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SUNDAY APRIL 6 Game of Thrones (HBO Canada, 9 p.m.) All good things come to viewers who wait. Back tonight for a fourth season, HBO’s epic series based on the books by George R.R. Martin resumes the ongoing power struggle in the violent fantasy kingdom known as Westeros. In the season-opener, the wily Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) welcomes an unexpected guest to King’s Landing, while the warrior Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is surprised to find that he’s now unwelcome at Castle Black. In other news, Dany (Emilia Clarke) undertakes a journey to the slave city known as Meeren, while Arya (Maisie Williams) runs into an old acquaintance. Of course all of this will mean more to devoted GOT fans, but new arrivals are always welcome.
SUNDAY APRIL 6 Game of Thrones (HBO Canada, 9 p.m.) All good things come to viewers who wait. Back tonight for a fourth season, HBO’s epic series based on the books by George R.R. Martin resumes the ongoing power struggle in the violent fantasy kingdom known as Westeros. In the season-opener, the wily Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) welcomes an unexpected guest to King’s Landing, while the warrior Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is surprised to find that he’s now unwelcome at Castle Black. In other news, Dany (Emilia Clarke) undertakes a journey to the slave city known as Meeren, while Arya (Maisie Williams) runs into an old acquaintance. Of course all of this will mean more to devoted GOT fans, but new arrivals are always welcome.

Game of Thrones, True Detective, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black all score multiple Emmy nominations Add to ...

Television newcomers True Detective, a crime drama from HBO, and Orange is the New Black, a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday, challenging stalwarts like Breaking Bad and Modern Family.

Online streaming company Netflix Inc more than doubled its nominations for TV’s highest honors last year, reaching 31 with political thriller House of Cards earning 13 nods.

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HBO’s medieval thriller Game of Thrones led all nominees with 19 and pushed the premium cable network’s overall nods to 99, the most of any network for the 14th year in a row.

While cable and online streaming fared well, the broadcast networks were once again shut out of the top competition, best drama. AMC’s drug tale Breaking Bad will compete there for its final season, along with the network’s ad world drama Mad Men, House of Cards, PBS’s British period drama Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and True Detective.

True Detective, which follows a sadistic crime spree in rural Louisiana, earned best actor in a drama nominations for both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, some of the biggest film stars to move into the thriving television industry.

In another cross-over from film, the Fargo mini-series, based on the cult movie from the Coen brothers and starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, notched up 18 nominations, including best actor in a mini-series nods for those two men.

In the TV movie category, HBO’s The Normal Heart, based on the true story of an early AIDS activist in New York City, earned 16 nods, including a best actor nomination for Mark Ruffalo.

Actress Mindy Kaling and The Voice host Carson Daly announced the nominees from Television Academy headquarters in California. The Emmy Awards will air Monday Aug. 25, on NBC with late-night television host Seth Meyers as emcee.

The nominees for Outstanding Drama are:

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

The nominees for Best Actor in a Drama series are:

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

The nominees for Best Actress in a Drama Series are:

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

The nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series are:

 

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


The nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series are:

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

The nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series are:

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Silicon Valley
  • Veep

The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series are:

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

The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series are:

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

The nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series are:

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

The nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series are:

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

The nominees for Outstanding Television Movie are:

  • The Normal Heart
  • The Trip to Bountiful
  • Killing Kennedy
  • Sherlock: His Last Vow
  • Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

The nominees for Outstanding Miniseries are:

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

See all of the nominees here.

 

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