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2014 Emmy Nominations: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and More


Posted July 10, 2014 by

Get out your ballots Emmy voters, the nominations for the 66th Annual Prime Time Emmy’s are coming out. The major categories and their nominees are listed below.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Claire Danes – Homeland
Robin Wright – House of Cards
Lizzy Caplan – Masters of Sex
Kerry Washington – Scandal

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge
Martin Freeman – Fargo
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo
Idris Elba – Luther
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Coven
Helena Bonham Carter – Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver – Return to Zero
Kristen Wiig – The Spoils of Babylon
Cicely Tyson – The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Ricky Gervais – Derek
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Louis C.K. – Louie
William H. Macy – Shameless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Lena Dunham – Girls
Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Taylor Schilling – Orange is the New Black
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live

Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
The White Queen

Outstanding Television Movie

Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Moira Walley-Beckett – Breaking Bad
Vince Gilligan – Breaking Bad
David Benioff, D.B. Weiss – Game of Thrones
Beau Willimon – House of Cards
Nic Pizzolatto – True Detective

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik – Episodes
Louis C.K. – Louie
Liz Friedman, Jenji Kohan – Orange is the New Black
Alec Berg – Silicon Valley
Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Armando Iannucci – Veep

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special

Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk – American Horror Story: Coven
Noah Hawley – Fargo
Neil Cross – Luther
Larry Kramer – The Normal Heart
Steven Moffat – Sherlock: His Last Vow
David Simon, Eric Overmyer – Treme

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with John Stewart
Inside Amy Schumer
Key & Pele
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles
67th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey
JFK (American Experience)
The World Wars
Years of Living Dangerously

The Official Emmy Awards site also has a PDF of the complete list of categories and nominations, so if you’d like to keep complete score for yourself at home, give it a gander.

It’s a big time award show, and you can’t please everybody, so the major name affixed to the accusations of snubbing this year seems to be Tatiana Maslany and BBC America’s new cult hit Orphan Black. While the show seems to be taking it in stride with witty tweets, one glance at the comments section of TheMarySue will tell you that the fans are not pleased. But that’s what fans are wont to do, after all. Personally, I still can’t get over the fact that there are categories for “Outstanding” Reality Program. But a discussion about why the Emmys have a whole bunch of categories for reality TV and tend to overlook sci-fi series is a discussion for another day.

At any rate, ceremony for the 2014 Prime Time Emmys will be on August 25th when all the winners will be announced. Be sure to tune in!

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Source: TheMarySue

Michael Graff

Michael Graff