The 2014 Emmy nominations are in

Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Orange is the New Black will be fighting for the top spots

By Emma Chong Johnston | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Emmy 2014 nominees
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The Emmy nominations are in, and the big hitters – Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black – will be fighting it out for the top spots. The official Emmy Awards ceremony will take place August 25. Here are the nominees for outstanding drama series, comedy series, lead actor and actress in a drama series, lead actor and actress in a comedy series and directing for a drama and comedy series. You can rewatch the announcement of the nominees, hosted by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly, on the Emmys website.

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

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

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

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 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 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 Directing for a Comedy Series
Episodes, 'Episode 309' (Iain B. MacDonald)
Glee, '100' (Paris Barclay)
Louie, '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)

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