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'Thrones' is king of Primetime Emmy nominations

  • Top shows & stars announced this morning
  • Awards handed out in August
Actress Mindy Kaling and tv personality Carson Daly speak onstage at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on July 10, 2014 in North Hollywood, California.

TV's most talked about shows are up for Emmy Awards.

The nominees were announced live by Actress Mindy Kaling and tv personality Carson Daly during Morning Express with Robin Meade today.

HBO’s "Game of Thrones" leads the pack with 19 nods total. 

Here are some of the other highlights from this morning’s announcements:

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

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series:  
Bryan Cranston as Walter White in "Breaking Bad" 
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in "House Of Cards" 
Jon Hamm as Don Draper in "Mad Men" 
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy in "The Newsroom" 
Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart in "True Detective" 
Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle in "True Detective"

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: 
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in "Downton Abbey" 
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick in "The Good Wife" 
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in "Homeland"
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in "House Of Cards"
Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson in "Masters of Sex"
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in "Scandal"

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series:  
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in "Breaking Bad"
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson in "Downton Abbey"
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in "Game Of Thrones"
Josh Charles as Will Gardner in "The Good Wife"
Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson in "Homeland"
Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan in "Ray Donovan"

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series:
Anna Gunn as Skyler White in "Breaking Bad"
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in "Downton Abbey"
Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates in "Downton Abbey" 
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister in "Game Of Thrones"
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in "The Good Wife"
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris in "Mad Men"

Outstanding Comedy Series:
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Modern Family"
"Orange Is The New Black"
"Silicon Valley"

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series:
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory"
Ricky Gervais as Derek in "Derek"
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc in "Episodes"
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in "House Of Lies"
Louis C.K. as Louie in "Louie"
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher in "Shameless"

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series:
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in "Girls"
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in "Mike & Molly" 
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in "Nurse Jackie"
Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman in "Orange Is The New Black" 
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in "Parks and Recreation"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer in "Veep"

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: 
Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" 
Adam Driver as Adam Sackler in "Girls"  
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in "Modern Family" 
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in "Modern Family" 
Fred Armisen as Various characters in "Portlandia" 
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh in "Veep"

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: 
Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler in "The Big Bang Theory" 
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy in "Modern Family" 
Allison Janney as Bonnie in "Mom" 
Kate Mulgrew as Galina "Red" Reznikov in "Orange Is The New Black" 
Kate McKinnon as Various characters in "Saturday Night Live" 
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer in "Veep"

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

Outstanding Variety Series: 
"The Colbert Report" 
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" 
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" 
"Real Time With Bill Maher" 
"Saturday Night Live"
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

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The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be on NBC, Monday, August 25.

Today's must-see, must-share stories: Speed feed: Thursday, July 10, 2014

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