2014 Emmy Nominations Announced

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.