In July, the Television Academy announced the nominations for the 68th annual Emmy® Awards. The announcement was made during a live broadcast at the Academy’s nominations breakfast.
Local television projects received a number of nominations which marked milestones for the region. The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story received 22 total nominations, making the mini-series this year’s second largest nomination recipient.
In the category of Outstanding Lead Performer – Limited Series or Movie (actor and actress) nominations were awarded to Sarah Paulson in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, as well as in American Horror Story: Hotel. Actors Courtney B. Vance (Johnnie Cochran) and Cuba Gooding, Jr. (O.J. Simpson) both received nods for their work in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
In the Outstanding Lead Performer – Comedy Series category, nominations were given to newcomers Thomas Middleditch for the role of Richard Hendriks in Silicon Valley and Tracee Ellis Ross for her role as Rainbow Johnson in black-ish.
Additionally, Laurie Metcalf received multiple nominations in the lead comedy category for Getting On, for her comedic guest work in The Big Bang Theory and her dramatic guest work in Horace and Pete.
The televised broadcast of the 68th annual Emmy Awards takes place on Sunday, September 18. Check your local listings for show times!
FilmL.A. extends its congratulations to all Emmy Award nominees, with special congrats to those hailing from the state of California.