Peter Dinklage is once again nominated at the Emmys for playing Tyrion Lannister on HBO's "Game of Thrones." He has been nodded all four seasons as Best Drama Supporting Actor, winning his first time out in 2011 for the episode "Baelor."
On Wednesday, we'll talk with Taylor Schilling about her first-ever Emmy nomination for her role in the Netflix dramedy "Orange is the New Black." Join us for our live chat on July 30, at 11:30am PT/2:30pm ET on Gold Derby's home page.
A four-time contender for Best Reality Host for "So You Think You Can Dance," Cat Deeley likes the idea of someday hosting the Emmys herself. "I think it would be a great, fun show to do," she said in our recent video chat (watch below). "I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would ever even be at the Emmys, let alone nominated for an Emmy, let alone nominated four times, let alone host them."
After more than two decades of directing TV comedies, Gail Mancuso picked up her first-ever Emmy last year for helming the "Modern Family" episode "Arrested." She is back to defend her title, this time with the complicated episode "Las Vegas."
In our recent webcam chat (watch below), she showed off her Emmy and its custom-built suitcase, revealing, "For some reason I was super nervous, and all of a sudden you see the cameraman come over close to get your close-up. It's like these things start building, and your heart starts fluttering, and my husband is holding my hand. It really is an amazing feeling, and I'm so honored."
Netflix is once again a powerhouse at the Emmy awards, with original productions "House of Cards" (13 nods), "Orange is the New Black" (12), "The Square" (4), "Derek" (1) and "Brave Miss World" (1) giving the streaming network a record-high 31 bids.
But did you know there are nine Emmy-nominated series from other networks currently available on this service as well? Thanks to Netflix, you can easily catch up on many of this year's most-nominated shows... and a few rather obscure gems too. Scroll down to see the complete list exclusively uncovered by Gold Derby.
Receiving the first Emmy nomination of his three-decade career for "Veep," Gary Cole revealed, “It was a very pleasant surprise.” In our recent webcam chat (watch below), he explained that on nominations morning, "I literally did not know that anything was taking place, so I started to get a lot of emails. I was at the gym actually... So I checked the category and indeed found that the evidence was true: I was nominated." Cole contends for Guest Comedy Actor for his role as political strategist Kent Davison.
Allison Janney has a strong chance of winning two acting Emmy Awards in the same year. She leads our Gold Derby odds for both Best Comedy Supporting Actress for "Mom" and Best Drama Guest Actress for "Masters of Sex." As she revealed in our recent webcam chat (watch below), "I am very thankful that they are so completely different. It would be impossible if the characters were close in characteristics."
The three-hour finale of "The Bachelorette" was nothing if not eventful. After her last romantic dates with her final two and meetings with her parents, Andi Dorfman picked Josh M. as the winner (as our users predicted), he proposed, and she accepted, leading to happy kisses in the Dominican Republic, whose tourism board sponsored the episode's scenic locales.
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Taylor Schilling ("Orange is the New Black")
Wednesday, July 30, 11:30 a.m. PT; 2:30 p.m. ET
Adam Bernstein ("Fargo" director)
Wednesday, July 30, 1:00 p.m. PT; 4:00 p.m. ET
Kate Mulgrew ("Orange is the New Black")
Thursday, July 31, 10:00 a.m. PT; 1:00 p.m. ET
Ryan Murphy ("The Normal Heart" & "AHS: Coven")
Thursday, July 31, 12:00 p.m. PT; 3:00 p.m. ET
Anna Chlumsky ("Veep")
Thursday, July 31, 12:30 p.m. PT; 3:30 p.m. ET
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Every actor submits only one sample episode, which will be judged by other actors (ranging from 25 to 75 per category jury) between July 28 and August 14. TV series submit six, which will be split into three pairs to be distributed randomly to about 300 voters. We now have uncovered every single title submitted for the 2014 races. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODES
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DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Kate Burton ("Scandal")
Jane Fonda ("The Newsroom")
Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex")
Kate Mara ("House of Cards")
Margo Martindale ("The Americans")
Diana Rigg ("Game of Thrones")