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.