The nominations for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards , honoring the best in primetime television programming from June 1, 2013 until May 31, 2014, were announced today. The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards  will be presented on August 16 and the main awards ceremony will be held on  August 25 at 8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT on NBC from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles


Nominees are listed below, starting with Music:

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

“Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey” – Standing Up in the Milk Way – Music by Alan Silvestri
“Downton Abbey” – Episode 8 – Music by John Lunn
“Game of Thrones” – The Mountain and the Viper – Music by Ramin Djawadi
“House of Cards” – Chapter 26 – Music by Jeff Beal
“True Detective” – Form and Void – Music by T Bone Burnett

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)

“American Horror Story: Coven” – The Seven Wonders – Music by James Levine
“Clear History” – Music by Ludovic Bource
“Fargo” – The Crocodile’s Dilemma – Music by Jeff Russo
“Herblock: The Black and the White” – Music by Rob Mathes
“Sherlock: His Last Vow” – Music by David Arnold & Michael Price
“The White Queen” – The Final Battle – Music by John Lunn

Original Main Title Theme Music

“Black Sails” – Theme by Bear McCreary
“Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey” – Theme by Alan Silvestri
“Magic City” – Theme by Daniele Luppi
“Sleepy Hollow” – Theme by Brian Tyler & Robert Lydecker
“The Spoils of Babylon” – Theme by Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau

Original Music and Lyrics

“Christmas Carol: The Concert” – Music by Bob Christianson; Lyrics by Alisa Hauser
“Key & Peele” –  Music by Joshua Funk; Lyrics by Rebecca Drysdale
“Saturday Night Live” –  Music by Eli Brueggemann; Lyrics by Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider, Aidy Bryant & Kate McKinnon
“Sofia The First: The Floating Palace” –  Music by John William Kavanagh; Lyrics by Craig Gerber
“Sons of Anarchy”  – Music & Lyrics by Bob Thiele, Noah Gundersen  & Kurt Sutter
“67th Annual Tony Awards” – Music by Tom Kitt; Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Outstanding Music Direction

“Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn” – William Ross, Music Director
“Saturday Night Live” – Lenny Pickett, Leon Pendarvis & Eli Brueggemann, Music Directors
“Beatles: The Night that Changed America” – Don Was, Music Director
“The Oscars” – William Ross, Music Director
“The Sound of Music Live!” – David Chase, Music Director
“67th Annual Tony Award” – Elliot Lawrence  & Jamie Lawrence, Music Directors




Outstanding Drama Series

“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“House of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“True Detective”

Best Comedy Series

“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”
“Orange is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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”

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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

Lead Actor, Comedy

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

Lead Actress, Comedy

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

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
Billy Bob Thorton, “Fargo”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”

Reality-Competition Series

“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

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”





“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Bonnie & Clyde”
“The White Queen”

Television Movie

“Killing Kennedy”
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight”
“The Normal Heart”
“Sherlock: His Last Vow”
“The Trip to Bountiful”

Supporting Actor, Drama

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

Supporting Actress, Drama

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

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Fred Armisen, “Portlandia”

Supporting Actress, Comedy

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

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie

Colin Hanks, “Fargo”
Jim Parsons, “The Normal Heart”
Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart”
Alfred Molina, “The Normal Heart”
Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow”

Supporting Actress, 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”

Guest Actor, Drama

Paul Giamatti, “Downton Abbey”
Dylan Baker, “The Good Wife”
Reg E. Cathey, “House of Cards”
Robert Morse, “Mad Men”
Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex”
Joe Morton, “Scandal”

Guest Actress, Drama

Margo Martindale,The Americans”
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones”
Kate Mara, House of Cards”
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex”
Jane Fonda, Newsroom”
Kate Burton, Scandal”

Guest Actor, Comedy

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

Guest Actress, Comedy

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


Visit Emmys for the full list of nominations