“Breaking Bad” was last year’s outstanding drama series.

AMC got some nice love from the Television Academy’s Emmy nominations Thursday, with freshman series “Better Call Saul” nabbing a nomination for Best Drama series and Bob Odenkirk in the running for lead actor (drama). All told the “Breaking Bad” spinoff had 7 nominations.

Also receiving Outstanding Drama nods: PBS’ “Downton Abbey,” HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Showtime’s “Homeland,” Netflix “House of Cards,” AMC’s “Mad Men” and Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black,” which was in the Outstanding Comedy series category last year.

As per usual, HBO had the most nominations (126). Runner-up ABC wasn’t even close with 42 nods. Game of Thrones received the most nominations (24), followed by FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (19).

Series nominated in the Outstanding Comedy category are FX’s “Louie,” ABC’s “Modern Family,” NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” Amazon’s “Transparent,” Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and HBO’s Veep.

Check out the full list of nominees at Emmys.com.

The Daily


Senate Approves Rosenworcel to Chair FCC

No more questions over whether Jessica Rosenworcel will have to leave the FCC when her current term expires at the end of the year.

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.