The 2015 Emmy Award nominations have been released and, as is usually the case, several East Enders have made the grade. Here are some of the highlights.
Outstanding Comedy Series: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, one of PopHampton columnist Lee Meyer’s favorite shows this year, will compete against Louie (starring Shelter Islander Louis C.K.), Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Silicon Valley (another office fave), Transparent and HBO’s Veep. Tough competition, but we’re pulling for Kimmy Schmidt, which was created by Hamptons regular Tina Fey.
Outstanding Drama Series: HBO’s smash Game of Thrones—which leads with 24 total nominations—starring Hamptons regular Peter Dinklage, will be up against Riverhead-filmed hit Orange is the New Black and AMC’s Better Call Saul and Mad Men, along with Downton Abbey, Homeland and Netflix political thriller House of Cards.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama: Amagansett homeowner Liev Schreiber was nominated for his role in Showtime’s excellent Ray Donovan. He is up against Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Kyle Chandler in Netflix’s compelling Bloodline, Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), John Hamm (Mad Men) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom).
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy: Racking up the nominations, Shelter Island homeowner Louis C.K. got the nod for the titular role in FX’s Louie. He will be competing with Anthony Anderson (black-ish), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Will Forte (The Last Man On Earth), William H. Macy (Shameless) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent).
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy: Hamptons regular and legendary show biz star Mel Brooks was nominated for The Comedians, while Louis C.K. got his third nom for his appearance on Saturday Night Live. Other nominees: Bradley Whitford (Transparent), Bill Hader (SNL), Jon Hamm (Kimmy Schmidt) and Paul Giamatti (Inside Amy Schumer).
Louie C.K. is also nominated for Directing for a Comedy Series for his “Sleepover” episode of Louie, and for Writing for a Comedy Series for his “Bobby’s House” episode of Louie.
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama: Hamptons resident Alan Alda picked up a nomination for NBC’s The Blacklist, while Quogue’s Michael J. Fox was nominated for his role on CBS hit The Good Wife. Also nominated: F. Murray Abraham (Homeland), Reg E. Cathey (House of Cards), Beau Bridges (Masters Of Sex) and Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black).
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy: Long Island native and Hamptons visitor Edie Falco is nominated for her brutally real performance in Nurse Jackie. Other nominees include Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie).
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Hamptonite Jane Krakowski is nominated for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Also nominated: Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Allison Janney (Mom), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Gaby Hoffman (Transparent) and Anna Chlumsky (Veep).
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama: Hamptons regular Peter Dinklage earned one of Game of Thrones‘ pack-leading 24 nominations for his role as Tyrion Lannister. Also nominated: Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and Michael Kelly (House Of Cards).
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: We’ll be rooting for our local boy’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which will be competing against The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and Late Show With David Letterman.
You can view the full list of nominations at emmys.com. Congratulations to all the nominees!
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