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The Complete 2014 Emmy Nominations, From Laverne Cox To Kate McKinnon To Everybody From 'The Normal Heart'

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by Peter Knegt
July 10, 2014 9:17 AM
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Somewhere, Taylor Kitsch and Laura Prepon are crying. Because they were basically the only cast members from "The Normal Heart" and "Orange is the New Black" to not get Emmy nominations this morning.  Collectively, "Black" and "Heart" got 11 acting nominations -- Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina, Joe Mantello, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Taylor Schilling, Laverne Cox (the first transgendered acting nominee ever!), Natasha Lyonne, Kate Mulgrew and Uzo Aduba… Which is pretty insane, and definitely made for a very LGBT-friendly batch of Emmy nominations, as we had predicted (though none of our 4 shows we desperately wanted nominated got in). 

The crazy part? Three of the acting categories had 50% or more of the nominees playing LGBT characters. Or arguably. Guest actress in a comedy for sure (Cox, Lyonne, Aduda), supporting actor in a drama definitely (Parsons, Mantello, Bomer), and then there's supporting actor in a comedy, which had Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and Andre Braugher ("Brooklyn Nine Nine") both nominated for playing gay men, and while Ferguson's co-star Eric Stonestreet was snubbed for playing his husband, the questionably closeted character Tony Hale plays on "Veep" got a nomination (though I guess that doesn't quite count).

Beyond that, there were a lot things to be happy about with the nominations, LGBT or otherwise. Jodie Foster got a nomination for directing the "Orange is a New Black" episode entitled, I kid you not, "Lesbian Request Denied," Kate McKinnon got nominated for "Saturday Night Live," "Treme" finally got some recognition, Kristen Wiig got an out of nowhere nomination for "The Spoils Of Babylon," and while "Masters of Sex" got snubbed for best drama series, Lizzy Caplan, Beau Bridges and Allison Janney all got acting nominations. Oh, and "Degrassi" got a nomination for best children's program, for  all you Canadians out there.

Laverne Cox from "Orange Is the New Black"


There was lots of bad news too… The continuing "Downton Abbey" love (a drama series nod over "The Americans," "The Good Wife" and "Masters of Sex"!?), the Tatiana Maslany snub (and "Orphan Black" altogether), and frankly, the over the top "The Normal Heart" nominations were unwarranted (FOUR best supporting actor nominees!? This ain't "Angels In America"). But hey, you win some...

Full list of nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production in association with NBC Universal

Game Of Thrones • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360; Startling Television and Generator Productions

House Of Cards • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

True Detective • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Neon Black, Anonymous Content, Parliament of Owls and Passenger

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Louie • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions

Modern Family • ABC • Picador Productions and Steven Levitan Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Orange Is The New Black • Netflix • Lionsgate Television for Netflix

Silicon Valley • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Judgemental Films, Alec Berg, Altschuler Krinsky works, and 3 Arts Entertainment

Veep • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions


Outstanding Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven • FX Networks
• 20th Century Fox Television

Bonnie & Clyde • Lifetime • Sony Pictures Television

Fargo • FX Networks • MGM and FX Productions

Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America co-production

Treme • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Blown Deadline Productions

The White Queen • Starz • Starz presents in association with Company Pictures (an All 3 Media Company) and Playground Entertainment

Outstanding Television Movie

Killing Kennedy • National Geographic Channel • Scott Free Productions for National Geographic Channels

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight • HBO • HBO

Films in association with Rainmark Films and Sakura Films

The Normal Heart • HBO • HBO Films in association with Plan B Entertainment, Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy Productions

Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for BBC/Cymru Wales in
co-production with Masterpiece

The Trip To Bountiful • Lifetime • Ostar Productions

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries

Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway Video


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Bryan Cranston as Walter White

House Of Cards • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Jon Hamm as Don Draper

The Newsroom • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy

True Detective • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Neon Black, Anonymous Content, Parliament of Owls and Passenger Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart

True Detective • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Neon Black, Anonymous Content, Parliament of Owls and Passenger Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival Films/Masterpiece Co-Production in association with NBC Universal Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley

The Good Wife • CBS • Eye Productions in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick

Homeland • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Fox 21, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison

House Of Cards • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood

Masters of Sex • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Sony Pictures Television, Round Two Productions, Timberman/Beverly Productions Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson

Scandal • ABC • ABC Studios
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Dancing On The Edge • Starz • Ruby Film and Television in association with Endgame Entertainment and Playground Creative England and Lip Sync Productions
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Louis Lester

Fargo • FX Networks • MGM and FX Productions
Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard

Fargo • FX Networks • MGM and FX Productions
Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo

Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America co-production
Idris Elba as John Luther

The Normal Heart • HBO • HBO Films in association with Plan B Entertainment, Blumhouse and Ryan Murphy Productions Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks

Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for BBC/Cymru Wales in
co-production with Masterpiece
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story: Coven • FX Networks
• 20th Century Fox Television
Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode

American Horror Story: Coven • FX Networks
• 20th Century Fox Television
Sarah Paulson as Cordelia Goode Foxx

Burton And Taylor • BBC America • A BBC Drama Production co-produced with BBC America
Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor

Return To Zero • Lifetime • Cannonball Productions
Minnie Driver as Maggie Royal

The Spoils Of Babylon • IFC • Funny or Die for IFC
Kristen Wiig as Cynthia Morehouse

The Trip To Bountiful • Lifetime • Ostar Productions
Cicely Tyson as Carrie Watts

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

Derek • Netflix • Derek Productions Ltd. for Netflix
Ricky Gervais as Derek

Episodes • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc

House Of Lies • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Crescendo Productions, Totally Commercial Films, Refugee Productions, Matthew Carnahan Circus Products
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan

Louie • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. and FX Productions
Louis C.K. as Louie

Shameless • Showtime • Showtime Presents, John Wells Productions, Warner Bros.
Television
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Girls • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath

Mike & Molly • CBS • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn

Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, A Caryn Mandabach Production, Clyde Phillips Productions
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton

Orange Is The New Black • Netflix • Lionsgate Television for Netflix
Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman

Parks and Recreation • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts Entertainment and Universal Television
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope

Veep • HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Dundee Productions
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer

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