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The Emmy Awards Are Tonight: Check Out the Nominees Here!

| 25 Aug 2014 20:37
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If you're looking for the best in TV, look no further than this year's Emmy Award nominees.

Update: The Emmy Awards are on NBC tonight at 8PM. If you don't have access to cable television (or decent reception with an antenna), you're out of luck -- but you can still follow the festivities and announcements on your favorite social networks... which might even be more entertaining than watching the 3-hour affair all the way through. In the meanwhile, check out this year's nominees below and be sure to let us know who you think ought to take home an Emmy this year or test your Emmy knowledge with our Emmy quiz!

With only 24 hours in every day and a little more than a month before the Emmy Awards (on August 25th), you may yet have time to catch up on your TV viewing and watch all of these Emmy nominees... but probably not. (There are a lot of nominees. A lot.) HBO dominates many categories with nominations for Game of Thrones and True Detective -- but Netflix is also a notable presence with House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, and The Square. Of course you'll find other favorites, too, like Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey.

Read on for major nominations or head to Emmys.com for the latest updates as well as plenty more awards categories.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game Of Thrones
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • True Detective

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Downton Abbey
  • Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland
  • Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, House of Cards
  • Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson, Masters Of Sex
  • Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Scandal
  • Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Breaking Bad
  • Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House of Cards
  • Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men
  • Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, The Newsroom
  • Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart, True Detective
  • Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle, True Detective
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OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Orange Is The New Black
  • Silicon Valley
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Veep

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Girls
  • Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn, Mike & Molly
  • Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie
  • Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, Orange Is The New Black
  • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks And Recreation
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer, Veep

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Ricky Gervais as Derek, Derek
  • Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, House Of Lies
  • Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie
  • William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher, Shameless
  • Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

  • Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Sarah Paulson as Cordelia Goode Foxx, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor, Burton And Taylor
  • Minnie Driver as Maggie Royal, Return To Zero
  • Kristen Wiig as Cynthia Morehouse, The Spoils Of Babylon
  • Cicely Tyson as Carrie Watts, The Trip To Bountiful

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as Louis Lester, Dancing On The Edge
  • Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard, Fargo
  • Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo, Fargo
  • Idris Elba as John Luther, Luther
  • Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock: His Last Vow
  • Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks, The Normal Heart

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Real Time With Bill Maher
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Colbert Report
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

  • Killing Kennedy
  • Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
  • Sherlock: His Last Vow
  • The Normal Heart
  • The Trip To Bountiful
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