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Emmys 2014: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ Nominated

‘Orange Is the New Black,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘Girls’ and ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ also received nods from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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The cast of 'Breaking Bad'

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Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Veep are among the series that are nominated in multiple major categories, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series, for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Orange Is the New Black and True Detective also received multiple nominations, and the lead actors of the latter show – Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey – are both up against one another in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category. The award ceremony will be broadcast on NBC on August 25th at 8 p.m. EST.

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The Mindy Project’s Mindy Kaling, who received no nominations, and NBC’s Zelig-like host Carson Daly, whose show The Voice is up for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, announced the nominations in Los Angeles this morning. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum introduced the presentation by declaring that “quality television is now platform-agnostic,” which is reflected in the number of Netflix titles, including House of Cards and Derek, that are up for trophies this year.

Regardless, traditional television series still dominated the nominations overall. Modern Family is up for its fifth consecutive Outstanding Comedy Series nod, and Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons has gotten a sixth Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series nomination, an award he’s won three times so far. This year, Parsons is also nominated for his role in the HBO movie The Normal Heart.

Notably absent from the major nominations was Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which won Golden Globes in the best comedy category and best actor in a comedy for its lead, Andy Samberg. Only Andre Braugher scored a  nomination, for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Other notable omissions include The Walking Dead, which was recognized only for special and visual effects and for sound editing, and The Blacklist and its star James Spader, neither of which garnered any nominations.

Here are the nominations for the major categories of the 2014 Emmys (a full list is on the award show’s website):

Outstanding Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Drama Series

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

Outstanding Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
The White Queen

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Colin Hanks, Fargo
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman, Sherlock
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding Reality Competition Program

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

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