2014 Emmy Nominations Announced

HBO's "True Detective" Season 1 / Director: Cary Fukunaga

2013-2014 has been such a strong year in television, you could easily double the number of Emmy nominees in some categories and still wind up snubbing some worthy contenders. But tough choices must be made, and this morning Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly got up early to reveal which Emmy hopefuls made the cut. Get the 2014 Emmy nominations after the jump.

Many of the usual suspects got the nod, of course. There was no way Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul weren’t going to walk away from the final season of Breaking Bad without nominations, for example, though it was disappointing to see Dean Norris get overlooked. Recurring favorites Homeland, Modern Family, and Downton Abbey were all well represented too.

On the flip side, some of the expected snubs came to pass as well. Tatiana Maslany remains totally ignored despite great Orphan Black buzz, and Hannibal got no love for its excellent second season. I was also disappointed, if not especially surprised, to see the late Christopher Evan Welch go without a nomination for his hilarious work on Silicon Valley.

Of the new shows, True Detective fared almost as well as expected (no recognition for Michelle Monaghan) and Orange Is the New Black had a strong showing with five acting nominations and a spot in the Best Comedy Series category. And anyone associated with HBO’s The Normal Heart probably got a little something.

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 Actress in a Drama Series:
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, 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

The complete list of 2014 Primetime Emmy nominees can be found here. Winners will be announced August 25 in a ceremony hosted by Seth Meyers.

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