David Tennant and Co-Stars On Emmy Long List

Tuesday the 67th Primetime Emmy award long list nominations were released, with David Tennant appearing not once, but two separate times. David Tennant appears in separate categories for his amazing acting depictions. He is one of 156 actors nominated for Outstanding lead Actor in a Drama Series. This is for his work in Broadchurch as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy, which aired on BBC America this past spring. Fox’s American remake of Broadchurch, Gracepoint also earned David Tennant a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Nominated for his portrayal of Emmett Carver, David Tennant is one of 189 long list nominees for this category. For his role in Broadchurch, David Tennant is up against the likes of Johnny Lee Miller, Josh Hartnett, and Nathan Fillion. Heannagunn is stacked beside fellow actors Kiefer Sutherland, Bill Nighy, and James Cordon for his work in Gracepoint.

Fellow Gracepoint star Anna Gunn is also on the long list as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her work as Ellie Miller. Nick Nolte and Virginia Kull also made the long list for their supporting roles as Jack Rinehold and Beth Solano. David Tennant’s Broadchuch co-star Olivia Coleman also appears under Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her reprisal of Ellie Miller, as well as Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Sharon Bishop and Charlotte Rampling as Jocelyn Knight for their supporting roles.

David Tennant has previously won a Daytime Emmy award for voice work in Star Wars: The Clone Wars back in 2013. Making it onto the long list is just the first of many steps to the end goal of the September 20th live reveal for Emmy winners. This voting stage will run until June 26th, when categories will be narrowed down significantly by the Television Academy. The final Emmy nominees will be announced on July 16th.

The Primetime Emmy Awards will return to their Sunday night showing after last year’s controversial Monday airing. The show will take place in Los Angeles once again at the Nokia Theatre. It will be hosted by previous Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Sameberg. This will be his first time hosting the Emmy’s, which have previously been hosted by Seth Meyers, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jimmy Kimmel in recent years.

Don’t forget! If you’re having Broadchurch withdrawals, you can buy the novel or short stories volumes to tide you over until season three! All written by Erin Kelly and Chris Chibnall, the novel covers season one of Broadchurchwhereas volume one of the short stories goes behind the scenes into the private lives of Ellie Miller, Maggie Radcliffe, Jocelyn Knight, and Tess Henchard. Volume two gives insight into Sharon Bishop and Beth Latimer during the trial, and divulges what happened to Claire Ripley and Alec Hardy before coming to Broadchurch.