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WATCH: 2014 Emmy nominee previews

WATCH: 2014 Emmy nominee previews

Bryan Cranston stars as Walter White from the second season of "Breaking Bad." Photo: Associated Press/AMC, Ursula Coyote

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on NBC on Monday, Aug. 25 at 8 pm. See who is in the running for the night’s biggest awards.

Warning: Some videos contain explicit content, language and spoilers!

Check out the full nominations list.

 

TOP NOMINATED OUTSTANDING DRAMAS

Breaking Bad (AMC – Season 5)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Drama Series
Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Bryan Cranston as Walter
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Aaron Paul as Jesse
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Anna Gunn as Skyler
Writing for a Drama Series – Moira Walley-Beckett, Vince Gilligan
Directing for a Drama Series – Vince Gilligan
Casting for a Drama Series – Sharon Bialy, Sherry Thomas, Kiira Arai

Emmy record: 10 wins and 58 nominations


Downton Abbey (PBS – Season 4)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Drama Series
Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Jim Carter as Mr. Carson
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Maggie Smith as Violet
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Joanne Froggatt as Anna
Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Paul Giamatti as Harold
Directing for a Drama Series – David Evans

Emmy record: 10 wins and 51 nominations


 

Game of Thrones (HBO – Season 4)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Drama Series
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Peter Dinklage as Tyrion
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Lena Headey as Cersei
Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell
Writing for a Drama Series – David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Directing for a Drama Series – Neil Marshall
Casting for a Drama Series – Nina Gold, Robert Sterne

Emmy record: 10 wins and 59 nominations


House of Cards (Netflix – Season 2)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Drama Series
Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Kevin Spacey as Francis
Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Robin Wright as Claire
Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Reg E. Cathey as Freddy
Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Kate Mara as Zoe
Writing for a Drama Series – Beau Willimon
Directing for a Drama Series – Carl Franklin
Casting for a Drama Series – Laray Mayfield, Julie Schubert

Emmy record: 3 wins and 22 nominations


Mad Men (AMC – Season 6)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Drama Series
Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Jon Hamm as Don
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Christina Hendricks as Joan
Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Robert Morse as Cooper

Emmy record: 15 wins and 105 nominations


True Detective (HBO – Season 1)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Drama Series
Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Woody Harrelson as Martin
Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Matthew McConaughey as Rust
Writing for a Drama Series – Nic Pizzolatto
Directing for a Drama Series – Cary Joji Fukunaga
Casting for a Drama Series – Alexa L. Fogel, Christine Kromer, Meagan Lewis

Emmy record: 0 wins and 12 nominations


 

TOP NOMINATED OUTSTANDING COMEDIES

Louie (FX Networks – Season 4)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Louis C.K.
Writing for a Comedy Series – Louis C.K.
Directing for a Comedy Series – Louis C.K.
Casting for a Comedy Series – Gayle Keller

Emmy record: 2 wins and 16 nominations


Modern Family (ABC – Season 5)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Ty Burrell as Phil
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Julie Bowen as Claire
Guest Actor in a  Comedy Series – Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman
Writing for a Comedy Series – Louis C.K.
Directing for a Comedy Series – Gail Mancuso
Casting for a Comedy Series – Jeff Greenberg

Emmy record: 18 wins and 67 nominations


Orange Is The New Black (Netflix – Season 2)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Taylor Schilling as Piper
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Kate Mulgrew as ‘Red’
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – Natasha Lyonne as Nicky
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – Uzo Aduba as Suzanne
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – Laverne Cox as Sophia
Writing for a Comedy Series – Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan
Directing for a Comedy Series – Jodie Foster
Casting for a Comedy Series – Jennifer Euston

Emmy record: 0 wins and 12 nominations


Silicon Valley (HBO – Season 1)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Writing for a Comedy Series – Alec Berg
Directing for a Comedy Series – Mike Judge

Emmy record: 0 wins and 5 nominations


 

The Big Bang Theory (CBS – Season 7)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jim Parsons as Sheldon
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Mayim Bialik as Amy
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Bob Newhart as Arthur

Emmy record: 5 wins and 33 nominations


 

Veep (HBO – Season 3)

Major nominations:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Julia Louis-Dreyfus as V.P. Meyer
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Tony Hale as Gary
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Anna Chlumsky as Amy
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Gary Cole as Kent
Writing for a Comedy – Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Armando Iannucci
Casting for a Comedy Series – Allison Jones, Pat Moran, Meredith Tucker

Emmy record: 3 wins and 17 nominations


 

OTHER NOMINATED DRAMAS

Homeland
Lead Actress: Claire Danes as Carrie, Supporting Actor Mandy Patinkin as Saul

Masters of Sex
Lead Actress: Lizzy Caplan as Virginia

Newsroom
Lead Actor: Jeff Daniels as Will

Ray Donovan
Supporting Actor: Jon Voight as Mickey

Scandal
Lead Actress: Kerry Washington as Olivia

The Good Wife
Lead Actress: Julianna Margulies as Alicia
Supporting Actor: Josh Charles as Will
Supporting Actress: Christine Baranski as Diane


 

OTHER NOMINATED COMEDIES

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Supporting Actor: Andre Braugher as Captain Holt

Derek
Lead Actor: Ricky Gervais as Derek

Episodes
Lead Actor: Matt LeBlanc as Himself

Girls
Lead Actress: Lena Dunham as Hannah
Supporting Actor: Adam Driver as Adam

House of Lies
Lead Actor: Don Cheadle as Marty

Mike & Molly
Lead Actress: Melissa McCarthy as Molly

Mom
Supporting Actress: Allison Janney as Bonnie

Nurse Jackie
Lead Actress: Edie Falco as Nurse Jackie

Parks and Recreation
Lead Actress: Amy Poehler as Leslie

Portlandia
Supporting Actor: Fred Armisen as Various Characters

Saturday Night Live
Supporting Actress: Kate McKinnon
Guest Actress: Melissa McCarthy,  Tina Fey

Shameless
Lead Actor: William H. Macy as Frank
Guest Actress: Joan Cusack as Sheila


 

OTHER NOMINATED MINISERIES OR MOVIES

American Horror Story: Coven
Outstanding Miniseries

Bonnie & Clyde
Outstanding Miniseries

Dancing On The Edge
Lead Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor as Louis

Fargo
Outstanding Miniseries
Lead Actor: Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne
Lead Actor: Martin Freeman as Lester
Supporting Actor: Colin Hanks as Deputy Grimly

Luther
Outstanding Miniseries
Lead Actor: Idris Elba as Luther

Sherlock: His Last Vow
Lead Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock
Supporting Actor: Martin Freeman as Watson

The Normal Heart
Lead Actor: Mark Ruffalo as Ned
Supporting Actor: Jim Parsons as Tommy, Joe Mantello as Mickey, Alfred Molina as Ben, Matt Bomer as Felix

The White Queen
Outstanding Miniseries

Treme
Outstanding Miniseries

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