‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy nods with 19

‘Game of Thrones’ leads Emmy nods with 19

'GAME OF THRONES:'In this undated image released by HBO, Peter Dinklage portrays Tyrion Lannister in a scene from "Game of Thrones." Photo: Associated Press/Paul Schiraldi

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Television newcomers “True Detective,” a crime drama from HBO, and “Orange is the New Black,” a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday, challenging stalwarts like “Breaking Bad” and “Modern Family.”

Online streaming company Netflix Inc more than doubled its nominations for TV’s highest honors last year, reaching 31 with political thriller “House of Cards” earning 13 nods.

HBO’s medieval thriller “Game of Thrones” led all nominees with 19 and pushed the premium cable network’s overall nods to 99, the most of any network for the 14th year in a row.

While cable and online streaming fared well, the broadcast networks were once again shut out of the top competition, best drama. AMC’s drug tale “Breaking Bad” will compete there for its final season, along with the network’s ad world drama “Mad Men,” “House of Cards,” PBS’s British period drama “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective.”

“True Detective,” which follows a sadistic crime spree in rural Louisiana, earned best actor in a drama nominations for both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, some of the biggest film stars to move into the thriving television industry.

In another cross-over from film, the “Fargo” mini-series, based on the cult movie from the Coen brothers and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, notched up 18 nominations, including best actor in a mini-series nods for those two men.

In the TV movie category, HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” based on the true story of an early AIDS activist in New York City, earned 16 nods, including a best actor nomination for Mark Ruffalo.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

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

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

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

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: His Last Vow
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge
Martin Freeman – Fargo
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo
Idris Elba – Luther

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a 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 – Spoils of Babylon

Outstanding Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie and Clyde
The White Queen

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama:
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Jim Carter – Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

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.

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