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66th Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Seth Meyers will host the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th. (NBC)

Seth Meyers will host the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th. (NBC)

Just when you thought that the award show season has ended, it starts up all over again. This morning in North Hollywood, actress Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly helped announce the nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.

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This year, a lot of familiar names appear on the list including Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, Melissa McCarthy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Janney,  Jim Parsons, Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Louie C.K., Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Shows receiving the most nominations include: “Orange is the New Black” (8), “Fargo” (8), “Downton Abbey” (7), “Saturday Night Live” (7), “Modern Family” (6) and “Veep” (6). ABC and NBC are tied for the most nominations for the tradition television networks (14 each) while FOX is at the bottom with just three.

This year’s show will air live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Monday, August 25th on NBC. The show will be hosted by NBC’s golden child, Seth Meyers.

The list of nominees include:

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Outstanding Comedy Series: “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Veep”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Lena Dunham, “Girls”; Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”; Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”; Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”; Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black”

Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly were on hand to read the nominees for this year Emmy Awards. (Socialite)

Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly were on hand to read the nominees for this year Emmy Awards. (Socialite)

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Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Louie C.K., “Louie”; Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”; Ricky Gervais, “Derek”; Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”; William H. Macy, “Shameless”; Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”; Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”; Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”; Allison Janney, “Mom”; Kate Mulgrew, “Orange is the New Black”; Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Fred Armisen, “Portlandia”; Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”; Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”; Adam Driver, “Girls”; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”; Tony Hale, “Veep”

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Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Steve Buscemi, “Portlandia”; Louie C.K., “Saturday Night Live”; Gary Cole, “Veep”; Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live”; Nathan Lane, “Modern Family”; Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”; Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”; Joan Cusack, “Shameless”; Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”; Natasha Lyonne, “Orange is the New Black”; Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Drama Series: “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards,” “Mad Men,” and “True Detective”

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Outstanding 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”

Outstanding 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”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”; Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”; Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”; Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones”; Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”; Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”; Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”; Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”; Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”; Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”; Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Dylan Baker, “The Good Wife”; Beau Bridges, “Masters of Sex”; Reg E. Cathey, “House of Cards”; Paul Giamatti, “Downton Abbey”; Robert Morse, “Mad Men”; Joe Morton, “Scandal”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Kate Burton, “Scandal”; Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom”; Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex”; Kate Mara, “House of Cards”; Margo Martindale, “The Americans”; Diane Rigg, “Game of Thrones”

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Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Project Runway,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Top Chef,” and “The Voice”

Outstanding Structured Reality Program: “Antiques Roadshow,” “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” “MythBusters,” “Shark Tank,” “Undercover Boss” and “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: “Alaska: The Last Frontier,” “Deadliest Catch,” “Flipping Out,” “Million Dollar Listing New York,” “Wahlburgers” and “Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan”

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Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program: Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”; Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With The Stars”; Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night”; Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”; Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”; Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste”

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