Thursday, July 10, 2014

Emmy Nominations

Drama seriesBreaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abby, PBS
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
Mad Men, AMC
True Detective, HBO
Comedy seriesThe Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX
Modern Family, ABC
Orange Is the New Black, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO
Veep, HBO
Actor, drama seriesBryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Woody Harrelson, True Detective (HBO)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Actress, drama seriesLizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Actor, comedy seriesLouis C.K., Louie (FX)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, Derek (Netflix)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Actress, comedy seriesLena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (CBS)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Supporting actor, drama series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)
Supporting actress, drama series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Joanna Froggatt, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Supporting actor, comedy series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Adam Driver, Girls (HBO)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Fred Armisen, Portlandia (IFC)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
Supporting actress, comedyJulie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)
Actor, miniseries or movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
Martin Freeman, Fargo (FX)
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)
Actress, miniseries or movie
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
Kristen Wiig, Spoils of Babylon (IFC)
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
The Daily Show, Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC
Saturday Night Live, NBC
Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, NBC
Reality competition
The Amazing Race, CBS
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Project Runway, Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance, Fox
Top Chef, Bravo
The Voice, NBC
American Horror Story: Coven, FX
Fargo, FX
Luther, BBC America
Bonnie & Clyde, A&E
Treme, HBO
The White Queen, Starz
Killing Kennedy, National Geographic Channel
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, HBO
The Normal Heart, HBO
Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Trip to Bountiful, Lifetime
Guest actor, drama series
Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Robert Morse, Mad Men (AMC)
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife (CBS)
Guest actress, drama series
Dianna Rigg, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kate Mara, House of Cards (Netflix)
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Kate Burton, Scandal (ABC)
Margo Martindale, The Americans (FX)
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom (HBO)
Guest actor, comedy series
Nathan Lane, Modern Family (ABC)
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia (IFC)
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Gary Cole, Veep (HBO)
Guest actress, comedy seriesUzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Joan Cusack, Shameless (Showtime)


  1. Fuck Michelle Dockery.

    Tatiana was robbed.

  2. Robin Wright! That is all. Get it, girl.

  3. I am happy about True Detective. However, The Emmy's are a joke. Its all about the cool kids getting nominated. Tatiana was definitely robbed.

  4. I agree Tatiana was robbed. Whos dick do the producers have to suck to get Modern Family constantly nominated?! That show is the WORST. GIRLS should have been nominated for best comedy instead---and glad to see a nom for Adam Driver---not that I care about this crap

  5. Christ. I need a drink to focus on this list. Space bar is your friend, Enty!

    There's so much good TV. I feel like I need to watch more of this stuff. Downton Abbey and Newsroom and Mad Men are the only three that get my undivided attention.

    Modern Family was awful this year. Agree!

  6. Meh. Even thought the writing wasn't that good I hope Kerry Washington wins. I've had enough of Claire Daines,Robin Wright and every actor on Downton Abbey.

  7. So much good TV.
    Shame that Tatiana didn't get a nom.
    Lead Actress categories has some stiff competition but I think Kerry is gonna win for Scandal.

  8. No Criminal Minds?

    1. Agree Criminal Minds is worthy but competition is steep here. Breaking Bad, True Detective, House of Cards don't give Criminal Minds much of a chance. I think they would be in the game if pay channels like Showtime and HBO had a separate category.

  9. Holy wall of text, Batman! The Joker has stolen our Enter key again, making formatting impossible!

  10. I went thru every category and Tatiana didn't get a nom?( hey, if OITNB is a comedy, Tati could be nommed for Best Supporting herself.) This list is so 2000 and late...1/3 rd of these shows have ended! Lets get some pump to the good but struggling shows!
    I don't care that I'm not rational, neither are they.
    If One actress Playing (9?) distinct Clones of her character and making them all unique and tracking while playing a green screen, DOESN'T GET AN EMMY NOMINATION, Who DOES she have to blow? Insanity, I rest my case

    1. Yup. I agree with everything you've said.

      I'm honestly starting to believe that she is just too talented and Hollywood is afraid of her. The acting industry is all about who you know and connections and I can only IMAGINE how many actresses and their people are moving and shaking behind the scenes to make sure that this powerhouse "nobody" isn't ever allowed to overshadow them. For real. There can be no other explanation.

  11. Tatiana was robbed.

    again. Fuckers.

  12. Where the hell is Sons of Anarchy?! No wonder Kurt Sutter is so mad.

    And having Mindy Kaling reading the noms, and not giving her one, just plain rude guys.

  13. Anyone hear about Courtney Love joining SOA? That should be rad!

  14. So question ... Tatiana is awesome on Orphan Black but it's a British produced show right ?
    So is it not eligible for an Emmy ?

    1. AJ it's eligible, was just overlooked. There are a few Canadian, UK shows/actors/etc who were nominated.

    2. TY Wiggs :-)
      That's what I thought but I wasn't sure. I was thinking of why it wouldn't have been nom vs the other two.
      I know Downton & Sherlock are on PBS but filmed in UK while OB is on BBCAMERICA here.
      It's a darn shame bc although all of these shows are great, OB has been hitting it out of the park.

  15. Gotta give it to Bryan C, and I think Anna G (smart they went supporting instead of lead), and Aaron P. And BB best drama. This past season was amazing even as amazing as all the other seasons have been. Ozymandias episode goes down with Whitecaps Sopranos as likely the two best episodes of any drama IMO.

  16. I thought Orphan Black is Canadian

  17. Being Canadian has nothing to do with it. Luther,Sherlock Holmes and Downton Abbey are all shows filmed and produced in the UK and they were still nominated.


    I feel like this list looks the same every year and I can already tell you who is going to win. Hint: the same people that won last year and the year before and the year before.

    1. J Sierra, I KNOW! FGS why don't we just have a Last Season/ Ended category so we can get some new blood?
      AND IF I SEE JIM PARSONS ONE MORE TIME.... I can't be held responsible. Did he lose a bet and is Forced to be the onlt Nominee for the whole show? His schtick is old news and his nom is kneejerk. Just like Modern Family...

  19. Matthew M v Bryan Cranston is going to be a tough call. Both were brilliant. Cranston would get the sentimental vote for his farewell except that this is the only season of True Detective for MM

    1. JenX I was wondering the same thing. But Cranston has already won 3x for Walter White and enough time has passed that maybe some sentimentality has worn off.

  20. And I'm very jealous of Chiwetel Ejiofor. I want to be sandwiched between Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba!!

  21. Anything and everything with breaking bad mentioned in nonimnation shld win. It was SUPERB. In every way. Period.

  22. Always the same names year after year.

  23. Good for William H. Macy (finally) but No Tatiana? The Academy is smoking Rob Ford's crack.

    I'm glad the love for Big Bang Theory is dying. That show is terrible now. Same with Modern Family, or as my aunt calls it, THE Modern Family which always amuses me.

    Awesome for the OITNB gang.

  24. Until the asexual pride of Chiliwack - Murdock of Murdock Mysteries -is nominated the Emmys are a joke. Time for a cuppa Tim Hortons.

  25. Just mail the trophies to True Detective and Matthew M now.

  26. Yeah, True Detective and OITNB will win everything. Everyone else can stay home.

    Poor Emmy Rossum and Kaley will never get nominated. Maybe they can pull a Heigl and blame the writers.

  27. Can someone please explain to me how royally the F**K the incomparable Tatiana Maslinany was snubbed?!?!? That woman is a mind blowing POWERHOUSE whose talent half of Hollywood could only dream of possessing a piece of.

    And don't even get me started on how the incredible Bellamy Young was passed over yet AGAIN. What are these Emmy voters thinking??? It's always the same nominees: Julianna Marguilies, Claire Danes (great but, ugh), Kerry Washington, etc.

    If you've ever seen Bellamy in interviews, her bubbly, bright, super "girly" personality makes it immediately clear that the woman is an unreal performer who acts circles around the admittedly great Kerry Washington in her role as Mellie.

    I'm still on your side ladies...

  28. I'm with you Jason. I never fell into the hype of Big Bang Theory. Pretty blah crap show.

    If this also means that Kelly chick will not have photos of her buying coffee all the time or looking trashy, I will be one happy lady.

  29. I LOVE True Detective and McConaughey but I'm sad both he and Woody can't win as a tandem. McConaughey's role was the most difficult by far among the nominees. Bryan C was great, but Walter White was a role that was so well written, it could have conceivably been played by any other very good actor. Rust Cohle was a minefield. Can't imagine another actor pulling it off.

  30. Oops
    Seems Renner missed out for his appearance on Louie

  31. Depressed that this will be the final season of Newsroom. The show is phenomenal.

    Rooting for Matthew M. Rust Cohle was a perfect role for him.

    Re: Criminal Minds...did you see that Jennifer Love Hewitt has a starring role in the new season. Barf. Please don't jump the shark by adding the damn Ghost Whisperer.

    1. Noooooo! JLH does not belong on Criminal Minds - except maybe as a victim. Or the Unsub.

  32. The writers of Shameless took Emmy's character Fiona and put her through hell and back and she still couldn't get a nom. Hoo-Boy, I can't wait to see what they do with Fiona next year.

  33. First post! But I just had to say how HAPPY I am that Allison Janney got the nod for her role on Mom. She makes that show. I can't remember the last time I cared enough about the Emmys, but I have really been waiting to hear about this year just because of what she brings to that role.


    seriously wtf

    she wins The Critics' Choice and TCA and no nom here

    that's just messed up

  35. and I agree that Emmy should be on that list also

  36. this wasn't Kerry Washington's best year on Scandal-sorry

    much better last year

    expect Robin to take this although Juliana M. should

  37. can you tell I feel strongly about this?

    I agree with the Bellamy Young thing too-wtf??? I love her

    and Matthew will get the win over Cranston but I love both performances

    Claire Danes is over

  38. Lollerskating past Kaley to high five Mayim once again...

  39. @raja - the Academy is prejudiced against Canadians because of Bieber. It's his fault. I blame him.

    You're right - it IS messed up. Helena should pay them a visit.

  40. Yay for Downton Abbey nom and for Maggie Smith (w00t), but then Joanna Froggatt was also fantastic on DA this year too, hmm, that's a hard one.

  41. And happy Mayim Bialik got a nom too. Agreed that BBT is getting lame, but Kaley Cuoco is by FAR the weakest member of that ensemble, and Mayim is by far the best.

  42. Did Claire Danes scream "He! Is! A! Terrorist!!" last season or was it "He! Is! An! Asset!!"?

    Homeland was background noise during study sessions it's first 2 seasons and that is the only thing Danes screaming about terrorists and assets is all I can remember about it.

  43. @Jason-she should indeed :)

  44. I can't believe 7 has not shown up with the Rage and Rath of all hell about orphan black.
    Ducks for cover.

    1. On that note I am pulling for Cersei and Tyrion Lannister.

    2. @Sugarbread, where I'm at, the Internet connection stinks. I had a great gif for the Bieber post and then the connection died. Blargh!

      I can't believe they shut Tatiana down AGAIN. She qualifies (they took out an Emmy ad for her) and yet we get Kate Burton, the uptight veep on Scandal who has two settings.

      This is why we can't have nice things!

  45. See this is my crowd, outraged over Tat and OB being robbed. Yay us.

  46. Cheers:
    - Steve Buscemi for Portlandia - the "Celery" episode is brilliant!
    - Cat Deeley for hosting SYTYCD
    - Kate McKinnon for SNL

    Jeers for the snubs:
    - Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black
    - Bellamy Young for Scandal

  47. Not a single nomination for Sons of Anarchy? In my opinion that is enough to totally delegitimize the entire operation. F*** the Emmys. I'm with @LaurenTurner on this.

  48. I think Matthew McConaughey's wig deserves an Emmy of it's very own. I found myself absolutely fascinated by it and of course he deserves one too
    , but it's all about the wig baby!

  49. I think Matthew McConaughey's wig deserves an Emmy of it's very own. I found myself absolutely fascinated by it and of course he deserves one too
    , but it's all about the wig baby!

  50. I am completely unsettelingly angry that Tatiana was snubbed.

    I also agree with Bellamy and Sons of Anarchy being snubbed horribly.

  51. I am personally sad that James Spader wasn't on the list. Or The Blacklist. I looove that show.

  52. I find it crazy that shows such as Criminal Minds and Blacklist were ignored. Some of the acting was stellar on them this year.

  53. The Americans should have been nominated instead of Downton Abbey. Matthew "YOU RESPECT JESUS BUT NOT US!!" Rhys and Keri Russell should have been nominated as well.

  54. Breaking Bad -> True Detective -> The Americans -> Mad Men

  55. 7.. i was in shock you weren't here frist!!!

  56. Year after year Kurt Sutter and the Sons of Anarchy get screwed. :(