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TV Talk The Emmy Awards 2014

  1. Television newcomers True Detective, a crime drama from HBO, and Orange is the New Black, a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday, challenging stalwarts like Breaking Bad and Modern Family.

    Online streaming company Netflix Inc more than doubled its nominations for TV’s highest honors last year, reaching 31 with political thriller House of Cards earning 13 nods.

    HBO’s medieval thriller Game of Thrones led all nominees with 19 and pushed the premium cable network’s overall nods to 99, the most of any network for the 14th year in a row.

    While cable and online streaming fared well, the broadcast networks were once again shut out of the top competition, best drama. AMC’s drug tale Breaking Bad will compete there for its final season, along with the network’s ad world drama Mad Men, House of Cards, PBS’s British period drama Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and True Detective.

    True Detective, which follows a sadistic crime spree in rural Louisiana, earned best actor in a drama nominations for both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, some of the biggest film stars to move into the thriving television industry.

    In another cross-over from film, the Fargo mini-series, based on the cult movie from the Coen brothers and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, notched up 18 nominations, including best actor in a mini-series nods for those two men.

    In the TV movie category, HBO’s The Normal Heart, based on the true story of an early AIDS activist in New York City, earned 16 nods, including a best actor nomination for Mark Ruffalo.

    Actress Mindy Kaling and The Voice host Carson Daly announced the nominees from Television Academy headquarters in California. The Emmy Awards will air Monday Aug. 25, on NBC with late-night television host Seth Meyers as emcee.

    The nominees for Outstanding Drama are:

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

    The nominees for Best Actor in a Drama series are:

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

    The nominees for Best Actress in a Drama series are:


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

    The nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series are:

    Jon Voight for Ray Donovan
    Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones
    Mandy Patinkin for Homeland
    Josh Charles for The Good Wife

    The nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series are:

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

    The nominees for Outstanding Comedy are:

    The Big Bang Theory
    Louie
    Modern Family
    Orange is the New Black
    Silicon Valley
    Veep

    The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series are:


    Lena Dunham for Girls
    Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie
    Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep
    Melissa McCarthy for Mike & Molly
    Taylor Schilling for Orange is the New Black

    The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series are:

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

    The nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series are:

    Adam Driver for Girls
    Jessie Tyler Ferguson for Modern Family
    Fred Armisen for Portlandia
    Ty Burrell, for Modern Family
    Tony Hale for Veep
    Andre Braugher for Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    The nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series are:

    Mayim Bialik for The Big Bang Theory
    Julie Bowen for Modern Family
    Anna Chlumsky for Veep
    Allison Janney for Mom
    Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live
    Kate Mulgrew for Orange Is the New Black

    The nominees for Outstanding Television Movie are:

    The Normal Heart
    The Trip to Bountiful
    Killing Kennedy
    Sherlock: His Last Vow
    Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

    The nominees for Outstanding Miniseries are:

    American Horror Story: Coven
    Fargo
    The White Queen
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Treme
     
  2. Would love to see either Matthew McConaughey or Woody Harrelson win for lead actor, True Detective was excellent and they were both magnificent. Also, Peter Dinklage for best supporting actor in Game of Thrones.
     
  3. Outstanding Drama Series
    "Breaking Bad" (AMC)

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
    Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
    Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" (CBS)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
    Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
    Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)

    Outstanding Directing, Drama Series
    Cary Joji Fukunaga, "True Detective"

    Outstanding Writing, Drama Series
    Moira Walley-Beckett, "Breaking Bad"

    Outstanding Comedy Series
    "Modern Family" (ABC)

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
    Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
    Ty Burrell, "Modern Family" (ABC)

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
    Allison Janney, "Mom" (CBS)

    Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
    Louis C.K., "Louis" (FX)

    Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
    Gail Mancuso, "Modern Family"

    Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
    "The Amazing Race" (CBS)

    Outstanding Miniseries
    "Fargo" (FX)

    Outstanding Television Movie
    "The Normal Heart" (HBO)

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
    Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: His Last Vow" (PBS)

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
    Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
    Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
    Martin Freeman, "Sherlock: His Last Vow"

    Outstanding Direction in a Miniseries or Movie
    Colin Bucksey, "Fargo"

    Outstanding Writing in Miniseries or Movie
    Steven Moffat, "Sherlock: His Last Vow"

    Outstanding Variety Series
    "The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)

    Outstanding Writing, Variety Special
    Sarah Silverman, "Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles"

    Outstanding Directing, Variety Special
    Glenn Weiss, 67th annual Tony Awards

    Surprised about Modern Family (very overrated) and the three Sherlock awards. Just the one award for True Detective and no main awards for Game of Thrones either :confused:
     
  4. True Detective got a slap in the face, only winning best directing.

    I'm not a fan of Modern Family or Sherlock
     
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