Emmy Nominations Announced

Game Of Thrones and American Horror Story: Coven score big as the nominees for the annual TV awards are announced

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The nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced. Game Of Thrones reigns with 19 nominations and American Horror Story: Coven trails just behind with 17. By comparison Breaking Bad picked up 16.

Game Of Thrones garnered mentions in the Outstanding Drama Series and Supporting Actress/Actor in a Drama Series for Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage.

American Horror Story ’s scare tactics are clearly paying off too. The show secured a nomination for Best Miniseries or Movie with Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson picking up Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie nods. Similarly three Coven supporting actresses received a mention in the Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie list.

The biggest shock is that Orphan Black ’s Tatiana Maslany hasn’t picked up a single nomination for her outstanding performance(s) in the clone drama. The show failed to pick up any nominations too, despite receiving widespread critical acclaim.

There’s other good news for sci-fi, however. Futurama received a nod for its final season in the Outstanding Animation Programme category, alongside Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project . See the list of major category nominations below.

Best Drama Series

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

Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
  • ClaireDanes, Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a Drama Series

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

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

  • Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
  • Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
  • Josh Charles, The Good Wife
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
  • Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

  • Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones
  • Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
  • Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
  • Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Best Miniseries or Movie

  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Fargo
  • Luther
  • Treme
  • The White Queen

Best Actress Miniseries or Movie

  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Helena Bonham Carter , Burton and Taylor
  • Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
  • Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon
  • Cicely Tyson, The Trip Bountiful

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Luther
  • Martin Freeman, Fargo
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock : His Last Vow

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie

  • Colin Hanks, Fargo
  • Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
  • Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
  • Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
  • Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
  • Martin Freeman , Sherlock: His Last Vow

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie

  • Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Allison Tolman, Fargo
  • Ellen Burstyn, Flowers In the Attic
  • Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

Outstanding Animated Program

  • Archer
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Futurama
  • SouthPark
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project

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