Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black
Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany has been snubbed in previous years but this time round she earns her first nomination for outstanding lead actress in a drama seriesYouTube) (Temple Street Productions/BBC America/Bell Media

Every award show has certain nominations that will either happily surprise audiences or disappoint them. And no other award show does this quite like the Emmys. Television fandom is bigger than ever and when people get attached to their favourite shows, they want to see them earn the accolades they believe they so rightfully deserve.

The 2015 Emmy nominations are no different, from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt fans seeing their favourite comedy show is up for a number of awards, to avid Scandal watchers up in arms that once again it is not up for outstanding drama series.

But despite there being a few snubs – The Good Wife failed to get itself into the drama category and Laverne Cox surprisingly did not get a best supporting actress nod for her work on Orange Is The New Black – this year seems to have more good shock votes than bad.

Orphan Black fans everywhere were probably the most excited, as lead actress Tatiana Maslany earns her first ever Emmy nomination after the popular sci-fi show's third season. She plays multiple characters on the show, portraying clones Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena and Rachel, while also playing guest clones in the occasional episode. She even voiced a scorpion in the most recent series.

Due to Maslany playing so many diverse roles, often in the same scene, fans were adamant she deserved some kind of official recognition and 2015 could mark the year they finally get their wish.

Another new name we are pleased to see in the running is relative newcomer to the comedy game Amy Schumer, who has managed to bag herself an outstanding comedy actress nomination as well as her show, Inside Amy Schumer, being up for outstanding variety sketch series.

Netflix has proved its worth, getting nominations for many of its original programmes, including House Of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Bloodline, Derek and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Not quite so surprisingly, though, Game Of Thrones earned itself a whopping 24 nominations, leading the pack with the most nods, while usual suspects American Horror Story, Homeland and Modern Family got several mentions when the announcements were made last night (16 July).

Read up on all the important categories nominations below...

Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones
Game Of Thrones earned itself a number of nominations for the 2015 Emmy Awards including outstanding drama seriesHBO

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler - Bloodline

Jeff Daniels - The Newsroom

Jon Hamm - Mad Men

Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey - House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Homeland season 5 Carrie and Quinn
This nomination marks Claire Danes's fourth for her portrayal of CIA agent Carrie Mathison on HomelandShowtime

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson - black-ish

Louis CK - Louie

Don Cheadle - House Of Lies

Will Forte - Last Man On Earth

Matt LeBlanc - Episodes

William H. Macy - Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie

Lisa Kudrow - The Comeback

Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep

Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation

Amy Schumer - Inside Amy Schumer

Lily Tomlin - Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks - Better Call Saul

Ben Mendelsohn - Bloodline

Jim Carter - Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage - Game Of Thrones

Michael Kelly - House Of Cards

Alan Cumming - The Good Wife

Orange is the New Black
It's proven a great year for Netflix as Orange Is The New Black, House Of Cards, Bloodline and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt all earning multiple nominationsTilted Productions

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Joanne Froggatt - Downton Abbey

Lena Headey - Game Of Thrones

Emilia Clarke - Game Of Thrones

Christina Hendricks - Mad Men

Uzo Aduba - Orange Is The New Black

Christine Baranski - The Good Wife

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Niecy Nash - Getting On

Julie Bowen - Modern Family

Allison Janney - Mom

Kate McKinnon - Saturday Night Live

Mayim Bialik - The Big Bang Theory

Gaby Hoffmann - Transparent

Jane Krakowski - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Anna Chlumsky - Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Adam Driver - Girls

Keegan-Michael Key - Key & Peele

Ty Burrell - Modern Family

Tituss Burgess - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tony Hale - Veep

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Numerous cast members of Modern Family are up for awards this year, including Julie Bowen (pictured) and on-screen husband Ty BurrellABC

Outstanding Miniseries

American Crime

American Horror Story: Freak Show

The Honorable Woman

Olive Kitteridge

Wolf Hall

Outstanding Television Movie

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Curtain, Poirot's Last Case

Bessie

Grace Of Monaco

Hello Ladies: The Movie

Killing Jesus

Nightingale

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Timothy Hutton - American Crime

Ricky Gervais - Derek Special

Adrien Brody - Houdini

David Oyelowo - Nightingale

Richard Jenkins - Olive Kitteridge

Mark Rylance - Wolf Hall

American horror story Freak show
Evan Peters and Emma Roberts in last year's American Horror Story: Freakshow FX

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Felicity Huffman - American Crime

Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Freak Show

Queen Latifah - Bessie

Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Honorable Woman

Frances McDormand - Olive Kitteridge

Emma Thompson - Sweeney Todd

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Richard Cabral - American Crime

Denis O'Hare - American Horror Story: Freak Show

Finn Wittrock - American Horror Story: Freak Show

Michael Kenneth Williams - Bessie

Bill Murray - Olive Kitteridge

Damian Lewis - Wolf Hall

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Regina King - American Crime

Sarah Paulson - American Horror Story: Freak Show

Angela Bassett - American Horror Story: Freak Show

Kathy Bates - American Horror Story: Freak Show

Mo'Nique - Bessie

Zoe Kazan - Olive Kitteridge

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Mariah Carey visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at Rockefeller Centre in New YorkGetty

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight

Late Show With David Letterman

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Drunk History

Inside Amy Schumer

Key & Peele

Portlandia

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality-Competition Programme

The Amazing Race

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Structured Reality Programme

Antiques Roadshow

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Mythbusters

Property Brothers

Shark Tank

Undercover Boss

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Programme

Alaska: The Last Frontier

Deadliest Catch

Intervention

Million Dollar Listing New York

Naked and Afraid

Wahlburgers

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Programme

Tom Bergeron - Dancing With The Stars

Jane Lynch - Hollywood Game Night

Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn - Project Runway

Cat Deeley - So You Think You Can Dance

Anthony Bourdain - The Taste

Outstanding Variety Special

Bill Maher: Live From DC

The Kennedy Center Honors

Louis CK: Live At The Comedy Store

Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen

The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE!

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

House of Cards
House Of Cards earned nominations in multiple categories including outstanding actor nods for both leads, Kevin Spacey and Robin WrightNetflix

Alan Alda - The Blacklist

Michael J Fox - The Good Wife

F Murray Abraham - Homeland

Reg E Cathey - House Of Cards

Beau Bridges - Masters Of Sex

Pablo Schreiber - Orange Is The New Black

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Margo Martindale - The Americans

Diana Rigg - Game Of Thrones

Rachel Brosnahan - House Of Cards

Cicely Tyson - How To Get Away With Murder

Allison Janney - Masters Of Sex

Khandi Alexander - Scandal

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Mel Brooks - The Comedians

Paul Giamatti - Inside Amy Schumer

Bill Hader - Saturday Night Live

Louis CK - Saturday Night Live

Bradley Whitford - Transparent

Jon Hamm - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tina Fey & Ellie Kemper
Tina Fey (left), the writer of Mean Girls, co-created Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtMark Davis/Getty

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Christine Baranski - The Big Bang Theory

Gaby Hoffmann - Girls

Pamela Adlon - Louie

Elizabeth Banks - Modern Family

Joan Cusack - Shameless

Tina Fey - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

The Americans - Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep? (Joshua Brand)

Better Call Saul - Five-O (Gordon Smith)

Game Of Thrones - Mother's Mercy (David Benioff and DB Weiss)

Mad Men - Lost Horizon (Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner)

Mad Men - Person To Person (Matthew Weiner)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

The Americans - Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep? (Joshua Brand)

Better Call Saul - Five-O (Gordon Smith)

Game Of Thrones - Mother's Mercy (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)

Mad Men - Lost Horizon (Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner)

Mad Men - Person To Person (Matthew Weiner)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Episodes - Episode 409 (David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik)

The Last Man On Earth - Alive In Tucson (Pilot) (Will Forte)

Louie - Bobby's House (Louis CK)

Silicon Valley - Two Days Of The Condor (Alec Berg)

Transparent - Pilot (Jill Soloway)

Veep - Election Night (Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci and Tony Roche)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire - Eldorado (Tim Van Patten)

Game Of Thrones - Mother's Mercy (David Nutter)

Game Of Thrones - Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken (Jeremy Podeswa)

Homeland - From A To B And Back Again (Lesli Linka Glatter)

The Knick - Method And Madness (Steven Soderbergh)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

The Last Man On Earth - Alive In Tucson (Pilot) (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller)

Louie - Sleepover (Louis CK)

Silicon Valley - Sand Hill Shuffle (Mike Judge)

Transparent - Best New Girl (Jill Soloway)

Veep - Testimony (Armando Iannucci)