2014 Emmy Nominations – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 10 July 2014

10 Jul
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in Sherlock

2014 Emmy Nominations – this morning saw the release of the lists containing this year’s Emmy nominations with Game of Thrones looking to be an early front-runner for most successful show this year.

Game of Thrones is nominated in a very impressive 19 categories with the next biggest collection of nominations this year going to critics and viewers favourite Breaking Bad, which picked up 16 nominations one of which, like Game of Thrones, was for Best Drama.

As far as the comedy categories go there are the usual 3 big hitters The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and Veep. All 3 of these shows are nominated for Best Comedy with several other individual and technical nominations going to each of them.

As is often the case it is the shows that miss out that often attract the biggest attention on days like today with critics and social media sites seemingly uniting today in their surprise and disgust at the lack of recognition for both The Good Wife and Orphan Black.

In the individual categories there is an interesting duel for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie between the two main stars of the brilliant BBC production Sherlock. However while Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for his title role in the detective series, Martin Freeman gets his nod for his work on Fargo. Fargo seems to be another big winner this year with a total of 18 nominations. Martin Freeman also gets a 2nd nomination for best Supporting Actor for his work in Sherlock: His Last Vow.

Other UK nominees announced today include Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing On The Edge), Helena Bonham Carter (Burton and Taylor), Minnie Driver (Return To Zero) and for their work on period drama series Downton Abbey, Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt all get a nod.

Here are the nominations in the main 2014 Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Drama 

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


Outstanding Comedy

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Silicon Valley
  • Veep


Outstanding TV Movie

  • Burton and Taylor
  • Killing Kennedy
  • The Normal Heart
  • Return to Zero
  • Sherlock: His Last Vow
  • The Trip to Bountiful


Outstanding Miniseries

  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Fargo
  • Luther
  • Treme
  • The White Queen

Outstanding Actor in a Drama

  • 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 Actress in a Drama

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


Outstanding Actor in a 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


Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

  • 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

Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

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


Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

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





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