“Game of Thrones” lands 19 nominations; “Fargo” scores 18
“True Detective,” “Orange Is the New Black” and “Silicon Valley” have joined the Emmy race as the three newest shows to break into the major categories.
“Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards,” “Mad Men” and “True Detective” were the nominees for Outstanding Drama Series and “Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” were the comedy nominees in the 66th annual Emmy nominations.
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HBO's “Game of Thrones” had the most nominations of any drama with 19, FX's “Fargo” had the most among miniseries with 18, and Netflix's “Orange Is the New Black” led comedies with 12. HBO had the most nominations with 99, and Netflix, powered by “Orange” and “House of Cards,” shot up to 31 nominations after scoring 14 last year.
Among the biggest snubs were Andy Samberg and his series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” both of which won their categories in the Golden Globes. But Andre Braugher did score a nod in the supporting actor category.
In the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Category, the nominees were Michelle Dockery, 2011 winner Julianna Margulies, Robin Wright, Lizzy Caplan, Kerry Washington, and Claire Danes, who has won for the past two years.
The Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nominees were three-time winner Bryan Cranston, last year's winner Jeff Daniels, and Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey and “True Detective” co-stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.
Ricky Gervais was a surprise nominee in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy category, where he was nominated alongside three-time winner Jim Parsons, Matt LeBlanc, Louis C.K., Don Cheadle, and William H. Macy. Showtime's decision to move Macy's show, “Shameless,” to the comedy category paid off with his nomination.
In the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy category, 2011 winner Melissa McCarthy rejoined the category after being left out last year. She was joined by Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, past winners Edie Falco and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and first-time nominee Taylor Schilling.
In other major categories:
The nominees for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program were “The Amazing Race,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “Project Runway,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Top Chef” and “The Voice.”
The Outstanding Miniseries nominees were “American Horror Story: Coven,” “Bonnie & Clyde,” “Fargo,” “Luther,” “Treme” and “The White Queen.”
The nominees for Outstanding Television Movie were “Killing Kennedy,” “Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight,” “The Normal Heart,” “Sherlock: His Last Vow” and “The Trip to Bountiful.”
“The Colbert Report,”"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Real Time With Bill Maher,” “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” were the Outstanding Variety Series nominees.
Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly announced the nominations Thursday morning.