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Nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards announced

The nominations for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are in; and the contenders for this year’s awards are truly well deserving of the nods. It has been a tremendous year for television and the nominations reflect the riveting performances that have had us hanging on every word, turning in week after week and impatiently waiting to find out what happens next. Those are the results of great storytelling and fantastic acting… So it shouldn't come as a surprise as to which shows and actors members of the Academy selected for recognition. Online streaming subscription service Netflix earned a total of 31 nominations while HBO dominated the pack. The premium cable network earned 99 nominations.

Mindy Kaling announced the nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on July 10, 2014 at the Television Academy's Los Angeles headquarters.
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday July 10, 2014 from the Television Academy's headquarters in Los Angeles.
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The list of nominees includes some of the most talked about shows and actors over the past year including, “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “Breaking Bad” and “Scandal” just to name a few. Actress Mindy Kaling made the announcement of the nominees on Thursday morning Live from the Television Academy’s headquarters in Los Angeles. The nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmys are:

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

· Claire Danes – Homeland

· Robin Wright – House of Cards

· Kerry Washington – Scandal

· Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey

· Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife

· Lizzy Caplan – Master of Sex

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

· Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom

· Jon hamm – Mad Men

· Woody Harrelson – True Detective

· Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad

· Matthew McConaughey – True Detective

· Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

· Lena Headey – Game of Thrones

· Christine Baranski – The Good Wife

· Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey

· Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad

· Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

· Christina Hendricks – Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

· Jim Carter – Downton Abbey

· Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

· Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad

· Mandy Patinkin – Homeland

· Josh Charles – The Good Wife

· Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

· Jane Fonda – The Newsroom

· Kate Burton – Scandal

· Diana Rigg – Game of Thrones

· Allison Janney – Masters of Sex

· Margo Martindale – The Americans

· Kate Mara – House of Cards

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

· Joe Morton – Scandal

· Dylan Baker – The Good Wife

· Paul Giamatti – Downton Abbey

· Reg E. Cathey – House of Cards

· Beau Bridges – Masters of Sex

· Robert Morse – Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

· Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly

· Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie

· Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

· Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

· Lena Dunham – Girls

· Taylor Schiling – Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

· Louis C.K. – Louie

· Ricky Gervais – Derek

· Don Cheadle – House of Lies

· William H. Macy – Shameless

· Matt LeBlanc – Episodes

· Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

· Kate Mulgrew – Orange Is the New Black

· Allison Janney – Mom

· Anna Chlumsky – Veep

· Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory

· Julie Bowen – Modern Family

· Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

· Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family

· Fred Armisen – Portlandia

· Tony Hale – Veep

· Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nini-Nine

· Adam Driver – Girls

· Ty Burrell – Modern Family

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

· Uzo Abuba – Orange Is the New Black

· Tina Fey – Saturday Night Live

· Laverne Cox – Orange Is the New Black

· Melissa McCarthy – Saturday Night Live

· Natasha Lyonne – Orange Is the New Black

· Joan Cusack – Shameless

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

· Louis C.K. – Saturday Night Live

· Steve Buscemi – Portlandia

· Gary Cole – Veep

· Jimmy Fallon – Saturday Night Live

· Nathan Lane – Modern Family

· Bob Newhart – The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

· Helena Bonham Carter – Burton and Taylor

· Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Coven

· Cicely Tyson – The Trip to Bountiful

· Kristen Wiig – The Spoils of Babylon

· Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven

· Minnie Driver – Return to Zero

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

· Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

· Martin Freeman – Fargo

· Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge

· Idris Elba – Luther

· Benedict Cumberbatch – Masterpiece Sherlock: His Last Vow

· Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

· Julia Roberts – The Normal Heart

· Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Coven

· Angela Bassett – American Horror Story: Coven

· Frances Conroy – American Horror Story: Coven

· Ellen Burstyn – Flowers in the Attic

· Allison Tolman – Fargo

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

· Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart

· Jim Parsons – The Normal Heart

· Colin Hanks – Fargo

· Alfred Molina – The Normal Heart

· Joe Mantello – The Normal Heart

· Martin Freeman – Masterpiece Sherlock: His Last Vow

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

· Tom Bergeron – Dancing With the Stars

· Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance

· Betty White – Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

· Anthony Bourdain – The Taste

· Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night

· Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn – Project Runway

Outstanding Drama Series

· Breaking Bad – AMC

· Downton Abbey – PBS

· Game of Thrones – HBO

· House of Cards – Netflix

· Mad Men – AMC

· True Detective – HBO

Outstanding Comedy Series

· Louie – FX

· Modern Family – ABC

· Orange is the New Black – Netflix

· Silicon Valley – HBO

· The Big Bang Theory – CBS

· Veep – HBO

Outstanding Variety Series

· Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC

· Real Time with Bill Maher – HBO

· Saturday Night Live – NBC

· The Colbert Report – Comedy Central

· The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central

· The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC

Outstanding Miniseries

· American Horror Story: Coven – FX

· Bonnie & Clyde – Lifetime

· Fargo – FX

· Luther – BBC America

· The White Queen – Starz

· Treme – HBO

Outstanding Reality-competition Program

· Dancing with the Stars – ABC

· Project Runway – Lifetime

· So You Think You Can Dance – Fox

· The Amazing Race – CBS

· The Voice – NBC

· Top Chef – Bravo

Outstanding Television Movie

· Killing Kennedy – National Geographic Channel

· Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight – HBO

· Masterpiece Sherlock: His Last Vow – PBS

· The Normal Heart – HBO

· The Trip to Bountiful – Lifetime

A complete list of all Primetime Emmy nominations can be found at Emmys.com. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air Live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on August 25, 2014 at 8 p.m. on NBC.