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July 10, 2014

Game of Thrones Tops Emmy Noms

Netflix streaming series Orange is the New Black marks several Primetime Emmys firsts — including a groundbreaking nomination for Laverne Cox.

Melissa Byers
  • Mindy Kaling, Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum, Carson Daly

    Mindy Kaling, Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum, Carson Daly

Game of Thrones scored the most nominations this year with 19 nods, it was revealed today, as hosts Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly hosted the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announcement ceremony. 

First time nominee Fargo followed closely with 18. 

Streamed live from the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood at 5:45 a.m., the ceremony treated early risers to a few history-in-the-making moments. 

Netflix streaming series Orange is the New Black scored an impressive 12 nominations in its very first season — including a nod in the Guest Actress category to Laverne Cox, the second transgender performer to receive an Emmy nomination and very first in an acting category. (Transgender performer Chaz Bono received a producer nod for Becoming Chaz in 2011.)  

Story: Blurred TV Lines and the Emmys 

Orange also scored noms for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and 2 additional noms in Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

Two HBO series, Silicon Valley and True Detective, were among other freshman series to be recognized, garnering nominations for Best Comedy and Best Drama respectively. Veteran award winners Breaking Bad and Mad Men both garnered multiple nominations in their final seasons, including Best Drama Series.

For a complete look of this year's Primetime Emmy Award nominees, visit the Nominations portal here on Emmys.com.

See Full Coverage of the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations  

Complete Nominations • Ceremony Photos • Ceremony Video

Watch Nominated Shows on iTunes

 

 

 

 

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