The 2014 Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning, featuring a refreshing mix of familiar and first-time nominees. While critical darlings like Mad Men and Breaking Bad scored their fair share of noms--and Game of Thrones garnered a whopping 19--newcomers like True Detective, Orange Is the New Black, Fargo and Masters of Sex also managed to score some recognition. Likewise, the acting categories featured familiar faces--such as Jon Hamm in Mad Men, Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife and Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory--and fresh ones, like Taylor Schilling and Kate Mulgrew from Orange and Andre Braugher from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. True Detective co-leads Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will compete with one another for the Best Actor (Drama) statuette. The ceremony will air on August 25 on NBC with Seth Meyers as host.

 

Outstanding Drama Series: Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Mad Men, True Detective

 

Outstanding Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory, Louie, Modern Family, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley, Veep

 

Outstanding 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 Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey; Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife; Claire Danes, Homeland; Robin Wright, House of Cards; Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex; Kerry Washington, Scandal.

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory; Ricky Gervais, Derek; Matt LeBlanc, Episodes; Don Cheadle, House of Lies; Louis C.K., Louie; William H. Macy, Shameless.

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Lena Dunham, Girls; Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly; Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black; Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep.

 

Outstanding Miniseries: American Horror Story: Coven, Bonnie & Clyde, Fargo, Luther, Treme, The White Queen

 

Outstanding Variety Show: The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Real Time With Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

 

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