Joe Morton, better known as the infamous “Papa Pope” on TV’s hit series “Scandal,” has secured a nomination for this year’s round of Emmy Awards. Thursday’s eagerly awaited reveal of the list of nominees was a huge nod to “Game of Thrones,” which secured 19 nominations, followed closely by “Fargo” (18) and “American Horror Story: Coven (17)”.
“Scandal” received only two nominations in addition to Morton’s, with Kerry Washington vying for best actress in a drama series and Kate Burton contending for best guest actress.
“Orange Is the New Black” secured six nominations, with transgender icon Laverne Cox and co-stars Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonne among those on the list for best guest actress in a comedy. The hit show, which is in its second season, is also up for best comedy series, alongside CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory,” “Modern Family” and “Louie.”
Other nominations worth noting include Don Cheadle in the category of best actor in a drama for “House of Lies,” and Chiwetel Ejifor in “Dancing on the Edge” and Idris Elba in “Luther,” both competing for best actor in a miniseries or movie.
“Luther,” along with “Treme,” was nominated for best miniseries overall.
The Emmy Awards will be held Aug. 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.