True Detective and House of Cards lead Emmy nominations

True Detective, Breaking Bad and House Of Cards are among the shows leading the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. True Detective’s stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey will battle it out for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series prize, and they will compete with Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards).
The hit crime show is also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series alongside Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Downton Abbey and House of Cards.
Scandal’s Kerry Washington is in the running for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award along with Claire Danes (Homeland), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), and Robin Wright (House of Cards).
Modern Family will vie for the Outstanding Comedy Series gong for the fifth year running and faces competition from The Big Bang Theory, Veep, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley and Louie.
Fargo will face American Horror Story: Coven, Bonnie & Clyde, Luther, Treme, and The White Queen to be named Outstanding Miniseries.
The nominees were announced in Los Angeles on Thursday morning (10Jul14) by The Office actress Mindy Kaling and TV host Carson Daly.
Comedian Seth Meyers will host the 66th annual awards ceremony on 25 August (14).
The main list of nominees is as follows:
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
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
Outstanding Comedy Series:
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory
Louie
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Lizzy Caplan – Masters of Sex
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Kerry Washington – Scandal
Robin Wright – House of Cards
Claire Danes – Homeland
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
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
Outstanding Drama Series:
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: His Last Vow
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge
Martin Freeman – Fargo
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo
Idris Elba – Luther
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie:
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 – Spoils of Babylon
Outstanding Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie and Clyde
Fargo
Luther
Treme
The White Queen
Outstanding TV Movie:
The Normal Heart
The Trip to Bountiful
Killing Kennedy
Sherlock: His Last Vow
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama:
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Jim Carter – Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama:
Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy:
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver – Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Fred Armisen – Portlandia
Tony Hale – Veep
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy:
Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Allison Janney – Mom
Kate Mulgrew – Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky – Veep.

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