Would Orange Is The New Black do what we all want it to do and storm all the available categories for actress and comedy? Would True Detective be honoured for being the great show and major highlight of TV in 2014 that it is? Would Breaking Bad get the send off it deserves? Well it all went down in LA today as Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly revealed the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations in California.

The Emmy nominations have rolled around again, and having been entertained by some of the best television shows ever produced over the last year, we’re glad to see that our favourites made the cut and there is now no need for us to riot on the streets of Los Angeles. We would need a flight to L.A. first, of course, but that’s for a later date.

Modern Family, having won Best Comedy over the last four years, is in the mix again, and could be on course to make history with a fifth win, however, it faces very stiff competition in a category that is surprisingly strong this year, with Louie, Orange is the New Black of Netflix fame and perennial favourite The Big Bang Theory in the mix as well. 

As usual, the Outstanding Drama category is also packed with quality and fan favourites, so don't expect there to be an easy choice made between Breaking Bad, which got the final nod everyone expected it would get, and Netflix favourite House of Cards. Considering that last year was the first time a Netflix series even got a nomination, the streaming platform can view the last 12 months as having been pretty successful, and this year's haul of nominations (13 for House of Cards and 12 for Orange is the New Black) will make some very pleasant reading for them. 

Overall Game of Thrones ended up with 19 nominations, followed closely by Fargo on 18, while Breaking Bad ended up with 16. The full list of Emmy Awards nominees for this year is as follows:

Outstanding Drama
Breaking Bad

Mad Men

Game of Thrones

True Detective

Downton Abbey

House of Cards

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”

Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”

Claire Danes, “Homeland”

Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Kerry Washington, “Scandal”

Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"

Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"

Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"

Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"

Jon Voight, "Masters of Sex"

Josh Charles, "The Good Wife"

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"

Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"

Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"

Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"

Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"

Christine Baranski, "The God Wife"

Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Paul Giamatti, 'Downton Abbey'

Reg E. Cathey, 'House of Cards'

Robert Morse, 'Mad Men'

Beau Bridges, 'Masters of Sex'

Joe Morton, 'Scandal'

Dylan Baker, 'The Good Wife'

Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Dianna Rigg, 'Game of Thrones'

Kate Mara, 'House of Cards'

Allison Janney, 'Masters of Sex'

Kate Burton, 'Scandal'

Margo Martindale, 'The Americans'

Jane Fonda, 'The Newsroom'

Outstanding Comedy
The Big Bang Theory


Modern Family

Orange Is The New Black

Silicon Valley


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"

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, “Girls”

Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

Adam Driver, "Girls"

Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"

Fred Armisen, "Portlandia"

Tony Hale, "Veep"

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"

Alison Janney, "Mom"

Kate Mulgrew, "Orange Is The New Black"

Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"

Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"

Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Nathan Lane, 'Modern Family'

Steve Buscemi, 'Portlandia'

Jimmy Fallon, 'Saturday Night Live'

Louis C.K., 'Saturday Night Live'

Bob Newhart, 'The Big Bang Theory'

Gary Cole, 'Veep'

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, 'Orange Is the New Black'

Laverne Cox, 'Orange Is the New Black'

Natasha Lyonne, 'Orange Is the New Black'

Tina Fey, 'Saturday Night Live'

Melissa McCarthy, 'Saturday Night Live'

Joan Cusack, 'Shameless'

Outstanding Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven

Bonnie & Clyde



The White Queen


Outstanding Television Movie
Killing Kennedy

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Sherlock: His Last Vow

The Normal Heart

The Trip To Bountiful

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”

Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”

Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

Idris Elba, “Luther”

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful”

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”

Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Coven”

Kristen Wiig, “Spoils of Babylon”

Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”

Minnie Driver, “Return to Zero”

'The Colbert Report'

'The Daily Show'

'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

'Saturday Night Live'

'Real Time With Bill Maher'

'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Reality Competition
'The Amazing Race'

'Dancing With the Stars'

'Project Runway'

'So You Think You Can Dance'

'Top Chef'

'The Voice'