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Emmy Nominations - 2014 (1 Viewer)

Cjw_55106

Footballguy
2014 Emmy nominees
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom" (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" (Netflix)
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" (AMC)
Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective" (HBO)
Woody Harrelson, "True Detective" (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Claire Danes, "Homeland" (Showtime)
Robin Wright, "House of Cards" (Netflix)
Kerry Washington, "Scandal" (ABC)
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Lizzy Caplan, "Masters of Sex" (Showtime)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, "Girls" (HBO)
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly" (CBS)
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
Taylor Schilling, "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes" (Showtime)
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies" (Showtime)
Louis C.K., "Louie" (FX)
William H. Macy, "Shameless" (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, "Derek" (Netflix)

Outstanding Drama Series
"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Downton Abbey" (PBS)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"House of Cards" (Netflix)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"True Detective" (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Louie" (FX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Veep" (HBO)
"Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)
"Silicon Valley" (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Dancing on the Edge" (Starz)
Martin Freeman, "Fargo" (FX)
Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart" (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo" (FX)
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: His Last Vow" (PBS)
Idris Elba, "Luther" (BBC America)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful" (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)
Kristen Wiig, "Spoils of Babylon"
Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton and Taylor" (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, "Return to Zero" (Lifetime)

Outstanding Miniseries
"American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)
"Bonnie and Clyde" (A&E)
"Fargo" (FX)
"Luther" (BBC America)
"Treme" (HBO)
"The White Queen" (BBC America)

Outstanding Television Movie
"The Normal Heart" (HBO)
"The Trip to Bountiful" (Lifetime)
"Killing Kennedy" (National Geographic Channel)
"Sherlock: His Last Vow" (PBS)
"Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones" (HBO)
Josh Charles, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland" (Showtime)
Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan" (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones" (HBO)
Christine Brananski, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men" (AMC)
Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Breaugher, "Brookiyn Nine-Nine" (FOX)
Adam Driver, "Girls" (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Fred Armisen, "Portlandia" (IFC)
Tony Hale, "Veep" (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Allison Janney, "Mom" (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix)
Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep" (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Colin Hanks, "Fargo" (FX)
Jim Parsons, "The Normal Heart" (HBO)
Joe Mantello, "The Normal Heart" (HBO)
Alfred Molina, "The Normal Heart" (HBO)
Matt Bomer, "The Normal Heart" (HBO)
Martin Freeman, "Sherlock: His Last Vow"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Frances Conroy, "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)
Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)
Angela Bassett, "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)
Allison Tolman, "Fargo" (FX)
Ellen Burstyn, "Flowers In the Attic" (Lifetime)
Julia Roberts, "The Normal Heart" (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Dylan Baker, "The Good Wife"
Reg E. Cathey, "House of Cards"
Paul Giamatti, "Downton Abbey"
Robert Morse, "Mad Men"
Beau Bridges, "Masters of Sex"
Joe Morton, "Scandal"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Kate Burton, "Scandal"
Jane Fonda, "The Newsroom"
Allison Janney, "Masters of Sex"
Kate Mara, "House of Cards"
Margo Martindale, "The Americans"
Diane Rigg, "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Nathan Lane, "Modern Family"
Steve Buscemi, "Portlandia"
Jimmy Fallon, "Saturday Night Live"
Louis C.K., "Saturday Night Live"
Bob Newhart, "Arthur"
Gary Cole, "Veep"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black"
Laverne Cox, "Orange is the New Black"
Natasha Lyonne, "Orange is the New Black"
Tina Fey, "Saturday Night Live"
Melissa McCarthy, "Saturday Night Live"
Joan Cusack, "Shameless"

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
"Episodes" -- "Episode 305" (David Crane)
"Louise" -- "So Did The Fat Lady" (Louis C.K.)
"Orange Is the New Black" -- "I Wasn't Ready" (Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman)
"Silicon Valley" -- "Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency" (Alec Berg)
"Veep" -- "Special Relationship" (Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche and Armando Iannucci)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
"Episodes" -- "Episode 309" (Iain B. MacDonald)
"Glee" -- "100" (Paris Barclay)
"Louis" -- "Elevator, Part 6" (Louis C.K.)
"Modern Family" -- "Vegas" (Gail Mancuso)
"Orange Is the New Black" -- "Lesbian Request Denied" (Jodie Foster)
"Silicon Valley" -- Minimum Viable Product" (Mike Judge)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
"Breaking Bad" -- "Ozymandias" (Moira Walley-Beckett)
"Breaking Bad" -- Felina" (Vince Gilligan)
"Game of Thrones" -- "The Children" (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)
"House of Cards" -- "Chapter 14" (Beau Willimon)
"True Detective" -- "The Secret Fate of All Life" (Nic Pizzolatto)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire" -- Farewell Daddy Blues" (Tim Van Patten)
"Breaking Bad' -- "Felina" (Vince Gilligan)
"Downton Abbey" -- "Episode 1" (David Evans)
"Game Of Thrones" -- "The Watchers on the Wall" (Neil Marshall)
"House Of Cards" -- "Chapter 14" (Carl Franklin)
"True Detective" -- "Who Goes There" (Cary Joji Fukunaga)

Outstanding Variety Series
"America's Got Talent"
"Dancing with the Stars"
"Saturday Night Live"
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
"The Voice"

Outstanding Variety Special
"AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks"
"The Beatles: The Night That Changed America"
"Best Of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special"
"Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays"
"The Kennedy Center Honors"
"Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles"

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
"The Amazing Race"
"Dancing with the Stars"
"Project Runway"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
"Antiques Roadshow"
"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"
"MythBusters"
"Shark Tank"
"Undercover Boss"
"Who Do You Think You Are?"

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
"Alaska: The Last Frontier"
"Deadliest Catch"
"Flipping Out"
"Million Dollar Listing New York"
"Wahlburgers"
"Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan"

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Betty White, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"
Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With The Stars"
Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night"
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, "Project Runway"
Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance"
Anthony Bourdain, "The Taste"

 

Ned Ryerson

Footballguy
So "Orange Is The New Black" is a comedy series according to the Emmys? :confused:
The producers decide which category to submit in. Was some controversy over Shameless and Orange is the new Black submitting in Comedy, and True Detective in Drama rather than miniseries.

 

Bruce Dickinson

Footballguy
Having never watched a second of "Episodes", I still have to ask... Matt Leblanc?
The premise of Episodes is built around producers of a successful UK comedy coming to Hollywood to adapt their show for American audiences and their frustrations as their intelligent show gets dumbed down for American audiences. For example, their Hollywood partners pressure them into casting Matt LeBlanc as the lead because he's a big name. LeBlanc plays an exaggerated version of himself of the show, and he does it well. There's probably a couple other male leads I would put ahead of him in that category, but he's doing good work and showing a sense of humor about himself on a show about making a TV show, so it's right in Emmy voters' wheelhouses.

 

Sarnoff

Footballguy
Rooting for Allison Tolman and Uzo Aduba. Nice to see Martin Freeman up there twice. Nothing else interests me.

 

packersfan

Footballguy
Can they have a six-way tie for Best Actor in a Drama? Good luck picking one out of that group. All are deserving.

 

Golden Gopher

Footballguy
So "Orange Is The New Black" is a comedy series according to the Emmys? :confused:
So "Orange Is The New Black" is a comedy series according to the Emmys? :confused:
The producers decide which category to submit in. Was some controversy over Shameless and Orange is the new Black submitting in Comedy, and True Detective in Drama rather than miniseries.
I don't watch it religiously (I've seen a few episodes though), but Nurse Jackie doesn't strike me as a comedy, either.

 

Golden Gopher

Footballguy
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

"Episodes" -- "Episode 305" (David Crane)

"Louise" -- "So Did The Fat Lady" (Louis C.K.)

"Orange Is the New Black" -- "I Wasn't Ready" (Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman)

"Silicon Valley" -- "Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency" (Alec Berg)

"Veep" -- "Special Relationship" (Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche and Armando Iannucci)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

"Episodes" -- "Episode 309" (Iain B. MacDonald)

"Glee" -- "100" (Paris Barclay)

"Louis" -- "Elevator, Part 6" (Louis C.K.)

"Modern Family" -- "Vegas" (Gail Mancuso)

"Orange Is the New Black" -- "Lesbian Request Denied" (Jodie Foster)

"Silicon Valley" -- Minimum Viable Product" (Mike Judge)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

"Breaking Bad" -- "Ozymandias" (Moira Walley-Beckett)

"Breaking Bad" -- Felina" (Vince Gilligan)

"Game of Thrones" -- "The Children" (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)

"House of Cards" -- "Chapter 14" (Beau Willimon)

"True Detective" -- "The Secret Fate of All Life" (Nic Pizzolatto)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

"Boardwalk Empire" -- Farewell Daddy Blues" (Tim Van Patten)

"Breaking Bad' -- "Felina" (Vince Gilligan)

"Downton Abbey" -- "Episode 1" (David Evans)

"Game Of Thrones" -- "The Watchers on the Wall" (Neil Marshall)

"House Of Cards" -- "Chapter 14" (Carl Franklin)

"True Detective" -- "Who Goes There" (Cary Joji Fukunaga)
Are the writing/directing awards based on a particular episode, or the entire season? I would assume it's based on the entire show/season, but the lists suggest otherwise, no?

 

Daywalker

Footballguy
Downton Abbey ahead of Masters of Sex and The Americans is disappointing.

Mathew Ryhs deserved a lead actor drama nod.

 

The Hank

Footballguy
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

"Episodes" -- "Episode 305" (David Crane)

"Louise" -- "So Did The Fat Lady" (Louis C.K.)

"Orange Is the New Black" -- "I Wasn't Ready" (Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman)

"Silicon Valley" -- "Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency" (Alec Berg)

"Veep" -- "Special Relationship" (Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche and Armando Iannucci)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

"Episodes" -- "Episode 309" (Iain B. MacDonald)

"Glee" -- "100" (Paris Barclay)

"Louis" -- "Elevator, Part 6" (Louis C.K.)

"Modern Family" -- "Vegas" (Gail Mancuso)

"Orange Is the New Black" -- "Lesbian Request Denied" (Jodie Foster)

"Silicon Valley" -- Minimum Viable Product" (Mike Judge)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

"Breaking Bad" -- "Ozymandias" (Moira Walley-Beckett)

"Breaking Bad" -- Felina" (Vince Gilligan)

"Game of Thrones" -- "The Children" (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)

"House of Cards" -- "Chapter 14" (Beau Willimon)

"True Detective" -- "The Secret Fate of All Life" (Nic Pizzolatto)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

"Boardwalk Empire" -- Farewell Daddy Blues" (Tim Van Patten)

"Breaking Bad' -- "Felina" (Vince Gilligan)

"Downton Abbey" -- "Episode 1" (David Evans)

"Game Of Thrones" -- "The Watchers on the Wall" (Neil Marshall)

"House Of Cards" -- "Chapter 14" (Carl Franklin)

"True Detective" -- "Who Goes There" (Cary Joji Fukunaga)
Are the writing/directing awards based on a particular episode, or the entire season? I would assume it's based on the entire show/season, but the lists suggest otherwise, no?
Based on episode from what I understand.

I agree its weird, it should be based on a cumulative season effort, and not one particular episode.

 

Sarnoff

Footballguy
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

"Episodes" -- "Episode 305" (David Crane)

"Louise" -- "So Did The Fat Lady" (Louis C.K.)

"Orange Is the New Black" -- "I Wasn't Ready" (Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman)

"Silicon Valley" -- "Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency" (Alec Berg)

"Veep" -- "Special Relationship" (Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche and Armando Iannucci)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

"Episodes" -- "Episode 309" (Iain B. MacDonald)

"Glee" -- "100" (Paris Barclay)

"Louis" -- "Elevator, Part 6" (Louis C.K.)

"Modern Family" -- "Vegas" (Gail Mancuso)

"Orange Is the New Black" -- "Lesbian Request Denied" (Jodie Foster)

"Silicon Valley" -- Minimum Viable Product" (Mike Judge)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

"Breaking Bad" -- "Ozymandias" (Moira Walley-Beckett)

"Breaking Bad" -- Felina" (Vince Gilligan)

"Game of Thrones" -- "The Children" (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)

"House of Cards" -- "Chapter 14" (Beau Willimon)

"True Detective" -- "The Secret Fate of All Life" (Nic Pizzolatto)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

"Boardwalk Empire" -- Farewell Daddy Blues" (Tim Van Patten)

"Breaking Bad' -- "Felina" (Vince Gilligan)

"Downton Abbey" -- "Episode 1" (David Evans)

"Game Of Thrones" -- "The Watchers on the Wall" (Neil Marshall)

"House Of Cards" -- "Chapter 14" (Carl Franklin)

"True Detective" -- "Who Goes There" (Cary Joji Fukunaga)
Are the writing/directing awards based on a particular episode, or the entire season? I would assume it's based on the entire show/season, but the lists suggest otherwise, no?
Based on episode from what I understand.

I agree its weird, it should be based on a cumulative season effort, and not one particular episode.
There is (usually) no single writer or director on a series for a whole season. Like, the last season of Breaking Bad had 11 different directors and 7 different writers. Some shows have a different writer & director for every episode.

The "cumulative effort" is recognized by the Best Drama award, which is for the whole season* (*although, in reality, only 3-5 representative episodes are screened as part of the judging process)

 

Shrugs

Footballguy
Biggest shocker and snub is big-name director Rian Johnson (Looper, second of upcoming Star Wars films) not being nominated for directing the best episode of television ever -- Ozymandias.

 

Daywalker

Footballguy
Louis got 5 noms with the SNL nod. Wow.

The guest actors category is a bit of a stretch. Janney should be nominated in supporting actress category. She is even deserving to win in that category.

 

Shrugs

Footballguy
Biggest shocker and snub is big-name director Rian Johnson (Looper, second of upcoming Star Wars films) not being nominated for directing the best episode of television ever -- Ozymandias.
The other one of course is Dean Norris never being nominated for playing Hank in Breaking Bad, even with his stunning performance in the final season. I'd say he was even more deserving for S7 Part II than Jonathan Banks was for Mike in S7 Part I.

 

Daywalker

Footballguy
Biggest shocker and snub is big-name director Rian Johnson (Looper, second of upcoming Star Wars films) not being nominated for directing the best episode of television ever -- Ozymandias.
The other one of course is Dean Norris never being nominated for playing Hank in Breaking Bad, even with his stunning performance in the final season. I'd say he was even more deserving for S7 Part II than Jonathan Banks was for Mike in S7 Part I.
Voight and especially Patinkin getting nods ahead of Norris really puzzling.

 

Daywalker

Footballguy
Nothing will ever surprise me with the Emmy's. When diversity is always a story, The Wire got a grand total of two writing nods during its entire run way back when in the 2000's.

 

Sarnoff

Footballguy
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black"

Well deserved :loco: eyes.
How is she only a "guest" actress when she is in nearly every episode?
Producer's discretion. When submitting the award application, you check off whatever box you want. Want to call Ally McBeal a comedy, go right ahead. The risk is that the academy judges might not think it beats other potential nominees in the same category, or that it deserves to qualify. Fargo went for miniseries, where it could actually win, for example, while the similar-format show True Detective went up for Drama because HBO likes the prestige of that nomination.

Also, in OITNB's cases, this is specifically referring to Season One. The most recent season will be recognized next year. Part of it may be contractual: anyone signing a SAG "Guest Actor" contract (which is handled on an episode-by-episode basis) can only be nominated in the Guest Actor categories. In season 2 both Crazy Eyes and Nichols were upgraded to "Series Regular" status with contract extensions, which means they can be nominated as "Lead" or "Supporting", whichever the producers see fit.

There's also politics and strategy involved. I would imagine the OITNB producers felt Piper was their "lead" for Season 1and had her go up solo, Kate Mulgrew may have had "supporting actor" as part of her contract, and the whole rest of the team got "Guest Actor" deals. It's common with ensemble casts to put everyone in the same category so as to not upset anyone's feelings.

 

Ilov80s

Footballguy
Daywalker said:
Downton Abbey ahead of Masters of Sex and The Americans is disappointing.

Mathew Ryhs deserved a lead actor drama nod.
Yeah, this season of DA was not good.

 

dancer

Footballguy
Well I think the world will be shocked if Cranston didn't win. This isn't like last year when everyone knew there'd be one more chance to honor him for Walter White.
I think "world will be shocked" is an exaggeration. McConaughey beat Cranston in Critics' Choice, and there are many who think he deserves, and will get, the Emmy as well.

The Emmys haven't traditionally favored actors when it was their last chance to win to any degree, and the same argument could apply to McConaughey anyway as he won't be back in that role.

I'd be shocked if anyone other than those two won, but can see either winning.

 

B Maverick

Footballguy
At what point do they separate cable (TNT, HBO, etc) shows from network (ABC, NBC, etc) shows? Seems cable have an unfair advantage with fewer constraints on language and imagery. I know TNT cant drop an f bomb or a boob shot but it can be racier then normal network shows. At least Pay Cable like HBO and Showtime should have category separation from the rest.

and no i am not saying an f bomb or nudity makes a show better for the voters/critics, just saying they can push it further and go deeper into some topics that reg tv cant.

Thoughts?

 

Uruk-Hai

Footballguy
Ken Levine (long time writer/producer/director/showrunner on shows like MASH, Cheers, Frasier, Simpsons, Wings, and more) weighed in with his take on the Emmy process:

http://kenlevine.blogspot.com/

I think he makes a good point in that there are so many formats & delivery systems, and not enough categories - and that the "rules" for those categories are screwy as it is.

What constitutes a mini-series these days is something I have a hard time wrapping my pea-brain around. When I was a lad, it meant stuff like Roots or North & South or The Thorn Birds - one-off stories consisting of several episodes. Anthologies were shows that had a different cast & story every episode - like the Twilight Zone or Night Gallery or Amazing Stories.

Something like American Horror Story or True Detective doesn't fit into either of those slots (as defined by my experience). But no one is doing true anthologies anymore that I'm aware of (I thought World War Z would've been the perfect vehicle to revive it in a way), and no one (from the creative/business side) really wants a popular, limited mini-series - Under The Dome should've been, but ratings & money overcame good sense (quality aside).

 

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