It was a good day for gay stuff on TV yesterday when the Emmy Nominations were announced. Topping the list was the Liberace Behind The Candelabra which grabbed a very impressive 15 nods, including Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie noms for both Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and a Best Director nod for Steven Soderbergh. Indeed Rob Lowe seems to be the only person involved in the film who didn’t get nominated.
Indeed it almost seems like you need to includes something gay in your show or TV movie to get a lot of Emmy nominations, as all the top shows have included LGBT. American Horror Story: Asylum led the way with 17 nom, folllowed by Game Of Thrones (16), Behind The Candelabra (15), Saturday Night Live (15), Breaking Bad (13), 30 Rock (13), Downton Abbey (12), Mad Men (12) and Modern Family (12 – which included noms for both of the show’s gay couple, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell).
The awards will be handed out September 22nd. You can find the full list of nominees over at Emmy.com.