Emmy Awards 2014: Nominations

True Detective, Fargo & The Normal Heart are newcomers to the Emmy Awards.

True DetectiveTrue Detective, Fargo and The Normal Heart are amongst debut entries in the 2014 Emmy Award nominations, announced in Los Angeles.

True Detective will compete with Breaking Bad‘s final season, plus Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Downton Abbey and Mad Men in the prestigious Drama series category.

In the Comedy category newcomers Silicon Valley and Orange is the New Black join with The Big Bang Theory, Louie, Modern Family, and Veep.

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
The White Queen

Outstanding TV Movie
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Las Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Lead Actor in a Drama
Bryan Cranston
Jeff Daniels
Jon Hamm
Woody Harrelson
Matthew McConaughey
Kevin Spacey

Lead Actress in a Drama
Lizzy Caplan
Claire Danes
Michelle Dockery
Julianna Marguiles
Kerry Washington
Robin Wright

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Idris Elba
Martin Freeman
Mark Ruffalo
Billy Bob Thornton

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Helena Bonham Carter
Minnie Driver
Jessica Lange
Sarah Paulson
Cicely Tyson
Kristen Wiig

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Louis CK
Don Cheadle
Ricky Gervais
Matt LeBlanc
William H Macy
Jim Parsons

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Lena Dunham
Edie Falco,
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Melissa McCarthy
Amy Poehler
Taylor Schilling

Outstanding Reality Competition
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety 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

Supporting Actor in a Drama
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

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
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

The the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Seth Myers will host the telecast, which will screen in Australia on Foxtel on August 26th.

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13 Responses

  1. I see that Normal Heart got a mention but USA Today mentions below “It was announced today that actor Matt Bomer received a 2014 Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his performance in HBO’s The Normal Heart.”
    Yet I can not find any mention of it in the list am I wrong ?

  2. Belinda July 11, 2014 at 11:54 am –
    “Allison Tolman is also nominated for supporting actress. More category fraud, but she probaly didn’t want to compete against Lange.”

    So she is! ( Thought she had missed out as that category wasn’t listed here).

    She should definitely win then.
    But she deserved to be nominated for best lead actress in a miniseries.
    But as Belinda says, probably a wise move not to go up against the legendary Jessica Lange. would

    1. There is plenty of strategising by shows to work out what the best way to submit and win is. Much talk about True Detective submitted for Drama Series over Miniseries. I still struggle to see Orange as Comedy over Drama. But I had the same issue with Desperate Housewives. There’s a lot of politics when so much is at stake.

  3. Not a good year for the US FTA networks. No nominations for best Drama. I’d pick The Good Wife over House of Cards.

    Was a pretty poor year for Comedies. TBBT was predictable and didn’t have a great season. Silicon Valley had a few funny scenes but largely relies on TJ Miller reprising his character from The Goodwin games for laughs.

    Orange Is The New Black it would seem is definitely a comedy.

  4. Some stiff competition in there.
    Agree that Fargo should definitely win best miniseries and Billy Bob deserves the best lead actor.
    ( Though Martin Freeman was outstanding as well).
    Disappointing not to see Allison Tolman nominated for Fargo – she was absolutely brilliant as Deputy Molly…my absolute favourite character in that show.
    Breaking Bad should be a cert for best Drama, with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn picking up the gongs in their respective categories.
    Jessica Lange definitely deserves that award for most outstanding actress in a miniseries – she is consistently exceptional in AHS..

  5. Fargo is being replayed on SBS2 from Saturday week. Well worth checking out. Martin Freedman is in supporting for Sherlock. Category fraud?

    Uzo Aduba who plays Crazy Eyes is nominated in the Comedy guest star category. Along with Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne.

    I watched the announcement last night, very annoying how they didn’t announce the supporting categories then.

  6. I am PVRing Fargo so am a bit behind a lot of people but this is really good.

    Does this mean that Martin Freedman is running against himself for roles in Sherlock: His Last Vow and in Fargo?

  7. Most are what I expected but I was hoping more of the women from OITNB would be nominated for supporting actress comedy. Especially the aussie Yale Stone, or the one that plays crazy eyes.

  8. No best drama for “Masters of Sex”?
    No best drama actress for Tatiana Maslany?!?!
    Those were my two major snubs.
    Happy for GoT & Normal Heart. Yet to watch True Detective or Fargo, both I hear are excellent.

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