"So to be embraced by the community at this level is really satisfying".
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The idea - the hope - is that being nominated for and wining an Emmy raises the show's and the network's profile, attracts viewers and brings in the needed advertising dollars, Dergarabedian said, though he noted critically acclaimed doesn't always correlate to popularity.
Downton Abbey stars: Unlike The Good Wife, fellow departing series Downton Abbey retained its spot in the drama series race, but its stars - mainstays in the acting races for years (ahem, Jim Carter) - did not fare as well.
Netflix's third-place ranking in nominations was led by 13 nominations for political drama "House of Cards" and six each for documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?" and true-crime show "Making A Murderer". Bryan Cranston is also nominated for his role as former U.S. president Lyndon B Johnson in Sky Atlantic's film All The Way. The show's breakthrough is all the more impressive because it's historically a lot harder for shows to crack the Emmy ceiling after three years.
The fifth season of American Horror Story: Hotel scored eight nominations including nominations for its stars Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates for their supporting work on the series.
But in a break from tradition, this year's runner-up wasn't one of the major broadcast networks but FX, a basic cable channel, which garnered 22 and 18 nominations for its limited series "The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" and "Fargo", respectively.
Game of Thrones is once again dominating the Emmy Awards nominations. The passionate fans of Lifetime's "UnREAL" probably would have liked to see it nominated for best drama, or Shiri Appleby for best actress. Sam Esmail's moody online nightmare broke into the hotly contested Best Drama Series category, and Rami Malek nabbed a nomination for his performance as show's the unstable hacker-wunderkind hero.
Orange is the New Black got just one nomination, for casting.
Empire, Fox's debut melodrama about family feuds in a musical empire, picked up just one nomination despite its success with TV viewers, 17.6 million of whom tuned into the first season finale. On Thursday, July 14, 2016, Dinklage was nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his role as Tyrion Lannister. T.
Also in the best comedy race are HBO's "Silicon Valley", five time victor "Modern Family", and three streaming series: "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", "Master Of None", and "Transparent".
Yet, with the number of original shows on streaming networks like Netflix and Amazon growing ― and not slowing down anytime soon ― it seems likely that favorite internet shows might score bigger in the pool of next year's Emmy nominations.