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article image'Game of Thrones' leads Emmy nods with 19; drama category is hot

By Tim O'Brien     Jul 10, 2014 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - The 66th Annual Emmy Awards will take place Aug. 25, but the nominations were handed out early this morning in Los Angeles. "Game Of Thrones" leads all shows with 19 nominations.
HBO paved the away for networks with 99 total nods, and a sign of things to come, Netflix comes in with 31. Overall, the broadcast networks break down this way; CBS, 47, NBC, 46, ABC, 37 and Fox, 18. PBS garnered 34.
"Fargo" received 18 nominations while "American Horror Story: Coven" got 17 and "Breaking Bad" has 16, as did "The Normal Heart." The top comedy nominees is "Orange Is the New Black" with 12.
Along the way, there will be talk of snubs, but with many categories allowing for up to seven nominees, that may not be the case. The voters may deem them simply not worthy. Case in point is "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and Andy Samberg. While they were the darlings of the Golden Globes, neither the show or Samberg landed here.
And interesting twist and the most competitive category is the top drama series. It is loaded. This is where a snub could be mentioned. Why? "True Detective" got entered in the drama category, not miniseries. That means Matthew McConaughey squeezes someone else out in lead drama category. As did Woody Harrelson. "Fargo" gets in the miniseries category. But, "True Detective" has less overall episodes. Oh well.
But, has the luster worn off for "Breaking Bad"? Can "True Detective" actually win the drama category? How about "Mad Men" farewell ruining the party? In the comedy category, perhaps it is time to dethrone "Modern Family." Wait, dethrone would be better used if "Game of Thrones" wins out.
To qualify (there are rules), the shows had to air between June 1, 2013, and May 31, 2014.
Top categories
Drama Series
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
"House of Cards" (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Louie” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Veep” (HBO)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Reality Competition
"The Amazing Race"
"Dancing with the Stars"
"Project Runway"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"
Reality Program
"Antiques Roadshow"
"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"
"MythBusters"
"Shark Tank"
"Undercover Boss"
"Who Do You Think You Are?"
Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (ABC)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)
Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom” (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (HBO)
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective” (HBO)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones" (HBO)
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men" (AMC)
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Jim Carter, "Downtown Abbey" (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones" (HBO)
Josh Charles, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland" (Showtime)
Jon Voight "Ray Donovan" (Showtime)
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” (CBS)
Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX)
William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, “Derek” (Netflix)
Last year's winner: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Allison Janney, "Mom" (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)
Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep" (HB0)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox)
Adam Driver, "Girls" (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Fred Armisen, "Portlandia" (IFC)
Tony Hale, "Veep" (HBO)
Miniseries
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Fargo” (FX)
“The White Queen” (Starz)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E, Lifetime, History)
“Treme” (HBO)
TV Movies
“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
“The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic Channel)
“Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge” (Starz)
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo” (FX)
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS)
Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)
Martin Freeman, “Fargo” (Fx)
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Kristen Wiig, “Spoils of Babylon”
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor” (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero” (Lifetime)
Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Colin Hanks, “Fargo” (FX)
Jim Parsons, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Alfred Molina, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Allison Tolman, “Fargo” (FX)
Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers in the Attic” (Lifetime)
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Winners will be announced live NBC from downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 25. It is hosted by Seth Meyers, also a host on NBC.
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