2015 Emmy Nominations By the Numbers
Do you like to itemize things? Are you a fan of numbers and TV shows? This post is just for you.
With the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards just a few days away, we’re breaking down this year’s nominations so that if and when Tatiana Maslany goes way over the time allotted in her acceptance speech, you’ll know why.
Before we get into it, take note of a few rule changes for the 67th edition of the big show. Think of this as a warm-up, if you will: Outstanding Drama and Comedy Series nominees expanded to seven this year (because there are way too many good shows these days); the Outstanding Miniseries category is now called the Outstanding Limited Series; unlike previous years, Guest Actor nominees appeared in less than 50 percent of the show’s episodes.
20: The 67th Primetime Emmys will be handed out live on FOX on Sunday Sept. 20.
37: The age of this year’s Emmys host Andy Samberg.
126: The number of nominations HBO received this year — the most out of any network. Of course, Sunday’s broadcast will only feature a sliver of these categories (also known as the “major” awards).
8: The number of nominations American Horror Story: Freak Show received this year — the most out of any program.
1: The number of times Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany has been nominated in her career so far. She’s not alone in the Emmys first-time nominees club. Give your applause to Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Frances McDormand, Anthony Anderson, Tituss Burgess, Zoe Kazan, Adrien Brody, Pablo Schreiber, Mo’Nique, and Regina King.
2: The number of African-American actresses up for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series prize. This is a first. Good luck to Taraji P. Henson (Empire) and Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder).
3: The number of times you could potentially see Jon Hamm on stage accepting an award on Sunday, if his name or the words Mad Men are called up. (He’s up for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Mad Men, Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Outstanding Drama Series for Mad Men).
12: The number of times Jon Hamm has been nominated in acting categories. Eight of his nominations (including this year’s) have been for Best Actor in Mad Men. As of this moment, he has no Emmy Awards to his name.
34: The number of nominations Netflix received this year for 10 shows including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Grace and Frankie.
15.59 million: The number of viewers the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards received. This is actually the second-highest number of viewers in eight years. Let’s hope Samberg delivers on Sunday.
Happy Emmys Week!