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Emmy Nominations Snubs and Surprises, Early Picks to Win

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 10, 2014 at 9:13AM

Nominees from The Primetime Emmy Awards are listed below. Stay tuned for updates. Landing nominations were "True Detective" and Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, "Fargo" and Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" as well as surprise entrants Lizzy Caplan of "Masters of Sex" and Rickey Gervais for "Derek."
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Nominees from The Primetime Emmy Awards are listed below. Stay tuned for updates. Landing nominations were new contenders "True Detective" (HBO, 12 noms) and Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, who could knock each other out, as could Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton of "Fargo" (FX, 18),"Silicon Valley" (HBO, 5), "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix, 12), "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (Fox, 12) as well as surprise entrants Lizzy Caplan of "Masters of Sex" (FX, 5) and Ricky Gervais for Brit comedy "Derek."

Among the usual suspects, HBO's "Game of Thrones" led nominations with 19, followed by "American Horror Story: Coven" with 17 and "Breaking Bad" with 16. Movie "The Normal Heart" also scored 16. AMC's "Mad Men" scored 8. Will Jon Hamm win after ten nominations? No, it will be "Breaking Bad"'s Bryan Cranston all the way, for the final season. I'm tickled that CNN's innovative  travel/food show "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown" is in the running with seven nominations.


Snubs include critics' fave Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black"), "Justified" stars Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins, "The Americans" stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, comedienne Mindy Kaling (who was announcing the awards with Carson Daly) and "The Good Wife"'s Julianna Margulies. Criticwire posted a selection of the best Emmy reactions on Twitter--a lot of outrage that popular faves "Newsroom" and "Downton Abbey" (PBS, 12) continue to knock worthier shows out of the race. 

The Emmy Awards show will be held August 25 at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. and broadcast live on NBC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.

Outstanding Drama

“Breaking Bad” WILL WIN
“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” WILL WIN
“Silicon Valley”

“Veep”

Best Miniseries

"American Horror Story Coven"
"Bonnie and Clyde"
"Fargo" WILL WIN
"Luther"
"Treme"

"The White Queen"

Best TV Movie

"Killing Kennedy"
"Muhammed Ali"
"The Normal Heart" WILL WIN
"Sherlock"

"The Trip to Bountiful"

Best Actor - Drama

Bryan Cranston - "Breaking Bad" WILL WIN
Jeff Daniels - "The Newsroom"
Jon Hamm - "Mad Men"
Woody Harrelson - "True Detective"
Matthew McConaughey - "True Detective"

Kevin Spacey - "House of Cards"

Best Actress - Drama

Lizzy Caplan - "Masters of Sex"
Claire Danes - "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery - "Downton Abbey"
Julianna Marguilles - "The Good Wife"
Robin Wright - "House of Cards" WILL WIN

Kerry Washington - "Scandal"

Best Actor - 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" WILL WIN

Best Actress - Comedy

Lena Dunham - "Girls"
Edie Falco - "Nurse Jackie"
Julie Louis-Dreyfus - "Veep" WILL WIN
Melissa McCarthy - "Mike and Molly"
Amy Poehler - "Parks and Recreation"

Taylor Schilling - "Orange is the New Black"

Best Actor - TV Movie/Miniseries

Benedict Cumberbatch - "Sherlock: His Last Vow"
Chiwetel Ejiofor - "Dancing on the Edge"
Idris Elba - "Luthor"
Mark Ruffalo "The Normal Heart" WILL WIN
Martin Freeman - "Fargo" 

Billy Bob Thornton - "Fargo"

Best Actress - TV Movie/Miniseries
Minnie Driver - "Return to Zero"
Jessica Lange - "American Horror Story: Coven" WILL WIN
Sarah Paulson - "American Horror Story: Coven"
Cicely Tyson - "The Trip to Bountiful"
Kristen Wiig - "The Spoils of Babylon"
Helena Bonham Carter - "Burton and Taylor"


Ruffalo and Kitsch in 'The Normal Heart'
Ruffalo and Kitsch in 'The Normal Heart'

Best Supporting Actor - Drama
Aaron Paul - "Breaking Bad"
Jim Carter - "Downton Abbey"
Peter Dinklage - "Game of Thrones" WILL WIN
Josh Charles - "The Good Wife"
Mandy Patinkin - "Homeland"

Jon Voight - "Ray Donovan"

Best Supporting Actress - Drama

Anna Gunn - "Breaking Bad" WILL WIN
Maggie Smith - "Downton Abbey"
Joanne Forggatt - "Downton Abbey"
Lena Headey - "Game of Thrones"
Christine Baranskii - "The Good Wife"

Christina Hendricks - "Mad Men"

Hart and Cohl at the apex of "True Detective"
Hart and Cohl at the apex of "True Detective"

Best Supporting Actor - Comedy
Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Adam Driver - "Girls"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - "Modern Family"
Ty Burrell - "Modern Family"
Fred Armisen - "Portlandia"

Tony Hale - "Veep" WiLL WIN

Best Supporting Actress - Comedy

Mayim Bialik - "The Big Bang Theory"
Julie Bowen - "Modern Family"
Allison Janney - "Mom"
Kate Mulgrew - "Orange is the New Black" WILL WIN
Kate McKinnon - "Saturday Night Live"
Anna Chlumsky - "Veep"

Best Supporting Actor - TV Movie/Miniseries
Colin Hanks - "Fargo"
Jim Parsons - "The Normal Heart"
Joe Mantello - "The Normal Heart"
Alfred Molina - "The Normal Heart"
Matt Bomer - "The Normal Heart" WILL WIN

Martin Freeman - "Sherlock: His Last Vow"

Best Supporting Actress - TV Movie/Miniseries

Frances Conroy - "American Horror Story: Coven"
Kathy Bates - "American Horror Story: Coven"
Angela Basset - "American Horror Story: Coven"
Allison Tolman - "Fargo" WILL WIN
Ellen Burstyn - "Flowers in the Attic"

Julia Roberts - "The Normal Heart"

Outstanding Variety Series

"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" WILL WIN
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Real Time with Bill Maher"
"Saturday Night Live"

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

"The Amazing Race"
"Dancing With The Stars"
"Project Runway"
"So You Think You Can Dance" WILL WIN
"Top Chef"

"The Voice" 

Outstanding Variety Special

"AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks"
"The Beatles: The Night That Changed America" WILL WIN
"Best of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special"
"Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays"
"The Kennedy Center Honors"
"Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles"



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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.