The cast and crew on Game of Thrones should be very happy right now!
The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards nominees were announced Thursday morning, and the HBO fantasy drama led the pack with a whopping 19 nods, including Outstanding Drama Series, a Best Supporting Actor nod for Peter Dinklage and a Best Supporting Actress nom for Lena Headey!
Fargo fared well, too, earning 18 nods (for Outstanding Miniseries plus individual nods forBilly Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks and Alison Tolman) and American Horror Story: Coven was acknowledged 17 times (for Outstanding Miniseries, plus, Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett all scored individual nods).
Fans of Breaking Bad were pleased to see that its final season is receiving the recognition it deserves—earning 16 nominations! These included Outstanding Drama Series plus individual nods for Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn, and obviously, a Best Leading Actor in a Drama Seriesnod for Bryan Cranston.
Fan favorite Orange Is the New Black scored 12 nods from its first season—with Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne each scoring individual nods. Fellow Netflix series House of Cards fared well, too, receiving 13 nods.
As far as comedy goes? Modern Family was nominated once again for Outstanding Comedy Series, an award its won the past four years in a row. Julie Bowen was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and both Ty Burrell andJesse Tyler Ferguson are up for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
E's The Soup got some love, too! Joel McHale and co.'s spoof, The Soup: True Detective,was nominated for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program. Its up against Funny or Die's Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama, Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital, and Fox's Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show Starring Bruno Mars. WTG!
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place August 25 at the Nokia Theater in L.A. and air Live on NBC.