And the 2014 Emmy Nominees Are ...

And the 2014 Emmy Nominees Are ...

If last year's Emmy nominations were dominated by the unexpected prevalence of Netflix, this year's nominations are all about hammering home the many tiered definition of television. Streaming services, network, cable, HBO — everyone got a piece of the nomination action. 

The Emmy nomination expectation was for this to be the year of Breaking Bad vs. True Detective and while anticipation mill was largely right, the year's biggest nominee was neither. Game of Thrones came in with top nomination billing with 19 (including a handful of rare GoT acting noms), followed closely by Fargo in the mini-series category with 18, American Horror Story: Coven with 17 and Breaking Bad and the Normal Heart each with 16 nominations. The top nominees in order are: 

Game of Thrones 19
Fargo 18
American Horror Story: Coven 17
Breaking Bad 16
The Normal Heart 16
Saturday Night Live 14
House of Cards 13 

There were also a few exciting first-time nominees in the mix including Lizzy Caplan from Masters of Sexas well as a handful of nominations for Orange is the New Black (Laverne Cox, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew and Natasha Lyonne all got acting nods) and True Detective. 

The nominations also already forecast that this might be the year Modern Family loses its four-year running Best Comedy streak. With only three of the principal six cast members nominated, it was a comparatively shaky year for the usual Emmy favorite. Downton Abbey and Mad Men also hung on in the increasingly competitive Drama category. With Game of Thrones, True Detective and Breaking Bad in the drama mix, it's going to be an Emmy's year of die-hard loyalties and incredible shows. Still there were some notable snubs including fan favorites like Orphan Black and The Mindy Project. 

Check out the Emmy nominees below.

Seth Meyers will host the Emmy Awards on Aug. 25. 

DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey 
Game of Thrones
Mad Men 
True Detective 

ACTOR IN A DRAMA 

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 

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA 

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA 

Diana 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

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

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 

WRITING FOR A DRAMA 

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
True Detective

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA 

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
True Detective 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Josh Charles, The Good Wife

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones 
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory 
Louie
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
Veep 
Silicon Valley

ACTOR IN A COMEDY 
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
William H. Macy, Shameless

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY 

Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

WRITING FOR A COMEDY

Episodes
Louie
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY

Episodes
Glee
Louie
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black 
Silicon Valley

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Tony Hale, Veep

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Julie Bown, Modern Family
Alison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black 
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES 

Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black 
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black 
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black 
Tiny Fey, Saturday Night Live 
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Joan Cusack, Shameless

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live 
Gary Cole, Veep
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory

MINISERIES

American Horror Story: Coven
Fargo
Bonnie and Clyde
Luther
Treme
The White Queen 

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing On the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero 
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

WRITING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

American Horror Story: Coven
Fargo
Luther
Sherlock
The Normal Heart
Treme

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

American Horror Story: Coven
Fargo
Fargo
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
Sherlock
The Normal Heart

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Colin Hanks, Fargo
Martin Freeman, Sherlock
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart

For the full list of Emmy nominees see Emmys.com