The Primetime Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning. CNN was the only news network to make the cut, picking up several nominations for informational and documentary series. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown is nominated for Outstanding Informational Series or Special and five other awards. The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy is up for two awards, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
2013 winner Claire Danes for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series is again nominated as Carrie Mathison on Homeland against Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on House of Cards and GW grad Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on Scandal.
Kevin Spacey was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for his portrayal of Francis Underwood on House of Cards. Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who plays Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO series, earned a nod in the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series category, which she took in 2013.
National Geographic's Killing Kennedy is among five nominees for Outstanding Television Movie. Some of social TV's biggest shows are also among the contenders. HBO's Game of Thrones, Netflix's House of Cards, and now concluded AMC classic Breaking Bad are nominated for outstanding drama series, along with HBO's mini-series True Detective and AMC's Mad Men.
For outstanding comedy series, Netflix's Orange Is The New Black garnered a nomination. President Obama's appearance on comedian Zach Galifianakis' Web series, Between Two Ferns, was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Short-Form Live-Action Entertainment Program category.