Emmy Nominations Announced

Game Of Thrones and American Horror Story: Coven score big as the nominees for the annual TV awards are announced

The nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced. Game Of Thrones reigns with 19 nominations and American Horror Story: Coven trails just behind with 17. By comparison Breaking Bad picked up 16.

Game Of Thrones garnered mentions in the Outstanding Drama Series and Supporting Actress/Actor in a Drama Series for Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage.

American Horror Story ’s scare tactics are clearly paying off too. The show secured a nomination for Best Miniseries or Movie with Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson picking up Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie nods. Similarly three Coven supporting actresses received a mention in the Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie list.

The biggest shock is that Orphan Black ’s Tatiana Maslany hasn’t picked up a single nomination for her outstanding performance(s) in the clone drama. The show failed to pick up any nominations too, despite receiving widespread critical acclaim.

There’s other good news for sci-fi, however. Futurama received a nod for its final season in the Outstanding Animation Programme category, alongside Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project . See the list of major category nominations below.

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
  • ClaireDanes, 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 Baranski, 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
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock : His Last Vow

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

Outstanding Animated Program

  • Archer
  • Bob's Burgers
  • Futurama
  • SouthPark
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project

Corey John Richards