Empire star Taraji P. Henson and How to Get Away with Murder actress Viola Davis are the first two African-American women in history to have been nominated in the same Emmy category at the same time.
“This is what it’s supposed to be like. You should recognize actors and creative people in this industry from every level of all colors who do great work”, Latifah said.
“Inside Amy Schumer” earned seven nominations, including best variety sketch series and best comic actress for its star.
Chuck Hodes/FOX Taraji P. Henson (right with “Empire” co-star Terrence Howard) was nominated for best actress, but her Fox show was largely snubbed. The prequel to the now-concluded “Breaking Bad” earned a best drama bid in its first season out. Despite critical praise and Golden Globe wins, “Jane the Virgin” and its charming series star, Gina Rodriguez, was all but ignored by Emmy voters.
Game of Thrones got 24 Emmy nominations, more than any other show this year!
Streaming TV service Netflix, with 34 nominations, continues to challenge the traditional commercial TV networks and pay TV channels.
“The Good Wife” got snubbed yet again.
Their shows were nominated and they received personal nominations for awards too.
Homegrown show “Degrassi” also picked up a nomination for best children’s program, and “Property Brothers” is up for best structured reality series. Will David Letterman’s final season beat Stephen Colbert’s final season or a departing Jon Stewart’s Daily Show in best variety talk show?
Life seems to be imitating art as just as they vie for power in the fictional kingdom of Westeros, two of Game of Thrones’ most compelling actresses Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) go head to head in the Supporting Actress category – here’s hoping that the red carpet doesn’t become a Red Wedding re-enactment.
In a separate tweet she also congratulated her on screen mother. But Emmy voters clearly aren’t.
In comedy series, Amazon’s Transparent and Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt joined last year’s nominees Louie (FX), Modern Family (ABC) and Silicon Valley (HBO).
Modern Family is now tied with Frasier with five comedy series wins.
Also amassing a blinding number of nominations were the usual suspects: Mad Men, Orange Is The New Black, Downton Abbey, House of Cards and Homeland. He joins the likes of fellow category competitors, like Don Cheadle, Will Forte and Louis C.K. Transparent (pictured) nabbed most of the attention, capturing11 nominations, including outstanding comedy series; lead actor, comedy (Jeffrey Tambor); as well as nods for writing and directing in a comedy series.
This year’s Emmy awards ceremony, hosted by Saturday Night Live star Andy Samberg, will be held in Los Angeles on 20 September.