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14 Emmy Nominees In Their Own Words

Monday, August 25, 2014

Kerry Washington was nominated for Best Actress in a drama series for Scandal. Kerry Washington was nominated for Best Actress in a drama series for Scandal. (ABC)

It seems like we've barely recovered from Beyoncé's, um, flawless show-stopping performance on Sunday night's VMAs. But here we are, ready to do it all over again tonight with another big awards show, the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers.

Some of the questions begging to be answered: Will someone, anyone (Louis C.K.?) unseat Jim Parsons as best actor in a comedy? Will Matthew McConaughey's turn on True Detective beat out Bryan Cranston's last season as Walter White on Breaking Bad in the Best Actor in a Drama category? Will Jon Hamm ever win an Emmy? And as for Best Actress: Will it be Kerry Washington, Julianna Margulies or Lizzy Caplan on Masters of Sex?

You can see the full list of nominees here, or truly immerse yourself by listening to the actors themselves, many of whom dropped in to our studios this past year. 

Comedy

Anna Chlumsky was nominated for Supporting Actress in a comedy series for her role in Veep.
Anna Chlumsky was nominated for Supporting Actress in a comedy series for her role in Veep. (HBO)

Anna Chlumsky, Veep (Supporting Actress, Comedy Series) on The Leonard Lopate Show

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (Best Actor in a Comedy Series) on The Leonard Lopate Show

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Best Actress in a Comedy Series) on Studio 360

Tony Hale, Veep (Supporting Actor, Comedy Series) on Studio 360

Fred Armisen, Portlandia (Supporting Actor, Comedy Series) on The Leonard Lopate Show

Drama

Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in the first season of True Detective.
Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in the first season of True Detective. (HBO)

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (Best Actor in a Drama Series) on Studio 360

Kerry Washington, Scandal (Best Actress in a Drama Series) on Studio 360

Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards (Best Actor in a Drama Series) on Studio 360

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (Best Actor in a Drama Series) on The Leonard Lopate Show

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey (Supporting Actress, Drama Series) on The Leonard Lopate Show

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (Best Actress Miniseries or Movie) on Studio 360

Creators

Bryan Cranston (left) as Walter White, a meth-cooking high school chemistry teacher terminal lung cancer, alongside his former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul, right).
Bryan Cranston (left) as Walter White and Aaron Paul (right) as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad

Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad (Best Drama Series) on Studio 360

David Simon, Treme (Best Miniseries or Movie) on Studio 360

Beau Willimon, House of Cards (Best Drama Series) on Studio 360

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