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Lily Tomlin, Jane Lynch, Sarah Paulson, Kate McKinnon, and Ellen Page a All Get Emmy Nods

This weeks Emmy nominations not only go to several out lesbian and bisexual actresses, but also to shows with lesbian/bi characters .

Bisexual actress Sarah Paulson is a two-time nominee earning nods for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie) and for American Horror Story: Hotel (Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie).

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Lesbian comedy legend Lily Tomlin was nominated in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her role opposite Jane Fonda in Grace and Frankie.

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Also nominated was Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon for for her various comic characters including Hillary Clinton in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.

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Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor, winner of the Emmy last year for his performance as transgender woman Maura Pfefferman, is once again nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series.

Also nominated in acting categories from the show are Bradley Whitford, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffman, and Melora Hardin.

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Series creator Jill Soloway, who is bisexual and has a transgender father, earned nods for directing an episode of the show, which begins its third season later this summer.

Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night) is up for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program.

Out actress Ellen Page, a previous Oscar nominee, got her first Emmy nod as an executive producer of the Viceland series Gaycation With Ellen Page.

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While lesbian comic Tig Nitaro was nominated for Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted in the category of Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special.

Here is a full list of nominees for the Emmys, which will be presented on 18 September.

  • Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Hotel) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder) – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Master of None – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Black-ish – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Transparent – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Jill Soloway (Transparent) – Outstanding Directing
  • Judith Light (Transparent) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Melora Hardin (Transparent) – Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • VEEP – Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Portlandia – Oustanding Writing for a Variety Series
  • Portlandia – Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
  • Kate McKinnon (SNL) – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UnReal) – Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
  • Tig Notaro (Boyish Girl Interrupted) – Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
  • Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos (Making of a Murderer) – Outstanding Directing for a Non-Fiction Program
  • Moira Demos (Making of a Murderer) – Outstanding Picture Editing for a Non-Fiction Program
  • Making of a Murderer (Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos) – Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Series
  • Making a Murderer – Outstanding Writing for a Non-Fiction Program
  • HerStory – Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
  • Adventure Time – Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
  • Steven Universe – Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
  • Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night) – Outstanding Host for Reality or Reality-Competition Program
  • Gaycation with Ellen Page – Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
  • Love Has No Labels (Ad Council) – Outstanding Commercial

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