And the 2014 Emmy Nominees Are ...

If last year's Emmy nominations were dominated by the unexpected prevalence of Netflix, this year's nominations are all about hammering home the many tiered definition of television. Streaming services, network, cable, HBO — everyone got a piece of the nomination action. 

The Emmy nomination expectation was for this to be the year of Breaking Bad vs. True Detective and while anticipation mill was largely right, the year's biggest nominee was neither. Game of Thrones came in with top nomination billing with 19 (including a handful of rare GoT acting noms), followed closely by Fargo in the mini-series category with 18, American Horror Story: Coven with 17 and Breaking Bad and the Normal Heart each with 16 nominations. The top nominees in order are: 

Game of Thrones 19

There were also a few exciting first-time nominees in the mix including Lizzy Caplan from Masters of Sexas well as a handful of nominations for Orange is the New Black (Laverne Cox, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew and Natasha Lyonne all got acting nods) and True Detective. 

The nominations also already forecast that this might be the year Modern Family loses its four-year running Best Comedy streak. With only three of the principal six cast members nominated, it was a comparatively shaky year for the usual Emmy favorite. Downton Abbey and Mad Men also hung on in the increasingly competitive Drama category. With Game of Thrones, True Detective and Breaking Bad in the drama mix, it's going to be an Emmy's year of die-hard loyalties and incredible shows. Still there were some notable snubs including fan favorites like Orphan Black and The Mindy Project. 

Check out the Emmy nominees below.

Seth Meyers will host the Emmy Awards on Aug. 25. 

DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad

ACTOR IN A DRAMA 

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA 

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA 

Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey

WRITING FOR A DRAMA 

Breaking Bad

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA 

Boardwalk Empire

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory 

ACTOR IN A COMEDY 

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY 

Lena Dunham, Girls

WRITING FOR A COMEDY

Episodes

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY

Episodes

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Julie Bown, Modern Family

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES 

Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black 

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Nathan Lane, Modern Family

MINISERIES

American Horror Story: Coven

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

WRITING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

American Horror Story: Coven

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

American Horror Story: Coven

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Colin Hanks, Fargo

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: Coven

For the full list of Emmy nominees see Emmys.com