Emmy nominations 2013

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WRITTEN BY: Michael DeLaney
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Summertime is usually devoid of serious TV news, but behold, ye mortals: the announcement of the Primetime Emmy nominations!

Emmy nominations are a badge of honor that the TV elite add to their resumes; second to winning an Emmy itself of course. Before we go into the full list of nominees, here are some highlights:

  • Netflix makes its way into the Emmy nominations for the first time ever with multiple nominations for its original series House of Cards. Netflix’s new season of Arrested Development also landed an Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series nomination for Jason Bateman.
  • Despite it clearly being a regular season by season TV series, American Horror Story maintains its position as a “Mini-series.” I guess all you have to do is add a colon and a subtitle instead of calling it a second season.  (Therefore, I say Community Season 5 goes by the title Community: Retribution.)
  • Despite being completely over-the-top, Vera Farmiga scored an Emmy nomination for her role as Norma Bates on Bates Motel (a guilty pleasure of mine.)
  • Rob Lowe gets snubbed again for his LITERALLY fall-off-your-seat-laughing Parks and Recreation performance.
  • Somehow Bobby Cannavale got an Emmy nomination for his idiot character Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire.
  • Reality competition/reality program still has two categories. God. Damnit.

Here is a complete list of the Emmy nominations:

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • Girls, HBO
  • Louie, FX
  • Modern Family, ABC
  • 30 Rock, NBC
  • Veep, HBO

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

  • Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix
  • Louis CK, Louie, FX
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime
  • Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
  • Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO
  • Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

  • Adam Driver, Girls, HBO
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC
  • Ed O'Neill, Modern Family, ABC
  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family, ABC
  • Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC
  • Tony Hale, Veep, HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • Jane Lynch, Glee, Fox
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family, ABC
  • Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC
  • Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
  • Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock, NBC
  • Anna Chlumsky, Veep, HBO

Outstanding Drama Series:

  • Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Downton Abbey, PBS
  • Homeland, Showtime
  • Game of Thrones, HBO
  • House of Cards, Netflix
  • Mad Men, AMC

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC
  • Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime
  • Michele Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS
  • Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E
  • Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO
  • Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Jim Carter, Downton Abbey, PBS
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones, HBO
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, AMC
  • Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones, HBO
  • Christine Baranski, The Good Wife, CBS
  • Morena Baccarin, Homeland, Showtime
  • Christina Hendricks, Mad Men, AMC

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

  • Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra, HBO
  • Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra, HBO
  • Toby Jones, The Girl, HBO
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade's End, HBO
  • Al Pacino, Phil Spector, HBO

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:

  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, FX
  • Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime
  • Helen Mirren, Phil Spector, HBO
  • Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals, USA
  • Elisabeth Moss, Top Of The Lake, Sundance Channel

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie:

  • American Horror Story: Asylum, FX
  • Behind the Candelabra, HBO
  • Phil Spector, HBO
  • Political Animals, USA
  • The Bible, HISTORY
  • Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program:

  • Ryan Seacrest, American Idol, Fox
  • Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers, NBC
  • Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars, ABC
  • Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Project Runway, Bravo
  • Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance, Fox
  • Anthony Bourdain, The Taste, ABC

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program:

  • The Amazing Race, CBS
  • Dancing With The Stars, ABC
  • Project Runway, Lifetime
  • So You Think You Can Dance, Fox
  • Top Chef, Bravo
  • The Voice, NBC
  • Top Of The Lake, Sundance Channel

Outstanding variety series

  • 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

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on Sunday September 22 at 8 PM EST.

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