Amy Schumer, Game of Thrones top Emmy nominee list

This comprehensive list of nominees in key Emmy categories shows off the best in television, as Game of Thrones takes a leading 24 nods, and Canadians including Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany receive high honours.

Canadians Tatiana Maslany, Semi Chellas and Michael J. Fox receive nods

Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany has earned her first nomination for TV's most prominent awards, the Emmys, for her turn in the sci-fi hit Orphan Black. (Tonya Wise/Associated Press)

Canadians Tatiana Maslany, Semi Chellas and Michael J. Fox are among nominees announced today for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards. 

Maslany, a Regina native, is up for best actress in a drama series for her work in Orphan Black. Calgary-born Chellas received her fifth Emmy nomination for Mad Men in the category of best writing in a drama. Meanwhile, Edmonton-born Fox is nominated for best guest actor in a drama in The Good Wife.

Following is a list of nominations in key categories:

Best Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • Orange Is The New Black

Best Comedy Series

  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Veep

Actor in a Drama Series

  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Actress in a Drama Series

  • 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

Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Louis C.K., Louie
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
  • William H. Macy, Shameless
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
  • Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
  • Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer

The Emmys, awarded by the U.S. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, will be handed out in a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sept. 20.

With files from Reuters


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