2014 Emmy Nominations Announced


This year’s Primetime Emmy nominations have been announced! Some usual suspects highlight the list, including Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Modern Family, while Netflix has emerged as a serious player in the television industry receiving nominations for hit series such as House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black.

Kevin Spacey, nominated for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" plays Frank Underwood on Netflix's House of Cards.
Kevin Spacey, nominated for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series”, plays Frank Underwood on Netflix’s House of Cards.

Entering its 66th year, the annual Primetime Emmy Awards show will air on August 25th on NBC, hosted by Saturday Night alum Seth Meyers. This year’s awards ceremony was pushed up from its normal slot in September, due to scheduling conflicts with NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

Below are just a few of the notable nominee categories, but you can check out the full list here. Did your favorite shows make the list of nominations? What are your predictions for this year’s winners?

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Detective (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
Woody Harrelson, True Detective (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Veep (HBO)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)


The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Monday, August 25th, on NBC.


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