'Orange is the New Black,' 'Game of Thrones' dominate Gold Derby TV Award nominations!

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2013 was a slow year for new programs at the Gold Derby TV Awards, but not 2014. The prison dramedy "Orange is the New Black," which debuted on Netflix last summer, leads all programs with a whopping 11 nominations, including Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Episode, and Ensemble of the Year. On top of those, three of the six Breakthrough Performer of the Year nominees (Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, and Taylor Schilling) are "Orange" stars.

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That's well above the next top comedy: "Veep," whose eight bids are a significant leap from the its three in 2013; no other returning series showed a bigger gain. Its nods include Comedy Series, Comedy Actress (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Comedy Episode, and Ensemble of the Year. Louis-Dreyfus is also nominated for Performer of the Year.

Two-time Comedy Series winner "Modern Family" is back with six bids, matching last year's total.

Defending Best Comedy champ "Parks and Recreation" is down in total nominations from last year (seven to four), but it returns to the top category to defend its title. Star Amy Poehler is aiming for her fourth straight Comedy Actress victory.

Also with four nominations are "The Big Bang Theory," "Girls," and "Louie," while first-year police sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" contends in three categories, including Best Comedy.

Noteworthy newcomers include Jonathan Groff (Comedy Actor, "Looking") and Allison Janney (Comedy Supporting Actress, "Mom"), while sophomore series "The Mindy Project" picks up its first ever nominations: lead-acting bids for Chris Messina and Mindy Kaling.

Among dramas, "Game of Thrones" came out on top with 10 nominations, including Best Drama Series and acting nods for regular stars Charles Dance, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, and Lena Headey. Last year, the fantasy epic earned eight nominations and three wins. Can it improve on that total?

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To do so, it'll have to get past two-time defending Drama Series champ "Breaking Bad," contending for the last time at the Gold Derby TV Awards. It aired its final eight episodes last summer, so fittingly the series is up for eight awards this year. If it wins the top prize again, it would tie the all-time record shared by "Lost" (2005, 2007, and 2008 winner) and "Mad Men" (2009-2011).

"The Good Wife" also has eight nominations, including Best Drama, Best Drama Actress (Julianna Margulies), and supporting nods for Josh Charles and Christine Baranski.

"Mad Men" is back with five nods, including another in the top category, and "House of Cards" has four.

Drama was not as welcoming to new shows as comedy this year. The top new series is "True Detective," which is up for three awards: Best Drama and Best Drama Actor (Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey). Another new show has three nominations, all in guest races: "Masters of Sex."

"Scandal" improved from last year, though ironically its sole nominee from 2013 – Drama Actress contender Kerry Washington – is out this time, in favor of supporting actress Bellamy Young and guest stars Dan Bucatinsky and Joe Morton.

Four genre programs managed to sneak into one category apiece. Sci-fi critics' darling "Orphan Black" earned Tatiana Maslany a repeat bid for Drama Actress; she won Breakthrough Performer of the Year in 2013, and is also up for Performer of the Year this year. She competes against Vera Farmiga for the horror prequel "Bates Motel." Scoring a Drama Supporting Actress bid is "The Walking Dead" survivor Melissa McBride, while Gillian Anderson made the cut for Drama Guest Actress for "Hannibal."

It appears to be a tight race for Best Movie/Miniseries. Like last year, "American Horror Story" leads in total nominations (seven) but close behind with six apiece are fellow FX anthology "Fargo" and HBO's telefilm "The Normal Heart."

"Broadchurch," "Return to Zero," and "Sherlock: His Last Vow" picked up three nods each.

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Among individuals, top contenders include Martin Freeman, Allison Janney, Bryan Cranston, Matthew McConaughey, Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and variety breakout Amy Schumer, all of whom are cited three times, including producing credits for Cranston, McConaughey, Poehler, Louis-Dreyfus, and Schumer on their respective shows. That increases to four for Louis-Dreyfus and Cranston if you include their Ensemble of the Year nods.

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BEST COMEDY SERIES
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
"Louie"
"Modern Family"
"Orange is the New Black"
"Parks and Recreation"
"Veep"

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Jonathan Groff, "Looking"
Chris Messina, "The Mindy Project"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Adam Scott, "Parks and Recreation"

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Mindy Kaling, "The Mindy Project"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Emmy Rossum, "Shameless"
Taylor Schilling, "Orange is the New Black"

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andre Braugher, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Adam Driver, "Girls"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"
Tony Hale, "Veep"
Nick Offerman, "Parks and Recreation"

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Danielle Brooks, "Orange is the New Black"
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"
Allison Janney, "Mom"
Kate Mulgrew, "Orange is the New Black"

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
James Earl Jones, "The Big Bang Theory"
Nathan Lane, "Modern Family"
Christopher Meloni, "Veep"
Bob Newhart, "The Big Bang Theory"
Andrew Rannells, "Girls"
Pablo Schreiber, "Orange is the New Black"

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black"
Sarah Baker, "Louie"
Ellen Burstyn, "Louie"
Laverne Cox, "Orange is the New Black"
Jane Krakowski, "Modern Family"
Taryn Manning, "Orange is the New Black"

BEST COMEDY EPISODE
"Girls" - "Beach House"
Written by Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham, and Jennifer Konner
Directed by Jesse Peretz

"How I Met Your Mother" - "How Your Mother Met Me"
Written by Carter Bays and Craig Thomas
Directed by Pamela Fryman

"Orange is the New Black" - "Can't Fix Crazy"
Written by Tara Herrmann and Jenji Kohan
Directed by Michael Trim

"Orange is the New Black" - "I Wasn't Ready"
Written by Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan
Directed by Michael Trim

"Veep" – "Alicia"
Written by Sean Gray, Ian Martin, and Armando Iannucci
Directed by Christopher Morris

"Veep" – "Debate"
Written by David Quantick, Tony Roche, and Armando Iannucci
Directed by Armando Iannucci

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BEST DRAMA SERIES
"Breaking Bad"
"Game of Thrones"
"The Good Wife"
"House of Cards"
"Mad Men"
"True Detective"

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Woody Harrelson, "True Detective"
Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective"
Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Charles, "The Good Wife"
Charles Dance, "Game of Thrones"
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Dean Norris, "Breaking Bad"
Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
Peter Sarsgaard, "The Killing"

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"
Melissa McBride, "The Walking Dead"
Bellamy Young, "Scandal"

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Beau Bridges, "Masters of Sex"
Dan Bucatinsky, "Scandal"
Nathan Lane, "The Good Wife"
Robert Morse, "Mad Men"
Joe Morton, "Scandal"
Pedro Pascal, "Game of Thrones"

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Gillian Anderson, "Hannibal"
Allison Janney, "Masters of Sex"
Kate Mara, "House of Cards"
Julianne Nicholson, "Masters of Sex"
Carrie Preston, "The Good Wife"
Diana Rigg, "Game of Thrones"

BEST DRAMA EPISODE
"Breaking Bad" – "Felina"
Written and Directed by Vince Gilligan

"Breaking Bad" – "Ozymandias"
Written by Moira Walley-Beckett
Directed by Rian Johnson

"Game of Thrones" - "The Lion and the Rose"
Written by George R.R. Martin
Directed by Alex Graves

"Game of Thrones" - "The Watchers on the Wall"
Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
Directed by Neil Marshall

"The Good Wife" - "Hitting the Fan"
Written by Robert King and Michelle King
Directed by James Whitmore Jr.

"Mad Men" - "Waterloo"
Written by Carly Wray and Matthew Weiner
Directed by Matthew Weiner

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BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES
"American Horror Story: Coven"
"Broadchurch"
"Fargo"
"The Normal Heart"
"Return to Zero"
"Sherlock: His Last Vow"

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Paul Adelstein, "Return to Zero"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: His Last Vow"
Martin Freeman, "Fargo"
Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart"
David Tennant, "Broadchurch"
Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"

BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton and Taylor"
Olivia Colman, "Broadchurch"
Minnie Driver, "Return to Zero"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful"

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTOR
Matt Bomer, "The Normal Heart"
Martin Freeman, "Sherlock: His Last Vow"
Colin Hanks, "Fargo"
Joe Mantello, "The Normal Heart"
Bob Odenkirk, "Fargo"
Jim Parsons, "The Normal Heart"

BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Angela Bassett, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Frances Conroy, "American Horror Story: Coven"
Audra McDonald, "The Sound of Music"
Julia Roberts, "The Normal Heart"
Allison Tolman, "Fargo"

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BEST VARIETY SERIES
"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
"Inside Amy Schumer"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Saturday Night Live"
"The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"

BEST VARIETY PERFORMER
Ellen DeGeneres, "86th Annual Academy Awards"
Jimmy Fallon, "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, "71st Annual Golden Globe Awards"
Neil Patrick Harris, "67th Annual Tony Awards"
Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"
Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"

BEST REALITY PROGRAM
"The Amazing Race"
"Cosmos"
"Hollywood Game Night"
"RuPaul's Drag Race"
"Survivor"
"The Voice"

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
"Adventure Time"
"Archer"
"Bob's Burgers"
"Family Guy"
"The Simpsons"
"South Park"

ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR
"American Horror Story: Coven"
"Breaking Bad"
"Game of Thrones"
"The Good Wife"
"Orange is the New Black"
"Veep"

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Uzo Aduba
Laverne Cox
Pedro Pascal
Taylor Schilling
Amy Schumer
Allison Tolman

PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Bryan Cranston
Martin Freeman
Allison Janney
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Tatiana Maslany
Matthew McConaughey

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NOMINATION TOTALS:
"Orange is the New Black" – 11
"Veep" – 8
"Modern Family" – 6
"The Big Bang Theory" – 4
"Girls" – 4
"Louie" – 4
"Parks and Recreation" – 4
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" – 3
"The Mindy Project" – 2
"How I Met Your Mother" – 1
"Looking" – 1
"Mom" – 1
"Shameless" – 1

"Game of Thrones" – 10
"Breaking Bad" – 8
"The Good Wife" – 8
"Mad Men" – 5
"House of Cards" – 4
"Masters of Sex" – 3
"Scandal" – 3
"True Detective" – 3
"The Americans" – 1
"Bates Motel" – 1
"Hannibal" – 1
"Homeland" – 1
"The Killing" – 1
"Orphan Black" – 1
"The Walking Dead" – 1

"American Horror Story: Coven" – 7
"Fargo" – 6
"The Normal Heart" – 6
"Broadchurch" – 3
"Return to Zero" – 3
"Sherlock: His Last Vow" – 3
"Burton and Taylor" – 1
"The Sound of Music" – 1
"The Trip to Bountiful" – 1

"Inside Amy Schumer" – 2
"Saturday Night Live" – 2
"The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" – 2
"The Colbert Report" – 1
"The Daily Show" – 1
"86th Annual Academy Awards" – 1
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" – 1
"71st Annual Golden Globes" – 1
"67th Annual Tony Awards" – 1

 
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