Predicting the 2014 Emmy Nominations

Jul 9, 2014 5:33pm
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Look for newcomers “True Detective” and “Orange Is the New Black” to be among the Emmy nominees when they are announced bright and early Thursday morning.

“You’re going to be seeing a lot of ‘Orange Is the New Black,’ a lot of ‘True Detective’ and a ton of ‘Fargo,’” Yahoo! TV editor Maggie Furlong told ABC News. “I love new blood.”

The first two series will more than likely face-off against some of television’s most acclaimed shows, while FX’s “Fargo,” starring Billy Bob Thornton, will likely clean up in the miniseries categories.

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The biggest showdown, though, is expected to be between HBO’s “True Detective” and AMC’s “Breaking Bad” in the drama series competition. Both shows will be looking to see who racks up the most nominations, with stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson for “True Detective” and Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn for “Breaking Bad” expected to pick up nods in the acting categories.

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With HBO pushing “True Detective” as a drama instead of a mini-series, the drama categories are that much tougher. Even past Emmy winners “Mad Men,” “Downton Abbey” and “Homeland” face the possibility of being squeezed out.

In the end, “Breaking Bad,” which aired its final season this year, is expected to triumph.

“It was ‘Breaking Bad’s year. Period. End of statement,” Furlong said. “If ‘Breaking Bad’ doesn’t sweep all the major categories, I will be shocked.”

On the comedy side, Netflix, which scored several Emmys last year with its drama “House of Cards,” could come out a big winner once again with its popular new series “Orange Is the New Black.”

“I’m curious to see how many of the Emmy voters really saw it as a comedy,” Furlong said. “I don’t know if it has the comic strength and power, but it definitely has the buzz.”

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The female prison comedy may not be the only newcomer. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” could also score nods for outstanding comedy and its stars Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher.

Both will likely compete against veteran sitcoms “Modern Family,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Veep” and “Louie.”

“The Voice” host Carson Daly and “The Mindy Project” star Mindy Kaling will announce the nominees live starting at 8:15 a.m. EST on NBC. The actual awards will be handed out on Aug. 25.

Till then, with an assist from Furlong, here are our picks for who will get a nomination tomorrow:

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Outstanding Drama
“Breaking Bad”
“True Detective”
“Mad Men”
“Masters of Sex”
“The Good Wife”
“House of Cards”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Matthew McConaughey, ”True Detective”
Kevin Spacey, ”House of Cards”
Jon Hamm, ”Mad Men”
James Spader, ”The Blacklist”
Woody Harrelson, ”True Detective”

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Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Lizzy Caplan, ”Masters of Sex”
Claire Danes, ”Homeland”
Julianna Margulies, ”The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany, ”Orphan Black”
Robin Wright, ”House of Cards”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Josh Charles, ”The Good Wife”
Peter Dinklage, ”Game of Thrones”
Dean Norris, ”Breaking Bad”
Jon Voight, ”Ray Donovan”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”

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Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Emilia Clarke, ”Game of Thrones”
Anna Gunn, ”Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, ”Downton Abbey”
Bellamy Young, ”Scandal”
Elisabeth Moss, ”Mad Men”

Outstanding Comedy
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Louie”
“Modern Family”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Veep”

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FOX

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K., ”Louie”
Don Cheadle, ”House of Lies”
Jim Parsons, ”The Big Bang Theory”
Andy Samberg, ”Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Robin Williams, ”The Crazy Ones”
Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory”

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, ”Girls”
Edie Falco, ”Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ”Veep”
Amy Poehler, ”Parks and Recreation”
Mindy Kaling, ”The Mindy Project”
Taylor Schilling, ”Orange Is the New Black”

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Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, ”Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Ty Burrell, ”Modern Family”
Adam Driver, Girls
Tony Hale, ”Veep”
Ed O’Neill, ”Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet, ”Modern Family”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, ”The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen, ”Modern Family”
Allison Janney, ”Mom”
Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
Sofia Vergara, ”Modern Family”
Kate Mulgrew, “Orange Is the New Black”

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