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Aussie challenges for Emmy

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Game of Thrones and the departed Mad Men are expected to duel for Emmy supremacy, but Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn could cause a major upset.
Mendelsohn is nominated in the supporting actor in a drama series category for his role in drama series Bloodline.

House of Cards Frank Underwood
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) is up against Jon Hamm ( Mad Men).

It’s a race stacked with talent, with Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) and Michael Kelly (House of Cards) the other nominees.


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Banks and Dinklage are the favourites, however Mendelsohn is the dark horse for his role as Danny Rayburn, the black sheep of a Florida Keys family caught in the criminal world.
Game of Thrones dominated the nominations with 24, including outstanding drama series, while American Horror: Freak Show had 19 and Olive Kitteridge 13.

After taking its final bow, Mad Men is the sentimental favourite with 11 nominations, including Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks picking up acting nods.
The Emmy ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles from 5pm Sunday (10am Monday AEST).

"Mad Men" New York Special Screening
Mad Men is the sentimental favourite with 11 nominations.

nominees in key categories for the Emmy awards, which will be handed out in Los Angeles from 5pm Sunday (10am Monday AEST). Angeles on Sunday.

EMMY NOMINEES IN KEY CATEGORIES
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
* Better Call Saul
* Downton Abbey
* Game of Thrones
* Homeland
* House of Cards
* Mad Men
* Orange is the New Black
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
* Louie
* Modern Family
* Parks and Recreation
* Silicon Valley
* Transparent
* Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
* Veep
LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA

The Comeback
Lisa Kudrow: From Friends to The Comeback.

* Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul * Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
* Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
* Jon Hamm, Mad Men
* Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
* Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA
* Taraji P. Henson, Empire
* Claire Danes, Homeland
* Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
* Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
* Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
* Robin Wright, House of Cards
LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY
* Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
* Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
* Don Cheadle, House of Lies
* Will Forte, The Last Man On Earth
* Louis C.K., Louie
* William H. Macy, Shameless
* Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY
* Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
* Lily Tomlin, Grace And Frankie
* Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
* Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
* Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation
* Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA
* Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
* Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
* Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
* Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
* Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
* Michael Kelly, House Of Cards
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA
* Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
* Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones
* Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones
* Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
* Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
* Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black
SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY
* Andre Braugher, “rooklyn Nine-Nine
* Adam Driver, Girls
* Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
* Ty Burrell, Modern Family
* Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
* Tony Hale, Veep
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY
* Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
* Niecy Nash, Getting On
* Julie Bowen, Modern Family
* Allison Janney, Mom
* Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
* Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
* Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
* Anna Chlumsky, Veep