Monday, 25 August 2014

Watch Out for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards


The Primetime Emmys are pretty much the Oscars of the TV and this year's ceremony will be held on Monday evening in Los Angeles. The show will be hosted by Seth Meyers.

This year we have had some of the best shows in quite a while. So this year's show would be particularly exciting with some of the best dramas nominated together including Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Downton Abbey, Fargo, Mad Men and True Detective.

In terms of nominations, Game of Thrones ruled this year's Emmy like no other show with 19 in total. But it remains to be seen how many would it be able to win. Other shows with top nominations are the miniseries Fargo with 18, American Horror Story: Coven with 17 and Breaking Bad with 16.

Mark Ruffalo and Julia Roberts
TV movie The Normal Heart also stood out with 16 nominations, including Julia Roberts for Best Actress in a television film, going up against the likes of Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett for American Horror Story: Caven and Ellen Burstyn for Flowers in the Attic.

For the same TV movie, Mark Ruffalo has been nominated for Best Actor, who would be facing some tough competition with the league of Oscar nominated actors in Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock: His Last Vow, Billy Bob Thornton for Fargo and Chiwetel Ejiofor for Dancing on the Edge.

(L to R): Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Spacey
Most people would be looking forward to the showdown between Matthew McConaughey for True Detective, Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Kevin Spacey for House of Cards, Jeff Daniels for The Newsroom and Woody Harrelson for True Detective. However, top nominations will remain to be the Outstanding Drama, Comedy and TV movies or Miniseries.

The following is the complete show-wise nomination tally, with all the categories included.

Show
Genre
Network
Nominations
Game of Thrones
Drama
HBO
19
Fargo
Miniseries
FX
18
American Horror Story: Coven
Miniseries
FX
17
Breaking Bad
Drama
AMC
16
The Normal Heart
TV Movie
HBO
16
Saturday Night Live
Variety Series
NBC
14
House of Cards
Drama
Netflix
13
Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey
Non-Fiction
Fox/Nat Geo
12
Downtown Abbey
Drama
ITV/PBSC
12
Orange is the New Black
Comedy
Netflix
12
Sherlock: "His Last Vow"
TV Movie
BBC/PBS
12
True Detective
Drama
HBO
12
Modern Family
Comedy
ABC
10
The Voice
Reality
NBC
10
Veep
Comedy
HBO
9
Mad Men
Drama
AMC
8
The 86th Academy Awards
Non-Fiction
ABC
8
Boardwalk Empire
Drama
HBO
7
Dancing with the Stars
Reality
ABC
7
So You Think You Can Dance
Reality
Fox
7
The 67th Tony Awards
Non-Fiction
CBS
7
The Big Bang Theory
Comedy
AMC
7
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Drama
CNN
7
The Amazing Race
Reality
CBS
6
Portlandia
Comedy
IFC
6
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
Variety Special
CBS
6
The Colbert Report
Variety Series
Comedy Central
6
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Variety Series
Comedy Central
6
Louie
Comedy
FX
5
Masters of Sex
Drama
Showtime
5
The Good Wife
Drama
CBS
5
Project Runway
Reality
Lifetime
5
Silicon Valley
Comedy
HBO
5


When it comes to networks, no one was even close to HBO, which bagged the greatest number of nominations with 99. Other prominent networks included CBS with 47, NBC with 46, FX with 45 and ABC with 37 nominations.

An ensemble of star presenters are going to appear in this year's show. The list of presenters include Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Zooey Deschanel, Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Harrelson, and Halle Berry. Of course, some of them are nominated too.

Also, don't miss the awards ceremony, as a tribute to Robin Williams will be presented by his long time friend and the Father's Day costar Billy Crystal. Robin Williams passed away on August 11, 2014.

Pakistani audiences can catch the show live on Star World at 0530 HRS, in the morning. You can find all the 66th Primetime Emmy Nominations here.

We are really looking forward to see who grabs the most Emmys.

Who are you rooting for?