Emmys
Emmy Nominations Flash

Emmy Nominations: Flash's Grodd Nod, Jane's Narrator and More Fun Facts

A certain CGI’d gorilla is going bananas this morning, given that he earned The CW’s freshman drama The Flash its first Emmy nomination.

The speedster series scored a nod in the Outstanding Special Visual Effects for the episode “Grodd Lives,” in which the beast wreaks havoc for Barry Allen & Co.

The other of The CW’s two Emmy noms went to Jane the Virgin‘s Anthony Mendez, who is vying (and rightfully so) in the Outstanding Narrator race.

Other curious and fun facts from the latest crop of Emmy hopefuls:

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Among shows recognized for their final runs, Mad Men collected 11 total nominations. (Series to date, the acclaimed drama is 15-for-105 at the Emmys.) Boardwalk Empire amassed 10 nods, Sons of Anarchy nabbed three and Glee (for original music/lyrics) and True Blood (production design) each grabbed one on their way out.

SUPER KUDOS: Fox’s Gotham fared best among comics-inspired fare, totalling four nods (including for costumes and visual effects). Marvel’s Daredevil has eyes on three prizes (title design, sound editing and visual effects), while Agents of SHIELD, Constantine and the aforementioned The Flash nabbed one apiece. Arrow was shut out again, boxed out of even the stunt category (by Blacklist, Thrones, Boardwalk, Sons and Walking Dead). You keep failing this series, Academy!

24 X 3: Jack Bauer’s return (swan song?) in 24: Live Another Day clocked in with three nominations, yet didn’t make the cut in the Limited Series category.

CRIME DOES PAY: Though not a ratings magnet, ABC’s American Crime — already renewed for Season 2 — scored 10 total nominations, including for Outstanding Limited Series and lead actors Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton.

THE MOST BEST: Earning her sixth nomination for Nurse Jackie, Edie Falco now has amassed a dozen Lead Actress nods (in drama and comedy categories combined), tying her with Angela Lansbury.

STRONG CABLE: The Big 5 broadcast networks combined for 161 total nominations, while a sampling of cable networks known for scripted programming amassed 248. Broadbanders Netflix, Amazon and Yahoo Screen (Community is up for a stunts award!) combined for 47 nods.

GIRL MEETS EMMY?: Disney Channel’s freshman comedy Girl Meets World is among the Outstanding Children’s Program hopefuls, where it will vie against Dog With a Blog, Degrassi and others.

A LITTLE LESS SCANDAL-OUS: ABC’s Scandal, which last year collected its most nods to date (three), this year managed just one, for Mama Pope Khandi Alexander.

LUCKY JINX: HBO’s The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst is up for a half-dozen Emmys, including Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series and Damning Outstanding Sound Editing.

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21 Comments
  1. zert says:

    sons of anarchy has three nominations. stunts, song, makeup

  2. ian says:

    Wait so…. The Walking Dead gets nominated for Stunt Coordination, and not Daredevil?! What the hell is this some kind of joke? No offense to Walking Dead, but seriously Daredevil’s stunt coordination was insanely good

    • zacqua10 says:

      The fight scene at the end of Daredevil’s second episode was better than anything TWD has done in its five seasons. What’s up with that?

    • DavidJ says:

      I’m a huge fan of Daredevil, but I’d say the stunt work on Arrow probably out does even that, with how many massive, complex action sequences they pull off every season.

      • Lizz says:

        The big snub is Arrow. Daredevils stunts are a little more localized. Arrow freakin had someone jump out a window and grab on to a helicopter ladder. After not getting anything after season 2 which was the best stunt work I have given up hope for an Arrow stunt nom. Someone should shoot an arrow into the academy’s knee for that snub and the Jane the Virgin one too

        • brenna says:

          I agree with both of you. Arrow does movie quality stunt work on a regular basis, and to continue to not be nominated is a complete disgrace.

      • tvjunkie says:

        CW does not exist in the Emmy universe. Any and all nominations for a CW show are purely accidental.

  3. Steven says:

    I really hope Jane’s Narrator wins. The show itself should have been nominated though.

    • brandydanforth81 says:

      Same here.Im disappointed Jane,Gina or Jaime didn’t get nominated..but at least the Narrarator did

  4. Luis says:

    Best Narrator? Somewhere, Judge Reinhold is saying, “I’d have retired this award by now.”

  5. theschnauzers says:

    Outlander also got its first nomination for its original music composed by Bear McCreary. (for its first episode, “Sassenach”)

    • Lizo says:

      Bear deserves it. The music on Outlander is breathtakingly good. I don’t think he’ll ever be able to top his genius work on Battlestar Galactica, but he’s definitely one of the most creative and versatile composers working in TV today.

  6. Alexa says:

    Have the technical Emmy nominations ever made sense? They really are shooting fish in a barrel in those categories.

  7. lorna says:

    How does crap like the flash get nominated, and not supernatural?????

    • Simon says:

      They seem pretty much in the same league to me. Flash is fresher though

      • wgsecretary says:

        I’ve been a Supernatural fan since the pilot. But, I have to say that The Flash is also excellent. I wouldn’t say it’s crap by any means. They are different in style and tone. But, I do agree that Supernatural should have received something.

  8. nickp91 says:

    The VFX is so amazing and Grodd Lives is one of my favorite episodes

  9. Huuuuge snub to Arrow yet again in the Stunt category. It’s beyond ridiculous.

    This series should be winning Stunt Co-ordination and to not even be nominated well Fail Emmys, fail…

    So many highlights in the season. It shouldn’t matter that the show is genre, filmed in Canada and aired on the CW.

    Congratulations to everyone on The Flash for the Visual Effects nomination. Very well deserved.

    Cheers!

  10. dlefeb says:

    The Latin Lover Narrator’s nomination is a delight.

    Daredevil getting snubbed for stunts is not.

  11. Brigid says:

    The Emmy’s stink. They have 1 or 2 good nominations and the rest suck. They have never mattered to me because I watch great genre shows that do not need to be recognized by a bunch of people who don’t watch tv. They nominate and vote for people they know in the business wheather they do good work or not. It’s snobbery. I know who the true winners are and they have nothing to do with the Emmy’s. I haven’t watched an awards show in 20 years and will never watch 1 any time soon.