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Emmy Nominees Announced

July 19, 2012  |  10:46am
Emmy Nominees Announced

The Emmy nominees were announced this morning, and there are no big surprises. As has been the case in recent years, the cable networks—and in particular premium networks such as HBO and Showtime—have dominated the nominations.

The most intriguing category is Outstanding Drama Series. None of the shows nominated came from any of the big four networks, and Mad Men will be going for its record fifth consecutive win in the category. Shows such as Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire stand in its way.

Girls and Veep, HBO’s new female-fronted comedies, drew nods for Outstanding Comedy Series, and its stars—Lena Dunham and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, respectively—will be vying for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Check out a full list of the nominations below. The Emmy’s will be awarded Sept. 23 on ABC.

2012 Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Mad Men
Homeland

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, Girls
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages

Claire Danes, Homeland

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men

Outstanding Miniseries
Game Change
American Horror Story
Hatfield and McCoys
Hemingway and Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock

Outstanding Reality Competition Show
The Amazing Race

Dancing With the Stars

Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice
Top Chef

Outstanding Animated Program
American Dad

Bob’s Burgers

Futurama

The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole

The Simpsons

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

Outstanding Reality Show Host

Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Outstanding 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

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy
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

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy
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

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