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Women On Top: The 2015 Emmy Nominations

Congratulations to all of the Emmy nominees this year!

Over the past year, many female driven shows and outstanding women characters have been spotlighted on television. Tina Fey's Netflix series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" and "Veep" starring Julia-Louis Dreyfus are up against "Louie," "Modern Family," "Silicon Valley" and "Transparent" for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Women are taking over drama as well with as the breakthrough female driven Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" is a nominee for Outstanding Drama Series among "Better Call Saul," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "House of Cards," and "Mad Men." 

Take a look at the 2015 Emmy nominated actresses below: 

Lead Actress in a Drama
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"
Taraji P. Henson, "Empire"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks & Recreation"
Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"
Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie"

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"
Allison Janney, "Mom"
Jane Krakowski, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Gaby Hoffmann, "Transparent"
Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"
Niecy Nash, "Getting On"

Lead Actress, Miniseries or Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman"
Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Queen Latifah, "Bessie"
Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge"
Emma Thompson, "Sweeney Todd: Live from Lincoln Center"

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Angela Bassett, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Zoe Kazan, "Olive Kitteridge"
Regina King, "American Crime"
Mo’Nique, Bessie Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"

While these actresses are clearly having a moment right now, there are awesome women who work behind the scenes who have also been acknowledged. 

Lesli Linka Glatter of "Homeland" is the only woman nominated in the "Directing for a Drama Series" category, while Jill Soloway of "Transparent" is a nominee in both the Writing for a Comedy Series and Directing for a Comedy Series categories. 

Take a look at the full Emmy nominee list here.

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