66th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Nominees Announced

2This is a big day in the TV world — the nominations for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today by The Voice‘s Carson Daly and The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Kaling (who was snubbed, by the way).  So who is a contender for that little golden statue?  Read on to find out if your favorite show made the cut!

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Claire Danes – Homeland
Robin Wright – House of Cards
Lizzy Caplan – Masters of Sex
Kerry Washington – Scandal

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Outstanding Lead 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

Outstanding Lead 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

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory­
Ricky Gervais – ­Derek­
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes­
Don Cheadle – ­House of Lies­
Louis C.K. – Louie­
William H. Macy – ­Shameless­

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Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham – ­Girls­
Melissa McCarthy – ­Mike & Molly­
Edie Falco – ­Nurse Jackie­
Taylor Schilling – ­Orange Is the New Black­
Amy Poehler – ­Parks and Recreation­
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – ­Veep­

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

 

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
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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

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 Froggatt – ­Downton Abbey­
Lena Headey – ­Game of Thrones­
Christine Baranski – ­The Good Wife­
Christina Hendricks – ­Mad Men­

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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 – ­SNL­
Anna Chlumsky – ­Veep­

These are only a few of the categories so for the full list, visit the official website for the Emmys.

Source: The Wrap

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I would be thrilled to discuss this list with anyone who will join me, but I could go on for a while about who was robbed and who I am rooting for so I will spare you at the risk of making this post longer than anyone is interested in reading (as well as this sentence).

I will say this, though:  it’s going to be a tough race this year.  All of the nominees are absolutely spectacular at their craft so I think it’s going to be hard to predict winners.

If you care to add your two cents, please comment below!  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

– xo, A

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2 thoughts on “66th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Nominees Announced

  1. I know that a lot of people are upset about Orange is the New Black receiving nominations because they aren’t on television. I, however, am very happy! It is great that the Emmys are incorporating shows which are viewed through different mediums. All of the actors and actresses are fantastic, and it is truly entertaining.

    • I agree with you! I just finished season 2 yesterday and I think the nominations are well deserved. And it is very cool to me that Netflix is revolutionizing the way we watch TV and that the Emmys are recognizing that. Thank you for commenting!

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