2012 Emmy Awards: See the Full List of Nominees!


64th Primetime Emmy AwardsIt’s Emmy time! The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations are here, and the television industry will no doubt be audibly buzzing over the next two months leading up to the awards telecast on Sept. 23rd (which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel).

Kimmel (who stepped in for scheduled presenter Nick Offerman, wearing nothing but his pajamas) and Kerry Washington announced the nominees from North Hollywood early this morning. So who made the cut?
American Horror Story and Mad Men emerged on the top, with 17 nominations each. Downton Abbey, in its first year submitting as a regular drama series, swept through the acting categories with the aplomb of an experienced butler: in addition to six acting nods, the show earned 16 nominations (along with the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys). Hemingway & Gellhorn earned 15, Modern Family and Saturday Night Live both earned 14, and Breaking Bad (which rewarded not only Walt, but Jesse, Gus, Skyler and Tio!), 30 Rock and Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia each rounded out the top with 13 noms. See the rest below:

Best Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones


Mad Men

Best Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory

Curb Your Enthusiasm


Modern Family

30 Rock


Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Leading Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis C.K., Louie

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law

Glenn Close, Damages

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Best Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story

Game Change

Hatfields & McCoys

Hemingway & Gellhorn



Best Leading Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Woody Harrelson, Game Change

Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Idris Elba, Luther

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

Best Leading Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Julianne Moore, Game Change

Connie Britton, American Horror Story

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch (Masterpiece)

Ashley Judd, Missing

Best Reality Competition
The Amazing Race

Dancing With The Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice

Best Reality Host
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

Best Variety Program

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Real Time with Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad

Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Jared Harris, Mad Men

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Joanna Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Max Greenfield, New Girl

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives

Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Sarah Paulson, Game Change

Frances Conroy, American Horror Story

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Judy Davis, Page Eight (Masterpiece)

Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys

Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Ed Harris, Game Change

Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story

David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Dot-Marie Jones, Glee

Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live

Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock

Margaret Cho, 30 Rock

Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Greg Kinnear, Modern Family

Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie

Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live

Will Arnett, 30 Rock

Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife

Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy

Jean Smart, Harry’s Law

Julia Ormond, Mad Men

Joan Cusack, Shameless

Uma Thurman, Smash

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad

Dylan Baker, The Good Wife

Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

Jeremy Davies, Justified

Ben Feldman, Mad Men

Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Best Writing for a Comedy Series
Community, Chris McKenna for “Remedial Chaos Theory”
Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler for “The Debate”
Parks and Recreation, Michael Schur for “Win, Lose, or Draw”
Girls, Lena Dunham for “Pilot”
Louie, Louis C.K. for “Pregnant”
Best Writing for a Drama Series
Downton Abbey, Julian Fellows for “Episode 7”
Mad Men, Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner for “The Other Woman”
Mad Men, Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton for “Commissions and Fees”
Mad Men, Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner for “Far Away Places”
Homeland, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, and Gideon Raff for “Pilot”

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