Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 Nominations

This years nominations the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 10th and once again the categories are dominated by the usual big names. Hosted this year by comedian and talkshow host, Seth Meyers, the ceremony will be broadcast live from Hollywood on August 25th 2014.

The Nominees – 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards

Category | Comedy Series

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory – (CBS)

Louie – (FX)

Modern Family – (ABC)

Orange Is The New Black – (Netflix)

Silicon Valley – (HBO)

Veep – (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Lena Dunham – (Girls, HBO)

Edie Falco – (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – (Veep, HBO)

Melissa McCarthy – (Mike & Molly, CBS)

Amy Poehler – (Parks & Recreation, NBC)

Taylor Schilling – (Orange Is The New Black, Netflix)

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 Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba – (Orange Is The New Black, Netflix)

Laverne Cox – (Orange Is The New Black, Netflix)

Tina Fey – (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Melissa McCarthy – (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Joan Cusack – (Shameless, Showtime)

Natasha Lyonne – (Orange Is The New Black, Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie C.K. – (Louie, FX)

Don Cheadle – (House of Lies, Showtime)

Ricky Gervais – (Derek, Netflix)

Matt LeBlanc – (Episodes, Showtime)

William H. Macy – (Shameless, Showtime)

Jim Parsons – (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Fred Armisen – (Portlandia, IFC)

Andre Braugher – (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox)

Ty Burrell – (Modern Family, ABC)

Adam Driver – (Girls, HBO)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson – (Modern Family, ABC)

Tony Hale – (Veep, HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Nathan Lane – (Modern Family, ABC)

Steve Buscemi – (Portlandia, IFC)

Jimmy Fallon – (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Louis C.K. – (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Bob Newhart – (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)

Gary Cole – (Veep, HBO)

Category | Drama Series

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad – (AMC)

Downton Abbey – (PBS)

Mad Men – (AMC)

House of Cards – (Netflix)

Game of Thrones – (HBO)

True Detective – (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Lizzy Caplan – (Masters of Sex, Showtime)

Claire Danes – (Homeland, Showtime)

Michelle Dockery – (Downton Abbey, PBS)

Julianna Margulies – (The Good Wife, CBS)

Kerry Washington – (Scandal, ABC)

Robin Wright – (House of Cards, Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christine Baranski – (The Good Wife, CBS)

Joanne Froggatt – (Downton Abbey, PBS)

Anna Gunn – (Breaking Bad, AMC)

Lena Headey – (Game of Thrones, HBO)

Christina Hendricks – (Mad Men, AMC)

Maggie Smith – (Downton Abbey, PBS)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston – (Breaking Bad, AMC)

Jeff Daniels – (The Newsroom, HBO)

Jon Hamm – (Mad Men, AMC)

Woody Harrelson – (True Detective, HBO)

Matthew McConaughey – (True Detective, HBO)

Kevin Spacey – (House of Cards, Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jim Carter – (Downton Abbey, PBS)

Josh Charles – (The Good Wife, CBS)

Peter Dinklage – (Game of Thrones, HBO)

Mandy Patinkin – (Homeland, Showtime)

Aaron Paul – (Breaking Bad, AMC)

Jon Voight – (Ray Donovan, Showtime)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Dylan Baker – (The Good Wife, CBS)

Reg E. Cathey – (House of Cards, Netflix)

Paul Giamatti – (Downton Abbey, PBS)

Robert Morse – (Mad Men, AMC)

Beau Bridges – (Masters of Sex, Showtime)

Joe Morton – (Scandal, ABC)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Kate Burton – (Scandal, Showtime)

Jane Fonda – (The Newsroom, HBO)

Allison Janney – (Masters of Sex, Showtime)

Kate Mara – (House of Cards, Netflix)

Margo Martindale – (The Americans, FX)

Diane Rigg – (Game of Thrones, HBO)

Category | Miniseries or Movie

Outstanding Miniseries

American Horror Story – (FX)

Bonnie & Clyde – (A&E)

Fargo – (FX)

Luther – (BBC America)

Treme – (HBO)

The White Queen – (Starz)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch – (Sherlock: His Last Vow, PBS)

Chiwetel Ejiofor – (Dancing on the Edge, Starz)

Idris Elba – (Luther, BBC America)

Martin Freeman – (Fargo, FX)

Mark Ruffalo – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Billy Bob Thornton – (Fargo, FX)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Matt Bomer – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Martin Freeman – (Sherlock, PBS)

Colin Hanks – (Fargo, FX)

Joe Mantello – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Alfred Molina – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Jim Parsons – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Outstanding Television Movie

Killing Kennedy – (National Geographic)

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight – (HBO)

The Normal Heart – (HBO)

Sherlock: His Last Vow – (PBS)

The Trip to Bountiful – (Lifetime)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Helena Bonham Carter – (Burton & Taylor, BBC America)

Minnie Driver – (Return to Zero, Lifetime)

Jessica Lange – (American Horror Story, FX)

Sarah Paulson – (American Horror Story, FX)

Cicely Tyson – (The Trip to Bountiful, Lifetime)

Kristen Wiig – (The Spoils of Babylon, IFC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Angela Bassett – (American Horror Story, FX)

Kathy Bates – (American Horror Story, FX)

Ellen Burstyn – (Flowers in the Attic, Lifetime)

Frances Conroy – (American Horror Story, FX)

Julia Roberts – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Allison Tolman – (Fargo, FX)

Category | Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Iain B. MacDonald – (Episodes [Ep: 9], Showtime)

Paris Barclay – (Glee [Ep:100], Fox)

Louis C.K. – (Louie [Ep: Elevator Part 6], FX)

Gail Mancuso – (Modern Family [Ep: Las Vegas], ABC)

Jodie Foster – (Orange Is the New Black [Ep: Lesbian Request Denied], Netflix)

Mike Judge – (Silicon Valley [Ep: Minimum Viable Product], HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon – (American Horror Story [Ep: Bitchcraft], FX)

Colin Bucksey – (Fargo [Ep: Buridan’s Ass], FX)

Adam Bernstein – (Fargo [Ep: The Crocodile’s Dilemma], FX)

Stephen Frears – (Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, HBO)

Ryan Murphy – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Nick Hurran – (Sherlock [Ep: His Last Vow], PBS)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Tim Van Patten – (Boardwalk Empire [Ep: Farewell Daddy Blues, HBO)

Vince Gilligan – (Breaking Bad [Ep: Felina], AMC)

David Evans – (Downton Abbey [Ep: 1], PBS)

Neil Marshall – (Game of Thrones [Ep: The Watchers on the Wall], HBO)

Carl Franklin – (House of Cards [Ep: Chapter 14], Netflix)

Cary Joji Fukunaga – (True Detective [Ep: Who Goes There], HBO)

Category | Writing

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik – (Episodes [Ep: Five], Showtime)

– (Glee [Ep:100], Fox)

Louis C.K. – (Louie [Ep: So Did the Fat Lady], FX)

Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, & Tony Roche – (Veep [Ep: Special Relationship], ABC)

Liz Friedman & Jenji Kohan – (Orange Is the New Black [Ep: I Wasn’t Ready], Netflix)

Alec Berg – (Silicon Valley [Ep: Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency], HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Vince Gilligan – (Breaking Bad [Ep: Felina, AMC)

Moira Walley-Beckett – (Breaking Bad [Ep: Ozymandias], AMC)

David Benioff & D. B. Weiss – (Game of Thrones [Ep: The Children], HBO)

Beau Willimon – (House of Cards [Ep: Chapter 14], Netflix)

Nic Pizzolatto – (True Detective [Ep: The Secret Fate of All Life], HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk – (American Horror Story [Ep: Bitchcraft], FX)

Neil Cross – (Luther, BBC America)

Noah Hawley – (Fargo [Ep: The Crocodile’s Dilemma], FX)

Larry Kramer – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

David Simon & Eric Overmyer – (Treme [Ep: …To Miss New Orleans], HBO)

Steven Moffat – (Sherlock [Ep: His Last Vow], PBS)

Winners will be announced live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, August 25th. The ceremony can be seen live in the US on NBC from 8ET/5PT and for UK audiences on Tuesday, August 26th at 8.30pm on Sky Living.