'Thrones' tops Emmy nominees, joining 'Orange,' 'Fargo'

'Thrones' tops Emmy nominees, joining 'Orange,' 'Fargo'

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'Thrones' tops Emmy nominees, joining 'Orange,' 'Fargo'

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by Gary Levin

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 9:32 AM

(USA Today) -- HBO's True Detective and two original Netflix series, Orange is the New Black and House of Cards, are in the mix as Emmy nominations were revealed early Thursday in Los Angeles.

Detective and Cards will compete against HBO's Game of Thrones, PBS's Downton Abbey, AMC's Mad Men and the final season of AMC's Breaking Bad in the drama category.

And Orange, submitted as a comedy, will face ABC's four-time winner Modern Family, CBS's The Big Bang Theory, FX's Louie and HBO's Veep and new Silicon Valley.

Other first-time contenders were peppered through acting categories, including best drama actress Lizzy Caplan of Showtime's Masters of Sex,Orange star Taylor Schilling, and early favorite Matthew McConnaughey, who along with co-star Woody Harrelson was nominated for Detective.

Thrones earned 19 nominations, the most of any series, followed by two FX miniseries: Fargo, with 18, and American Horror Story: Coven, with 17.

And Fargo picked up four major acting nods, for lead actors Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman and supporting actors Colin Hanks and Allison Tolman.

The 66th annual Primetime Emmys will be awarded Monday, Aug. 25 at 8 ET/5 PT on NBC, with Seth Meyers hosting.

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