At least a dozen openly gay actors,
presenters or directors were nominated for an Emmy Award on Thursday.
Zachary Quinto (American Horror
Story: Asylum) and John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C: Hereafter)
are competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or
Movie category. Sarah Paulson's portrayal of Lana Winters on FX's
American Horror Story: Asylum earned her a supporting actress
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
received a nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy
Series category, while Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
category. For her performance on Glee, Jane Lynch received a
supporting actress nomination.
Nathan Lane received two nominations
for guest appearances on The Good Wife (drama) and Modern
Competing against Lane in the
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series category is Dan Bucatinsky
In the Outstanding Host for a Reality
or Reality-Competition Program, Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can
Dance) received a nomination. Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
shared a nomination in the category with co-host Heidi Klum.
Lily Tomlin received a nomination in
the Outstanding Voice-Over Performance category for the HBO
documentary An Apology to Elephants.
And in the Outstanding Directing for a
Comedy Series category, Paris Barclay (Glee) received a
In addition, Behind the Candelabra,
the HBO film on the life of pianist Liberace, and Wish Me Away,
the story of singer Chely Wright's coming out, received nominations.
Weintraub “thrilled” with Behind the Candelabra's 15 Emmy