It’s official! The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards this morning hosted by Kerry Washington from “Scandal” and Jimmy Kimmel of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” who will also be the host of the Emmys in September.
Did you know: The Emmy statuette was created in 1948 after the ATAS founders ran a contest for designs for an awards trophy to have for their newly created television industry. Louis McManus, an engineer, submitted the winning design of a winged “muse of art, uplifting the electron of science.” Guess who was the model for the muse? Yes, McManus’ wife. Lucky woman!
Harry Lubcke, a television engineer, (and future Academy president in 1949) suggested the statuette be called “Immy,” one of the tubes in a camera, but it was feminized to “Emmy.” Which fits her perfectly, don’t you think?
Here’s the official announcement that was broadcast earlier today:
Although the list includes many of previously nominated shows and actors, it does include a few new ones. To make things interesting, we decided to break out the different categories for our readers as we’d like you to tell us who you think should get the Emmy. Please, answer our poll and leave a comment on who you think should be the best actor and actress in this category.
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LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
- Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon in “American Horror Story”
- Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in “Game Change”
- Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn in “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
- Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone in “Missing”
- Emma Thompson as She in “The Song of Lunch”
LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
- Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt in “Game Change”
- Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield in “Hatfields & McCoys”
- Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy in “Hatfields & McCoys”
- Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway in “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
- Idris Elba as John Luther in “Luther”
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
- Frances Conroy as Moira in “American Horror Story”
- Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon in “American Horror Story”
- Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace “Game Change”
- Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy in “Hatfields & McCoys”
- Judy Davis as Jill Tankard in “Page Eight”
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
- Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey in “American Horror Story”
- Ed Harris as John McCain in “Game Change”
- Tom Berenger as Jim Vance in “Hatfields & McCoys”
- David Strathairn as John Dos Passos in “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
- Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson in “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”
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About the Emmys: The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live coast to coast on Sunday, September 23rd (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC and will originate from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The telecast will be produced by Don Mischer Productions and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Visit http://www.emmys.tv for more info.