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Game of Thrones topped Thursday's Primetime Emmy nominations with 19, followed by Fargo with 18 and American Horror Story: Coven with 17.

Thrones will duke it out for drama series against reigning champ Breaking Bad,Downton Abbey,  House of Cards, four-time champ Mad Men and True Detective.

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True Detective, which opted to enter the drama race instead of miniseries, became the first show in 12 years to nab double nods in the lead actor category. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will go up against three-time champ Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), reigning champ Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Kevin Spacey (House of Cards). Hamm, who's currently tied with Martin Sheen, Hugh Laurie and Michael C. Hall, would become the category's biggest loser (0-7) if he loses.

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In comedy, Modern Family will try to duplicate Frasier's five-peat in the series race. It's up against The Big Bang TheoryLouieOrange Is the New BlackSilicon Valley and Veep. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air Monday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.Check out the nominees below.Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton AbbeyGame of ThronesHouse of Cards
Mad MenTrue Detective
Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
LouieModern Family
Orange Is the New BlackSilicon Valley
Veep

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking BadJeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad MenWoody Harrelson, True DetectiveMatthew McConaughey, True DetectiveKevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of SexClaire Danes, HomelandMichelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kerry Washington, ScandalRobin Wright, House of CardsSupporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jim Carter, Downton AbbeyJosh Charles, The Good WifePeter Dinklage, Game of ThronesMandy Patinkin, HomelandAaron Paul, Breaking BadJon Voight, Ray Donovan

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christine Baranski
, The Good WifeLena Headey, Game of ThronesJoanne Froggatt, Downton AbbeyAnna Gunn, Breaking BadChristina Hendricks, Mad MenMaggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K., LouieDon Cheadle, House of LiesRicky Gervais, DerekMatt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, ShamelessJim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, GirlsEdie Falco, Nurse JackieMelissa McCarthy, Mike & MollyJulia Louis-Dreyfus, VeepAmy Poehler, Parks and RecreationTaylor Schilling, Orange Is the New BlackSupporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Fred Armisen, PortlandiaAndre BraugherBrooklyn Nine-NineTy Burrell, Modern Family
Adam Driver, GirlsJesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern FamilyTony Hale, VeepSupporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang TheoryJulie Bowen, Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Allison Janney, MomKate McKinnon, Saturday Night LiveKate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New BlackMiniseriesAmerican Horror Story: Coven
Bonnie & Clyde
FargoLuther
Treme
The White QueenTV MovieKilling KennedyThe Normal HeartMuhammad Ali's Greatest FightSherlock: His Last VowThe Trip to BountifulActor in a TV Movie/MiniseriesBenedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last VowChiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the EdgeIdris Elba, LutherMartin Freeman, FargoMark Ruffalo, The Normal HeartBilly Bob Thornton, FargoActress in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and TaylorMinnie Driver, Return to Zero
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to BountifulKristen Wiig, The Spoils of BabylonSupporting Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Matt Bomer, The Normal HeartMartin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last VowColin Hanks, FargoJoe Mantello, The Normal HeartAlfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Jim Parsons, The Normal HeartSupporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries
Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: CovenKathy Bates, American Horror Story: CovenEllen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story: CovenJulia Roberts, The Normal HeartAllison Tolman, FargoReality-Competition Program
The Amazing RaceDancing with the StarsProject RunwaySo You Think You Can DanceTop ChefThe VoiceReality-Competition Host
Anthony Bourdain, The TasteTom Bergeron, Dancing with the StarsCat Deeley, So You Think You Can DanceHeidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project RunwayJane Lynch, Hollywood Game NightBetty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers

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