November 22, 2019

Jewish Emmy nominees

On July 13, the Television Academy announced the nominees for the coveted Primetime Emmy Awards. Here are the candidates with Jewish ancestry. The awards for TV excellence will be presented Sept. 17 on CBS.

Lead actress, drama series: Evan Rachel Wood was nominated for her portrayal of Dolores Abernathy, an android character in the sci-fi series “Westworld” who discovers that what she thought was her life is a lie.

Lead actor, drama series: In the crime-drama series “Ray Donovan,” Liev Schreiber portrays the title character, a fixer at a powerful Los Angeles law firm.

Lead actress, comedy series: Pamela Adlon stars as a divorced actress raising three children by herself in “Better Things.” Tracee Ellis Ross plays a biracial anesthesiologist who is the matriarch of an upper-middle-class African-American family in “black-ish.”

Lead actor, comedy series: Jeffrey Tambor was nominated for his role as the transgender matriarch of a Jewish California family in “Transparent.”

Supporting actress, comedy series: Vanessa Bayer earned a nomination for her work on “Saturday Night Live.” In “Transparent,” Judith Light plays the former wife of a Jewish transgender woman.

Supporting actor, drama series: Mandy Patinkin was tapped for his performance as Saul Berenson, the Jewish Middle East Division chief and later acting director of the CIA in “Homeland.”

Supporting actress, limited series or movie: Jackie Hoffman portrays Joan Crawford’s housekeeper in “Feud,” which centers on the rivalry between Crawford and fellow actress Bette Davis.

Guest actor, drama series: In the drama “Bloodline,” Ben Mendelsohn plays the black sheep brother whose return home leads to family drama. Hank Azaria portrays a corrupt former FBI agent who clashes with a professional fixer in “Ray Donovan.”

Guest actress, comedy series: The late Carrie Fisher was nominated for her performance in “Catastrophe,” as the mother of a man expecting a child as a result of a short affair.

Voice-over: Kevin Kline lent his voice to play the landlord of a hamburger shop owner in the animated sitcom “Bob’s Burgers.”