be prepared for them to win a lot of them. Also, apparently “Person to Person” the episode the internet hated was actually pretty good (btw, I thought so, too). And Elisabeth Moss already won in my book. All she had to do was walk down that hallway with a cigarette hanging from her lip. My god that was bad ass.

 

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Nominations:

Outstanding Special Visual Effects (The Dirty Half Dozen”)

Total Nods: 1

Adrian’s Thoughts: Well, I don’t watch Agents. So I don’t have many thoughts. But considering it is ABC and Disney, my guess is that it looked better than anything else on TV. Go you!

 

Marvel’s Daredevil

Nominations:

Outstanding Main Titles, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role (“Speak of the Devil”)

Total Nods: 3

Adrian’s Thoughts: The main titles are outstanding. They just are.

 

Orange is the New Black

Nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series, Supporting Actress (Uzo Aduba), Guest Actor Drama (Pablo Schreiber), Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

Total Nods: 4

Adrian’s Thoughts: The changes in the nominations forced OITNB to go from a comedy to a drama because it is an hour long. I thought this season was disappointing and unremarkable. Pablo Schreiber’s bit part this year wasn’t memorable. But the casting in general is pretty good (hubba hubba, Ruby Rose).

 

Orphan Black

Nominations:

Lead Actress (Tatiana Maslany)

Total Nods: 1

Adrian’s Thoughts: I mean, she plays like 1 million roles on one show, so yeah.

 

Parks and Rec

Nominations:

Outstanding Comedy Series; Lead Actress Comedy (Amy Poehler); Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama (Half-Hour)

Total Nods: 3

Adrian’s Thoughts: The is the last year for Parks and Rec. I expect it to win the big two. The newcomers will get their chance next year.

 

Scandal

Nominations:

Guest Actress Drama (Khandi Alexander)

Total Nods: 1

Adrian’s Thoughts: Eh. Ok.

 

The Simpsons

Nominations:

Outstanding Animated Program; Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Dan Castellaneta “Bart’s New Friend”); Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Tress MacNeille “My Fare Lady”); Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Hank Azaria “The Princess Guide”); Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama (Half-Hour)

Total Nods: 5

Adrian’s Thoughts:An oldie, but still a goodie. And the voices are pretty good, too.

 

South Park

Nominations:

Outstanding Animated Program

Total Nods: 1

Adrian’s Thoughts: This year’s South Park major plot point of Randy really being Lorde was a question on Jeopardy! So, yeah it gets an Emmy nomination.

 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Nominations:

Outstanding Comedy Series; Supporting Actor Comedy (Tituss Burgess); Supporting Actress Comedy (Jan Krakowski); Guest Actor Comedy (Jon Hamm); Guest Actress Comedy (Tina Fey); Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series; Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program

Total Nods: 7

Adrian’s Thoughts: Honestly, I haven’t watched it yet. It’s on my list, I swear. But it seems with so many nominations, Ellie Kemper got stiffed.

 

The Walking Dead

Nominations:

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or a Special; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series; Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role (“Conquer”); Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie

Total Nods: 4

Adrian’s Thoughts: The Walkers still haunt my dreams twice a year when I immerse myself in this soap opera with guts. Win all those makeup awards, Greg Nicotero!

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Adrian Puryear

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon, and Breaking Bad are the best things to ever happen to me. I'm only a Three on MeowMeowBeenz. I really want to be a Four.

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