Showtime Honored with Most Lead Actor/Actress Emmy Nominations

This morning, SHOWTIME was recognized with the most lead performer series nominations of any network or streaming service, and as the only network or streaming service to have lead actor and actress nominations in both comedy and drama - honored with Primetime Emmy Award nominations for eight out of its 10 eligible original series. Continuing to dominate in the actor categories, SHOWTIME received 10 actor nominations including HOMELAND's Claire Danes, RAY DONOVAN's Liev Schreiber, and guest starring nods for MASTERS OF SEX's Beau Bridges and Allison Janney, HOMELAND's F. Murray Abraham and SHAMELESS' Joan Cusack. For the second year in a row, SHOWTIME has the most lead actor comedy contenders - with nominee incumbents HOUSE OF LIES' Don Cheadle, EPISODES' Matt LeBlanc and SHAMELESS' William H. Macy. NURSE JACKIE's Edie Falco received her sixth nomination for the series' final season. This is Falco's 13th Emmy nomination and 12th in the lead actress category, now tying as the most nominated Lead Actress series performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards.

In an unprecedented move, HOMELAND returned to the Outstanding Drama Series category, which the series won in its freshman season and was nominated in 2013. Claire Danes received her fifth Emmy nomination for Lead Actress for Drama Series. Danes previously won two Emmys for her acclaimed role as "Carrie Mathison." F. Murray Abraham received his first ever Emmy nomination for Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Lesli Linka Glatter was recognized with her third Emmy nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for episode 406, "From A To B And Back Again," the only female directing contender in her category. The series also received its fourth nomination for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour).

Liev Schreiber was honored with his first series Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his lead role on the hit series RAY DONOVAN. The critically-acclaimed drama series MASTERS OF SEX saw guest stars Beau Bridges and Allison Janney honored for the second consecutive year for their roles as "Barton and Margaret Scully." Today's nominations mark Bridges' sixteenth Emmy nomination and Janney's ninth and tenth nominations (she was also nominated today for CBS' Mom). Janney took home two Emmys last year for her roles in both series. MASTERS OF SEX also garnered a nomination for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More) for Michael Wylie, Elizabeth H. Gray, and Halina Siwolop. RAY DONOVAN and MASTERS OF SEX airs Sundays starting at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

SHAMELESS' William H. Macy is two for two since the series' comedy category switch, receiving his second consecutive Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series nomination. This is Macy's eleventh nomination overall. Joan Cusack received her fifth consecutive Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress for her role as "Sheila Jackson."

Don Cheadle was once again recognized for his role as "Marty Kaan" in HOUSE OF LIES, his eighth Emmy nomination, and fourth consecutive nomination for the series. Also nominated for the fourth consecutive time in the lead comedy actor category was EPISODES' Matt LeBlanc, for his critically-acclaimed work playing a fictional version of himself. Today's nomination is LeBlanc's seventh overall. EPISODES' series creators and executive producers David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik were honored with their fourth consecutive writing nomination for "Episode 409."

Psychological thriller PENNY DREADFUL's freshman season received three Emmy nominations this morning, includingOutstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or a Special for artists Nick Dudman, Sarita Allison and Barney Nikolic, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) for Abel Korzeniowski, and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. The PENNY DREADFUL contenders are all first-time nominees.

The full list of SHOWTIME nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series

Homeland • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Homeland • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Ray Donovan • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, The Mark Gordon Company, Bider Sweet

Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Episodes • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions

Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc

House Of Lies • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Crescendo Productions, Refugee Productions, Matthew Carnahan Circus Products

Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan

Shameless • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television

William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Nurse Jackie • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, A Caryn Mandabach Production, Clyde Phillips Productions

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Homeland • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet

F. Murray Abraham as Dar Adal

Masters Of Sex • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Sony Pictures Television, Round Two Productions, Timberman/Beverly Productions

Beau Bridges as Barton Scully

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Masters Of Sex • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Sony Pictures Television, Round Two Productions, Timberman/Beverly Productions

Allison Janney as Margaret Scully

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Homeland • From A To B And Back Again • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet

Lesli Linka Glatter, Directed by

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Shameless • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television

Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

Episodes • Episode 409 • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions

David Crane, Written by

Jeffrey Klarik, Written by

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Program (One Hour Or More)

Masters Of Sex • Blackbird • Below The Belt • One For The Money, Two For The Show • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Sony Pictures Television, Round Two Productions, Timberman/Beverly Productions

Michael Wylie, Production Designer

Elizabeth H. Gray, Art Director

Halina Siwolop, Set Decorator

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or A Special

Penny Dreadful • Grand Guignol • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents in association with SKY

Nick Dudman, Special Makeup Effects Department Head

Sarita Allison, Key Special Makeup Effects Artist

Barney Nikolic, Makeup Artist

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

Penny Dreadful • Closer Than Sisters • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents in association with SKY

Abel Korzeniowski, Music by

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Penny Dreadful • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents in association with SKY

Abel Korzeniowski, Theme by

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)

Homeland • Redux • SHOWTIME • SHOWTIME Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet

Dieter Keck, Sound Mixer

Nello Torri, Re-Recording Mixer

Alan Decker, Re-Recording Mixer

Larold Rebhun, Scoring Mixer

The Primetime Emmy Awards celebrate excellence in national primetime programming, awarding top honors at the annual Creative Arts and Primetime Awards ceremonies. A symbol of peer recognition from over 17,000 Television Academy members, more than two-dozen peer groups vote for the category of competition in their field of expertise.




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