2014 Emmy Nominations: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Thrones,' 'OITNB' Top Shows
2014 Emmy Nominations: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Thrones,' 'OITNB' Top Shows
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The nominations for the 66th Annual Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning. The list is cable-heavy, with a slew of nominations for Netflix's newest comedy and Breaking Bad's final season. But, in its fourth season, it's actually Game of Thrones that earned the most nominations of any program.

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Breaking Bad went out with a bang, earning 16 nominations for its final season, the most ever for the series. However, Game of Thrones also had its strongest showing ever, with an impressive 19 nominations, including acting honors for Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey. House of Cards earned 13 nominations while Downton Abbey and True Detective each scored 12. Mad Men was down to just eight nominations, its fewest ever.

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For Comedies, Netflix's Orange Is the New Black was the top show with 12 nominations for its first season, including acting honors for five of its female stars.

In the Miniseries and TV Movie category, Fargo overtook American Horror Story for the most nominations with 18 while HBO's The Normal Heart scored 16 nominations, including six for acting.

The Emmys will air Monday, August 25 at 8pm on NBC and will be hosted by Seth Meyers.

Here is a list of the nominees in the top categories.

DRAMA
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective


DRAMA LEAD ACTOR
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

DRAMA LEAD ACTRESS
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

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jon Voigt, Ray Donovan
Josh Charles, The Good Wife

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
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

DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
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

DRAMA WRITING
"Ozymandias," Breaking Bad
"Felina," Breaking Bad
"The Children," Game of Thrones
"Chapter 14," House of Cards
"The Secret Fate of All of Life," True Detective

DRAMA DIRECTING
"Farewell Daddy Blues," Boardwalk Empire
"Felina," Breaking Bad
"Season 4, Episode 1," Downton Abbey
"The Watchers on the Wall," Game of Thrones
"Chapter 14," House of Cards
"Who Goes There," True Detective

COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory
Louie
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep


COMEDY LEAD ACTOR
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

COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
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

COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
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

COMEDY WRITING
"Episode 305," Episodes
"So Did the Fat Lady," Louie
"I Wasn't Ready (Pilot)," Orange Is the New Black
"Optimal Top-to-Tip Efficiency," Silicon Valley
"Special Relationship," Veep

COMEDY DIRECTING
"Episode 309," Episodes
"100," Glee
"Elevator, Part 6," Louie
"Vegas," Modern Family
"Lesbian Request Dnied," Orange Is the New Black
"Minimum Viable Product," Silicon Valley

MINISERIES
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie and Clyde
Fargo
Luther
Treme
The White Queen


TV MOVIE
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful


MINISERIES/TV MOVIE LEAD ACTOR
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

MINISERIES/TV MOVIE LEAD ACTRESS
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

MINISERIES/TV MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTOR
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

MINISERIES/TV MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTRESS
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

REALITY COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice


REALITY HOST
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

VARIETY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon



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