The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

The nominees were announced early this morning for this years Emmy awards. As always, many of our favourite shows and actors were royally snubbed by not recieving nominations (Hannibal, Orphan Black, Michael Sheen for Masters of Sex), but a lot of our other favourites were nominated as well.
Check out the full list of nominations below.

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards airs in the US on Monday 25th August, 2014.

Programs:

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Mad Men (AMC)
True Detective (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) [THE REEL’S PICK]

Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Bonnie & Clyde (A&E)
Fargo (FX) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Luther (BBC America)
Treme (HBO)
The White Queen (Starz)

Outstanding Television Movie
Killing Kennedy (National Geographic)
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Sherlock: “His Last Vow” (PBS) [THE REEL’S PICK]
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

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)

Acting

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K. as Louie on Louie (FX) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan on House of Lies (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais as Derek Noakes on Derek (Netflix)
Matt LeBlanc as Himself on Episodes (Showtime)
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher on Shameless (Showtime)
Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath on Girls (HBO)
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, RN on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer on Veep (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn on Mike & Molly (CBS)
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation (NBC) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman on Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston as Walter White on Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom (HBO)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper on Mad Men (AMC)
Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart on True Detective (HBO)
Matthew McConaughey as Rustin Cohle on True Detective (HBO)
Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood on House of Cards (Netflix) [THE REEL’S PICK]

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson on Masters of Sex (Showtime) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey (PBS)
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife (CBS)
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on Scandal (ABC)
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes on Sherlock: “His Last Vow” (PBS)
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Louis Lester on Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
Idris Elba as John Luther on Luther (BBC America)
Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard on Fargo (FX) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo on Fargo (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor on Burton & Taylor (BBC America)
Minnie Driver as Maggie Royal on Return to Zero (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode on American Horror Story: Coven (FX) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Sarah Paulson as Cordelia Foxx on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Cicely Tyson as Mrs. Carrie Watts on The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
Kristen Wiig as Cynthia Morehouse on The Spoils of Babylon (IFC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Fred Armisen as Various Characters on Portlandia (IFC)
Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)
Adam Driver as Adam Sackler on Girls (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep (HBO) [THE REEL’S PICK]

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (HBO)
Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett on Mom (CBS)
Kate McKinnon as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kate Mulgrew as Galina “Red” Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) [THE REEL’S PICK]

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jim Carter as Charles Carson on Downton Abbey (PBS)
Josh Charles as Will Gardner on The Good Wife (CBS)
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson on Homeland (Showtime)
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan on Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife (CBS)
Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates on Downton Abbey (PBS)
Anna Gunn as Skyler White on Breaking Bad (AMC)
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris on Mad Men (AMC)
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Matt Bomer as Felix Turner on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson on Sherlock: “His Last Vow” (PBS) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Colin Hanks as Officer Gus Grimly on Fargo (FX)
Joe Mantello as Mickey Marcus on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Alfred Molina as Ben Weeks on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Jim Parsons as Tommy Boatwright on The Normal Heart (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Kathy Bates as Delphine LaLaurie on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Ellen Burstyn as Olivia Foxworth on Flowers in the Attic (Lifetime)
Frances Conroy as Myrtle Snow on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Julia Roberts as Dr. Emma Brookner on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Allison Tolman as Deputy Molly Solverson on Fargo (FX) [THE REEL’S PICK]

Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Episodes (Episode: “Episode Nine”), Directed by Iain B. MacDonald (Showtime)
Glee (Episode: “100”), Directed by Paris Barclay (Fox)
Louie (Episode: “Elevator, Part 6”), Directed by Louis C.K. (FX) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Modern Family (Episode: “Las Vegas”), Directed by Gail Mancuso (ABC)
Orange Is the New Black (Episode: “Lesbian Request Denied”), Directed by Jodie Foster (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Minimum Viable Product”), Directed by Mike Judge (HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (Episode: “Farewell Daddy Blues”), Directed by Tim Van Patten (HBO)
Breaking Bad (Episode: “Felina”), Directed by Vince Gilligan (AMC)
Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode One”), Directed by David Evans (PBS)
Game of Thrones (Episode: “The Watchers on the Wall”), Directed by Neil Marshall (HBO)
House of Cards (Episode: “Chapter 14”), Directed by Carl Franklin (Netflix) [THE REEL’S PICK]
True Detective (Episode: “Who Goes There”), Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series
The Colbert Report, Directed by James Hoskinson (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Directed by Chuck O’Neil (Comedy Central)
Portlandia, Directed by Jonathan Krisel (IFC)
Saturday Night Live, Directed by Don Roy King (NBC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Directed by Dave Diomedi (NBC) [THE REEL’S PICK]

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
American Horror Story: Coven (Episode: “Bitchcraft”), Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (FX)
Fargo (Episode: “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”), Directed by Adam Bernstein (FX)
Fargo (Episode: “Buridan’s Ass”), Directed by Colin Bucksey
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Directed by Stephen Frears (HBO)
The Normal Heart, Directed by Ryan Murphy (HBO)
Sherlock: “His Last Vow”, Directed by Nick Hurran (PBS) [THE REEL’S PICK]

Writing

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Episodes (Episode: “Episode Five”), Written by David Crane (Showtime)
Louie (Episode: “So Did the Fat Lady”), Written by Louis C.K. (FX)
Orange Is the New Black (Episode: “I Wasn’t Ready”), Written by Liz Friedman & Jenji Kohan (Netflix) [THE REEL’S PICK]
Silicon Valley (Episode: “Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency”), Written by Alec Berg (HBO)
Veep (Episode: “Special Relationship”), Written by Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, & Tony Roche (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Breaking Bad (Episode: “Felina”), Written by Vince Gilligan (AMC)
Breaking Bad (Episode: “Ozymandias”), Written by Moira Walley-Beckett (AMC)
Game of Thrones (Episode: “The Children”), Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss (HBO)
House of Cards (Episode: “Chapter 14”), Written by Beau Willimon (Netflix) [THE REEL’S PICK]
True Detective (Episode: “The Secret Fate of All Life”), Written by Nic Pizzolatto (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
Portlandia (IFC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) [THE REEL’S PICK]

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
American Horror Story: Coven (Episode: “Bitchcraft”), Written by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk (FX)
Fargo (Episode: “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”), Written by Noah Hawley (FX)
Luther, Written by Neil Cross (BBC America)
The Normal Heart, Written by Larry Kramer (HBO)
Sherlock: “His Last Vow”, Written by Steven Moffat (PBS) [THE REEL’S PICK]

 

 

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