OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES:
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
I predicted that FX’s The Americans would sneak in over Downton Abbey, but the Emmy love for Downton Abbey knows no bounds apparently.
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
I had predicted that this would be the year that Walking Dead would finally break through with a nomination for Andrew Lincoln, and also that they would recognize Kevin Bacon’s work on The Following. Instead, they picked my wild card, Jeff Daniels, as well as renominating Hugh Bonneville for Downton Abbey. I at least correctly predicted that Steve Buscemi would stop getting nominated for Boardwalk Empire.
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Claire Danes, Homeland
Robin Wright, House Of Cards
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Connie Britton, Nashville
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Did the voters get screeners for The Americans? Keri Russell failed to get a nomination here, and instead they surprised me with Robin Wright and Connie Britton (there’s a 7th nominee this year, I predicted 6). Also snubbed… Julianna Marguilies for The Good Wife, and my wild card, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
I’m really surprised they missed Corey Stoll in House Of Cards (but nominated Robin Wright…). I also wish they had recognized Jeff Perry for his awesome work on Scandal. Instead, they tapped Bobby and Jim.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Morena Baccarin, Homeland
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
WOW… they left off Monica Potter? Ummmm….
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Nathan Lane, The Good Wife
Michael J Fox, The Good Wife
Rupert Friend, Homeland
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Harry Hamlin, Mad Men
Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal
I only got two right here. They left off Ray Romano’s showy arc on Parenthood (seriously, did they watch the screeners?), and they left off Jimmy Smits for Sons of Anarchy. One of the best shows of all time, and the Emmys are allergic to it every year.
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game Of Thrones
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Linda Cardellini, Mad Men
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Joan Cusack, Shameless
It’s good to know that those Americans screeners arrived. The biggest surprise here is the omission of Shirley Maclaine for Downton Abbey, along with Martha Plimpton and Stockard Channing for The Good Wife.
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES:
The Big Bang Theory
HBO’s struggling Veep beat out Parks and Recreation.
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle, House Of Lies
Louie CK, Louie
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Snubbed: Jake Johnson, The New Girl. Thankfully Snubbed: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
This is pretty predictable set. I’m surprised they snubbed Zooey Deschanel.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale, Veep
I can’t even begin to list all the actors more qualified for this category than Adam Driver. I suppose if Community was on HBO, it would be sweeping the nominations. I’m surprised Eric Stonestreet missed out on a nomination, but I guess they just rotate through the Modern men. Also, they again snubbed The New Girl and left off Max Greenfield. I also thought this would be the year for Simon Helberg to break through.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Jane Lynch, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Merritt Weaver, Nurse Jackie
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
I’m not terribly disappointed here. No major snubs. Just some minor ones. I would definitely swap Melissa Rauch for either Lynch or Weaver, if given the chance.
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Louie CK, SNL
Justin Timberlake, SNL
Will Forte, 30 Rock
I thought they’d take the Robin Williams bait, but they didn’t.
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Molly Shannon, Enlightened
Dot Marie Jones, Glee
Melissa Leo, Louie
Melissa McCarthy, SNL
Kristen Wiig, SNL
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock
Really? Did Dot Marie Jones do anything this season on Glee?
OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR MOVIE
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
Top Of The Lake
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End
Al Pacino, Phil Spector
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Laura Linney, The Big C: hereafter
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum
Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum
Scott Bakula, Behind The Candelabra
John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: Hereafter
Peter Mullan, Top Of The Lake
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum
Imelda Staunton, The Girl
Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Charlotte Rampling, Restless
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias
OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives
OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness
And a few other nominations you might be interested in…
Carson Daly may not have been nominated for Best Host, but he is a nominee as a producer of The Voice.
David Fincher nabbed an Emmy nomination this year for directing the House of Cards pilot.
Steven Soderbergh landed a nomination for directing Behind The Candelabra
Fred Armisen picked up a nomination for writing for Portlandia.
Zach Galafanakis was nominated for producing Between Two Ferns, in the short-form category.
Ben Stiller and Ken Marino snapped up nominations for producing Burning Love for Yahoo.
Rob Corddry picked up a nomination for producing Children’s Hospital, which was nominated also in short-form.
Jerry Seinfeld is nominated for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee for Crackle
Jay Leno missed out on a nomination for Best Variety, but he got in the short form category for Jay Leno’s Garage
John Krasinksi produced some The Office webisodes and snagged a nomination.
Conan O’Brien was also nominated for producing web content.
Robert Redford, Mick Jagger, Oprah Winfrey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lily Tomlin, Seth Macfarlane, Alex Borstein, Sam Elliott, and Seth Green are all nominated in something.
So You Think You Can Dance alum Alison Holker was nominated for choreography with Derek Hough for Dancing With The Stars. SYTYCD Choreographers Sonya Tayeh, Mandy Moore, Tabitha and Napoleon, and Travis Wall (also an alum) were nominated.
Nominated in smaller (technical) categories: Once Upon A Time, How I Met Your Mother, The Borgias, Liz & Dick, Elementary, Key and Peele, Family Guy, The Walking Dead, Last Resort, Mr Selfridge, Smash, The Neighbors, Copper, The Americans, Hemlock Grove, DaVinci’s Demons, Nikita, Vikings, Defiance, Falling Skies, Banshee, Revolution, Workaholics, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, NCIS, Blue Bloods, and Southland.