Mendelsohn: "The day I reached the Bloodline set and found my name on a chair next to Sissy Spacek's was the happiest of my working life."
With the annual 67th Emmy Awards upon us this September, celebrating the crème de la crème of the world of television, homegrown actor Ben Mendelsohn has found himself with a nomination, while Amy Schumer's Inside Amy Schumer has racked up eight nominations.
Melbourne-born Mendelsohn is nominated for Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for his role of Danny Rayburn in the Netflix thriller-drama, Bloodline, competing alongside Game Of Thrones' Peter Dinklage, House Of Cards' Michael Kelly, Better Call Saul's Jonathan Banks, Downton Abbey's Jim Carter and The Good Wife's Alan Cumming.
Meldelsohn said of the nomination, "As an actor who has spent twenty years trying to crack America, the day I reached the Bloodline set and found my name on a chair next to Sissy Spacek's was the happiest of my working life. This has just matched it."
Meanwhile, comedy queen Amy Schumer — who yesterday announced she would perform a one-off stand-up show in Melbourne next week — has found herself with eight nominations for her TV series, including Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, going up against Amy Poehler for Parks & Recreation, Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie, Lisa Kudrow for The Comeback, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep and Lily Tomlin for Grace and Frankie.
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The Comedy Central show was also nominated for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series, Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series, Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics, Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series (for Paul Giamatti's stint on the show), Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series.
Game Of Thrones led the nominations though, the HBO show garnering 24 nods. The latest season of American Horror Story was next with 19 nominations while HBO mini-series Olive Ketteridge (starring Frances McDormand and Bill Murray) earnt 13 and HBO mini-series Bessie (starring Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith) earnt 12. Tied with 11 each are House Of Cards, Transparent and Mad Men. American Crime and Boardwalk Empire scored ten nominations each while HBO comedy Veep landed nine.
Head here for the full list of nominations.