Amy Poehler, Taylor Schilling Receive 2014 Emmy Nominations

HBO dominated almost every category, and no one is surprised.

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Amy Poehler Photo by Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com / Taylor Schilling Photo by Phil Stafford / Shutterstock.com

Cambridge-bred comedienne Mindy Kaling and TV personality Carson Daly appeared on The Today Show this morning to announce the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. While there are always frontrunners, we did see a few curveballs today as well. But overall, HBO absolutely killed in just about every category this year.

In the drama categories, the usual suspects made the cut: Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Downton Abbey. Some new (but obvious) additions are Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in True Detective, an HBO series which was all the rage last winter. Jon Voight in Ray Donovan scored a nomination, too (a show based on Southie folks who bring their criminal ways to California).

The comedy categories were where the Massachusetts breeds made a strong appearance. Louis C.K. was nominated for several Emmys for his show Louis, as well as for when he hosted Saturday Night Live. Amy Poehler, who is no stranger to the Emmys, was nominated in the outstanding actress in a comedy category for her role as Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation. Taylor Schilling was nominated in the same category for her first season on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. Mindy Kaling, who stars in her own comedy The Mindy Project, did not receive a nod this year for the second year in a row. And this just sucks, because her show is actually one of the funniest out there.

Also frontrunners in the comedy categories were HBO’s Veep, Showtime’s Shameless, and HBO’s new wicked funny show Silicon Valley. HBO’s The Normal Heart dominated the miniseries and movie categories—rightfully so, considering it was one of the most moving segments of television anyone has seen in a long time.

Below, the complete list of nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers, will take place August 25, 2014, at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Claire Danes, Homeland
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Woody Harrelson, True Detective

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Kate Mara, House of Cards
Kate Burton, Scandal
Margo Martindale, The Americans

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex
Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey
Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Joe Morton, Scandal

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
Big Bang Theory
Louie
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Veep 

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

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
William H. Macy, Shameless
Ricky Gervais, Derek

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Adam Driver, Girls
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Fred Armisen, Portlandia
Tony Hale, Veep

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Joan Cusack, Shameless

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Lie
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Gary Cole, Veep

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR MOVIE
American Horror Story: Coven
Fargo
Luther
Treme
The White Queen
Bonnie and Clyde

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Coven
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Coven

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Alfred Molina, Return to Zero

OUTSTANDING MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE
Killing Kennedy
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
The Normal Heart
Sherlock
The Trip to Bountiful

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste
Jane Lynch, Hollywood Game Night

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
Bob’s Burgers
Futurama
South Park
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project
Archer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Episodes, “Episode 305″ (David Crane)
Louis, “So Did the Fat Lady” (Louis C.K.)
Orange Is the New Black, “I Wasn’t Ready” (Jenji Kohan and Liz Friedman)
Silicon Valley, “Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency” (Alec Berg)
Veep, “Special Relationship” (Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche and Armando Iannucci)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES 
Episodes, “Episode 309″ (Iain B. MacDonald)
Glee, “100″ (Paris Barclay)
Louis, “Elevator, Part 6″ (Louis C.K.)
Modern Family, “Vegas” (Gail Mancuso)
Orange Is the New Black, “Lesbian Request Denied” (Jodie Foster)
Silicon Valley, Minimum Viable Product” (Mike Judge)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad, “Ozymandias” (Moira Walley-Beckett)
Breaking Bad, “Felina” (Vince Gilligan)
Game of Thrones, “The Children” (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)
House of Cards, “Chapter 14″ (Beau Willimon)
True Detective, “The Secret Fate of All Life” (Nic Pizzolatto)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire, “Farewell Daddy Blues” (Tim Van Patten)
Breaking Bad, “Felina” (Vince Gilligan)
Downton Abbey, “Episode 1″ (David Evans)
Game Of Thrones, “The Watchers on the Wall” (Neil Marshall)
House Of Cards, “Chapter 14″ (Carl Franklin)
True Detective, “Who Goes There” (Cary Joji Fukunaga)