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2014 Emmys: The complete list of nominees, which hit show got no acting nods?

The nominees for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by The Television Academy, and, as usual, the Outstanding Lead Actor category will be one of the hottest races, with two new noms from HBO's "True Detective." But one hit drama didn't feel any of the acting nomination love-- despite a whopping 19 nominations in other categories.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 10: Actress Mindy Kaling, Television Academy Chairman & CEO Bruce Rosenblum and tv personality Carson Daly speak onstage at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on July 10, 2014 in North Hol
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Last year, “The Newsroom” star Jeff Daniels beat out Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Damian Lewis (“Homeland”), Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”), Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”), and Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”) for the Lead Actor gold. And once again, this year all of the Best Actor in a Drama Series nominees come from cable shows (with the exception of “Cards,” which is on Netflix) and not network broadcasts. In fact, no leading man from a broadcast show has made it into the race since 2011, signaling a true sign of the times.

Noticeably missing from the list of acting nods was anyone from HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” While the popular HBO fantasy series has racked up dozens of Emmy nominations in the past, the accolades are often for costumes and sound effects categories (with the exception of the Outstanding Supporting Actor Emmy for Peter Dinklage in 2011). THis year teh shwo racked up 19 nominations, including Best Drama Series, but none for acting.

HBO’s programming president Michael Lombardo told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year: “What frustrates me about the show is people really love and connect with the characters — but somehow, [the voters] don’t put two and two together that there are great actors embodying those roles,” he said. “There seems to be a disconnect. This would not work without compelling writing and unbelievable acting and superb direction. And I think that’s part of the challenge of a show that’s a genre show. I think people think the show is carried along on its production values.”

Here are the top nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmys:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom” (HBO)

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC)

Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (HBO)

Woody Harrelson, “True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)

Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (ABC)

Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge” (Starz)

Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo” (FX)

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS)

Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

Kristen Wiig, “Spoils of Babylon”(IFC)

Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor” (BBC America)

Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero” (Lifetime)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, “Girls” (HBO)

Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”(Showtime)

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)

Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly” (CBS)

Outstanding Drama Series

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)

“Downton Abbey” (PBS)

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“Mad Men” (AMC)

“True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

“Louie” (FX)

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“Veep” (HBO)

“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

“Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Outstanding Miniseries

“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

“Fargo” (FX)

“The White Queen” (Starz)

“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E, Lifetime, History)

“Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Television Movie

“The Normal Heart” (HBO)

“The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)

“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic Channel)

“Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS)

“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

As for who will actually win at the 66th Emmy Awards, there will be a couple of changes for this year’s live telecast. The ceremony will be held on August 25, 2014 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, one month earlier than usual— and on a Monday instead of a Sunday. This year’s Emmys will be hosted by Seth Meyers.

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