The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on NBC on Monday, here are some of LGBT nominees and nominated roles to root for.
Netflix comedy Orange is the New Black is up for 5 awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Taylor Schilling received a nod in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Piper Chapman while Jodie Foster was nominated for her directorial work on the episode "Lesbian Request Denied." ABC's Modern Family joins Orange is the New Black in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, while Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and House of Cards are nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.
Out actors Matt Bomer, Joe Mantello and Jim Parsons are all nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for HBO's The Normal Heart, as were their costars Mark Ruffalo and Alfred Molina. The film is up for 9 awards, including nominations for Larry Kramer in Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special and Ryan Murphy for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. Both Parsons and Murphy picked up two nominations this year. Their second being Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special, respectively.
Sarah Paulson picked up a nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie category for Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story. Jesse Tyler Ferguson is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, as is Andre Braugher for his role as out Captain Ray Holt on FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Saturday Night Live-cast member Kate McKinnon picked up a nod in Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Out director and President of the Directors Guild of America Paris Barclay picked up a nomination in Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for the 100th episode of Glee. Rob Ashford is nominated in Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for his theatrical direction of The Sound of Music Live! NBC special.
LGBT-inclusive series Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef and The Voice are all nominated in Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.
The 66th Creative Arts Awards ceremony were held on August 16. Laverne Cox made history with her nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Her co-star Uzo Aduba received the award.
Don't miss the 66th Emmy Awards live on NBC Monday, August 25 at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT.