Thrones reigns in TV award nominations
AUSTRALIANS have had mixed success at this year’s Emmy nomination ceremony, with Ben Mendelsohn scoring a nod and Frances O’Connor and Nicole Kidman missing out.
There were plenty of surprise nominations and snubs across the categories for TV’s biggest awards.
Game of Thrones ruled the ceremony with 24 nominations, including one for outstanding drama series, while American Horror: Freak Show had 19 and Olive Kitteridge 13.
TV drama Mad Men, after its final season, was showered with 11 nominations including challenging Game of Thrones for drama series, and Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks picking up acting nods.
Mendelsohn is nominated in the supporting actor in a drama series for his role in Netflix’s Bloodline.
Streaming TV service Netflix, with 34 nominations, continues to challenge the traditional commercial TV networks and pay TV channels.
Mendelsohn will compete with Jonathan Banks ( Better Call Saul), Peter Dinklage ( Game of Thrones), Jim Carter ( Downton Abbey), Alan Cumming ( The Good Wife) and Michael Kelly ( House of Cards).
In Bloodline Mendelsohn plays Danny Rayburn, the black sheep of a family who gets caught up in the criminal world.