Emmys: 2014 award nominees and winners

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (right) wins Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 'Veep' and kisses actor Bryan Cranston (left) onstage at the Emmys. Photo / AFP
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus (right) wins Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 'Veep' and kisses actor Bryan Cranston (left) onstage at the Emmys. Photo / AFP

The 66th Emmy Awards, television's annual version of the Oscars, take place today - with Breaking Bad, True Detective, Orange Is the New Black and Game of Thrones among the favorites.

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Here are the contestants in the main categories:

Outstanding drama series:

Breaking Bad - winner
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
True Detective

Outstanding comedy series:

The Big Bang Theory
Louie
Modern Family - winner
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep

Outstanding television movie:

Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart - winner
Sherlock: His Last Vow
The Trip to Bountiful

Outstanding miniseries

Fargo - winner
American Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
Luther
Treme
The White Queen

Outstanding variety series

The Colbert Report - winner
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Outstanding reality competition

The Amazing Race - winner
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding actor in a drama series:

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad - winner
• Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
• Jon Hamm, Mad Men
• Woody Harrelson, True Detective
• Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
• Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding actress in a drama series:

• Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
• Claire Danes, Homeland
• Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife - winner
• Kerry Washington, Scandal
• Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series:

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad - winner
• Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
• Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
• Josh Charles, The Good Wife
• Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
• Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series:

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad - winner
• Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
• Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
• Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
• Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
• Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series:

• Ricky Gervais, Derek
• Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
• Don Cheadle, House of Lies
• Louis C.K., Louie
• William Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory - winner

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series:

• Lena Dunham, Girls
• Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
• Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
• Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
• Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep - winner

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series:

• Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
• Adam Driver, Girls
• Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family - winner
• Fred Armisen, Portlandia
• Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series:

• Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
• Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom - winner
• Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
• Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
• Anna Chlumsky, Veep

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