'The Leftovers' News: Will HBO Series Break Through With Emmy Nominations For Season 2? [VIDEO]

HBO's The Leftovers is heading into this upcoming Emmy season with the hope of scoring some love.

The Leftovers scored a grand total of zero Emmy nominations for season 1, so now it's time to see if voters have warmed up to the show. It's no secret among fans that the HBO series drastically improved in season 2 and featured some of the most acclaimed TV episodes of the year, such as "International Assassin".

Now the time has come for The Leftovers to be judged by the Television Academy. The organization posted nominating ballots on its website, which reveals the actors, directors, writers, etc. the show chose to submit for consideration. The following actors are on the nominating ballot this year:

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Justin Theroux (as Kevin Garvey)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Carrie Coon (as Nora Durst)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Kevin Carroll (as John Murphy)
Christopher Eccleston (as Reverend Matt Jamison)
Stephen Williams (as Virgil)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Amy Brenneman (as Laurie Garvey)
Ann Dowd (as Patti Levin)
Regina King (as Erika Murphy)
Liv Tyler (as Meg)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Adina Porter (as G.R. Leader)

Missing actors from the ballot include Chris Zylka (as Tommy Garvey), Margaret Qualley (as Jill Garvey), Janel Moloney (as Mary Jamison), Jovan Adepo (as Michael Murphy), Jasmin Savoy Brown (as Evie Murphy) and Scott Glenn (as Kevin Garvey, Sr.).

As for the writing ballot, The Leftovers only submitted one episode: "International Assassin," which was written by Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse. The directing ballot has two episodes: "International Assassin," directed by Craig Zobel and "I Live Here Now," directed by Mimi Leder.

So will The Leftovers break through this year? Only time will tell, but it's traditionally been very difficult for shows to break through after their first season. And while The Leftovers was a critics darling, it didn't exactly break any viewership records for HBO, so that could be a negative as well.

This year's Emmy nominations will be announced on July 14.

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