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The Latest: ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Modern Family,’ up for Emmy history

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The Latest: ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Modern Family,’ up for Emmy history

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) – Here’s the latest on the 67th annual Primetime Emmy nominations announced Thursday in West Hollywood, California, by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year’s Emmy Awards have the chance to anoint new record-holders for comedy and drama series with the most wins. “Modern Family” and “Mad Men” each […]

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) – Here’s the latest on the 67th annual Primetime Emmy nominations announced Thursday in West Hollywood, California, by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

This year’s Emmy Awards have the chance to anoint new record-holders for comedy and drama series with the most wins.

“Modern Family” and “Mad Men” each received best series nominations Thursday in their respective categories. If it wins in September, “Modern Family” would have the most Emmy wins for a comedy series, overtaking “Frasier.”

If “Mad Men” wins, it would become most-honored dramatic series, surpassing “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law” and “The West Wing,” which all won four times.

This year’s Emmy Awards is the last shot for “Mad Men,” which ended its run after seven seasons earlier this year. “Modern Family’s” seventh season debuts later this year.

 

Emmy-nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus jokes that she doesn’t have time to watch television, but she’s clearly a “Mad Men” fan.

The actress was nominated Thursday in the best comedy actress category for her work on the HBO series “Veep” and issued a statement with the expediency of a busy head-of-state.

“As President, my staff and I are too busy doing the people’s business to watch television,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote in a statement issued roughly 10 minutes after the nominations were announced. “Nonetheless, we are thrilled to be a part of this celebration of creativity. (Go Jon Hamm!)”

“Veep” snagged nine nominations Thursday morning, while “Mad Men” received 11 nominations for its final season.

 

Some of broadcast television’s biggest shows – in fact, broadcast television itself – can consider itself snubbed by the Emmys.

Television’s most popular comedy, “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS, was not nominated for best comedy, and star Jim Parsons received no love as best actor.

Fox’s “Empire,” which was a sensation upon its premiere last winter, wasn’t nominated for best drama, and star Terrence Howard didn’t get a best actor nod. Actress Taraji P. Henson was nominated for best actress.

“The Good Wife” on CBS, widely considered broadcast’s best drama, was not nominated and neither was its star, Julianna Margulies.

 

As soon as the Emmy nominations were announced, a love fest erupted on Twitter between first-time nominees Amy Schumer and Tatiana Maslany.

Schumer, nominated for lead actress in a comedy series for “Inside Amy Schumer,” started it. She tweeted to Maslany, “ahhhhhhh!!! (hash)notsnubbed.”

Maslany, up for lead actress in a drama series for her work on “Orphan Black,” responded with, “YOU!!! YOU CONGRATULATIONS! I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! You’re my favourite one :),” followed by an unpublishable hashtag.

The fantasy saga “Game of Thrones” received a leading 24 Emmy Awards nominations Thursday.

The drama wasn’t hurt by controversy over its depiction of a female character’s rape, earning five more nominations than it did last year.

It’s a contender again for best drama series, an award that has eluded it.

The TV academy recognized the increasingly diverse talent on TV, giving best actress nods to black stars Taraji P. Henson for “Empire” and Viola Davis for “How to Get Away with Murder.”

That sets up a possibility of a history-making win: An African-American actress has never won the top drama acting award.

 

The reading of Emmy nominations has begun. The nominees for best actor in a drama series are: Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”; Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”; Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”; Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan.”

The nominees for best actress in a drama series are: Claire Danes, “Homeland”; Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”; Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”; Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”; Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”; Robin Wright, “House of Cards.”

Reporters and industry insiders are gathering in the SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, in anticipation of the 8:30 a.m. Emmy nominations.

Top categories will be announced in a five-minute webcast by Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley, who will soon take the stage that is flanked with two giant Emmy Award statuettes.

Reporters grabbed last-minute bites of pastries and sips of coffee before the announcement, while press packets with details about the nominees were parked on a cart outside the theater and closely watched by academy personnel.

The midmorning announcements this year were a welcome change for many attendees after decades of pre-dawn proceedings.

The 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 20 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by Andy Samberg and broadcast live on Fox.

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