Thursday, July 10, 2014

66th Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Seth Meye is getting ready to host the Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014. (NBC)
Seth Meye is getting ready to host the Primetime
Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014. (NBC)
FROM PEANUTS & POPCORN
Just when you thought that the award show season has ended, it starts up all over again. This morning in North Hollywood, actress Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly helped announce the nominees for the 66 
Primetime Emmy Awards at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.

This year, a lot of familiar names appear on the list including Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, Melissa McCarthy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Janney,  Jim Parsons, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Louie C.K., Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Shows receiving the most nominations include: “Orange is the New Black” (8), “Fargo” (8), “Downton Abbey” (7), “Saturday Night Live” (7), “Modern Family” (6) and “Veep” (6). ABC and NBC are tied for the most nominations for the tradition television networks (14 each) while FOX is at the bottom with just three.

This year’s show will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, August 25th on NBC. The show will be hosted by NBC’s golden child, Seth Meyers.


The list of nominees include:

Outstanding Comedy Series: "The Big Bang Theory," "Louie," "Modern Family," "Orange is the New Black," "Silicon Valley" and "Veep"

Outstanding Drama Series: "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "House of Cards," "Mad Men," and "True Detective"

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," "Dancing with the Stars," "Project Runway," "So You Think You Can Dance," "Top Chef," and "The Voice"