66th Primetime Emmy Nominations in Comedy

Here are your nominees for 2014 Emmy Awards in TV comedy. Will update with more categories and breakdowns, but for now, congrats to all!

Making a big splash this year definitely is Netflix, with its decision to Orange Is the New Black in comedy earning the streaming site a series and acting nods. That strategy also worked partially for Showtime with Shameless, getting William H. Macy’s performance on the books. Showtime boasts three of the six nominations in the lead actor, comedy, category.

OITNB led the way in comedy with 12 nominations overall.

And how about a hand for Kristen Wiig, up for Lead Actress in a Miniseries for her work on IFC’s miniseries parody, The Spoils of Babylon!

Seth Meyers will host the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 on NBC.

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Veep (HBO)

Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (CBS)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Louis CK, Louie (FX)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, Derek (Netflix)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
William H Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Adam Driver, Girls (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Fred Armisen, Portlandia (IFC)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is The New Black (Netflix)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Nathan Lane, Modern Family • ABC
Steve Buscemi, Portlandia • IFC
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live • NBC
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live • NBC
Gary Cole, Veep • HBO

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is The New Black • Netflix
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black • Netflix
Laverne Cox, Orange Is The New Black • Netflix
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live • NBC
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live • NBC
Joan Cusack, Shameless • Showtime

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Episodes • Episode 305 • Showtime
David Crane, Written by
Jeffrey Klarik, Written by
Louie • So Did The Fat Lady • FX Networks
Louis C.K., Written by
Orange Is The New Black • I Wasn’t Ready (Pilot) • Netflix
Liz Friedman, Written by
Jenji Kohan, Written by
Silicon Valley • Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency • HBO
Alec Berg, Written by
Veep • Special Relationship • HBO
Simon Blackwell, Story and Teleplay by
Tony Roche, Story and Teleplay by
Armando Iannucci, Story by

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Episodes • Episode 309 • Showtime • Iain B. MacDonald, Directed by
Glee • 100 • FOX • Paris Barclay, Directed by
Louie • Elevator, Part 6 • FX Networks • Louis C.K., Directed by
Modern Family • Vegas • ABC • Gail Mancuso, Directed by
Orange Is The New Black • Lesbian Request Denied • Netflix • Jodie Foster, Directed by

Outstanding Variety Special
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks • TNT
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America • CBS
Best Of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Primetime Special • NBC
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays • HBO
The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles • HBO

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
Opus Moreschi, Head Writer
Stephen Colbert, Writer
Tom Purcell, Writer
Richard Dahm, Writer
Barry Julien, Writer
Michael Brumm, Writer
Rob Dubbin, Writer
Jay Katsir, Writer
Frank Lesser, Writer
Glenn Eichler, Writer
Meredith Scardino, Writer
Max Werner, Writer
Eric Drysdale, Writer
Paul Dinello, Writer
Nate Charny, Writer
Sam Kim, Writer
Aaron Cohen, Writer
Gabe Gronli, Writer
Matt Lappin, Writer
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central
Elliott Kalan, Head Writer
Tim Carvell, Head Writer
Steve Bodow, Writer
Dan Amira, Writer
Travon Free, Writer
Hallie Haglund, Writer
JR Havlan, Writer
Matt Koff, Writer
Dan McCoy, Writer
Jo Miller, Writer
Zhubin Parang, Writer
Daniel Radosh, Writer
Lauren Sarver, Writer
Jon Stewart, Writer
Rory Albanese, Writer
Inside Amy Schumer • Comedy Central
Jessi Klein, Head Writer
Amy Schumer, Writer
Emily Altman, Writer
Jeremy Beiler, Writer
Neil Casey, Writer
Kurt Metzger, Writer
Kyle Dunnigan, Writer
Christine Nangle, Writer
Daniel Powell, Writer
Key & Peele • Comedy Central
Jay Martel, Writer
Ian Roberts, Writer
Jordan Peele, Writer
Keegan-Michael Key, Writer
Alex Rubens, Writer
Rebecca Drysdale, Writer
Colton Dunn, Writer
Rich Talarico, Writer
Charlie Sanders, Writer
Portlandia • IFC
Fred Armisen, Writer
Carrie Brownstein, Writer
Jonathan Krisel, Writer
Graham Wagner, Writer
Karey Dornetto, Writer
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon • NBC
AD Miles, Head Writer
Patrick Borelli, Writer
Gerard Bradford, Writer
Luke Cunningham, Writer
Mike DiCenzo, Writer
Mike Drucker, Writer
Jess Dweck, Writer
Dicky Eagan, Writer
Jimmy Fallon, Writer
John Haskel, Writer
Josh Lieb, Writer
Arthur Meyer, Writer
Chase Mitchell, Writer
Dan Opsal, Writer
Gavin Purcell, Writer
Jon Rineman, Monologue Writing Supervised
Albertina Ross, Writer
Jason Ross, Writer
David Young, Writer
Michael Jann, Writer

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC
Ken Ehrlich, Written by
David Wild, Written by
Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays • HBO
Billy Crystal, Written by
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards • NBC •
Barry Adelman, Written by
Tina Fey, Special Material by
Amy Poehler, Special Material by
Jon Macks, Special Material by
Dave Boone, Special Material by
Alex Baze, Special Material by
Robert Carlock, Special Material by
Sam Means, Special Material by
Seth Meyers, Special Material by
Mike Shoemaker, Special Material by
Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles • HBO
Sarah Silverman, Written by
67th Annual Tony Awards • CBS
Dave Boone, Written by
Paul Greenberg, Special Material by

Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama • FunnyOrDie.com •
Funny Or Die
Scott Aukerman, Executive Producer
Zach Galifianakis, Executive Producer
BJ Porter, Executive Producer
Mike Farah, Executive Producer
Childrens Hospital • Adult Swim
Rob Corddry, Executive Producer
Jonathan Stern, Executive Producer
David Wain, Executive Producer
Mike Lazzo, Executive Producer
Keith Crofford, Executive Producer
Ken Marino, Co-Executive Producer
Parks And Rec In Europe • NBC.com
Morgan Sackett, Producer
Michael Schur, Producer
Dean Holland, Producer
David Hyman, Producer
The Soup: True Detective • E!
Edward Boyd, Executive Producer
K.P. Anderson, Executive Producer
Joel McHale, Co-Executive Producer
Dominic Delelo, Co-Executive Producer
Hathaway Loftus, Supervising Producer
Dan Riesser, Producer
Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show Starring Bruno Mars • FOX
Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer
Steve Bornstein, Executive Producer
Rob Paine, Supervising Producer
Bruno Mars, Performer

Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee • Crackle.com
COSMOS: A National Geographic Deeper Dive • NationalGeographic.com • National Geographic Channel
I Was There: Boston Marathon Bombings • History.com
Jay Leno’s Garage • NBC.com
Park Bench With Steve Buscemi • AOL
30 For 30 Shorts • ESPN

Outstanding Interactive Program
Comedy Central’s @midnight • Comedy Central
Game of Thrones Premiere – Facebook Live and Instagram • HBO
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience • NBC
The Voice • NBC.com

Outstanding Documentary or Nonficition Special
Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley • HBO
(up against other dramatic docs)

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
American Masters • PBS
COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey • FOX/NatGeo
Pioneers Of Television • PBS

Outstanding Informational Series or Special
The Writers’ Room • Sundance Channel
(up against other dramatic series)

Outstanding Animated Program
Archer • Archer Vice: The Rules Of Extraction • FX Networks
Bob’s Burgers • Mazel Tina • FOX
Futurama • Meanwhile • Comedy Central
South Park • Black Friday • Comedy Central
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project • Nickelodeon

Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program
Adventure Time • Be More • Cartoon Network
Disney Mickey Mouse • ‘O Sole Minnie
Disney Phineas and Ferb • Thanks But No Thanks • Disney Channel
Regular Show • The Last Laserdisc Player • Cartoon Network
Robot Chicken • Born Again Virgin Christmas Special • Cartoon Network

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Chris Diamantapolous as Mickey Mouse, Disney Mickey Mouse • The Adorable Couple • Disney Channel
Stephen Full as Stan, Dog With A Blog • My Parents Posted What?! • Disney Channel
Seth MacFarlane as Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Glenn Quagmire, Family Guy • In Harmony’s Way • FOX
Maurice LaMarche as Calculon and Morbo, Futurama • Calculon 2.0 • Comedy Central
Seth Green as Various characters, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise • Cartoon Network
Harry Shearer as Kent Brockman, Mr. Burns, Younger Burns, Smithers, The Simpsons • Four Regrettings And A Funeral • FOX

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Louie • FX Networks: Gayle Keller, Casting Director
Modern Family • ABC: Jeff Greenberg, CSA, Casting Director
Nurse Jackie • Showtime: Julie Tucker, CSA, Casting Director; Ross Meyerson, CSA, Casting Director
Orange Is The New Black • Netflix: Jennifer Euston, CSA, Casting Director
Veep • HBO: Allison Jones, Casting Director; Pat Moran, CSA, Casting Director; Meredith Tucker, Casting Director

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
A Christmas Carol – The Concert • Song Title: No Trouble • PBS
Bob Christianson, Music by
Alisa Hauser, Lyrics by
Key & Peele • Substitute Teacher #3 / Song Title: Les Mis • Comedy Central
Joshua Funk, Music by
Rebecca Drysdale, Lyrics by
Saturday Night Live • Host: Jimmy Fallon / Song Title: Home For The Holiday (Twin Bed) • NBC
Eli Brueggemann, Music by
Chris Kelly, Lyrics by
Sarah Schneider, Lyrics by
Aidy Bryant, Lyrics by
Kate McKinnon, Lyrics by
Sofia The First: The Floating Palace • Song Title: Merroway Cove • Disney Channel
John William Kavanaugh, Music by
Craig Gerber, Lyrics by
Sons Of Anarchy • A Mother’s Work / Song Title: Day Is Gone • FX Networks
Bob Thiele, Music & Lyrics by
Noah Gundersen, Music & Lyrics by
Kurt Sutter, Music & Lyrics by
67th Annual Tony Awards • Song Title: Bigger! • CBS
Tom Kitt, Music by
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lyrics by

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