2015 Emmy Nominees

2015 Emmy Nominees: Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Queen Latifah, Regina King, Mo’Nique, Angela Bassett, Niecy Nash, Uzo Aduba, Don Cheadle, David Oyelowo, Anthony Anderson and Andre Braugher

*Viola Davis and Keegan-Michael Key were among the final batch of Emmy presenters announced Friday ahead of the 67th annual ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 20.

She’ll hit the stage armed with her lead actress in a drama nomination for ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder,” and Key with his lead actor in a comedy nod for Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele.”

The newcomers join “Empire” duo Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, “Black-ish” duo Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, LL Cool J and Kerry Washington among previously announced presenters, while Henson and Anderson are also vying for lead actor awards.

Regina King (ABC’s “American Crime”), Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story: Freak Show”) and Mo’Nique (“Bessie”) will face off against each other in the supporting actress in a limited series or movie category.

Meanwhile, Queen Latifah (HBO’s “Bessie”), Don Cheadle (Showtime’s “House of Cards”), Niecy Nash (“Getting On”), Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”) Andre Braugher (Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and David Oyelowo (HBO’s “Nightingale”) are also competing for hardware, making this one of the most diverse years in Emmy history.

(L-R) Executive producer Don Mischer, host Andy Samberg, and Television Academy Chairman/CEO Bruce Rosenblum during the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Press Preview Day Red Carpet Rollout & Governors Ball Reveal at the Microsoft Theater on September 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

(L-R) Executive producer Don Mischer, host Andy Samberg, and Television Academy Chairman/CEO Bruce Rosenblum during the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Press Preview Day Red Carpet Rollout & Governors Ball Reveal at the Microsoft Theater on September 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

Executive producer Don Mischer hopes it will translate to special moments at the podium, and ultimately, a more exciting telecast.

“We hope that we will have unexpected winners, which will make the show more interesting. And I think we have a better chance of that this year, because I think that the diversity and inclusiveness of this year’s nominees are greater than I’ve ever known before,” he told TCA critics in August.

The Lead Actress in a Drama category might be the most anticipated race of the night, with both Davis and Henson competing against perennial winner Claire Danes of “Homeland” and longtime critical favorite Tatiana Maslany of BBC America’s “Orphan Black.”

If Davis pulls out a win, she can probably point to one scene above all others that stuck in the minds of Emmy voters. Below, the actress looks back on the moment she approached producers with the idea of her character, Annalise Keating, removing her wig.

The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Sept. 20 with host Andy Samberg.

View nominees in the major categories below:

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Louie” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“Transparent” (Amazon)
“The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
“Veep” (HBO)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Lisa Kudrow, “The Comeback”
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Amy Schumer, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

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”

Best Drama Series
“Better Call Saul”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“Orange Is the New Black”

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
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”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, “Bloodline”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Lead Actress Limited Series or Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honourable Woman”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd”

Lead Actor Limited Series or Movie
Adrien Brody, “Whodini”
Ricky Gervais, “Derek”
Timothy Hutton, “American Crime”
Richard Jenkins, “Olive Kitteridge”
Mark Rylance “Wolf Hall”
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)
“Late Show with David Letterman” (CBS)
“The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

Outstanding Limited Series
“American Crime” (ABC)
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)
“Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)
“The Honourable Woman” (Sundance)
“Wolf Hall” (PBS)

View the complete list of nominees here.