The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards: Winners and Nominees

by Arthur Vandelay on August 26, 2014

jessica-lange-copy-webHere are the 2014 Primetime Emmy Nominations. American Horror Story: Coven and True Detective are big. We’ve noted some of the Louisiana and Hollywood South connections below.

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Louie • FX
Modern Family • ABC – Winner
Orange Is The New Black • Netflix
Silicon Valley • HBO
Veep • HBO

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC – Winner
Downton Abbey • PBS
Game Of Thrones • HBO
House Of Cards • Netflix
Mad Men • AMC
True Detective • HBO – Set and shot in New Orleans

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston / Breaking Bad – Winner
Kevin Spacey / House Of Cards
Jon Hamm / Mad Men
Jeff Daniels / The Newsroom
Woody Harrelson / True Detective – Set and shot in New Orleans
Matthew McConaughey / True Detective – Set and shot in New Orleans

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Michelle Dockery / Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies / The Good Wife – Winner
Claire Danes / Homeland
Robin Wright / House Of Cards
Lizzy Caplan / Masters of Sex
Kerry Washington / Scandal

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor / Dancing On The Edge
Martin Freeman / Fargo – Winner
Billy Bob Thorton / Fargo
Idris Elba / Luther
Mark Rufallo / The Normal Heart
Benedict Cumberbatch / Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) – Winner

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Jessica Lange / American Horror Story: Coven – WinnerSet and shot in New Orleans
Sarah Paulson / American Horror Story: Coven – Set and shot in New Orleans
Helena Bonham Carter / Burton And Taylor
Minnie Driver / Return To Zero
Kristen Wiig / The Spoils Of Babylon
Cicely Tyson / The Trip To Bountiful

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Jim Parsons / The Big Bang Theory – Winner
Ricky Gervais / Derek
Matt LeBlanc / Episodes
Don Cheadle / House Of Lies
Louis CK / Louie
William H Macy / Shameless

Outstanding 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 – Winner

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race • CBS – Winner
Dancing With The Stars • ABC
Project Runway • Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance • FOX
Top Chef • Bravo
The Voice • NBC

Outstanding Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven • FX Networks – Set and shot in New Orleans
Bonnie & Clyde • Lifetime – Shot in Baton Rouge
Fargo • FX Networks – Winner
Luther • BBC America
Treme • HBO – Set and shot in New Orleans
The White Queen • Starz

Outstanding Television Movie

Killing Kennedy • National Geographic Channel
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight • HBO
The Normal Heart • HBO – Winner
Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) • PBS
The Trip To Bountiful • Lifetime

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central – Winner
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 Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Aaron Paul / Breaking Bad – Winner
Jim Carter / Downton Abbey • PBS
Peter Dinklage / Game Of Thrones • HBO
Josh Charles / The Good Wife • CBS
Mandy Patinkin / Homeland • Showtime
Jon Voight / Ray Donovan • Showtime

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Anna Gunn / Breaking Bad – Winner
Maggie Smith / Downton Abbey • PBS
Joanna Froggatt / Downton Abbey • PBS
Lena Headey / Game Of Thrones • HBO
Christine Baranski / The Good Wife • CBS
Christina Hendricks / Mad Men • AMC

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Paul Giamatti / Downton Abbey • PBS
Dylan Baker / The Good Wife • CBS
Reg E Cathey / House Of Cards • Netflix
Robert Morse / Mad Men • AMC
Beau Bridges / Masters of Sex • Showtime
Joe Morton / Scandal • ABC – Winner

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Margo Martindale / The Americans • FX Networks
Diana Rigg / Game Of Thrones • HBO
Kate Mara / House Of Cards • Netflix
Allison Janney / Masters of Sex • Showtime – Winner
Jane Fonda / The Newsroom • HBO
Kate Burton / Scandal • ABC

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Moira Walley-Beckett / Breaking Bad • Ozymandias • AMC – Winner
Vince Gilligan / Breaking Bad • Felina • AMC
David Benioff & DB Weiss / Game Of Thrones • The Children • HBO
Beau Willimon / House Of Cards • Chapter 14 • Netflix
Nic Pizzolatto / True Detective • The Secret Fate Of All Of Life • HBO – Set and shot in New Orleans

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Tim Van Patten / Boardwalk Empire • Farewell Daddy Blues • HBO
Vince Gilligan / Breaking Bad • Felina • AMC
David Evans / Downton Abbey • Episode 1 • PBS
Neil Marshall / Game Of Thrones • The Watchers On The Wall • HBO
Carl Franklin / House Of Cards • Chapter 14 • Netflix
Cary Joji Fukunaga / True Detective • Who Goes There • HBO – Winner Set and shot in New Orleans

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Andre Braugher / Brooklyn Nine-Nine • FOX
Adam Driver / Girls • HBO
Jesse Tyler Ferguson / Modern Family • ABC
Ty Burrell / Modern Family • ABC – Winner
Fred Armisen / Portlandia • IFC
Tony Hale / Veep • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik / The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Julie Bowen / Modern Family • ABC
Allison Janney / Mom • CBS – Winner
Kate Mulgrew / Orange Is The New Black • Netflix
Kate McKinnon / Saturday Night Live • NBC
Anna Chlumsky / Veep • HBO

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Bob Newhart / The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Nathan Lane / Modern Family • ABC
Steve Buscemi / Portlandia • IFC
Jimmy Fallon / Saturday Night Live • NBC – Winner
Louis C.K. / Saturday Night Live • NBC
Gary Cole / Veep • HBO

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Natasha Lyonne / Orange Is The New Black • Netflix
Uzo Aduba / Orange Is The New Black • Netflix – Winner
Laverne Cox / Orange Is The New Black • Netflix
Tina Fey / Saturday Night Live • NBC
Melissa McCarthy / Saturday Night Live • NBC
Joan Cusack / Shameless • Showtime

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik / Episodes • Episode 305 • Showtime
Louis C.K. / Louie • So Did The Fat Lady • FX Networks – Winner
Jenji Kohan / Orange Is The New Black • I Wasn’t Ready (Pilot) • Netflix
Alec Berg / Silicon Valley • Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency • HBO
Armando Iannucci / Veep • Special Relationship • HBO

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Iain B. MacDonald / Episodes • Episode 309 • Showtime
Paris Barclay / Glee • 100 • FOX
Louis C.K. / Louie • Elevator, Part 6 • FX Networks
Gail Mancuso / Modern Family • Vegas • ABC – Winner
Jodie Foster / Orange Is The New Black • Lesbian Request Denied • Netflix
Mike Judge / Silicon Valley • Minimum Viable Product • HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Colin Hanks / Fargo • FX Networks
Jim Parsons / The Normal Heart • HBO
Joe Mantello / The Normal Heart • HBO
Alfred Molina / The Normal Heart • HBO
Matt Bomer / The Normal Heart • HBO
Martin Freeman / Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) • PBS – Winner

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Frances Conroy / American Horror Story: Coven • FX Networks – Set and shot in New Orleans
Kathy Bates / American Horror Story: Coven • FX Networks – Winner Set and shot in New Orleans
Angela Bassett / American Horror Story: Coven • FX Networks – Set and shot in New Orleans
Allison Tolman / Fargo • FX Networks
Ellen Burstyn / Flowers In The Attic • Lifetime
Julia Roberts / The Normal Heart • HBO

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk / American Horror Story: Coven • Bitchcraft • FX Networks – Set and shot in New Orleans
Noah Hawley / Fargo • The Crocodile’s Dilemma • FX Networks
Neil Cross / Luther • BBC America
Ryan Murphy & Larry Kramer / The Normal Heart • HBO
Steven Moffat / Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) • PBS – Winner
David Simon & Eric Overmyer / Treme • …To Miss New Orleans • HBO – Set and shot in New Orleans

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon / American Horror Story: Coven • Bitchcraft • FX Networks – Set and shot in New Orleans
Adam Bernstein / Fargo • The Crocodile’s Dilemma • FX Networks
Colin Bucksey / Fargo • Buridan’s Ass • FX Networks – Winner
Stephen Frears / Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight • HBO
Ryan Murphy / The Normal Heart • HBO
Nick Hurran / Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece) • PBS

Outstanding Variety Special

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks • TNT
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America • CBS
Best Of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special • NBC
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays • HBO
The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles • HBO – Winner

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central – Winner
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central
Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central
Portlandia • IFC

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America • CBS
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays • HBO
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards • NBC
Sarah Silverman – We Are Miracles – Winner
67th Annual Tony Awards • CBS

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Episode 9135 • Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Episode 18153 • Comedy Central
Portlandia • Getting Away • IFC
Saturday Night Live • Host: Jimmy Fallon • NBC – Winner
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • Episode 1 (Will Smith/U2) • NBC

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS
The Oscars • ABC
Six By Sondheim • HBO
The Sound Of Music Live!
67th Annual Tony Awards • CBS – Winner

Outstanding Special Class Program

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards • NBC
The Oscars • ABC
Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony • NBC
The Sound Of Music Live! • NBC
67th Annual Tony Awards • CBS – Winner