Emmy Nominations 2014 Announced

Some good choices, some baffling...

True Detective Emmy Nominations - Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey

by James White |
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It’s Emmy nomination time across the pond again, and as per usual, there is the standard batch of choices that will please lots of people, a few obvious omissions – no Orphan Black love? Again? – and one or two head-scratchers.

There are a lot of repeat contenders among the main drama and comedy lists, with such shows as Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones, House Of Cards, Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family, joined by more recent fare including Orange Is The New Black and True Detective. Some shows seem perennially destined to score nominations – take a bow, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report – while some actors have somehow managed to end up with more than one nomination. Nice work, Martin Freeman! (He’s up for Sherlock’s His Last Vow in the 'Miniseries Or Movie' category and for his lead role in Fargo).

Some nominations were obvious to predict, including several of the Orange Is The New Black gang and Margo Martindale (for The Americans, not The Millers) and Peter Dinklage, who despite slightly less screen time on this year’s Game Of Thrones, still stole scenes. It’s the final year of eligibility for Breaking Bad – up for acting gongs via Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn plus writing and directing nods in addition to its usual drama category – and we wonder whether voters will choose to award it one final time or consider last year’s awards haul enough validation...

To take a look at the full list of nominations, head to the Television Academy’s site here. The winners will be announced on August 25. Prepare your dance of joy or scowl of disgust appropriately.

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