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Seniors Stand Out Among Emmy Nominees

Seniors Stand Out Among Emmy Nominees Each year, the Television Academy recognizes outstanding actors and actresses who have leant their talents to the small screen throughout the year. Comedic actress Mindy Kaling and TV host Carson Daly recently announced the nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards - many of whom were over the age of 55.

Whether you're a fan of Maggie Smith's sassy portrayal of Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham from "Downton Abbey," or you prefer the dramatic trials and tribulations of Jeff Daniels' Will McAvoy from "The Newsroom," many of the nominees have made important strides for seniors on television. 

Senior ladies take the cake
While many outstanding actors and actresses have earned nods at the 2014 Emmy's, many of those up for recognition in the female categories are over the age of 65. This is the third time 79-year-old Smith has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role on "Downton Abbey" - a title she first clenched at the 2012 event. In the series, Smith is known for her quick wit and curt comebacks, portraying the grandmother of Outstanding Lead Actress nominee Michelle Dockery's Lady Mary Crawley.

But Smith is not the only strong-willed grandmother of the small screen to receive a nod. Diana Rigg, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Lady Olenna Tyrell in HBO's smash hit "Game of Thrones," is better known as the grandmother of Margaery Tyrell. Equally vivacious and comparably intelligent, Rigg's character had a hand in one of the series' most shocking twists - allowing the 75-year-old to show that age is merely more than just a number. 

Seniors dominate miniseries nominations
One of this year's hottest miniseries was "American Horror Story: Coven," which managed to snag five nominees among the Outstanding Lead and Supporting Actress categories. Jessica Lange earned a nod for her portrayal of Fiona Goode, the confident - yet arrogant - leader of the coven. The 65-year-old actress was also nominated for her different roles in the show in both 2012 and 2013, taking home the gold in '12.

Kathy Bates, who played villainous Madame Delphine LaLaurie in the series, was honored in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category. This represents the 11th Emmy nomination for the 66-year-old, who shows no signs of slowing down. 

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