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2014 Primetime Emmy Nominees

Yahoo TV
July 10, 2014

Winter is coming to the Emmys.

Game of Thrones earned a leading 19 Emmy Award nominations Thursday morning, including Outstanding Drama Series and nods for Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey.

Aside from the HBO hit, other top contenders included Fargo (18 nods); American Horror Story: Coven (17); Breaking Bad and The Normal Heart (16 apiece); Saturday Night Live (14); House of Cards (13); and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyseey, Downton Abbey, Orange Is the New Black, Sherlock: His Last Vow, and True Detective (all with a dozen nominations).

[Related: 2014 Emmy Nominations Snubs and Surprises]

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences unveiled the nominees in a live ceremony emceed by Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project and The Voice host Carson Daly.

Here's a look at the shows and actors who'll be competing in the biggest categories at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The star-studded soiree airs live Aug. 25 on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Outstanding Drama Series

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


Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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


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

Outstanding Comedy Series

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


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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


Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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


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


Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy 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 Reality-Competition Program

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


Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night
Heidi Klum/Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste 


Lead Actress in a Television Movie/Miniseries

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon 


Leading Actor in a Television Movie/Miniseries

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


Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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 in a 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 in a Comedy Series

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 in a Comedy Series

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


Supporting Actress in a 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 in a 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 


Outstanding Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?


Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Alaska: The Last Frontier
Deadliest Catch
Flipping Out
Million Dollar Listing New York
Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan


Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series

American Masters
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey
Pioneers Of Television
The World Wars
Years of Living Dangerously


Outstanding Informational Series or Special

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Inside The Actors Studio
Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman
The Writers' Room


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 Animated Program

Bob's Burgers
South Park
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project


Outstanding Children's Program

Dog With a Blog
Good Luck Charlie
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee — Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home
One Last Hug: Three Days At Grief Camp
Wynton Marsalis — A YoungArts Masterclass


Guest Actress in a Drama Series

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 in a Drama Series

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 in a Comedy Series

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 


Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

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 


For the remainder of the nominees list, including directing and writing categories, head over to Emmys.com.

For full coverage of the awards, check out Yahoo TV's Emmys site.