2014 Primetime Emmy: Nomination

2014EmmyIt’s that time of the year again!! Nope nope, not the academy, it’s just the good old Primetime Emmy :D I’m always excited for Emmys but lately with the recent improvement of programing quality (fine, dramas and comedies), i can’t help but to feel more enthusiastic to see which programs or actors or actresses would get the honor. This year the awarding ceremony Seth Meyers is hosting! I like that dude on SNL but i never saw his late night show so far. Anyways, some shows has been putting up serious promotional materials as they were vying for a nomination. Mad Men, which is coming to its finale season, did a series of cool period inspired ads for their FYC advertisement. Breaking Bad is still in the running with their unforgettable finale. A pleasant surprise for me is Orange is The New Black finally becoming one of the contenders for….comedy (though i personally think its a little too intense to be called comedy). I wonder if it would be able to dethroned 4 year consecutive winner, Modern Family.
Orange is The New Black took the emmy by storm! Although i’m a firm of supporter for everyone in Orange but if anyone deserve to win, it should be Uzo Aduba, she was a force to be reckon with! I’m actually glad with the absence of Brooklyn99 which unexpectedly sweep the comedy category at the Globe earlier this year. I really hope Parsons would be able to defend his Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy title (though he also nominated in the supporting actor for The Normal Heart as well)

Outstanding Comedy
  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “Louie”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “Orange is the New Black”
  • “Silicon Valley”
  • “Veep”
Outstanding Lead in Comedy Series
Actor Actress
  • 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”
  • 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 Supporting Performance in Comedy Series
Supporting Actor Supporting Actress
  • Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
  • Adam Driver, “Girls”
  • Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
  • Fred Armisen, “Portlandia”
  • Tony Hale, “Veep”
  • Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
  • Allison Janney, “Mom”
  • Kate Mulgrew, “Orange is the New Black”
  • Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
Outstanding Guest Performance in Comedy Series
Guest Actor Guest Actress
  • Nathan Lane, “Modern Family”
  • Steve Buscemi, “Portlandia”
  • Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Louis C.K., “Saturday Night Live”
  • Bob Newhart, “Arthur”
  • Gary Cole, “Veep”
  • 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”
Best Writing Best Directing
  • “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)
  • “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)(NBC)

Some high tension competition in the drama category this year: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Downtown Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and True Detective. Seems like there’s three groups of shows here: those which are saying goodbye (finale and all), those which are the new powerhouse, and those which ‘always got the nods and people loved and got loads of nominations yet never really won big’. I think True Detective and House of Cards probably came out on top in most categories, though i really hoped Dinklage would won again in the same category which he won in 2011. Claire Danes still in the running for Lead Actress (and we know Emmy loves her and Homeland) but perhaps it’s time to pass the torch to someone else, Robin Wright perhaps? :)

Outstanding Drama
  • “Breaking Bad”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “House of Cards”
  • “Mad Men”
  • “True Detective”
Outstanding Lead in a Drama Series
Actor Actress
  • 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”
  • 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 Supporting Performance in a Drama Series
Supporting Actor Supporting Actress
  • Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
  • Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
  • Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
  • Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
  • Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
  • Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”
  • 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 Guest Performance in a Drama Series
Guest Actor Guest Actress
  • 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”
  • 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”
Best Writing Best Directing
  • “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)
  • “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)

Mini series is definitely not my forte, although i had a couple of favorites in here, namely The Normal Heart (review is scheduled to be published sometimes next week). I am really happy with the nods to the cast, especially for Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer especially. Note to self: must watch Fargo (it’s Billy Bob Thornton!!).

Outstanding Mini Series/TV Movie
Mini Series TV Movie
  • “American Horror Story: Coven”
  • “Bonnie & Clyde”
  • “Fargo”
  • “Luther”
  • “The White Queen”
  • “Treme”
  • “Killing Kennedy”
  • “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”
  • “The Normal Heart”
  • “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
  • “The Trip to Bountiful”
Outstanding Lead in a Mini Series or Movie
Actor Actress
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
  • Chiwetel Ejiofior, “Dancing on the Edge”
  • Idris Elba, “Luther”
  • Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
  • Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”
  • Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero”
  • Jessica Lange, “AHS: Coven”
  • Sarah Paulson, “AHS: Coven”
  • Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful”
  • Kristen Wiig, “The Spoils of Babylon”
  • Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Mini Series or Movie
Supporting Actor Supporting Actress
  • Colin Hanks, “Fargo”
  • Jim Parsons, “The Normal Heart”
  • Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart”
  • Alfred Molina, “The Normal Heart”
  • Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”
  • Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
  • Frances Conroy, “AHS: Coven”
  • Kathy Bates, “AHS: Coven”
  • Angela Basset, “AHS: Coven”
  • Allison Tolman, “Fargo”
  • Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers in the Attic”
  • Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart”
Best Writing Best Directing
  • “American Horror Story: Coven” — “Bitchcraft” (Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk)
  • “Fargo” — “The Crocodile’s Dilemma” (Noah Hawley)
  • “Luther” (Neil Cross)
  • “The Normal Heart” (Larry Kramer)
  • “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (Steven Moffat)
  • “Treme” — “…To Miss New Orleans” (Eric Overmyer and David Simon)
  • “American Horror Story: Coven” — “Bitchcraft” (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon)
  • “Fargo” — “The Crocodile’s Dilemma” (Adam Bernstein)
  • “Fargo” — “Buridan’s Ass” (Colin Bucksey)
  • “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (Stephen Frears)
  • “The Normal Heart” (Ryan Murphy)
  • “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (Nick Hurran)


Now we’ll have to wait till August 25 for the ceremony (ladies and gents, i demand glam on the red carpet, pretty please!). So, does your favorite TV show got their well-deserved nomination on Emmy? Or did your faves got snubbed this year?


4 thoughts on “2014 Primetime Emmy: Nomination

  1. Emmys suck and this year isn’t much better, I cannot believe they gave 20 nomination to GoT and not a single of them went to Pascal, that’s almost funny.

    • Over the years Game of Thrones has received maybe over 60 emmy nominations but most of their win is in the technical category. Maybe since it was heavily crafted, the acting department often got overlooked :(

  2. This year Netflix is racing for the highest ranks making the awards even more thrilling. There is no way I would call Orange is the New Black a comedy, but the show certainly deserves appreciation! Though, as you say, I would prefer to see Uzo Abuda in the main nomination, she did a mesmerizing job! Regarding drama shows, I fell for Mad Men and cannot wait for the Finale! In overall, I am quite satisfied with the nominations, however, missing at least one character from Suits.

    • Mad Men definitely had tough competition in its category though, i wonder how it will play out :( Oh~ Suits, i think just like any USA Network programs they are always under the radar.

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