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See the full list of 2014 Emmy nominees below and begin your speculation for who will take home the winged statues on Sunday, Aug. 25!
Best Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Orange Is the New Black"
"Silicon Valley" - Really? I know a lot of folks found this riotously funny, but after watching three episodes, I found it pretty boring and borderline too neurotic. I think this slot would have better been served by a nod for “Parks and Rec.”
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”
Amy Poehler, “Parks & Recreation” - If she doesn’t nab it this year, I’m going to riot.
Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is the New Black” - Good for her! She did do a pretty good job in the second season.
Best Actor in a Comedy Series - this is probably the most confusing category for me. Don Cheadle for “House of Lies”? Matt LeBlanc for a show that no one watches? A lack of Nick Offerman bums me out.
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” - Snooze.
Ricky Gervais, “Derek” - Sure, I think Ricky Gervais is a good actor, but does anyone even watch this Netflix original?
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louie” - He’ll take it, especially after the successes of this most recent season.
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, “Brookiyn Nine-Nine”
Adam Driver, “Girls” - Surprised me, that’s for sure.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Fred Armisen, “Portlandia” - NO NO NO.
Tony Hale, “Veep” - He’ll take it and he deserves it. That man is a god.
This category needs to branch out. It’s a shame that Parks and Rec is so overlooked, because a truly deserving actor for this should have been Chris Pratt for his portrayal of Andy. He has been on absolute fire on that show lately and he - like most others on the show - receives almost no love.
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Allison Janney, “Mom” - Just because Allison Janney is back on TV doesn’t mean we have to nominate her. Come on. “Mom”?!
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange Is the New Black" - Right on!
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” - FUCK YEAH. Maybe she can do what Kristen Wiig never could. (She won’t.)
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” - Also very deserving.
Best Drama Series
"Downton Abbey" - This last season was a mess, and I kind of feel that it’s only mostly nominated because it looks so pretty and they added in a rape this season.
"Game of Thrones"
"House of Cards"
Where the FUCK is Hannibal? SERIOUSLY. What in the fuck.
Best Actress in a Drama Series - pretty solid category. Once again I wish Parenthood received more acclaim that it does, as Monica Potter deserves to be in this list.
Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes, “Homeland” - Season 3 was sort of a mess, but FUCK she killed it.
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal” - Could win just by sheer popularity and the fact that Scandal has gained a lot of steam over the last year. (Even though this last season was INSANE, and not always in a good way.)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” - She killed it in this series’ sophomore season, and I would love for her to take the trophy.
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” - This is his last chance to win an Emmy for portraying Walter White. Not like he doesn’t deserve it - because he SO does - but that fact might be enough to secure him the statue.
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”
Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” - I hate that McConaughey and Harrleson are competing against each other in the same category. I know HBO played it that way on purpose, but I feel that because they did that neither will win. Though if it had to go to one, it should go to McConaughey.
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
Again, there should be a place on this list for Mads Mikkelsen for his out of this world performance on “Hannibal.” This is a real shame. Yes, I think everyone on this list deserves it, but if one had to go it would be Jeff Daniels simply because the second season was not stellar.
Supporting Actor, Drama Series
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” - Like Cranston, the fact that this is Paul’s last chance to win for Breaking Bad might be enough to edge out the other competition.
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey” - Okay, I like Carson as much as the next gal, but a supporting actor Emmy nom? I don’t think he’s that deserving. Could this slot have gone to Peter Krause whose work each week leaves me feeling like I’ve been punched in the stomach on “Parenthood”?
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” - He’ll take it. This was Tyrion’s year.
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan” - Okay?
Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” - Woohoo!! Pretty much the only one from Downton Abbey I feel really deserves to be nominated. Her performance last season was breathtaking.
Best Miniseries or Movie - I hate that Fargo and Luther are up against each other. Hate it! But I think I’d have to give this one to “Fargo”.
"American Horror Story: Coven"
"Bonnie & Clyde"
"Fargo" - Obviously. If it doesn’t win (and the winner isn’t “Luther”) I will be fucking shocked silly.
"Luther" - The Emmys are really one of the only times that this incredible BBC production gets any love. So often overlooked, “Luther" and Idris Elba’s performance are a shining example of exceptional drama. EXCEPTIONAL.
"The White Queen" - Okay?
Best Actress Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven” - Obviously. Damn.
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Coven” - I love love love that she got some love and it wasn’t just Lange. I think Paulson is often passed over in favor of lauding the elder legend, but she held her own in “Coven.”
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero”
Kristen Wiig, “The Spoils of Babylon” - Wait. What? Okay! Sure!
Cicely Tyson, “The Trip Bountiful”
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Martin Freeman, “Fargo” - His performance was something like I’d never seen before. Amazing.
Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo” - Again, I HATE that Martin Freeman and Billy Bob are up against each other. They both blew my damn mind in “Fargo,” that I honestly cannot think of which one is more deserving. This is hard.
Idris Elba, "Luther" - And then there’s Elba, who I want to just win all the things. Unfortunately, I fear he doesn’t stand a chance when Freeman and Thornton are nominated in the same category, unless they sort of cancel each other out.
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” - Yay! Except I think maybe he got screwed this year with the likes of “Luther” and “Fargo” being nominated in the same category.
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie - it doesn’t really matter which one wins, but it will surely be Jim Parsons or Matt Bomer for “The Normal Heart.”
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”
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Angela Bassett, “American Horror Story: Coven” - While each of these ladies totally deserves to be nominated, in a year with “Fargo’s” Allison Tolman nominated in the same category, I don’t think they stand a chance.
Allison Tolman, “Fargo” - She’ll win it for sure. Her performance was one of the most exceptional parts of the entire series. She’s a shoo-in
Ellen Burstyn, “Flowers In the Attic”
Julia Roberts, “The Normal Heart” - Too easy.
"The Amazing Race"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"Dancing with the Stars"
"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Real Time with Bill Maher"
"Saturday Night Live"
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
Outstanding Guest Actor in Drama
Paul Giamatti as Harold Levinson in “Downton Abbey”
Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney in “The Good Wife”
Reg E. Cathey as Freddy in “House Of Cards”
Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper in “Mad Men”
Beau Bridges as Barton Scully in “Masters of Sex”
Joe Morton as Rowan Pope in “Scandal”
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Margo Martindale as Claudia in “The Americans”
Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell in “Game of Thrones”
Kate Mara as Zoe Barnes in “House of Cards” - For one episode? I mean, I like Kate Mara and I really enjoyed her character, but nah.
Allison Janney as Margaret Scully in “Masters of Sex”
Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing in “The Newsroom”
Kate Burton as Sally Langston in “Scandal”
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Bob Newhart as Arthur in “The Big Bang Theory”
Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman in “Modern Family”
Steve Buscemi as Marty in “Portlandia”
Jimmy Fallon as Host in “SNL”
Louis C.K. as Host in “SNL”
Gary Cole as Kent Davison in “Veep”
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols in “Orange is the New Black”
Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in “Orange is the New Black” - Out of the rest of “OITNB" actresses nominated here, she deserves it.
Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset in “Orange is the New Black” - I guess I didn’t realize that most of these ladies were not considered series regulars. That’s a shame, because they deserve to be.
Tina Fey as Host in “SNL”
Melissa McCarthy as Host in “SNL”
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson in “Shameless”