'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy Award nominations, including for best drama series
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fantasy saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, 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. Scroll down to see the complete list.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom" (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" (Netflix)
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" (AMC)
Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective" (HBO)
Woody Harrelson, "True Detective" (HBO)
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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Claire Danes, "Homeland" (Showtime)
Robin Wright, "House of Cards" (Netflix)
Kerry Washington, "Scandal" (ABC)
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Lizzy Caplan, "Masters of Sex" (Showtime)
:Outstanding 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" (CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies" (Showtime)
Louis C.K., "Louie" (FX)
William H. Macy, "Shameless" (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, "Derek" (Netflix)
Outstanding Drama Series:
"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Downton Abbey" (PBS)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"True Detective" (HBO)
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Outstanding Comedy Series:
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Orange is the New Black" (Netflix)
"Silicon Valley" (HBO)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Dancing on the Edge" (Starz)
Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart" (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo" (FX)
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: His Last Vow" (PBS)
Idris Elba, "Luther" (BBC America)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful" (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)
Kristen Wiig, "Spoils of Babylon"
Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton and Taylor" (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, "Return to Zero" (Lifetime)
"American Horror Story: Coven" (FX)
"The White Queen" (Starz)
"Bonnie and Clyde" (A&E, Lifetime, History)
Outstanding Television Movie:
"The Normal Heart" (HBO)
"The Trip to Bountiful" (Lifetime)
"Killing Kennedy" (National Geographic Channel)
"Sherlock: His Last Vow" (PBS)
"Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" (HBO)
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