On Thursday, July 13, the nominees for the infamous Primetime Emmy Awards were announced by the Television Academy. Among the candidates were many of our talented Jewish brothers and sisters. On September 8, the awards for Television excellence will be presented on CBS.
For her portrayal of a robotic character Dolores Abernathy on the science fiction series “Westworld,” Evan Rachel Wood has been nominated for lead actress in a drama series.
Liev Schreiber is being considered for lead actor in a drama series for his role as a fixer at a major Los Angeles law firm in the crime-drama series “Ray Donovan.”
A lead actress in a comedy series nomination has gone to Pamela Adlon for her role in “Better Things” as a divorced actress who is bringing up three children on her own. Tracee Ellis Ross is nominated in the same category for her portrayal of as JTA writes it “a biracial anesthesiologist who is the matriarch of an upper-middle-class African-American family in ‘Black-ish.’”
Jeffrey Tambor is nominated for lead actor in a comedy series for his role in “Transparent” as the transgender matriarch of a Jewish family in California.
For her work on “Saturday Night Live,” Vanessa Bayer is nominated for supporting actress in a comedy series. Judith Light is also a nominee in that category for her portrayal of a Jewish transgender woman’s ex-wife in the series “Transparent.”
For his role in “Homeland” as Saul Berenson, the Jewish Middle East Division chief and later acting director of the CIA, Mandy Patinkin is nominated for supporting actor in a drama series.
A nomination for supporting actress in a limited series or movie goes to Jackie Hoffman for her performance in “Feud” as Joan Crawford’s housekeeper.
Ben Mendelsohn is a nominee for best guest actor in a drama series for his role as the black sheep brother who causes family drama when he returns home in the series “Bloodline.” Hank Azaria is also nominated in that category for his performance in “Ray Donovan” as a corrupt former FBI agent who battles with a professional fixer.
For her role as the mother of a man whose short affair made him a father-to-be, the late Carrie Fisher is nominated for best guest actress in a comedy series.
Kevin Kline is a nominee for best voice over for his work has the burger shop owner’s landlord’s voice in the animated sitcom “Bob’s Burgers.”
By Rachel Shapiro