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The Emmy Awards 2014: Nominees

This morning, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for this year's Emmy awards. And, the nominees are:

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

Outstanding Actress in a Drama
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Claire Danes, Homeland
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Actor in a Drama
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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
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

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Kate Mara, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Kate Burton, Scandal

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama
Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Reg E Cathey, House of Cards
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Joe Morton, Scandal

Outstanding Comedy:
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
Louis CK, Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy:
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy:
Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Joan Cusack, Shameless

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Gary Cole, Veep

Outstanding Reality Show Host
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

Outstanding Reality Show Competition
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding TV Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
The White Queen

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie:
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

Outstanding Lead Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Idris Elba, Luther
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On the Edge
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo,
The Normal Heart

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a TV 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 Supporting Actor in a TV 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

I chose to list only the major awards as the list for all the awards is forty-three pages long. For the complete list, click here.

The Emmy Awards show will air live Monday, August 25 on NBC with Seth Meyers as the host. Be sure to join us here at Doux Reviews on the night as we tweet/snark the show, the winners, and, most importantly, the fashion. In the meantime, be sure to comment below to let us know what you think of the nominees and who should have been here that isn't.

ChrisB is a freelance writer who spends more time than she ought in front of a television screen or with a book in her hand.


  1. As usual, Tatiana Maslany was robbed, as was Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelson. Boo. But yay for a lot more: Idris Elba,Jessica Lange, Andre Braugher, Lena Heady and more.

  2. I don't know how else to say it but Hannibal is for the self-selected few. :)
    As is Orphan Black.
    But GoT and OITNB have a strong presence this year which fills me with hope for humanity.

  3. Lots of Orange, and that makes me happy. And I'm pulling for Robin Wright.

  4. Man, Brazil got crushed by Germany, Argentina is in the finals, Tatiana Maslany robbed again. Tough week.

  5. I'm pretty much the anti-demographic in life. If I like a tv show, it gets cancelled or at least under appreciated. So I guess I'm not surprised that there isn't any love for Justified or The Americans on that list. Justified didn't have it's best season imo, but the Americans was fabulous this year. I'd like to see it recognized.

    Also, I'm guessing that putting Allison Tolman in the supporting actress category was to increase her odd of winning, but doesn't it really seem like she was a leading character on Fargo?

  6. Oh yes, The Americans..great show. Don't know why there was no love for it here. I remember Keri Russell from Felicity, she's come a long way since. And the other actors on the show are great as well.
    Tollman seemed like a lead on Fargo, but your theory is a good one. I'd like to see her win.
    I'm glad for OINTD of course..I still say it's a drama and not a comedy. Hmph-categories.
    And we Hannibal fans are a select and chosen few. Hah.

  7. Re: the Americans-by here I meant the Emmys of course. I know this site has great reviews of it. Just to clarify.

  8. Always happy to see Peter Dinklage nominated, but the fact he's under 'Supporting' gets more and more ridiculous with each passing year. He is literally the lead actor in that show. Sigh.


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