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‘Game of Thrones’ Rules Emmy Nominations

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Game of Thrones and Fargo led the nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, announced this morning, with the hit HBO fantasy series garnering 19, including nods for outstanding drama and supporting actress and actor in a drama (Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage). The FX crime drama was fast on its heels with 18 nominations, including those for outstanding miniseries and actor in a miniseries (both Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton).

However, it was crowded at the top, with American Horror Story: Coven garnering 17 nominations, and Breaking Bad and The Normal Heart earning 16 each. Of the comedies, Netflix’s Orange is the New Black came out on top with 12.

On the comics-related front, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project was nominated for outstanding animated program, while Seth Green got a nod for his character voice-over performance in Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise. Although AMC’s The Walking Dead wasn’t recognized in any of the major categories, it did receive nominations for outstanding sound editing, and outstanding special and visual effects in a supporting role. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. earned a nod for outstanding special and visual effects.

Here are the nominees n the primary categories:

Best Comedy Series

  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “Louis”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “Orange Is the New Black”
  • “Silicon Valley”
  • “Veep”

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

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

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

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

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

  • Andre Breaugher, “Brookiyn Nine-Nine”
  • Adam Driver, “Girls”
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
  • Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
  • Fred Armisen, “Portlandia”
  • Tony Hale, “Veep”

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

  • 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”

Best Drama Series

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

Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • 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”

Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • 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”

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

  • 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”

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

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

Best Miniseries or Movie

  • “American Horror Story: Coven”
  • “Bonnie & Clyde”
  • “Fargo”
  • “Luther”
  • “Treme”
  • “The White Queen”

Best Actress Miniseries or Movie

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

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Luther”
  • Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
  • Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”
  • Idris Elba, “Luther”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”

Outstanding Animated Program

  • “Archer”
  • “Bob’s Burgers”
  • “Futurama”
  • “South Park”
  • “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project”

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