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Emmys 2014: The key nominations

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THE nominations for the 2014 Primetime Emmy awards have been announced in the US. Here is a list of the key categories…

Outstanding comedy series
The Big Bang Theory
Louie
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

Outstanding drama series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Outstanding mini-series
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie and Clyde
Fargo
Luther
Treme
The White Queen

Outstanding TV movie
Burton and Taylor
Killing Kennedy
The Normal Heart
Return to Zero
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Louis CK – Louie
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Ricky Gervais – Derek
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
William H. Macy – Shameless
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
Fred Armisen – Portlandia
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Adam Driver – Girls
Tony Hale – Veep
Jessie Tyler-Ferguson – Modern Family

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky – Veep
Allison Janney – Mom
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Kate Mulgrew – Orange is the New Black

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series
Jim Carter – Downton Abbey
Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series
Lizzy Caplan – Masters of Sex
Claire Danes – Homeland
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Kerry Washington – Scandal
Robin Wright – House of Cards

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
Dame Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

Outstanding lead actor in a mini-series or movie
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: His Last Vow
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba – Luther
Martin Freeman – Fargo
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

Outstanding supporting actor in a mini-series or movie
Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman – Sherlock: His Last Vow
Colin Hanks – Fargo
Joe Mantello – The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina – The Normal Heart
Jim Parsons – The Normal Heart

Outstanding lead actress in a mini-series or movie
Helena Bonham Carter – Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver – Return to Zero
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson – The Trip to Bountiful
Kristen Wiig – The Spoils of Babylon

Outstanding supporting actress in a mini-series or movie
Angela Bassett – American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Coven
Ellen Burstyn – Flowers in the Attic
Frances Conroy – American Horror Story: Coven
Julia Roberts – The Normal Heart
Alison Tolman – Fargo

Outstanding writing in a drama
Vince Gilligan – Breaking Bad
Moira Walley-Beckett – Breaking Bad
David Benioff, DB Weiss – Game of Thrones
Beau Willimon – House of Cards
Nic Pizzolatto – True Detective

Outstanding writing in a comedy
David Crane, Jeffrey Klarik – Episodes
Louis CK – Louie
Liz Friedman, Jenji Kohan – Orange is the New Black
Alec Berg – Silicon Valley
Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Armando Iannucci – Veep

Outstanding writing in a mini-series or movie
Neil Cross – Luther
Noah Hawley – Fargo
Larry Kramer – The Normal Heart
Steven Moffat – Sherlock: His Last Vow
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk – American Horror Story: Coven
David Simon, Eric Overmyer – Treme