Megahit TV fantasy series Game of Thrones has topped the nominations for the Primetime Emmy awards.
The grisly royal families feud saga scored 19 nods including for best drama series, followed by Fargo with nominations in 18 categories including two for lead actor in a miniseries.
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It was a slim year for Australia though, with only Australian cinematographer Adam Arkapaw being nominated this year.
He won an Emmy last year for his work on the Jane Campion mini-series Top of the Lake and has a great chance this year after scoring a nomination for his mesmerising images on the series True Detective.
Other notable nominees included breakthrough women’s prison show Orange is the New Black, in its first year of Emmys eligibility, while a slew of British acting talent was shortlisted.
For best drama series, Game of Thrones is up against Breaking Bad, Mad Men, House of Cards, True Detective and Downton Abbey.
Raise a glass & congratulate #GameofThrones, Peter Dinklage, @IAMLenaHeadey & Diana Rigg on their #Emmys nominations. pic.twitter南宁桑拿网,/No49d4Ymsx
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) July 10, 2014
Celebrating #EmmyNoms on set. LOVE my cast! @UzoAduba @thedanieb @TaySchilling @LauraPrepon @Lavernecox #oitnb #Emmys pic.twitter南宁桑拿网,/PDWX5Gr8jn
— Adrienne C. Moore (@amoore9) July 10, 2014
In the best comedy race, newcomer Orange is the New Black was nominated alongside long-running series The Big Bang Theory, Louie, Modern Family and Veep, as well as Silicon Valley.
Powerful police drama True Detective scored lead actor nominations for its co-stars Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, up against Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Jon Hamm (Mad Men).
Couldn’t work beside more talented people, congratulations @HouseofCards on 13 #Emmys nominations!
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) July 10, 2014
Lead drama actress nods went to Lizzy Caplan, for Masters of Sex, Claire Danes for Homeland, Michelle Dockery for British period drama Downton Abbey, Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife, Kerry Washington for Scandal and Robin Wright for House of Cards.
Premium cable channel HBO won the most overall nominations with 99, while online streaming giant Netflix doubled its number of nods from last year with 31, according to industry journal Variety.
We are humbled and honored to receive the most #Emmys nominations of any network for the 14th year in a row. pic.twitter南宁桑拿网,/rq6fGmkiFY
— HBO (@HBO) July 11, 2014
The nominations were announced in a pre-dawn presentation by TV stars Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly, at the headquarters of the Television Academy in Los Angeles.
The 66th Primetime Emmys show will be held in Los Angeles on Monday, August 25.
For a full list of nominees, visit the Emmys website.
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
The Big Bang Theory
Orange Is the New Black
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
The White Queen
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)
The Trip to Bountiful
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
Lead actor in a drama series
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Kevin Spacey – House Of Cards
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Lead actress in a drama series
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Claire Danes – Homeland
Robin Wright – House of Cards
Lizzy Caplan – Masters of Sex
Kerry Washington – Scandal
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Supporting actor in a drama series
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Jim Carter – Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage – Game Of Thrones
Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan
Supporting actress in a drama series
Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
Lead actor in a comedy series
Jim Parsons -The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Louis C.K. – Louie
Ricky Gervais – Derek
William H. Macy – Shameless
Lead actress in a comedy series
Lena Dunham – Girls
Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Julia Louis-Dreyfus -Veep
Supporting actor in a comedy series
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver – Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Fred Armisen – Portlandia
Tony Hale – Veep
Supporting actress in a comedy series
Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Allison Janney – Mom
Kate Mulgrew – Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky – Veep
Lead actor in a mini-series or TV Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge
Martin Freeman – Fargo
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo
Idris Elba – Luther
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece)
Lead actress in a mini-series or TV Movie
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Coven
Helena Bonham Carter – Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver – Return to Zero
Kristen Wiig – The Spoils of Babylon
Cicely Tyson – The Trip to Bountiful
Supporting actor in a mini-series or TV Movie
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 (Masterpiece)
Supporting actress in a mini-series or TV Movie
Frances Conroy – American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett – American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman – Fargo
Ellen Burstyn – Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts – The Normal Heart