Emmys 2014: 16 First-Time Nominees

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Some stars woke up to Emmy nomination news for the umpteenth time – Jon Hamm scored his 10th nomination on Thursday, but has yet to ever win an Emmy – but for other stars this Emmys is their first!

PHOTOS: Emmys 2014: First-Time Nominees

AccessHollywood.com runs down Emmys 2014 freshman class:

  • Matthew McConaughey – “True Detective”
  • Lizzy Caplan – “Masters of Sex”
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – “Dancing on the Edge”
  • Mark Ruffalo – “The Normal Heart”
  • Billy Bob Thornton – “Fargo”
  • Taylor Schilling – “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Lena Headey – “Game of Thrones”
  • Matt Bomer – “The Normal Heart”
  • Gary Cole – “Veep”
  • Allison Tolman – “Fargo”
  • Natasha Lyonne - “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Joe Morton – “Scandal”
  • Uzo Aduba - “Orange Is the New Black”
  • Laverne Cox - “Orange Is the New Black” (She is also the first openly transgender actress to be nominated)
  • Reg E. Cathey – “House of Cards”
  • Kate Mara – “House of Cards”

READ: Emmys 2014: 10 Shocking Snubs!

The 66th annual Primetime Emmys will air live on Monday August 25 on NBC at 8 ET/5 PT.

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