“Game of Thrones” Leads Primetime Emmy Nominations

Published on July 10, 2014. Updated November 11, 2019
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The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning in North Hollywood, California, by Mindy Kaling, Carson Daly and Television Academy Chairman/CEO Bruce Rosenblum.

HBO’s Game of Thrones leads all nominees with 19, including a nod for Best Drama and acting nods for stars Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage.  The FX miniseries Fargo was next with 18 nominations.  Breaking Bad, which concluded earlier this year, received 16 nominations, including Best Drama and Best Actor for star Bryan Cranston.

The Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 25. NBC will air the ceremony live from coast to coast.

Here is the list of the nominees:

Drama Series
Breaking Bad

Downton Abby

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Kerry Washington, Scandal
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abby
Julianne Margulies, The Good Wife
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Claire Danes, Homeland

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Joanne Froggatt , Game of Thrones

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Comedy Series
Modern Family

The Big Bang Theory

Louie

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

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 and Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheatel, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt Leblonc, Episodse
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black

Kate McKinnon, Saturdy Night Live

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Allison Janney, Mom

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

Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
Fargo
Luther

Treme
The White Queen

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On The Edge

Martin Freeman, Fargo

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Idris Elba, Luther

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton And Taylor

Minnie Driver, Return To Zero

Kristen Wiig, The Spoils Of Babylon

Cicely Tyson, The Trip To Bountiful

TV Movie
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)
The Trip to Boutiful

Reality-Competition Program
Dancing with the Stars

The Amazing Race

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice

Variety Series
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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