July 11, 2014

2014 Emmy Nominations

The Emmy nominations have been announced, and here they are, with my thoughts:

Drama series
Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton Abbey, PBS
Game of Thrones, HBO
House of Cards, Netflix
Mad Men, AMC
True Detective, HBO

All of these are great choices!!

Comedy series

The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX
Modern Family, ABC
Orange Is the New Black, Netflix
Silicon Valley, HBO
Veep, HBO

I think Orange is the New Black will take it.

Actor, drama series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Woody Harrelson, True Detective (HBO)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

Oooh tough call..... Bryan Cranston, either of the Detectives, or Kevin Spacey will win. 

Actress, drama series

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

My vote goes to Robin Wright. 

Actor, comedy series

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

Actress, 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)

Supporting actor, drama series

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

Most likely Peter Dinklage. One of the best actors on Game of Thrones

Supporting actress, drama series

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)

Supporting actor, comedy series

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
Adam Driver, Girls (HBO)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Fred Armisen, Portlandia (IFC)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

Supporting actress, comedy

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

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

I'm going for Sherlock himself. It's elementary. 

Actress, miniseries or movie

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
Kristen Wiig, Spoils of Babylon (IFC)


American Horror Story: Coven, FX
Fargo, FX
Luther, BBC America
Bonnie & Clyde, A&E
Treme, HBO
The White Queen, Starz


Killing Kennedy, National Geographic Channel
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, HBO
The Normal Heart, HBO
Sherlock: His Last Vow, PBS
Trip to Bountiful, Lifetime

So Sherlock is a movie now, is it? OK, Sherlock it is! 

Guest actor, drama series

Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Robert Morse, Mad Men (AMC)
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Joe Morton, Scandal (ABC)
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife (CBS)

Guest actress, drama series

Dianna Rigg, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kate Mara, House of Cards (Netflix)
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Kate Burton, Scandal (ABC)
Margo Martindale, The Americans (FX)
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom (HBO)

Guest actor, comedy series

Nathan Lane, Modern Family (ABC)
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia (IFC)
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Gary Cole, Veep (HBO)
Guest actress, comedy seriesUzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Joan Cusack, Shameless (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing - Drama

Boardwalk Empire (Episode: "Farewell Daddy Blues")
Breaking Bad (Episode: "Felina")
Downton Abbey (Episode: "Episode One")
Game of Thrones (Episode: "The Watchers on the Wall")
House of Cards (Episode: "Chapter 14")
True Detective (Episode: "Who Goes There")

Game of Thrones

Outstanding Directing - Comedy

Episodes (Episode: "Episode Nine")
Glee (Episode: "100")
Louie (Episode: "Elevator, Part 6")
Modern Family (Episode: "Las Vegas")
Orange Is the New Black (Episode: "Lesbian Request Denied")
Silicon Valley (Episode: "Minimum Viable Product")

Outstanding Directing for a Mini-Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

American Horror Story: Coven (Episode: "Bitchcraft")
Fargo (Episode: "Buridan's Ass")
Fargo (Episode: "The Crocodile Dilemma")
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: "His Last Vow"


Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Breaking Bad (Episode: "Felina")
Breaking Bad (Episode: "Ozymandias")
Game of Thrones (Episode: "The Children")
House of Cards (Episode: "Chapter 14")
True Detective (Episode: "The Secret Fate of All Life")

Breaking Bad ("Felina") It was the end of the series, after all.

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series 

Episodes (Episode: "Episode Five")
Louie (Episode: "So Did the Fat Lady")
Orange Is the New Black (Episode: "I Wasn't Ready")
Silicon Valley (Episode: "Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency")
Veep (Episode: "Special Relationship")



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