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2014 Emmy Nominations!

Game of Thrones leads with 19(!) nominations

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At 8:40 this morning, Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly announced most of the main categories for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.  Newly minted NBC late night host Seth Meyers will serve as host for the ceremony, airing on Monday, August 25th with the Creative Arts Ceremony airing a week earlier, on August 16th.

HBO’s fourth season of Game of Thrones leads with a staggering 19 nominations, besting FX’s Miniseries’ frontrunner Fargo by 1.  The frontrunner for Drama Series, Breaking Bad, landed its series high 16 nominations, despite curious exclusions of Dean Norris and Rian Johnson.  PBS’ Downton Abbey proved that it’s not gong anywhere, by landing 12 nominations and increasing its total acting representation.  Netflix’s House of Cards landed 13 nominations.  Sadly, AMC’s Mad Men landed its very first single-digit nominations tally in its entire run, with only 8 mentions.  Finally, HBO’s True Detective landed 12 nominations, including one for recent Oscar-winner, Matthew McConaughey.

On the comedy side, Netflix’s streaming masterpiece, Orange is the New Black, made an impressive freshman showing, landing the most comedy nominations with 12.  Reigned champion Modern Family might be missing half its family in terms of nominations, but the well-reviewed fifth season nevertheless landed 10 nominations.  HBO’s Veep finally managed to expand its love, landing a plump 9 nominations, while surprising first year nominee Silicon Valley  netting 5.

2014 Emmy Nominations

BEST DRAMA SERIES 
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“True Detective”

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Kate Burton, “Scandal”
Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom”
Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex”
Kate Mara, “House of Cards”
Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex”
Dylan Baker, “The Good Wife”
Reg E. Cathey, “House of Cards”
Paul Giamatti, “Downton Abbey”
Robert Morse, “Mad Men”
Joe Morton, “Scandal”

BEST COMEDY SERIES
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”
“Veep”

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike and Molly”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black”

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Ricky Gervais, “Derek”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
Allison Janney, “Mom”
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange Is the New Black”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Fred Armisen, “Portlandia”
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Steve Buscemi, “Portlandia”
Louis C.K., “Saturday Night Live”
Gary Cole, “Veep”
Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live”
Nathan Lane, “Modern Family”
Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
Laverne Cox, “Orange Is the New Black”
Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”
Natasha Lyonne, “Orange is the New Black”
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”

BEST MINISERIES
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Bonnie and Clyde”
“Fargo”
“Luther”
“Treme”
“The White Queen”

BEST TV MOVIE
“Killing Kennedy”
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”
“The Normal Heart”
“Sherlock: His Last Vow”
“The Trip to Bountiful”

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR 
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
Billy Bob Thorton, “Fargo”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful”
Kristen Wiig, “The Spoils of Babylon”

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION SERIES
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Thikn You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

BEST 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”

 Check out the rest of the nominees at the Emmy’s website.

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Written by Sam Coffey

Attorney-at-law, Oscaroligist, coffee lover, Fantasy Football silver medalist, soccer fan (Orlando City SC), Geoffrey Rush enthusiast, and Time's 2006 Person of the Year.

Sam joined The Awards Circuit in January 2014, predicting all award shows with 100% accuracy ever since. A.K.A. "the stat guy."

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Kevin

Solid nominations overall. Happy to see The Good Wife’s nominations especially. Little shocked by the continued love for Downton Abbey. I forgot that show was even on I heard so little about it. My one major complaint is the continued love for Jon Voight! I do not understand what’s so special about his work on Ray Donovan. He’s not bad, but awards worthy? Absolutely not. I have a sinking feeling he’s going to win too. My one major wish is for Jim Parsons not to win yet again. I’m so sick of that show and his performance. Overall I’m happy… Read more »

Robert MacFarlane

Fucking Downton Abbey.

Ryan

No James Earl Jones!?

Anthony Moseley

Tatiana Maslany snubbed again. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but I’m still disappointed. Sometimes I think Emmy/Oscar voters snub certain actors/actresses on purpose regardless of how good they are. She at least should have gotten in over Michelle Dockery. Seriously, who cares about Downton Abbey anymore? It was great the first two seasons, but it’s just kinda meh.

Jeremy DC

The biggest snub for me was Dean Norris not getting nominated in supporting actor for Breaking Bad. I am glad though to see the Modern Family actors not crowding the comedy actor field. I still don’t understand what’s so great about the show.

Jamie Teller

This is a weird lineup. Apparently Gervais was badly miscast and his show was mediocre, The Spoils of Babylon sounds awesome and should’ve had more, and…enough with BBT already. Just…enough.

Also, what happened to Brooklyn Nine-Nine? Didn’t they like that show last season?

Greg

American Horror Story have 17 nominations but no one talk about that

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