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True Detective and House of Cards lead Emmy nominations

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Jul 10, 2014 | 8:33am EDT

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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