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Emmy Nominations Snubs and Surprises, Early Picks to Win

Emmy Nominations Snubs and Surprises, Early Picks to Win

Nominees from The Primetime Emmy Awards are listed below. Stay tuned for updates. Landing nominations were new contenders “True Detective” (HBO, 12 noms) and Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, who could knock each other out, as could Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton of “Fargo” (FX, 18),”Silicon Valley” (HBO, 5), “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix, 12), “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” (Fox, 12) as well as surprise entrants Lizzy Caplan of “Masters of Sex” (FX, 5) and Ricky Gervais for Brit comedy “Derek.”

Among the usual suspects, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” led nominations with 19, followed by “American Horror Story: Coven” with 17 and “Breaking Bad” with 16. Movie “The Normal Heart” also scored 16. AMC’s “Mad Men” scored 8. Will Jon Hamm win after ten nominations? No, it will be “Breaking Bad”‘s Bryan Cranston all the way, for the final season. I’m tickled that CNN’s innovative  travel/food show “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” is in the running with seven nominations.

Snubs include critics’ fave Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), “Justified” stars Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins, “The Americans” stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, comedienne Mindy Kaling (who was announcing the awards with Carson Daly) and “The Good Wife”‘s Julianna Margulies. Criticwire posted a selection of the best Emmy reactions on Twitter–a lot of outrage that popular faves “Newsroom” and “Downton Abbey” (PBS, 12) continue to knock worthier shows out of the race. 
The Emmy Awards show will be held August 25 at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. and broadcast live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.
Outstanding Drama
“Breaking Bad” WILL WIN
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“True Detective”
Outstanding Comedy
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”
“Orange is the New Black” WILL WIN
“Silicon Valley”
Best Miniseries
“American Horror Story Coven”
“Bonnie and Clyde”
“Fargo” WILL WIN
“The White Queen”
Best TV Movie
“Killing Kennedy”
“Muhammed Ali”
“The Normal Heart” WILL WIN
“The Trip to Bountiful”
Best Actor – Drama
Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad” WILL WIN
Jeff Daniels – “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
Woody Harrelson – “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey – “True Detective”
Kevin Spacey – “House of Cards”
Best Actress – Drama
Lizzy Caplan – “Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes – “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery – “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Marguilles – “The Good Wife”
Robin Wright – “House of Cards” WILL WIN
Kerry Washington – “Scandal”
Best Actor – Comedy
Louis CK – “Louie” 
Don Cheadle – “House of Lies”
Ricky Gervais – “Derek”
Matt LeBlanc – “Episodes”
William H. Macy – “Shameless”
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory” WILL WIN
Best Actress – Comedy
Lena Dunham – “Girls”
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”
Julie Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep” WILL WIN
Melissa McCarthy – “Mike and Molly”
Amy Poehler – “Parks and Recreation”
Taylor Schilling – “Orange is the New Black”
Best Actor – TV Movie/Miniseries
Benedict Cumberbatch – “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Chiwetel Ejiofor – “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba – “Luthor”
Mark Ruffalo “The Normal Heart” WILL WIN
Martin Freeman – “Fargo” 
Billy Bob Thornton – “Fargo”

Best Actress – TV Movie/Miniseries
Minnie Driver – “Return to Zero”
Jessica Lange – “American Horror Story: Coven” WILL WIN
Sarah Paulson – “American Horror Story: Coven”
Cicely Tyson – “The Trip to Bountiful”
Kristen Wiig – “The Spoils of Babylon”
Helena Bonham Carter – “Burton and Taylor”
Best Supporting Actor – Drama
Aaron Paul – “Breaking Bad”
Jim Carter – “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones” WILL WIN
Josh Charles – “The Good Wife”
Mandy Patinkin – “Homeland”
Jon Voight – “Ray Donovan”
Best Supporting Actress – Drama
Anna Gunn – “Breaking Bad” WILL WIN
Maggie Smith – “Downton Abbey”
Joanne Forggatt – “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey – “Game of Thrones”
Christine Baranskii – “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks – “Mad Men”

Best Supporting Actor – Comedy
Andre Braugher – “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Adam Driver – “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell – “Modern Family”
Fred Armisen – “Portlandia”
Tony Hale – “Veep” WiLL WIN
Best Supporting Actress – Comedy
Mayim Bialik – “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen – “Modern Family”
Allison Janney – “Mom”
Kate Mulgrew – “Orange is the New Black” WILL WIN
Kate McKinnon – “Saturday Night Live”
Anna Chlumsky – “Veep”

Best Supporting Actor – TV Movie/Miniseries
Colin Hanks – “Fargo”
Jim Parsons – “The Normal Heart”
Joe Mantello – “The Normal Heart”
Alfred Molina – “The Normal Heart”
Matt Bomer – “The Normal Heart” WILL WIN
Martin Freeman – “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Best Supporting Actress – TV Movie/Miniseries
Frances Conroy – “American Horror Story: Coven”
Kathy Bates – “American Horror Story: Coven”
Angela Basset – “American Horror Story: Coven”
Allison Tolman – “Fargo” WILL WIN
Ellen Burstyn – “Flowers in the Attic”
Julia Roberts – “The Normal Heart”
Outstanding Variety Series
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” WILL WIN
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance” WILL WIN
“Top Chef”
“The Voice” 
Outstanding Variety Special
“AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks”
“The Beatles: The Night That Changed America” WILL WIN
“Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special”
“Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays”
“The Kennedy Center Honors”
“Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles”

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