Emmys 2017: So many Jewish nominees


(JTA) — On Thursday, 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 is being considered 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.

Evan Rachel Wood accepting the best actress in a drama series award for ‘Westworld’ at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Dec. 11, 2016. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics’ Choice Awards )

Lead actor, drama series

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

Liev Schreiber attending Hearst MagFront 2016 in New York City, Oct. 25, 2016. (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Hearst)

Lead actress, comedy series

Pamela Adlon stars as a divorced actress raising three children by herself in “Better Things.”

Pamela Adlon attending the 76th Annual Peabody Awards ceremony in New York, May 20, 2017. (by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Peabody)

Tracee Ellis Ross plays a biracial anesthesiologist who is the matriarch of an upper-middle-class African-American family in “Black-ish.”

Tracee Ellis Ross at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Jan. 8, 2017. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for FIJI Water)

Lead actor, comedy series

Jeffrey Tambor was nominated for his role as the transgender matriarch of a Jewish California family in “Transparent.”

Jeffrey Tambor attending the Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Dec. 11, 2016. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics’ Choice Awards )

Supporting actress, comedy series

Vanessa Bayer earned a nomination with her work on “Saturday Night Live.”

Vanessa Bayer attending the “Carrie Pilby” New York screening at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, March 23, 2017. (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

In “Transparent,” Judith Light plays the former wife of a Jewish transgender woman.

Judith Light attending the 2017 Fragrance Foundation Awards in New York, June 14, 2017. (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Fragrance Foundation)

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.”

Mandy Patinkin attending the Museum Of The Moving Image 30th Annual Salute honoring Warren Beatty in New York, Nov. 2, 2016. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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.

Jackie Hoffman attending the Mothers And Sons special performance benefiting The Actors Fund at the John Golden Theatre in New York, May 18, 2014. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Guest actor, drama series

In the drama “Bloodline,” Ben Mendelsohn plays the black sheep brother whose return home leads to family drama.

Ben Mendelsohn attending the screening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in London, Dec. 13, 2016. (Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Disney)

Hank Azaria portrays a corrupt former FBI agent who clashes with a professional fixer in “Ray Donovan.”

Hank Azaria arriving at the FYC event for IFC’s “Brockmire’ and Documentary Now!” at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, Calif., May 31, 2017. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

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.

Carrie Fisher attending the U.S.-Ireland Alliance’s Oscar Wilde Awards event at J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot in Santa Monica, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance)


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

Kevin Kline speaking at the 2015 New York Film Critics Circle Awards at TAO Downtown in New York, Jan. 4, 2016. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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