Game of Thrones" aspires to make off with a truckload of awards at the 66th edition of the Emmys thanks to its 19 nominations, including the one for best drama series.

The fight for the best television drama series award is among "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "House Of Cards," "Mad Men" and "True Detective," while the one for best comedy series is up for grabs among "Louie," "Modern Family," "Orange is the New Black," "Silicon Valley," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Veep."

The men vying for best actor in a drama include Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards"), Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom") and Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, both for "True Detective."

The women nominated for best actress in that category are: Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey"), Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"), Claire Danes ("Homeland"), Robin Wright ("House of Cards"), Lizzy Caplan ("Masters of Sex") and Kerry Washington ("Scandal").

Among the supporting actor nominees are Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad"), Jim Carter ("Downton Abbey"), Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones"), Mandy Patinkin ("Homeland"), Jon Voight ("Ray Donovan") and Josh Charles ("The Good Wife").

The award for best supporting actress in a drama will go to one of the following: Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad"), Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey"), Joanne Froggat ("Downton Abbey"), Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"), Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife") and Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones").

The best actor in a comedy award is being sought by Ricky Gervais ("Derek"), Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes"), Don Cheadle ("House of Lies"), Louis C.K. ("Louie"), William H. Macy ("Shameless") and Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory").

Meanwhile, the women nominated for best actress in a comedy include Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Melissa McCarthy ("Mike and Molly"), Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Taylor Schilling ("Orange is the New Black"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep").

Colombia's Sofia Vergara, who turns 42 on Thursday, had aspired to her fifth consecutive nomination in the category of best supporting actress in a comedy for her work in "Modern Family" but was edged out this time around by Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Allison Janney ("Mom"), Kate Mulgrew ("Orange is the New Black"), Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live"), Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory") and Anna Chlumsky ("Veep").

The nominees for best supporting actor in a comedy are Andre Braugher ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine"), Adam Driver ("Girls"), Fred Armisen ("Portlandia"), Tony Hale ("Veep"), Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, both for "Modern Family".

The winners will be announced at an Aug. 25 gala in Los Angeles. EFE