Sarah Paulson, Lily Tomlin, Tituss
Burgess and RuPaul are among the out artists nominated for an Emmy
Award on Thursday.
Amazon's Transparent, about a
transgender woman who comes out to her family in her 70s, received
numerous nominations, including an acting nomination for its star,
Jeffrey Tambor, and a directing nomination for its creator, Jill
Soloway. Bradley Whitford, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann and Melora
Hardin also received nominations in acting categories.
Sarah Paulson received acting
nominations for her work on The People v. O.J. Simpson: American
Crime Story and American Horror Story: Hotel, two Ryan
Murphy productions. Murphy, who is raising two sons with his
husband, earned a directing nomination for an episode of The
People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Lily Tomlin, who married her longtime
partner on the last day of 2013 after 42 years together, was
nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category
for her role opposite Jane Fonda in the Netflix comedy Grace and
Another Netflix original series,
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, helped Tituss Burgess secure his
first Emmy nomination. Burgess' portrayal of the flamboyant Titus
Andromedon earned him a nomination in the Outstanding Supporting
Actor in a Comedy Series category.
Three openly gay nominees – Jane
Lynch (Hollywood Game Night), Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
and RuPaul Charles (RuPaul's Drag Race) – are competing in
the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Other out nominees include an acting
nomination for Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), a writing
nomination for Tig Notaro (Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted)
and a directing nomination for Ellen Page (Gaycation).