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2014 Emmy Nominations

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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 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
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Claire Danes, Homeland
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 SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

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

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Joe Morton, Scandal
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Kate Mara, House of Cards
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Kate Burton, Scandal
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
True Detective
Game of Thrones
House of Cards

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY

Louie
Episodes
Veep
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM

Archer
Bob’s Burgers
Futurama
South Park
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION

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

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 TV MINISERIES

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

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE

Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

LEAD ACTOR IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE

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

LEAD ACTRESS IN A TV 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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TV 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 SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TV 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

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Only one nomination for Brooklyn Nine-Nine grrrr *hates*

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It's a mix of stuff that makes me happy and stuff that makes me go "oh for fuck's sake." Still too much fawning over House of Cards, which is profoundly overrated, but on the other hand the Modern Family clogging up the Supporting Actor/Actress era is over and they recognized someone on Game of Thrones who isn't Peter Dinklage. The omissions I'm most annoyed about in each major category are as follows.

Best Drama - Boardwalk Empire (now that it's genuinely great it's not a shiny thing anymore so the Emmys don't notice)

Best Comedy - Brooklyn Nine-Nine (seriously, what?)

Best Lead Actor, Drama - Mads Mikkelsen, Hannibal (aside from Jeff fucking Daniels for the fucking Newsroom I get it, though. Good field)

Best Lead Actress, Drama - Diane Kruger, The Bridge (unfortunately, nobody watches The Bridge really. Out of sight, out of mind)

Lead Actor, Comedy - Andy Daly, Review (not that it was ever going to happen)

Lead Actress, Comedy - Abbi Jacobsen, Broad City (so in other words, they did fine with this one IMO. Had they left out Poehler, JLD, or Schilling I would have been pissed)

Supporting Actor, Drama - Dean Norris, Breaking Bad (bah. Deserved recognition. I would have taken him over Aaron Paul, even)

Supporting Actress, Drama - Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones (but Lena Headey in that spot is pretty hard to argue with)

Supporting Actor, Comedy - Matt Walsh, Veep (the actual standout supporting actor in Veep season 3)

Supporting Actress, Comedy - Marcia Gay Harden, Trophy Wife (but nobody watched it and it was cancelled, sooooo...)

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OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM

Archer
Bob’s Burgers
Futurama
South Park
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project

Bob's Burger? I have never cared for the show in the least. To me, it is King of the Hill 2.0... Was that just basically a 'hey, we need an animated show not made by Seth McFarlane' nod?

Does anyone watch the show? Maybe I am just missing out but I hear at least people talking about the other shows, sans TNMT. I have never met anyone who likes the show. The highest compliment I have heard was "I tolerate the show until American Dad, Simpsons, and Family Guy are on".

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Is there some sort of episode limit that disqualified Review?

If not, both it and Andy Daly were beyond robbed.

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Yeah, say what you will about Loren Bouchard but Bob's Burgers is an amazing show. I don't think I've seen a single bad episode - some weak B and C stories, but never an episode that didn't make me laugh at least a few times.

And pizza's right. King of the Hill was a great show. Less so later on in its run, but still miles and miles ahead of anything Seth MacFarlane's ever put out.

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I loved Bobs Burgers, but for some bizarre reason they've only shown season 1 over here so far, and that was years ago.

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Is there some sort of episode limit that disqualified Review?

If not, both it and Andy Daly were beyond robbed.

The cutoff is at 6 episodes so that's not the reason. Just being on Comedy Central more than likely.

Also, say what you will about The Newsroom but I have no problems with Daniels being nominated. He's great in that role.

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House of Cards getting all those nominations is absurd. Season 1 was okay but Season 2 was a fucking joke.

I'm really starting to just dismiss the Emmys. I swear the voters don't even watch the submissions any more and check boxes for Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory by saying to themselves, "Those shows were pretty good a few years ago, right?"

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Second season of The Newsroom was actually pretty awesome, and Daniels was a big part of that, so he definitely deserved his nomination. Not that it matters, anyway, all these aren't exactly an exact science.

That being said, no Emily Mortimer makes me sad :(

At least the Emmys have reminded me to watch The Normal Heart, had that on my watchlist forever.

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Only one nomination for Brooklyn Nine-Nine grrrr *hates*

And only one for Parks and Rec :(

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I'm curious, what was the exact appeal of King of the Hill?

I only watched a handful of episodes and while I enjoyed it as a show(meaning I liked whatever the plot was on any episode I did watch), whenever I saw it, I assumed it was a comedy and I laughed barely more than I did laugh at the couple of awful Cleveland Show episodes I forced myself to watch. Probably why I didn't make more of an effort to watch more KOTH, because I thought it was a comedy and it didn't really make me laugh.

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King Of The Hill was very much a comedy, just a different one from everything else that was on TV - and christ, what a breath of fresh air it was.

I love it because it's not people acting like they know they're in a television show, cracking jokes at every chance they get. They age, have story arcs that last seasons or a few episodes and best of all you can grow to really like or really hate particular characters without them really doing anything forced - it's just their personalities.

The characters in King Of The Hill act how living, breathing people would act and that is such a breath of fresh air. Even Dale Gribble, the most over the top character of the bunch has some very solid character building and 'real' moments for all the numbskullery that goes on. It was a learning experience as well, Hank Hill held different values than most of his audience across the world but any time that something came up you were shown why Hank disagreed with something, and in the end he would turn around on the issue or find some kind of middle ground. I love that about the show - it had smart humor based off political issues at times, but it wasn't heavy handed and done with a snobby nose like anything that Seth McFarlane touches.

If you take one episode of King Of The Hill against five episodes of Family Guy, I'd likely laugh physically less at King Of The Hill - but King Of The Hill itself is far funnier in the way it handles things. There are just fewer punchlines, and those that do exist I could quote for days.

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Billy Bob lost to the weird looking dude from Sherlock?

Weak.

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And Anna Gun and Aaron Paul won too? Looks like neither Malvo or Rust will get their Emmys if the Breaking Bad love keeps up. :(

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