2015 Primetime Emmy comedy nominees

The nominees for 2015’s Primetime Emmy Awards were revealed Thursday, and there’s plenty of honors and kudos to go around — from broadcast networks to cable channels to streaming online sites, everyone found something to be happy about.

Even amid the snubs.

But first, the congratulations! Twenty-five nominations for Comedy Central. Eight just for Saturday Night Live, boosted by its SNL40 primetime special in February. Transparent, on Amazon.com, led all comedies with 11 nominations, even if you quibble over the comedic content on that show it’s great. Funny or Die earned nominations via webseries, TV series and game show. Louis CK now has 35 nominations in his history, adding nods for his TV series on FX, hosting SNL and also putting out a stand-up special via his website.

The finale segments for Letterman and Colbert each received recognition. Bob Odenkirk is up for best actor in a drama!

Comedy series that can boast at least one Emmy nomination somewhere include: The Big Bang Theory, Black-ish, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Comedians, The Comeback, Community, Episodes, Getting On, Girls, Glee, Grace and Frankie, House of Lies, Hot in Cleveland, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Jane the Virgin, The Last Man on Earth, Louie, Mike & Molly, The Mindy Project, Modern Family, Mom, Nurse Jackie, Parks and Recreation, Shameless, Silicon Valley, 2 Broke Girls, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep.

All of this year’s Emmy nominees can be found on the Emmys site. Winners announced Sept. 20, 2015, on FOX, hosted by Andy Samberg.

Comedy Series
Modern Family
Parks & Recreation
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Lead actor in a comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Variety Talk Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight
The Late Show
The Tonight Show

Variety Sketch Series
Drunk History
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Peele
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Mel Brooks, The Comedians
Paul Giamatti, Inside Amy Schumer
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Bradley Whitford Transparent
Jon Hamm, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Gaby Hoffmann, Girls
Pamela Adlon, Louie
Elizabeth Banks, Modern Family
Joan Cusack Shameless
Tina Fey, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Episodes • Episode 409 • Showtime
David Crane, Written by
Jeffrey Klarik, Written by

The Last Man On Earth • Alive In Tucson (Pilot) • FOX
Will Forte, Written by

Louie • Bobby’s House • FX Networks
Louis C.K., Written by

Silicon Valley • Two Days Of The Condor • HBO
Alec Berg, Written by

Transparent • Pilot • Amazon Instant Video
Jill Soloway, Written by

Veep • Election Night • HBO
Simon Blackwell, Teleplay and Story by
Armando Iannucci, Story by
Tony Roche, Teleplay and Story by

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
The Last Man On Earth • Alive In Tucson (Pilot) • FOX
Phil Lord, Directed by
Christopher Miller, Directed by

Louie • Sleepover • FX Networks
Louis C.K., Directed by

Silicon Valley • Sand Hill Shuffle • HBO
Mike Judge, Directed by

Transparent • Best New Girl • Amazon Instant Video
Jill Soloway, Directed by

Veep • Testimony • HBO
Armando Iannucci, Directed by

Outstanding Variety Special
Bill Maher: Live From D.C. • HBO

The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS
Louis C.K.: Live At The Comedy Store • Louisck.net

Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen • HBO

The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special • NBC

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! • PBS

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
Opus Moreschi, Head Writer
Stephen Colbert, Writer
Tom Purcell, Writer
Barry Julien, Writer
Paul Dinello, Writer
Matt Lappin, Writer
Jay Katsir, Writer
Michael Brumm, Writer
Rob Dubbin, Writer
Glenn Eichler, Writer
Max Werner, Writer
Eric Drysdale, Writer
Nate Charny, Writer
Aaron Cohen, Writer
Gabe Gronli, Writer
Ariel Dumas, Writer

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central
Elliott Kalan, Head Writer
Adam Lowitt, Writer
Steve Bodow, Writer
Jon Stewart, Writer
Dan Amira, Writer
Travon Free, Writer
Hallie Haglund, Writer
Matt Koff, Writer
Dan McCoy, Writer
Jo Miller, Writer
Zhubin Parang, Writer
Daniel Radosh, Writer
Lauren Sarver, Writer
Owen Parsons, Writer
Delaney Yeager, Writer

Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central
Jessi Klein, Head Writer
Hallie Cantor, Writer
Kim Caramele, Writer
Kyle Dunnigan, Writer
Jon Glaser, Writer
Christine Nangle, Writer
Kurt Metzger, Writer
Daniel Powell, Writer
Tami Sagher, Writer
Amy Schumer, Writer

Key & Peele • Comedy Central
Jay Martel, Writer
Ian Roberts, Writer
Keegan-Michael Key, Writer
Jordan Peele, Writer

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • HBO
Kevin Avery, Writer
Tim Carvell, Writer
Dan Gurewitch, Writer
Geoff Haggerty, Writer
Jeff Maurer, Wrtier
John Oliver, Writer
Scott Sherman, Writer
Will Tracy, Writer
Jill Twiss, Writer
Juli Weiner, Writer
Josh Gondelman, Writer

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards • NBC
Barry Adelman, Written by
Tina Fey, Special Material by
Amy Poehler, Special Material by
Jon Macks, Special Material by
Dave Boone, Special Material by
Alex Baze, Special Material by
Robert Carlock, Special Material by
Sam Means, Special Material by
Seth Meyers, Special Material by
Michael Shoemaker, Special Material by
Eric Gurian, Special Material by
Meredith Scardino, Special Material by

Key & Peele Super Bowl Special • Comedy Central
Brendan Hunt, Written by
Keegan-Michael Key, Written by
Jordan Peele, Written by
Rich Talarico, Written by

Louis C.K.: Live At The Comedy Store • LouisCK.net
Louis C.K., Written by

Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen • HBO
Mel Brooks, Written by

The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special • NBC
James Anderson, Written by
Fred Armisen, Written by
Tina Fey, Written by
Steve Higgins, Written by
Chris Kelly, Written by
Erik Kenward, Written by
Rob Klein, Written by
Seth Meyers, Written by
Lorne Michaels, Written by
John Mulaney, Written by
Paula Pell, Written by
Jeff Richmond, Written by
Andy Samberg, Written by
Akiva Schaffer, Written by
Tom Schiller, Written by
Sarah Schnieder, Written by
Marc Shaiman, Written by
Michael Shoemaker, Written by
Robert Smigel, Written by
Emily Spivey, Written by
Kent Sublette, Written by
Jorma Taccone, Written by
Bryan Tucker, Written by

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report • Show 11040 • Comedy Central
James Hoskinson, Directed by

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Show 20103 • Comedy Central
Chuck O’Neil, Directed by

Inside Amy Schumer • 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central
Amy Schumer, Directed by
Ryan McFaul, Directed by

Late Show With David Letterman • Show 4214 • CBS
Jerry Foley, Directed by

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • Show 203 • NBC
Dave Diomedi, Directed by


Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program
Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Brad Pitt • FunnyOrDie.com • Funny Or Die
Mike Farah, Executive Producer
Scott Aukerman, Executive Producer
Zach Galifianakis, Executive Producer
BJ Porter, Executive Producer
Sean Boyle, Producer
Michelle Fox, Producer

Billy On The Street With First Lady Michelle Obama, Big Bird And Elena!!! • FunnyOrDie.com
Billy Eichner, Executive Producer
Mike Farah, Executive Producer
Anna Wenger, Executive Producer
Doug Brady, Co-Executive Producer
Elizabeth Baquet, Producer

Childrens Hospital • Just Like Cyrano de Bergerac • Adult Swim
Rob Corddry, Executive Producer
Jonathan Stern, Executive Producer
David Wain, Executive Producer
Mike Lazzo, Executive Producer
Keith Crofford, Executive Producer
Ken Marino, Co-Executive Producer

Key & Peele Presents Van And Mike: The Ascension • Episode 5 • ComedyCentral.com
Keegan-Michael Key, Executive Producer
Jordan Peele, Executive Producer
Peter Atencio, Executive Producer
Tara Schuster, Producer
Matt Enlow, Producer

Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Starring Katy Perry • NBC
Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer
Robert Paine, Supervising Producer
Katy Perry, Performer


Outstanding Interactive Program
@midnight With Chris Hardwick • Comedy Central • Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Nerdist Industries, Serious Business, Aloha Productions, Garant Lennon Productions, Brillstein Entertainment Partners

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Sixteen String Jack Productions and Avalon Television, Inc.

Saturday Night Live: SNL40 • NBC • NBC Entertainment and Broadway Video NBC Entertainment

Talking Dead • AMC • AMC Studios / Embassy Row

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway Video NBC / Tonight Show

Outstanding Animated Program
Archer • Pocket Listing • FX Networks • FX Productions
Bob’s Burgers • Can’t Buy Me Math • FOX • Bento Box Entertainment
Over The Garden Wall • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios
The Simpsons • Treehouse Of Horror XXV • FOX • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television
South Park • Freemium Isn’t Free • Comedy Central • Central Productions

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Bob’s Burgers • Eat, Spray, Linda • FOX
John Roberts as Linda Belcher and Tim
Family Guy • Our Idiot Brian • FOX
Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Brian Griffin and Dr. Hartman
Robot Chicken • Victoria’s Secret Of Nimph • Adult Swim
Seth Green as The Nerd, Quarterback, Pirates, Bryan Mills/Liam Neeson, Batman and The Count
The Simpsons • Bart’s New Friend • FOX
Dan Castellaneta as Homer Simpson
The Simpsons • My Fare Lady • FOX
Tress MacNeille as Laney Fontaine, Shauna and Mrs. Muntz
The Simpsons • The Princess Guide • FOX
Hank Azaria as Moe Szyslak and Pedicab Driver

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Louie • FX Networks
Gayle Keller, Casting Director
Modern Family • ABC
Jeff Greenberg, CSA, Casting Director
Transparent • Amazon Instant Video
Eyde Belasco, CSA, Casting Director
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt • Netflix
Jennifer Euston, CSA, Casting Director
Meredith Tucker, Casting Director
Veep • HBO
Allison Jones, Casting Director
Meredith Tucker, Casting Director
Pat Moran, CSA, Casting Director

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
Inside Amy Schumer • Last F**kable Day • Comedy Central
Nick Paley, Editor
Laura Weinberg, Editor
Jesse Gordon, Editor
Billy Song, Editor
The Last Man On Earth • Alive In Tuscon • FOX
Stacey Schroeder, Editor
Silicon Valley • Sand Hill Shuffle • HBO
Tim Roche, Editor
Silicon Valley • Two Days Of The Condor • HBO
Brian Merken, Editor
Transparent • Pilot • Amazon Instant Video
Catherine Haight, Editor
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • The Comic Book Store Regeneration • CBS
Peter Chakos, Editor
Hot In Cleveland • I Hate Goodbyes • TV Land
Ronald A. Volk, ACE, Editor
Mike & Molly • Fight To The Finish • CBS
Stephen Prime, Editor
2 Broke Girls • And The Move-In Meltdown • CBS
Darryl Bates, ACE, Editor
Ben Bosse, Editor


Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming
The Colbert Report • Farewell Colbert (segment) • Comedy Central
Jason Baker, Editor
CONAN • Conan In Cuba • TBS
Robert James Ashe, Lead Editor
Christopher P. Heller, Editor
Dave Grecu, Editor
Key & Peele • Scariest Movie Ever • Comedy Central
Rich LaBrie, Editor
Christian Hoffman, Editor
Phil Davis, Additional Editor
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver • N.S.A. Edward Snowden (segment) • HBO
Ryan Barger, Editor
Late Show With David Letterman • Finale Montage (segment) • CBS
Mark Spada, Senior Editor
Andrew Evangelista, Editor

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
The Comedians • Celebrity Guest / Song Title: Kiss An Old Man • FX Networks
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Lyrics by
Robert Lopez, Music by
Glee • Dreams Come True / Song Title: This Time • FOX
Darren Criss, Music & Lyrics by
How Murray Saved Christmas • Song Title: You Gotta Believe • NBC
Walter Murphy, Music by
Mike Reiss, Lyrics by
Inside Amy Schumer • Cool With It / Song Title: Girl You Don’t Need Make Up • Comedy Central
Kyle Dunnigan, Music & Lyrics by Jim Roach, Music by
The Oscars • Song Title: Moving Pictures • ABC
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Music & Lyrics by
Robert Lopez, Music & Lyrics by
Sons Of Anarchy • Papa’s Goods / Song Title: Come Join The Murder • FX Networks
Bob Thiele, Music & Lyrics by
Kurt Sutter, Music & Lyrics by
Jake Smith, Music & Lyrics by

ALSO…check out these funny people nominated in other categories
Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie 
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Television Movie
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Writing for Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special
Hello Ladies: The Movie • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Four Eyes Entertainment, Quantity Entertainment and ABC Studios
Stephen Merchant, Written by
Gene Stupnitsky, Written by
Lee Eisenberg, Written by
Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night

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