‘Game of Thrones’ rules Emmy nominations with 19 nods

Los Angeles TimesJuly 10, 2014 

  • And the nominees are...

    Drama series

    “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

    “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

    “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

    “House of Cards” (Netflix)

    “Mad Men” (AMC)

    “True Detective” (HBO)

    Comedy series

    “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

    “Louie” (FX)

    “Modern Family” (ABC)

    “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

    “Silicon Valley” (HBO)

    “Veep” (HBO)

    Miniseries

    “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

    “Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)

    “Fargo” (FX)

    “Luther” (BBC America)

    “Treme” (HBO)

    “The White Queen” (BBC America)

    TV Movie

    “Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)

    “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

    “The Normal Heart” (HBO)

    “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (BBC America)

    “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)

    Actor in a drama

    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”)

    Actress in a drama

    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”)

    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”)

    Actress in a comedy

    Lena Dunham (“Girls”)

    Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”)

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)

    Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly”)

    Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”)

    Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”)

    Actor in a miniseries or a 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”)

    Actress in a miniseries or a 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”)

    Reality-Competition program

    “The Amazing Race” (CBS)

    “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)

    “Project Runway” (Lifetime)

    “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX)

    “Top Chef” (Bravo)

    “The Voice” (NBC)

    Variety Series

    “The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)

    “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)

    “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)

    “Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)

    “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

    “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

— HBO’s “Game of Thrones” on Thursday morning dominated the nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards with 19, including best drama series, while FX’s quirky miniseries “Fargo” following behind with 18 nods.

It means that one of the most exciting races of the Emmy Awards will be in the best drama series category, with “Game of Thrones” facing off with “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “True Detective,” “House of Cards” and “Mad Men,” which all also earned Emmy nominations on Thursday morning.

In the best comedy series category, four-time winner “Modern Family” goes up against fellow veterans “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie” and “Veep” and newcomers “Silicon Valley” and “Orange Is the New Black,” which led the pack with 12 nominations, including lead actress for Taylor Schilling.

“Breaking Bad” – the acclaimed series that ended its run last September – earned a total of 16 nominations, including nods for actor for Bryan Cranston and supporting actor for Aaron Paul.

Netflix was well represented in the Emmy nominations Thursday morning. Along with “Orange Is the New Black,” the streaming service’s political drama, “House of Cards,” earned 13 nominations, including its second best drama series nomination, and acting nods for Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

The freshman police drama “True Detective” also performed well, with 12 nominations, including acting nods for Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

“American Horror: Coven” picked up 17 nominations, including best miniseries and best actress in a movie or miniseries for Jessica Lange. The AIDS drama “The Normal Heart” garnered the most nominations for a TV movie, with 16 nods, including one for its lead actor, Mark Ruffalo.

The Emmy Awards, which will be hosted by comedian Seth Meyers of NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” will take place Aug. 25 and will be telecast live on NBC from Nokia Theatre.

The nominations were announced by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly from the Television Academy in North Hollywood.

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