Mindy Kaling, Carson Daly
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The 66th Primetime Emmy Award Nominations were announced Thursday morning by Carson Daly and Mindy Kaling.

FOX News Radio's Pam Wentworth breaks down some of the biggest categories:

(AP Photo/HBO, Helen Sloan)
(AP Photo/HBO, Helen Sloan)

Leading the pack this year -- "Game of Thrones". The HBO show has 19 nominations including Best Drama.

("Game of Thrones")

(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)
(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)

Joining "Thrones" in the very competitive Drama category -- "Breaking Bad", "Downton Abbey", "House of Cards", "Mad Men" and "True Detective".

(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)
(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)

For Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad,"; Kevin Spacey of "House of Cards,"; Jon Hamm of "Mad Men," ; Jeff Daniels of "The Newsroom", and Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, both of "True Detective" -- all have a chance to grab Emmy gold.

(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)
(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)

Actress Nods in that category go to: Michelle Dockery, for "Downton Abbey,"; Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife,"; Claire Danes for "Homeland,"; Robin Wright for "House of Cards," ; Lizzy Caplan for "Masters of Sex," and Kerry Washington for "Scandal".

But it's not all serious --

(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)
(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)

"The Big Bang Theory," "Louie," "Modern Family," "Orange Is the New Black," "Silicon Valley," and "Veep," all earned nominations for Best Comedy Series.

(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)
(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)

Nods for Best Actor in a Comedy went to Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory,"; Ricky Gervais, "Derek,"; Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes,"; Don Cheadle, "House of Lies,"; Louis C.K., "Louie," and William H. Macy, "Shameless".

(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)
(Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision/AP)

And now for the funny ladies -- Lena Dunham of "Girls," Melissa McCarthy of "Mike & Molly," Edie Falco of "Nurse Jackie,", Taylor Schilling of "Orange Is the New Black,", Amy Poehler of "Parks and Recreation," and Julia Louis-Dreyfus of "Veep," all earned Best Actress nominations for Comedy.

(AP Photo/Starz)
(AP Photo/Starz)

And that's not all -- there's some major star power involved in this year's Emmy's. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Bob Thorton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Helena Bonham Carter, Julia Roberts and Kathy Bates are among nominees in some of the Miniseries or Movie categories.

(AP Photo/Funny Or Die)
(AP Photo/Funny Or Die)

One more nomination of note: President Obama's "Between Two Ferns" interview with Zach Galifianakis was nominated for an Emmy in the Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category.

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Seth Meyers and are scheduled to air on Monday, August 25th at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Pam Wentworth, FOX News Radio.

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