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Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones top the 2014 Emmy Awards nominations

House of Cards, Downton Abbey and Orange is the New Black also got nods.

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AWARDS SEASON IS upon us again, but this time the movie stars are stepping aside make way for their counterparts on the small screen.

The Emmy Awards are due to take place on 25 August – Mindy Kaling and Carson Daley announced the nominations at a short ceremony in Hollywood this afternoon.

Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad lead the nominations with 19 and 16 nominations respectively.

Here are the nominations for ten of the main categories.


Outstanding Drama Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor

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Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Kevin Spacey - House of Cards
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Jeff Daniels - The Newsroom
Woody Harrelson - True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective

Outstanding Lead Actress

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor


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

Outstanding Supporting Actress

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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


Outstanding Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor

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Ricky Gervais – Derek
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Louis CK – Louie
William H Macy – Shameless
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Lead Actress


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

Outstanding Supporting Actor

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress

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Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Allison Janney – Mom
Kate Mulgrew – Orange is the New Black
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
Anna Chlumsky – Veep

Read a full list of the nominees here.

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