'Game of Thrones' and 'American Horror Story' lead Emmy nominees

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'Game of Thrones' and 'American Horror Story' lead Emmy nominees

<p>Television thriller ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ and medieval fantasy ‘Game of Thrones’ led the nominees for primetime TV Emmy Awards. </p> <p>In a new twist, online <span class="caps">DVD</span> and streaming service Netflix won its first Emmy nominations for political drama ‘House of Cards’ and comedy ‘Arrested Development’. ‘House of Cards’ garnered nine nominations including best drama and leading actor and actress in a drama for Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. </p> <p>FX’s ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ pulled in 17 nominations including best miniseries. <span class="caps">HBO</span>’s ‘Game of Thrones’ landed 16 including best drama. Last year’s winner ‘Homeland’ was nominated in 11 categories including best drama. </p> <p>In the comedy category, <span class="caps">NBC</span>’s ’30 Rock’ anchored the most nominations with 13 including best comedy for the long-running series’ final season. Creator and star Tina Fey and co-star Alec Baldwin picked up nominations in leading comedy actor categories. Last year’s big winner – <span class="caps">ABC</span>’s ‘Modern Family’ – scored 12 nods including best comedy series. </p> <p>The <span class="caps">HBO</span> movie ‘Behind the Candelabra’, based on the life of pianist Liberace pulled in 15 nominations, and Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover will compete in the lead actor in a miniseries or movie category.</p> <p>The Emmys are the top TV awards in the United States given out by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year’s Emmy Awards will take place on September 22 and will be broadcast on the <span class="caps">CBS</span> network.</p> <p>The major nominees are listed below:</p> <p><strong>Outstanding Comedy Series</strong></p> <p>30 Rock<br /> Girls<br /> Louie<br /> Modern Family<br /> The Big Bang Theory<br /> Veep</p> <p><strong>Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series</strong></p> <p>Tina Fey, 30 Rock<br /> Lena Dunham, Girls<br /> Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep<br /> Laura Dern, Enlightened<br /> Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie<br /> Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation</p> <p><strong>Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series</strong></p> <p>Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock<br /> Jason Bateman, Arrested Development<br /> Louis C.K., Louie<br /> Don Cheadle, House of Lies<br /> Matt LeBlanc, Episodes<br /> Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory</p> <p><strong>Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series</strong></p> <p>Adam Driver, Girls<br /> Jessey Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family<br /> Ed O’Neill, Modern Family<br /> Ty Burrell, Modern Family<br /> Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live<br /> Tony Hale, Veep</p> <p><strong>Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series</strong></p> <p>Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory<br /> Jane Lynch, Glee<br /> Sofia Vergara, Modern Family<br /> Julie Bowen, Modern Family<br /> Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie<br /> Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock<br /> Anna Chlumsky, Veep</p> <p><strong>Outstanding Drama Series</strong></p> <p>Breaking Bad<br /> Dowton Abbey<br /> Game of Thrones<br /> Homeland<br /> House of Cards<br /> Mad Men</p> <p><strong>Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series</strong></p> <p>Connie Britton, Nashville<br /> Claire Danes, Homeland<br /> Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey<br /> Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel<br /> Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men<br /> Kerry Washington, Scandal<br /> Robin Wright, House of Cards</p> <p><strong>Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series</strong></p> <p>Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey<br /> Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad<br /> Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom<br /> Jon Hamm, Mad Men<br /> Damian Lewis, Homeland<br /> Kevin Spacey, House of Cards</p> <p><strong>Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series</strong></p> <p>Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire<br /> Johnathan Banks, Breaking Bad<br /> Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad<br /> Jim Carter, Downton Abbey<br /> Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones<br /> Mandy Patinkin, Homeland</p> <p><strong>Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series</strong></p> <p>Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad<br /> Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey<br /> Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones<br /> Christine Baranski, The Good Wife<br /> Morena Baccarin, Homeland</p> <p><strong>Miniseries or Movie</strong></p> <p>American Horror Story: Asylum<br /> Behind the Candelabra<br /> The Bible<br /> Phil Spector<br /> Political Animals<br /> Top of the Lake</p> <p><strong>Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie</strong></p> <p>Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum<br /> Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter<br /> Helen Mirren, Phil Spector<br /> Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake<br /> Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals</p> <p><strong>Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie</strong></p> <p>Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End<br /> Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra<br /> Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra<br /> Toby Jones, The Girl<br /> Al Pacino, Phil Spector</p> <p><cite><span class="caps">REUTERS</span></cite></p>