Thursday, July 10, 2014

'Game of Thrones' and ''Fargo' lead Emmy Nominations

When it comes to bloodshed, the more the merrier, especially when it means garnering the most Emmy nominations.

"Game of Thrones" and "Fargo" and its characters may have been showered in blood this year, but now they're getting showered with 19 and 18 Emmy nominations, respectively, in the drama and movie/miniseries fields. "Orange is the New Black," which had a bloody season one finale, was the laffer with the most nominations at 12.

In its biggest Emmy nomination haul to date, "Game of Thrones" contends once again for best drama series, with Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey earning supporting bids for their work, and Diana Rigg getting a repeat guest drama actress nod.

The drama slate includes previous winners "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men", previous nominees "Downton Abbey" and "House of Cards" and freshman series "True Detective". "Mad Men" has the least number of nods among drama series nominees with 8, not earning a single directing or writing nomination

"Fargo", using the Oscar-winning film of the same name as its source material, received the most nominations among miniseries contenders, landing lead actor bids for Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton and supporting bids for Allison Tolman and Colin Hanks. Freeman will go head-to-head with his "Sherlock: The Last Vow" co-star Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead actor race, but competes in the supporting category for his turn in the movie.

Just beyond "Fargo" in numbers is "American Horror Story: Coven" with 17 nominations in the , including acting nominations for leading ladies Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson, and supporting nods for Angela Bassett,  Kathy Bates and Frances Conroy. Every season of  "AHS" has received 17 Emmy nominations each.

Making a big impression in the comedy field was "Orange is the New Black", the Netflix original series about a woman trying to get used to the prison system. This is Netflix's first comedy series bid. Taylor Schilling was nominated for comedy actress, Kate Mulgrew for supporting comedy actress, and a trio of ladies earned guest actress bids: Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne.

The show also picked up writing and directing nods as well.

"OITNB" competes in the series race against four-time undefeated champ "Modern Family", "The Big Bang Theory", "Louie" and the HBO series "Silicon Valley" and "Veep".

The film "The Normal Heart" received 16 nominations, including a nod for outstanding made for TV movie. Six of its nominations were for acting: lead actor for Mark Ruffalo, supporting actor for Matt Bomer, Joe Mantello,  Alfred Molina and Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts for supporting actress.

Here is a complete list of Emmy nominations

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outstanding Made for TV Movie
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)
The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding Movie/Miniseries Actor
Benedict Cumberbath, "Sherlock: His Last Vow"
Chiwetel Ejiofor: "Dancing on the Edge"
Idris Elba, "Luther"
Martin Freeman, "Fargo"
Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart "
Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"

Outstanding Movie/Miniseries Actress
Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton & 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, "Shades of Babylon"

Outstanding Supporting Movie/Miniseries Actor
Matt Bomer, "The Normal Heart"
Martin Freeman, "Sherlock: His Last Vow"
Colin Hanks, "Fargo"
Joe Mantello, "The Normal Heart "
Alfred Molina, "The Normal Heart"
Jim Parsons, "The Normal Heart"

Outstanding Supporting Movie/Miniseries Actress
Angela Bassett, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Ellen Burstyn, "Flowers in the Attic"
Frances Conroy, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Julia Roberts, "The Normal Heart"
Allison Tolman, "Fargo" 

Outstanding Variety 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 Reality Competition Series
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Vocie

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