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Announcing the 2014 Emmy nominees

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TV personality Carson Daly and actress Mindy Kaling revealed the news all TV buff have been waiting for this morning from North Hollywood Television Academy’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre. Did any of our favorite television program addictions or stars make this list? Probably most of not some did. Therefore, there may be very few surprises. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” leads the pack with 19 nods with “Fargo” coming in at a close second with 18 nominations. "Downtown Abbey" has certainly made it cool to watch PBS. As for the few surprises, why did popular series such as: "The Walking Dead," "Sons of Anarchy" and "Justified" get snubbed? And to overlook "The Blacklist's" James Spader is...

So come this August 25, 2014 at the Nokia Theatre located in downtown Los Angeles, prepare to cheer for your choice to win as Hollywood rolls out the red carpet for those designer gowns and expensive jewelry.

Below is a rundown of some of the 2014 Emmy nominees:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downtown Abbey" (PBS) .
“Game of Thrones (HBO)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)

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, “Downtown Abbey” (PBS)
Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (ABC)
Julianna Marguiles, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Note: Josh Charles and Aaron Paul have exited their respected shows. Will either one of them receive the Emmy as a nice send-off gift?

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Maggie Smith, “Downtown Abbey” (PBS)
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Joann Froggatt, “Downtown Abbey” (PBS)
Note: The Christina(s) or (Christine) continue their race for Emmy gold for a 4th year.

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 LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX)
William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, “Derek” (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly” (CBS)
Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
Note: This should be interesting with the “Orange is the New Black” airways takeover.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Adam Driver, “Girls” (HBO)
Jessie Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Fred Armisen, “Portlandia” (IFC)
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Tony Hale, “Veep” (HBO)
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” (HBO)
Allison Janney, “Mom” (CBS)
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Fargo” (FX)
“The White Queen” (Starz)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E, Lifetime, History)
“Treme” (HBO)
“Luther” (BBC America)
Here’s a prediction: Fargo for the win.

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)

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)
Martin Freeman, “Fargo” (Fx)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Colin Hanks, “Fargo” (FX)
Jim Parsons, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Alfred Molina, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Note: Jim Parsons has received some pretty impressive reviews for his role in “The Normal Heart.”

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”
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor” (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero” (Lifetime)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Allison Tolman, “Fargo” (FX)
Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers in the Attic” (Lifetime)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALTY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” (NBC)
Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, “Project Runway” (Lifetime)
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste” (ABC)
Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC)

OUTSTANDING STRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
“Undercover Boss” (CBS)
“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” (Food Network)
“Mythbusters” (Discovery)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Who Do You Think You Are” (TLC)

OUTSTANDING UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
“Alaska: Last Frontier” (Discovery Channel)
“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
“Flipping Out” (Bravo)
“Million Dollar Listing” (BRavo)
“Wahlburgers” (A&E)
“Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” (BBC America)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Kate Mara, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)
Kate Burton, “Scandal” (ABC)
Margo Martindale, “The Americans” (FX)
Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Paul Giamiatti, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Reg. E Cathey, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Robert Morse, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)
Joe Morton, “Scandal” (ABC)
Dylan Baker, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Moira Walley-Beckett, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Vince Gilligan, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Beau Willimon, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Nic Pizzolatto, “True Detective” (HBO)

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