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Emmy Nomination Showdown: The Complete 2014 List

It was the longest TV series "goodbye" in recent memory—fans of the Emmy-winning series just did not want to see it end and buzz remained on blogsites long after the show bowed. Will it grab the top spot this year?
It was the longest TV series "goodbye" in recent memory—fans of the Emmy-winning series just did not want to see it end and buzz remained on blogsites long after the show bowed. Will it grab the top spot this year?

Talk about a tight race. This year's 2014 Emmy Awards may be more historic than predicted.

Will "Thrones" take home the Emmy gold this year?

Of course much of that has to do with the above par programming that was offered last year. With Netflix continuing to carve into the competition with binge-worthy outings such as "House of Cards" and "Orange Is The New Black," never before have we seen such tight races.

With the Emmy nominations being unveiled today, Netflix should be quite pleased—“Orange Is The New Black” collected 12 nods, the most for a comedy series. And then there's HBO. True, we all know that the network's “Game of Thrones” is sickeningly addictive, but it managed to garner a stellar 19 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.

Nice to see on this year's list of nominees: Robin Wright—brilliant in "House of Cards"; Taylor Schilling for Comedy Actress in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black"—although there has been some brouhaha as to why the successful series landed in the Comedy category (Oh yes, to nab nominations.); Kristen Wiig, whose savage scenery chewing in the mini-series "The Spoils of Babylon" was just delicious; Adam Driver, still one of the strongest assets to HBO's "Girls"; Kate Mulgrew's supporting nom for "Orange Is the New Black"; Kate McKinnon, who consistently surprises in the durable "Saturday Night Live"; FX's "Fargo"—it's nice to see network scoring big with the guilty pleasure that is "American Horror Story," but "Fargo's" nom proves that the cable net's creative team can deliver new critically-praised hits, especially after "Rescue Me" faded to black.

And let's not forget HBO's soul-stirring "The Normal Heart"—Mark Ruffalo nabbed a Best Actor nom in a Mini-series for his role as ’80s HIV/AIDS activist Larry Kramer, but it will be riveting to see how well "The Normal Heart" performs elsewhere. The category to watch out for this year, perhaps more than any other, is for Supporting Actor in a Mini-series, in which "Heart" acquired multiple noms—Jim Parsons, Joe Mantello, Alfred Molina and Matt Bomer (He seems destined to walk away with the gold.) Cinema darling Julia Roberts also received a Best Supporting Actress nom for the critically praised mini-series.

And the 2014 nominees are:

Best Comedy Series

"The Big Bang Theory"


"Modern Family"

"Orange Is the New Black"

"Silicon Valley"


Best Drama Series

"Breaking Bad"

"Downton Abbey"

"Game of Thrones"

"House of Cards"

"Mad Men"

"True Detective"

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, "Girls"

Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"

Julia Louis Dreyfus, "Veep"

Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly"

Amy Poehler, "Parks & Recreation"

Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is the New Black"

Best 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"

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, "Brookiyn Nine-Nine"

Adam Driver, "Girls"

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"

Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"

Fred Armisen, "Portlandia"

Tony Hale, "Veep"

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"

Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"

Allison Janney, "Mom"

Kate Mulgrew, "Orange Is the New Black"

Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"

Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"

Best Actress in a Drama Series

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"

Best Actor in a Drama Series

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"

Supporting Actor, 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"

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"

Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"

Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"

Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"

Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"

Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"

Best Miniseries or Movie

"American Horror Story: Coven"

"Bonnie & Clyde"




"The White Queen"

Best Actress Miniseries or 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 Bountiful"

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Luther"

Martin Freeman, "Fargo"

Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"

Idris Elba, "Luther"

Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart"

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"

Reality-Competition Program

"The Amazing Race"

"So You Think You Can Dance"

"Dancing with the Stars"

"Top Chef"

"Project Runway"

"The Voice"

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