Saturday, 12 July 2014

2014 Emmy Nominees

The Nominees for 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly on Thursday! If you haven't see them already, take a look below! If you know them, you can just read my toughts on the nominees.

Just a few of my thoughts
As usual, I was very happy for some while I'm quite disappointed and very upset that some didn't get nominated. I'm most excited for...
- Breaking Bad & amazing cast: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn. Plus amazing writers and direction! On the other hand I'm annoyed Dean Norris wasn't nominated! Again!

- Sherlock: His Last Vow & Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Plus writing and direction of course! They are brilliant!

- The Normal Heart & Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Joe Mantello, Alfred Molina, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts. The movie, Matt, Alfred and Julia are the standouts for me.

Modern Family & Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen. Modern Family still brings us lots of fun. This year SofĂ­a Vergara wasn't nominated :(

Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. I love them both but Jay Leno should be on that list as well!

What else?
Fargo is now definitely also on my watchlist.
- Homeland and Girls were not nominated and I agree because both last seassons can't compare to previous that were far better.
- There is a lot of talk about the Emmys' oversight of many series once again e.g. Orphan Black and the show star Tatiana Maslany, The Americans, highly popular The Walking DeadPretty Little Liars, etc. There is not enough room and it makes me angy too. The same goes when it comes to performances. People like Michael Emerson (Person of Interest) have done a wonderful performance but it's obvious that he is in the wrong show (on the wrong channel). And Michael is just one of many cases where acting is worth recognition but the show is not 'good enough' for the Emmys. That really pisses me off! Same goes with teen shows. Pretty Little Liars' star also wrote a guest column article about ignoring teen shows for a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. You can read it here.

And list of Emmy Awards Nominations 2014
Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Detective (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston as Walter White on Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom (HBO)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper on Mad Men (AMC)
Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart on True Detective (HBO)
Matthew McConaughey as Rustin Cohle on True Detective (HBO)
Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood on House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson on Masters of Sex (Showtime)
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey (PBS)
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife (CBS)
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on Scandal (ABC)
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jim Carter as Charles Carson on Downton Abbey (PBS)
Josh Charles as Will Gardner on The Good Wife (CBS)
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson on Homeland (Showtime)
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan on Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife (CBS)
Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates on Downton Abbey (PBS)
Anna Gunn as Skyler White on Breaking Bad (AMC)
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris on Mad Men (AMC)
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO)
Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K. as Louie on Louie (FX)
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan on House of Lies (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais as Derek Noakes on Derek (Netflix)
Matt LeBlanc as Himself on Episodes (Showtime)
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher on Shameless (Showtime)
Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath on Girls (HBO)
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, RN on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer on Veep (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn on Mike & Molly (CBS)
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman on Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Fred Armisen as Various Characters on Portlandia (IFC)
Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)
Adam Driver as Adam Sackler on Girls (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (HBO)
Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett on Mom (CBS)
Kate McKinnon as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kate Mulgrew as Galina "Red" Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Bonnie & Clyde (A&E)
Fargo (FX)
Luther (BBC America)
Treme (HBO)
The White Queen (Starz)

Outstanding Television Movie
Killing Kennedy (National Geographic)
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (HBO)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Sherlock: "His Last Vow" (PBS)
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes on Sherlock: "His Last Vow" (PBS)
Chiwetel Ejiofor as Louis Lester on Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
Idris Elba as John Luther on Luther (BBC America)
Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard on Fargo (FX)
Mark Ruffalo as Ned Weeks on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo on Fargo (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor on Burton & Taylor (BBC America)
Minnie Driver as Maggie Royal on Return to Zero (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Sarah Paulson as Cordelia Foxx on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Cicely Tyson as Mrs. Carrie Watts on The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
Kristen Wiig as Cynthia Morehouse on The Spoils of Babylon (IFC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Matt Bomer as Felix Turner on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson on Sherlock: "His Last Vow" (PBS)
Colin Hanks as Officer Gus Grimly on Fargo (FX)
Joe Mantello as Mickey Marcus on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Alfred Molina as Ben Weeks on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Jim Parsons as Tommy Boatwright on The Normal Heart (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Angela Bassett as Marie Laveau on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Kathy Bates as Delphine LaLaurie on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Ellen Burstyn as Olivia Foxworth on Flowers in the Attic (Lifetime)
Frances Conroy as Myrtle Snow on American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Julia Roberts as Dr. Emma Brookner on The Normal Heart (HBO)
Allison Tolman as Deputy Molly Solverson on Fargo (FX)

Outstanding Reality - Competition Program
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

For all nominees click here. The ceremony will be held on Monday August 25, 2014 at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

What are your toughts on nomination?

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