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Emmy Nominations 2014: ‘Scandal’, ‘True Detective’ & ‘Breaking Bad’

Thu, July 10, 2014 8:55am EDT by Elizabeth Wagmeister 3 Comments
Emmy Nominations 2014
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The nominees are in! The biggest night in television is just around the corner — August 25 marks the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards. Click to see the FULL LIST of nominees!

Seth Meyers is hosting the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and he’ll be standing in front of a star-studded audience! Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Modern Family and Orange Is The New Black are among the contenders — plus, there are a few good surprises. Keep reading to get your Emmy on!

2014 Emmy Nominations Announced

We already have award show fever. With the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominees, we’re gearing up for red carpet galore. But first, take a look at the best television has to offer.

Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black), Lena Dunham (Girls), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and reigning champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) are nominated for Best Actress (Comedy), while Kerry Washington (Scandal), Julianna Marguiles (The Good Wife), Claire Danes (Homeland), Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Robin Wright (House of Cards) round out the Best Actress (Drama) category.

Netflix has a big reason to celebrate — Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards both received nods.

New contenders include HBO’s The Normal HeartSilicon Valley and True Detective, plus Showtime’s critically acclaimed newcomer Masters of Sex, which was not nominated for its freshmen season, and FX’s Fargo, starring Billy Bob Thorton.

Emmys 2014: See Full List Of Nominees

Lead Actor in a Drama

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress in a Drama

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Lead Actor in a Comedy

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

Lead Actress in a Comedy

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black

Outstanding Drama

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Outstanding Comedy

The Big Bang Theory


Modern Family

Orange Is The New Black

Silicon Valley


Click HERE for the full list. Congrats to all of the nominees!

The Voice host Carson Daly and Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project announced the nominees on Thursday morning, July 10 in Los Angeles. The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards air this summer, August 25.

HollywoodLifers, are you pleased with the nominees or were some of your favorites snubbed? Sound off below!

— Elizabeth Wagmeister

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