Emmy nominations 2014: What TV shows received nods this year?

Emmy nominations: What were the surprises this year? Shows that received Emmy nominations included the HBO show 'Game of Thrones' and FX's 'Fargo.'

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    Emmy nominations 2014: The HBO series 'Game of Thrones' led the nominations. 'Thrones' stars Peter Dinklage (pictured), who also received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama.
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Newbies and TV old-timers alike received Emmy nods on July 10, with HBO scoring especially well for their dramas “Game of Thrones,” which received the most nominations of any show, and “True Detective,” which the network chose to nominate as a drama series (rather than a miniseries) and which received a nod in that category.

After “Thrones,” the FX show “Fargo,” based off the Oscar-winning 1996 Coen brothers movie, received the most nominations with 18 (“Thrones” received 19). “American Horror Story,” also on FX, received the next-most with 17.

Newcomers include the HBO show “Silicon Valley,” which was nominated in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, as well as Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” which also received a Comedy Series nod; “Detective,” for which Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson received nods for the first time; Lizzy Caplan, who received an Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series nomination for the Showtime series “Masters of Sex”; Jon Voight, who was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama category for the Showtime show “Ray Donovan” (he had been nominated before, but not for “Donovan”); Lena Headey for “Thrones”; William H. Macy, who was nominated for the Showtime TV show “Shameless” for the first time in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category; Ricky Gervais, who was nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the Netflix show “Derek” for the first time; Taylor Schilling, who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Orange”; Fred Armisen, who received a nod as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for IFC’s “Portlandia”; Andre Braugher, who was also nominated as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for the Fox series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”; and Allison Janney of CBS’s “Mom,” Kate McKinnon of “Saturday Night Live,” and Kate Mulgrew of “Orange Is the New Black,” who were all nominated for their shows in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category for the first time.

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Besides “Thrones” and “Detective,” the AMC shows “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” as well as PBS’s “Downton Abbey” and Netflix’s “House of Cards” will be battling it out for Outstanding Drama Series. “Cards” made headlines last year when it became the first digitally distributed series to earn nominations in major Emmy categories. 

In addition to “Orange” and “Valley,” the CBS program “The Big Bang Theory,” ABC’s “Modern Family,” the FX series “Louie,” and HBO’s “Veep” are competing in the Outstanding Comedy Series category.

“Horror” and “Fargo” are facing off in the Best Miniseries category with the Starz show “The White Queen,” HBO’s “Treme,” the BBC America show “Luther,” and “Bonnie & Clyde,” which was from A&E, History, and Lifetime.

Check out more nominees below.

Outstanding Drama Series

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)

“Downton 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, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)

Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (ABC)

Julianna Margulies, “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)

Josh Charles, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (AMC)

Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” (PBS) 

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” (CBS)

Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes” (Showtime)

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” (HBO)

Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)

Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly” (CBS)

Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Adam Driver, “Girls” (HBO)

Jesse 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)

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) 

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)

Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)

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 Reality 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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