'Game of Thrones' emerges as leader in Emmy nominations
Shows from broadcast, cable and the Internet are vying for honors in the 66th Emmy Awards nominations, which were announced today at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in Los Angeles.
The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones," defied the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for genre fare, and emerged as the leader with 19 nominations, including best drama series.
The meth kingpin drama "Breaking Bad" was next in line with 16 bids for its final season, including best drama and best actor nod for star Bryan Cranston.
Other top nominees included a pair of ambitious miniseries, "Fargo," with 18 bids, and "American Horror Story: Coven," with 17. The AIDS drama "The Normal Heart" received 16 nominations, including best TV movie.
Best actor in a television drama series nominations include 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."
Best actress in a television drama series include 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."
The prime-time Emmy Awards will air Monday, Aug. 25, on NBC, with host Seth Meyers. The ceremony, traditionally held on Sunday, was moved to avoid a conflict with NBC's "Sunday Night Football" and MTV's Video Music Awards.
View a complete list of nominations here.