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Emmys nominations 2014 announced

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True Detective - Among the nominees

The 66th Primetime Emmy Nominations have been announced today  (July 10) by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly.

The highly coveted Best Drama Series gong will be hotly contested this year, with Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Mad Men, True Detective and Downton Abbey the nominees.

The nominees for Best Actor in a Drama Series are: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Woody Harrelson (True Detective), Matthew McConaughey (True Detective), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) and Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom).

The nominees for Best Actress in a Drama Series: are Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Claire Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Robin Wright (House of Cards).

The Best Comedy Series category will see The Big Bang Theory, Louie, Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, Silicon Valley and Veep go head to head.

Meanwhile, the Lead Actress in a Comedy nominees are Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black).

The Lead Actor in a Comedy Series nominees are Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Louis C.K. (Louie), William H. Macy (Shameless) and Ricky Gervais (Derek).

The 2014 Emmy awards will take place on August 25.

The Main Nominees

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad 
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards 
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective 
Woody Harrelson, True Detective 
 
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey 
Claire Danes, Homeland
Robin Wright, House of Cards 
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones 
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Josh Charles, The Good Wife 
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad 
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad 
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey 
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men 
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey 

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory 
Louie 
Modern Family
Veep 
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle, House of Lies 
Louis C.K., Louie 
William H. Macy, Shameless 
Ricky Gervais, Derek

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep 
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Adam Driver, Girls 
Jessie Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family 
Fred Armisen, Portlandia 
Ty Burrell, Modern Family 
Tony Hale, Veep 
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 
 
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory 
Julie Bowen, Modern Family 
Anna Chlumsky, Veep 
Allison Janney, Mom 
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live 
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black 

Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven
Fargo 
The White Queen 
Bonnie and Clyde 
Treme 
Luther

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge 
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart 
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo 
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow 
Idris Elba, Luther

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful 
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven 
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven 
Kristen Wiig, Spoils of Babylon
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor 
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart 
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow 
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart 
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart 
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart 
 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven 
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven 
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven 
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic 
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart 

Outstanding Television Movie
The Normal Heart 
The Trip to Bountiful 
Killing Kennedy 
Sherlock: His Last Vow 
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight 

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report 
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 
Jimmy Kimmel Live 
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live 
 
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars 
Project Runway 
So You Think You Can Dance 
Top Chef
The Voice
 
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers 
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars 
Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, Project Runway 
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste 
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones 
Kate Mara, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Kate Burton, Scandal
Margo Martindale, The Americans 
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom 
 
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Paul Giamiatti, Downton Abbey 
Reg. E Cathey, House of Cards 
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex 
Joe Morton, Scandal 
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife 

Outstanding Guest Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Gary Cole, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Joan Cusack, Shameless

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Moira Walley-Beckett, Breaking Bad 
Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones 
Beau Willimon, House of Cards
Nic Pizzolatto, True Detective 

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