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October 10,2015

All right, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, cats and kittens everywhere. All the parts are in place and the wheels are in motion for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. This year’s gala gala will be held at the Nokia Theatre in sweet sunny Los Angeles, where the primetime rubber is going to hit the road on September 20. We have tickets for the show here at vipawardshowtickets.com, so you don’t have to feel left out of the action. We even have VIP passes for some of the fancy-schmancy after parties.

Adam Samberg, who has won his own Emmy in 2007 for his work on Saturday Night Live, will be hosting the event. Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy said that he’s excited to have secured the spot for Samberg and that “Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest.” That’s pretty high praise from a pretty large pooh-bah. Samberg currently stars in the Fox series, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for which he won a Golden Globe just last year.

Samberg was his usual cryptic self when he announced that he got the gig. He said, “Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers! Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I’m hosting, and it’s gonna be a wild ride.”

Let’s get to some of the nominations. “Mad Men” and “House of Cards” both received multiple nominations. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright both earned nods again for Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama, while HoC is also in the mix for Outstanding Drama Series. Elisabeth Moss and Jon Hamm will also vie for Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama for “Mad Men” after the show’s seventh season, which was its finale. “Game of Thrones” dominated with an incredible 24 nods. Close behind is “American Horror Story: Freak Show” with 19.

Repeat nominees deserving mention include Jeffrey Tambor for his wild role on “Transparent,” which brought home 11 nominations and Uzo Aduba from “Orange is the New Black.” AMC ‘s newcomer “Better Call Saul” gathered in 7 nominations, including Best Series and Best Lead Actor in Bob Odenkirk, and a couple of Netflix’s new series were also honored, including “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Bloodline.” Oscar nominee Viola Davis is also up for a coveted Emmy. She was nominated in the Best Lead Actress category for her role on “How to Get Away With Murder.” Everywhere-at-once girl Amy Schumer’s breakout year now includes 7 nominations for her show “Inside Amy Schumer.”

Other nominees include “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent,” “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “Veep” for Comedy Series.

For Actress in a Comedy Series, nominees include Edie Falco for “Nurse Jackie,” Lisa Kudrow for “The Comeback,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep,” Amy Poehler for “Parks and Recreation,” Amy Schumer for “Inside Amy Schumer” and Lily Tomlin for “Grace and Frankie.”

Actor in a Comedy Series nods went to Anthony Anderson for “Black-ish,” Louis CK for “Louie,” Don Cheadle for “House of Lies,” Will Forte for “Last Man on Earth,” Matt LeBlanc for “Episodes,” William H. Macy for “Shameless” and Jeffrey Tambor for “Transparent.”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominations were won by Andre Braugher for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Adam Driver for “Girls,” Keegan-Michael Key for “Key & Peele,” Ty Burrell for “Modern Family,” Tituss Burgess for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and Tony Hale for “Veep.”

For Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, the nominees are Mayim Bialik for “The Big Bang Theory,” Niecy Nash for “Getting On,” Julie Bowen for “Modern Family,” Allison Janney for “Mom,” Kate McKinnon for “Saturday Night Live,” Gaby Hoffmann for “Transparent,” Jane Krakowski for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and Anna Chlumsky for “Veep.”

The Drama Series nods went to “Better Call Saul,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mad Men” and “Orange Is the New Black.”

We’ll announce more nominees in our next blog, so don’t go away. In fact, this is a great time to visit vipawardshowtickets.com and secure your VIP tickets to this year’s EMMY awards. There’s nothing like attending a major awards show, and this year’s EMMYs will be no exception. Be there or be at your friend’s house for day old guacamole and chips.