All of Hollywood from A-listers to reporters cannot contain themselves with excitement, as the 2014 Emmy season is upon us once again! The Television Academy is pleased to be holding the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will take place on August 25, 2014 8PM/ET on NBC. The Nominations have officially been announced via webcast by one of our favorite clever cuties, Mindy Kaling, and late-night prince Carson Daly. Were the nominees shocking or were they what we expected? We think the talent speaks for itself!
This was a groundbreaking year for television series, as was mentioned in the opening speech with the usage of new platforms of media such as Netflix. It was obvious in the nominations as "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black" both scored several nominations. "House of Cards," not only is up for Best Drama Series, but also has nominations for Best Actress AND Best Actor in a Drama Series for Robin Penn and Kevin Spacey. Meanwhile, the show everyone cannot stop talking about, "Orange is the New Black," has an impressing 12 nods including one of our favorite blondes, Taylor Schilling up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
The winner of the most nominations was for the daring HBO series, "Game of Thrones," which took an outstanding 19 nominations! One of these includes beautiful Lena Headly (who beat out Emilia Clarke) for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series! Wow!
A trend in several of the nominations was for the newer series. Right behind "Game of Thrones" was the extremely talked about FX series "Fargo," which obtained 18 nods, including Billy Bob Thornton for Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. Also new in the game and up for props is "True Detective." Nominated for Best Drama Series and Matthew McConaughey for Best Supporting Actor, to name two. One of our favorite newbies for the tech-savvy, HBO's "Silicon Valley" is also nominated for the category of Best Comedy Series!
Of course, the Emmy Awards would be nothing without nominations for the shows we crave to return each season, like "Modern Family" and "Veep," both up for Best Comedy Series, and our favorite funny girls like Lena Dunham of "Girls," Amy Pohler of "Parks & Recreation," and Melissa McCarthy of "Mike & Molly" all nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Even though it said its goodbyes, "Breaking Bad" is still celebrating with nods for Best Drama Series along with Bryan Cranston up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama! We must say, it is an amazing show!
Now that the 2014 Emmy nominations have been announced, who and what series do you think will win each category? We can't wait to see the red carpet fashion for the awards, but until then, we may delve into a series up for several nods that we haven't seen! Do you have a fave series up for an Emmy? Share with us!