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'Game of Thrones' earns most Emmy nominations with 19

Published 10/07/2014 | 14:34

Game of Thrones
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Game of Thrones has bagged 19 Emmy Award nominations.

Those in the running for one of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced by The Voice host Carson Daly and The Mindy Project star Mindy Kaling at the Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood this morning.

Just edging behind Game of Thrones is Fargo, which got 18 nods, and American Horror Story: Coven, which received 17. Fan favourite Breaking Bad was biting at those shows' heels with a respectable 16 nominations.

All of those got mentions in the biggest categories, with Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad battling it out for best drama series. The category is one of the most hotly-contested this year, not least because True Detective is competing in it rather than as a miniseries. Also vying for the gong is Downton Abbey, House of Cards and Mad Men.

The best miniseries gong will go to either American Horror Story: Coven, Fargo, The White Queen, Bonnie & Clyde or Treme.

Making a similarly surprising decision to True Blood is Netflix original drama Orange Is the New Black, which is competing in the comedy series category. Also receiving mentions are Silicon Valley, The Big Bang Theory, Louis, Modern Family and Veep.

As expected, Bryan Cranston has received a nod in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series group for his role in Breaking Bad. Joining him are Jeff Daniels for The Newsroom, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey for True Detective, Kevin Spacey for House of Cards and Mad Men's Jon Hamm.

The women's prize will go to either Michelle Dockery for Downton Abbey, Claire Danes for Homeland, House of Cards' Robin Wright, Kerry Washington for Scandal, Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife or Masters of Sex's Lizzy Caplan.

Mentioned in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category are Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory, Matt LeBlanc for Episodes, House of Lies' Don Cheadle, Louis C.K. for Louie, Shameless' William H. Macy and Ricky Gervais for Derek.

For the women, Lena Dunham scored a nomination for Girls, with Edie Falco's stint in Nurse Jackie also winning her a nod. Rounding out the group are Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep and Mike & Molly's Melissa McCarthy.

The ceremony will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on August 25. Seth Meyers will host proceedings.

66th Primetime Emmy Awards main nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Mad Men

True Detective

House of Cards

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Claire Danes, Homeland

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Louie

Modern Family

Veep

Orange is the New Black

Silicon Valley

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis C.K., Louie

William H. Macy, Shameless

Ricky Gervais, Derek

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Adam Driver, Girls

Jessie Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Fred Armisen, Portlandia

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Tony Hale, Veep

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Allison Janney, Mom

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black

 

Outstanding Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven

Fargo

The White Queen

Bonnie and Clyde

Treme

Luther

 

Outstanding Television Movie

The Normal Heart

The Trip to Bountiful

Killing Kennedy

Sherlock: His Last Vow

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow

Idris Elba, Luther

Martin Freeman, Fargo

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven

Kristen Wiig, Spoils of Babylon

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

Minnie Driver, Return to Zero

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