2014 Emmy nominees - and snubs

Written by TVSA Team from the blog News on 10 Jul 2014
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Nominees Kerry Washington, Matthew McConaughey and Jon Voigt.

Nominees for the 66th annual Emmy Awards were announced in Tinseltown on Thursday (10 July) and delivered a frenzy of nods to two shows. Game of Thrones received a total of 20 nominations, followed by Fargo with 18. 

Even though the two series are such dominant contenders, other favourites also received an explosion of nods. The final season of Breaking Bad snapped up 16 nominations and True Detective delivered acknowledgement for both Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.

Netflix's original series Orange Is The New Black (which we haven't seen in South Africa yet) also garnered much attention, particularly for the actresses.

The overall list is flawed though because of gaping oversights. As usual, there are shows that haven't been nominated that deserve to be. This year's omissions are glaring, illogical and unfounded.

As you'll see ... Vikings, Bates Motel and Defiance have been ignored. Only Vikings has received a nomination in the category "Outstanding Special And Visual Effects In A Supporting Role" - a category no-one cares about. Three of the best series of the year have been snubbed.  

These are the nominees in the headline categories:

Drama Series

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Lead Actress, Drama

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex 
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kerry Washington, Scandal / The Fixer
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Lead Actor, Drama

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

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan 
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Supporting Actress, Drama

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

Guest Actor, Drama 

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

Guest Actress, Drama 

Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones 
Kate Mara, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Kate Burton, Scandal
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Jane Fonda, The Americans

Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Lead Actress, Comedy

Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Lead Actor, Comedy

Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress, Comedy

Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom 
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, SNL
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Guest Actor, Comedy

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

Guest Actress, Comedy

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

Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie and Clyde
The White Queen

Television Movie

Killing Kennedy 
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
The Trip to Bountiful

Lead Actress, 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 Bountiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

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

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie

Colin Hanks, Fargo
Martin Freeman, Sherlock
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Variety Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Reality - Competition Program

The Amazing Race 
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Special And Visual Effects In A Supporting Role

Black Sails
Da Vinci's Demons
Hawaii 5-0
Mob City
The Walking Dead

The ceremony takes place on Monday, 25 August 2014, with Seth Meyers as host.

For the full list, please see: 2014 Emmy Nominees.


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