The list of talented stars and entertaining programming to receive Primetime Emmy nods this year is a long one, but don’t fret: Soap Opera Network has scanned the complete list and broken down the show with multiple nominations into an easy-to-see numbers list for those of you who don’t need too many details — except to see who’s in the lead!
They say fast-paced soap operas are good training grounds for primetime gigs, and that must be the case, considering several former soap stars have garnered Primetime Emmy nods this year! In light of the official announcement of the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominees, Soap Opera Network brings you the who, what and where of stars who’ve given sudsers a go.
HBO leads the Prime Emmy pack with 108 nominations, the most of any network this year. “Game of Thrones,” which completed its third season earlier this year with record ratings, powers the network with 16 nominations. “Behind The Candelabra” received 15 nominations, “Phil Spector” received 11 nominations and “Boardwalk Empire” received 10 Nominations.
USA Network miniseries “Political Animals,” which sadly did not move on to become a regularly scheduled primetime series as hoped, has instead become a cult classic and is now a multi-Primetime Emmy award nominee!
The political dramatic soap that followed Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, the former First Lady and Governor of Illinois, and current Secretary of State, who by the conclusion of the mini is once again seeking to become the first female President of the United States, was nominated in the category of Outstanding Miniseries or Movie. Weaver was nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, while co-star and onscreen mother, Ellen Burstyn (Margaret Barrish Worthington), was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie category.
The anticipation leading up to the announcement of the 65th Primetime Emmy awards has been building for weeks, and “Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul and “How I Met Your Mother’s” three-time Emmy winner Neil Patrick Harris (who’s also hosting the ceremony this year) finally made the official list public this morning.
Watch the video below, or read on for the full list from Soap Opera Network detailing who’s in the running for the coveted golden statues!