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‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fargo’ Lead 2014 Emmy Nominations

Ah, the Emmys. It’s a great show if you’re the sort of person who enjoys watching stars congratulate each other on doing a great job. To be fair, we’re living in a great time for television, so those awards might be a little more deserved this year than others. Game of Thrones leads the pack, with a total of 19 nominations, including Best Drama. In a surprise move, FX’s new hit Fargo scored 18 noms and campy gorefest American Horror Story: Coven scored 17.

The story to watch is Breaking Bad and True Detective, two shows about good guys going bad, bad guys going good, and women—well, women not doing a whole lot of anything. In any case, they were the year’s most critically beloved shows. Both scored nods for Best Drama and Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will actually compete against each other.) Another big story is Netflix’s attempt to muscle in on the action, with acting nods for both Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright (House of Cards) and a Best Comedy nom for Orange Is the New Black. That begs the question of whether or not OITNB is a comedy or not, but the Emmy voters may not be the right ones to ask. Both Parks & Rec and Community were shut out in the Best Comedy category, though Veep, Louie, Big Bang Theory and Modern Family were all nominated.

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