66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominees

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

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

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Bonnie & Clyde (A&E)
Fargo (FX)
Luther (BBC America)
Treme (HBO)
The White Queen (Starz)

Outstanding Television Movie
Killing Kennedy (Nat Geo)
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Acting
Lead performances
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K. as Louie on Louie (Episode: “Model”) (FX)
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan on House of Lies (Episode: “Wreckage”) (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais as Derek Noakes on Derek (Episode: “Episode 6”) (Netflix)
Matt LeBlanc as Himself on Episodes (Episode: “Episode Six”) (Showtime)
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher on Shameless (Episode: “Lazarus”) (Showtime)
Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory (Episode: “The Relationship Diremption”) (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath on Girls (Episode: “Beach House”) (HBO)
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, RN on Nurse Jackie (Episode: “Super Greens”) (Showtime)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer on Veep (Episode: “Crate”) (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn on Mike & Molly (Episode: “Mind Over Molly”) (CBS)
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation (Episode: “Recall Vote”) (NBC)
Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman on Orange Is the New Black (Episode: “The Chickening”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston as Walter White on Breaking Bad (Episode: “Ozymandias”) (AMC)
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom (Episode: “Election Night, Part II”) (HBO)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper on Mad Men (Episode: “The Strategy”) (AMC)
Woody Harrelson as Detective Martin Hart on True Detective (Episode: “The Locked Room”) (HBO)
Matthew McConaughey as Detective Rustin “Rust” Cohle on True Detective (Episode: “Form and Void”) (HBO)
Kevin Spacey as Vice President Frank Underwood on House of Cards (Episode: “Chapter 26”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson on Masters of Sex (Episode: “Pilot”) (Showtime)
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (Episode: “The Star”) (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode One”) (PBS)
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife (Episode: “The Last Call”) (CBS)
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on Scandal (Episode: “The Fluffer”) (ABC)
Robin Wright as Second Lady Claire Underwood on House of Cards (Episode: “Chapter 26”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes on Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Louis Lester on Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
Idris Elba as DCI John Luther on Luther (BBC America)
Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard on Fargo (FX)
Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo on Fargo (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor on Burton & Taylor (BBC America)
Minnie Driver as Maggie Royal on Return to Zero (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Sarah Paulson as Cordelia Foxx on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Cicely Tyson as Mrs. Carrie Watts on The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
Kristen Wiig as Cynthia Morehouse on The Spoils of Babylon (IFC)

Supporting performances
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Fred Armisen as Various Characters on Portlandia (Episode: “Pull-Out King”) (IFC)
Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Episode: “Christmas”) (Fox)
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (Episode: “Spring-a-Ding-Fling”) (ABC)
Adam Driver as Adam Sackler on Girls (Episode: “Two Plane Rides”) (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family (Episode: “Message Received”) (ABC)
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep (Episode: “Crate”) (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory (Episode: “The Indecision Amalgamation”) (CBS)
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family (Episode: “The Feud”) (ABC)
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (Episode: “Detroit”) (HBO)
Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett on Mom (Episode: “Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast”) (CBS)
Kate McKinnon as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (Episode: “Host: Anna Kendrick”) (NBC)
Kate Mulgrew as Galina “Red” Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black (Episode: “Tit Punch”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jim Carter as Charles Carson on Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode One”) (PBS)
Josh Charles as Will Gardner on The Good Wife (Episode: “Hitting the Fan”) (CBS)
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (Episode: “The Laws of Gods and Men”) (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson on Homeland (Episode: “Gerontion”) (Showtime)
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad (Episode: “Confessions”) (AMC)
Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan on Ray Donovan (Episode: “Fite Nite”) (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife (Episode: “The Last Call”) (CBS)
Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates on Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode Four”) (PBS)
Anna Gunn as Skyler White on Breaking Bad (Episode: “Ozymandias”) (AMC)
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones (Episode: “The Lion and the Rose”) (HBO)
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris on Mad Men (Episode: “The Strategy”) (AMC)
Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode Eight”) (PBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Matt Bomer as Felix Turner on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson on Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Colin Hanks as Officer Gus Grimly on Fargo (FX)
Joe Mantello as Mickey Marcus on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Alfred Molina as Ben Weeks on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Jim Parsons as Tommy Boatwright on The Normal Heart (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Kathy Bates as Delphine LaLaurie on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Ellen Burstyn as Olivia Foxworth on Flowers in the Attic (Lifetime)
Frances Conroy as Myrtle Snow on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Julia Roberts as Dr. Emma Brookner on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Allison Tolman as Deputy Molly Solverson on Fargo (FX)

Writing
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Episodes (Showtime) – “Episode Five”, Written by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik
Louie (FX) – “So Did the Fat Lady”, Written by Louis C.K.
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) – “I Wasn’t Ready”, Written by Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan
Silicon Valley (HBO) – “Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency”, Written by Alec Berg
Veep (HBO) – “Special Relationship”, Written by Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Breaking Bad (AMC)
“Ozymandias”, Written by Moira Walley-Beckett
“Felina”, Written by Vince Gilligan
Game of Thrones (HBO) – “The Children”, Written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss
House of Cards (Netflix) – “Chapter 14”, Written by Beau Willimon
True Detective (HBO) – “The Secret Fate of All Life”, Written by Nic Pizzolatto

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
67th Tony Awards (CBS), Written by Dave Boone; Special Material by Paul Greenberg
700 Sundays (HBO), Written by Billy Crystal; Additional Material by Alan Zweibel
71st Golden Globe Awards (NBC)
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America (CBS), Written by Kenneth Ehrlich and David Wild
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles (HBO), Written by Sarah Silverman

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
American Horror Story: Coven (FX) – “Bitchcraft”, Written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk
Fargo (FX) – “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”, Written by Noah Hawley
Luther (BBC America), Written by Neil Cross
The Normal Heart (HBO), Written by Larry Kramer
Sherlock: “His Last Vow” (PBS), Written by Steven Moffat
Treme (HBO) – “…To Miss New Orleans”, Written by David Simon and Eric Overmyer

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