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HBO’s Series, Talent Nominated for 2014 Emmys

By Jacob Klein on Jul 10, 2014 to HBO News

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It happens ever year: HBO’s series, actors, actresses, writers, directors, movies and more are given nods at the Emmys. Often HBO pulls in more wins than any other network. That’s quite the feat considering it’s a network with only a handful of original series and a smaller, premium audience (that’s you!).

Today the Television Academy announced the nominations for 2014 Emmy Awards and, yes, familiar HBO names littered the list yet again. Here are some of the highlights:

Drama Series

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
Last year’s winner: Breaking Bad

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (ABC)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)
Last year’s winner: Claire Danes, Homeland

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)
Last year’s winner: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Last year’s winner: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Jim Carter, “Downtown Abbey” (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Jon Voight “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)
Last year’s winner: Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire

Comedy Series

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Louie” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Veep” (HBO)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
Last year’s winner: Modern Family

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly” (CBS)
Last year’s winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX)
William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, “Derek” (Netflix)
Last year’s winner: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Allison Janney, “Mom” (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” (HBO)
Last year’s winner: Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
Adam Driver, “Girls” (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Fred Armisen, “Portlandia” (IFC)
Tony Hale, “Veep” (HBO)
Last year’s winner: Tony Hale, Veep

Miniseries

“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Fargo” (FX)
“The White Queen” (Starz)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E, Lifetime, History)
“Treme” (HBO)
Last year’s winner: Behind the Candelabra
*NOTE: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie was split into two categories this year

TV Movies

“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
“The Trip to Bountiful” (Lifetime)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic Channel)
“Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
Last year’s winner: Behind the Candelabra
*NOTE: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie was split into two categories this year

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge” (Starz)
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo” (FX)
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (PBS)
Idris Elba, “Luther” (BBC America)
Martin Freeman, “Fargo” (Fx)

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

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

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Colin Hanks, “Fargo” (FX)
Jim Parsons, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)
Alfred Molina, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
Allison Tolman, “Fargo” (FX)
Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers in the Attic” (Lifetime)
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)

But wait, there’s more!   Game of Thrones’ Diana Rigg aka Olenna Tyrell has been nominated for best guest actress in a drama!  VICE also picked up a few nods as well! And don’t forget about Bill Maher’s yearly nomination. Congratulations to all the first time nominees and those yet to win!

Check out the full list of nominees here.

So what do you think?  Enough Game of Thrones? Too much True Detective? Remember, HBO moved True Detective into the drama category much to the chagrin of other networks. How do you think that will work out for HBO this year?  Anyone get snubbed?  *cough* Pedro Pascal *cough* Leave us your thoughts below.

We’ll have an official Emmy nomination count and more information when HBO releases their official press release later on.

UPDATE: Here’s the complete HBO list of nominees:

 19 nominations for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Neil Marshall) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

16 nominations for “The Normal Heart,” including Outstanding Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Mark Ruffalo), 4 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Matt Bomer, Joe Mantello, Alfred Molina, Jim Parsons), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Julia Roberts), Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Ryan Murphy) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Larry Kramer).

12 nominations for “True Detective,” including Outstanding Drama Series,  2 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Cary Joji Fukunaga) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Nic Pizzolatto).

9 nominations for “Veep,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Hale), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Anna Chlumsky), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Gary Cole) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Armando Iannucci).

7 nominations for “Boardwalk Empire,” including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten).

5 nominations for “Silicon Valley,” including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series (Mike Judge) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Alec Berg).

4 nominations for “Treme,” including Outstanding Miniseries and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (David Simon, Eric Overmyer).

3 nominations for “Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays,” including Outstanding Variety Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (Billy Crystal).

3 nominations for “Vice,” including Outstanding Informational Series or Special.

2 nominations for “Girls,” including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Lena Dunham) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Adam Driver).

2 nominations for “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight,” including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (Stephen Frears).

2 nominations for “The Newsroom,” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Jeff Daniels) and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Jane Fonda).

2 nominations for “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles,” including Outstanding Variety Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special (Sarah Silverman).

2 nominations for “True Blood.”

2 nominations for “Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley,” including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

Other HBO nominees include “Clear History,” “Game of Thrones Premiere – Facebook Live and Instagram,” “Herblock: The Black & the White,” “Life According to Sam,” “One Last Hug: Three Days at Grief Camp,” “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” “Six by Sondheim” and “Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts Masterclass.”

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