66th Primetime Emmy Award Nominees Announced

66th Primetime Emmy Award Nominees Announced

Many would say that the small screen game has been stronger than its big screen counterpart, and rightfully so. With epic shows like Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, and new shows like Orange is the New Black, Fargo, and True Detective dominating the water cooler conversations, all eyes are on this year’s 66th Primtetime Emmy Awards nominees which were announced this morning.  You can find the complete list of nominees after the break.

Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly were up at the butt crack of dawn to announce the long list of Emmy nominees. Of course, with Breaking Bad in its last season, you’d expect to see a nod for Bryan Cranston. Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn were also both nominated, as well as the show itself for Outstanding Drama Series.

There were some shows, such as Homeland, Modern Family, Downton Abbey, Veep, American Horror Story, and Game of Thrones listed among the top nominated shows, but there were also some welcomed new additions into the mix. True Detective garnered three nods, House of Cards received five, Silicon Valley earned one, Orange is the New Black and Fargo both gained six each, and the TV movie The Normal Heart found itself earning seven.

Sadly, highly praised shows such as Orphan Black and Hannibal received zero praise from Emmy nominee voters. But enough chit chat, check out the nominees:

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 Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Martin Freeman, Fargo
  • Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or 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, The Spoils of Babylon

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 Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
  • Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
  • Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

  • 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 Series:

  • Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Joanne Froggart, Downton Abbey
  • Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
  • Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
  • Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

  • Colin Hanks, Fargo
  • Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
  • Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
  • Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
  • Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
  • Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:

  • Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Kathy Bates, 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 Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

  • 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 Series:

  • 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

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:

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

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Margo Martindale, The Americans
  • Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
  • Kate Mara, House of Cards
  • Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
  • Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
  • Kate Burton, Scandal

Outstanding 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 Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program:

  • Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
  • Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
  • Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
  • Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
  • Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
  • Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

Outstanding Reality – Competition Program:

  • The Amazing Race
  • Dancing With the Stars
  • Project Runway
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy 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

Outstanding Miniseries:

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

Outstanding Television Movie:

  • Killing Kennedy
  • Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
  • The Normal Heart
  • Sherlock: His Last Vow
  • The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Silicon Valley
  • Veep

Outstanding Drama Series:

  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • True Detective

Hosted by Seth Meyers, the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on NBC, Monday, August 25th at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT, from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE In Los Angeles.


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Source: Emmys.com

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