Emmy nominations announced
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 03:19:42 GMT — Shows from broadcast, cable and the Internet are vying for honors in the 66th Emmy Awards nominations.Leading contenders include dramas "True Detective" and "Breaking Bad" and four-time best comedy winner "Modern Family."
The nominations were to be announced early Thursday at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles.The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones," emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.The meth kingpin drama "Breaking Bad" was next in line with 16 bids for its final season, including best drama and best actor nod for star Bryan Cranston.Other top nominees included a pair of ambitious miniseries, "Fargo," with 18 bids, and "American Horror Story: Coven," with 17. The AIDS drama "The Normal Heart" received 16 nominations, including best TV movie.Nominations for best actor in a television 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."Best actress in a television drama series: Lizzy Caplan, "Masters of Sex"; Claire Danes, "Homeland"; Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"; Julianne Margulies, "The Good Wife"; Kerry Washington, "Scandal"; Robin Wright, "House of Cards".