Emmy Award Nominations 2014 Announced - A Big Day for Game of Thrones and Netflix


Emmy Award Nominations 2014 Announced - A Big Day for Game of Thrones and Netflix

Them there Emmy's are on the way again, with the ceremony set for August 25th 2014. So it's nomination time!

The categories nominations were announced yesterday, with big names honoured and some surprises for fans of the increasingly impressive TV sector. One of the biggest new entries this year wasn't a star or director but the streaming service Netflix. The web only service has a total of 31 nominations at the Emmy's this year - that's more than major networks like Fox.

House of Cards and Orange is the New Black are bound to pick up something but there's plenty of competition - HBO for example has a total of 99 possible winners from their popular and terrific cable channel. And of course there was love for Breaking Bad, despite the fact that the final episode will be almost a year old by the time the awards happen. Leading shows in terms of numbers of nominations are Game of Thrones with 19 and Fargo with 18.

The full list is incredibly long, here are a few of the major categories:

Lead Actor in aDrama

Jeff Daniels,The Newsroom
Jon Hamm,Mad Men
Woody Harrelson,True Detective
Matthew McConaughey,True Detective
Bryan Cranston,Breaking Bad
Kevin Spacey,House of Cards

Lead Actress in aDrama

Lizzy Caplan,Masters of Sex
Claire Danes,Homeland
Michelle Dockery,Downton Abbey
Julianna Marguiles,The Good Wife
Kerry Washington,Scandal
Robin Wright,House of Cards

Lead Actorin a Comedy

Louis C.K.,Louie
Don Cheadle,House of Lies
Ricky Gervais,Derek
Matt LeBlanc,Episodes
William H. Macy,Shameless
Jim Parsons,The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a Comedy

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

Outstanding Drama

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Outstanding Comedy

The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Orange Is The New Black
Silicon Valley

Outstanding Main Title Design

Black Sails
Masters of Sex
Silicon Valley
True Detective

Great to see title design getting some attention, both Black Sails and True Detective have amazing openers.

There are more than 80 Emmy Award categories so I'm not going to list them all here. You can grab the full list on the official site.

The 2014 Primetime Emmy Award winners will be announced on the 25th of August.

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