Which Emmy Nominees Got Nude — Without All The Sex?

  • Emilia Clarke

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  • Bryan Cranston

    [Photo Credit: AMC]
  • Lena Dunham

    [Photo Credit: HBO]
  • Damian Lewis

    [Photo Credit: Showtime]
  • Laura Linney

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  • Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosseti in ’Boardwalk Empire’

    [Photo Credit: HBO]
  • Anna Gunn

    [Photo Credit: AMC]
  • Don Cheadle

    [Photo Credit: Showtime]
  • Louis C.K.

    [Photo Credit: FX]
  • Jason Bateman

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With a provocative golden age of television upon us, we’ve gotten used to seeing steamy sex scenes on the small screen. But as showrunners continue to push the envelope, they’re giving us more glimpses into characters’ experiences with nudity that don’t necessarily involve coitus.

Whether writers are putting their characters in the buff to take comedic turns or just to add narrative layers, it certainly doesn’t feel gratuitous. It’s probably no coincidence that some of this year’s Emmy nominees have stripped down to flex their acting chops.

Take a look through our gallery to see which contenders have previously shown us their full range

[Photo Credit: Netflix/HBO]