The 2014 Emmy Award Nominations

Unsurprisingly, HBO leads this year’s nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The network’s early days of AIDS telemovie “The Normal Heart” dominated its categories with a full nine nominations amongst the major awards. Their fantasy series “Game of Thrones” scored the most nominations of any program overall – six for the major awards and a further thirteen amongst the technical awards.

Regarding the major awards, FX’s “Fargo” was the show in front with eight nominations; “Breaking Bad,” “Orange is the New Black,” “House of Cards” and “Downton Abbey” were next with seven; “Game of Thrones,” “Modern Family” and “American Horror Story: Coven” all scored six; “True Detective” and “Sherlock” got five each; “The Good Wife,” “Mad Men” and “Veep” nabbed four apiece; and “Luther,” “Masters of Sex,” “Silicon Valley,” “Scandal” and “Louie” all scored three each.

Jimmy Fallon’s name comes up six times, his tonight show and SNL hosting gig nabbing the comedian a lot of recognition. Netflix also had a strong showing, doubling its number of nominees from last year.

That said, with TV so good at the moment, there were some glaring omissions. Many expected “The Good Wife” to score a Best Drama Series nomination for this past remarkable season but it didn’t happen, its slot seemingly taken by “Downton Abbey” despite that show fading in critic’s eyes. No love either for Tatiana Maslany for “Orphan Black” or James Spader for “The Blacklist”. Acclaimed shows like “Justified,” “The Americans,” “Rectify,” “Hannibal,” “Brooklyn 99,” and “The Walking Dead” also didn’t score any nominations

Here’s the full list of nominees:

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

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

Lead 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”

Lead 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”

Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
Billy Bob Thorton, “Fargo”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”

Outstanding Reality Series 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 with Jon Stewart”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon”

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 Bountiful”

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

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Fred Armisen, “Portlandia”

Supporting Actress, Comedy
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”

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie
Colin Hanks, “Fargo”
Jim Parsons, “The Normal Heart”
Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart”
Alfred Molina, “The Normal Heart”
Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Allison Tolman, “Fargo”
Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers in the Attic”
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart”

Guest Actor, Drama
Paul Giamatti, “Downton Abbey”
Dylan Baker, “The Good Wife”
Reg E. Cathey, “House of Cards”
Robert Morse, “Mad Men”
Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex”
Joe Morton, “Scandal”

Guest Actress, Drama
Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”
Kate Mara, “House of Cards”
Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex”
Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom”
Kate Burton, “Scandal”

Guest Actor, Comedy
Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”
Nathan Lane, “Modern Family”
Steve Buscemi, “Portlandia”
Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live”
Louis C.K., “Saturday Night Live”
Gary Cole, “Veep”

Guest Actress, Comedy
Natasha Lyonne, “Orange Is the New Black”
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
Laverne Cox, “Orange Is the New Black”
Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
Joan Cusack, “Shameless”

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”: Ozymandias
“Breaking Bad”: Felina
“Game Of Thrones”: The Children
“House Of Cards”: Chapter 14
“True Detective”: The Secret Fate Of All Of Life

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire”: Farewell Daddy Blues
“Breaking Bad”: Felina
“Downton Abbey”: Season 4, Episode 1
“Game Of Thrones”: The Watchers On The Wall
“House Of Cards”: Chapter 14
“True Detective”: Who Goes There

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
“Episodes”: Episode 309
“Glee”: 100
“Louie”: Elevator, Part 6
“Modern Family”: Vegas
“Orange Is The New Black”: Lesbian Request Denied
“Silicon Valley”: Minimum Viable Product

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
“Episodes”: Episode 305
“Louie”: So Did The Fat Lady
“Orange Is The New Black”: I Wasn’t Ready (Pilot)
“Silicon Valley”: Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency
“Veep”: Special Relationship

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
“American Horror Story: Coven”: Bitchcraft
“Fargo”: The Crocodile’s Dilemma
“The Normal Heart”
“Sherlock: His Last Vow”
“Treme”: …To Miss New Orleans

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
“American Horror Story: Coven”: Bitchcraft
“Fargo”: The Crocodile’s Dilemma
“Fargo”: Buridan’s Ass
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”
“The Normal Heart”
“Sherlock: His Last Vow”

Outstanding Variety Special
“AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks”
“The Beatles: The Night That Changed America”
“Best Of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special”
“Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays”
“The Kennedy Center Honors”
“Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles”

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Inside Amy Schumer”
“Key & Peele”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
“The Colbert Report”: Episode 9135
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”: Episode 18153
“Portlandia”: Getting Away
“Saturday Night Live”: Host Jimmy Fallon
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: Episode 1

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
“The Beatles: The Night That Changed America”
“The Kennedy Center Honors”
“The Oscars”
“Six By Sondheim”
“The Sound Of Music Live!”

Outstanding Special Class Program
“The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards”
“The Oscars”
“Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony”
“The Sound Of Music Live!”
“67th Annual Tony Awards”