HOLLYWOOD—Its about that time everyone, as awards season is slowly creeping upon us. The 2014 Primetime Emmy Nominations were announced on Thursday, July 10. Nominees were announced by Carson Daly and funny lady Mindy Kaling.


There were quite a few surprises and snubs for nominees this year. No love for Vera Farmiga for “Bates Motel.” Comedies “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “New Girl” missed the cut in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. No love for the sensational Tatiana Maslany for “Orphan Black” either. Other surprises include omissions for Connie Britton in the Lead Actress in a Drama Series race, as well as Mindy Kaling missing from the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series race.


This year’s batch of nominees was a mix of everything from network television, cable television and online series. Leading this year’s pack of nominees was the series “Game of Thrones” with 19 nominations. Following closely behind was “ Fargo” with 18 nominations.


A list of this year’s nominees are listed below:

Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”
“ Orange Is the New Black”
“ Silicon Valley”


Outstanding Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“True Detective”


Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Matthew McConaughey “True Detective”
Bryan Cranston “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels “The Newsroom,”
Jon Hamm “Mad Men”
Woody Harrelson “True Detective
Kevin Spacey “House of Cards”


Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Lizzie Caplan “Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies “The Good Wife”
Kerry Washington “Scandal”
Robin Wright “House of Cards”


Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Aaron Paul “Breaking Bad”
Peter Dinklage “Game of Thrones”
Jon Voight “Ray Donovan”
Jim Carter “Downton Abbey”
Mandy Patinkin “Homeland”
Josh Charles “The Good Wife”


Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn “Breaking Bad”
Joanne Froggatt “Downton Abbey”
Christina Hendricks “Mad Men”
Maggie Smith “Downton Abbey”

Lena Headey “Game of Thrones”

Christine Baranski “The Good Wife”


Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis CK “Louie”
Don Cheadle “House of Lies”
Ricky Gervais “Derek”
Matt LeBlanc “Episodes”
William H. Macy “Shameless”
Jim Parsons “The Big Bang Theory”


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham “Girls”
Edie Falco “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy “Mike & Molly”
Amy Poehler “Parks and Recreation”
Taylor Schilling “

Orange Is the New Black”


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Ty Burrell “Modern Family”
Fred Armisen “Portlandia”
Adam Driver “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson “Modern Family”
Tony Hale “Veep”


Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen “Modern Family”
Kate Mulgrew “Orange Is the New Black”
Mayim Bialik “The Big Bang Theory”
Allison Janney “Mom”
Kate McKinnon “Saturday Night Live”
Anna Chlumsky “Veep”

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch “Sherlock”
Chiwetel Ejiofor “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba “Luthor”
Martin Freeman “Sherlock”
Mark Ruffalo “The Normal Heart”
Billy Bob Thornton “


Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Helena Bonham Carter “
Burton and Taylor”
Minnie Driver “Return to Zero”
Jessica Lange “American Horror Story: Coven”
Sarah Paulson “American Horror Story: Coven”
Cicely Tyson “The Trip to
Kristen Wiig “The Spoils of


Outstanding Miniseries
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Bonnie & Clyde”
“The White Queen”


Outstanding Television Movie
“Killing Kennedy”
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”
“The Normal Heart”
“Sherlock: His Last Vow”
“The Trip to


Outstanding Reality Competition Program
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”


Outstanding Variety Series
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”


The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be televised live on Sunday, August 25, at 8 p.m. on NBC. The ceremony will be hosted by comedian Seth Meyers.