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Emmy Awards 2012: nominees

Downton Abbey, Homeland, Modern Family, Game of Thrones & Breaking Bad are amongst the 2012 nominees.

Downton Abbey, Homeland, Modern Family, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad are amongst the nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The nominations were announced early on Thursday morning in Los Angeles.

Amongst the new nominees are Veep, American Horror Story, Girls and New Girl.

Vying for Outstanding Drama are Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game Of Thrones, Homeland and Mad Men.

In Comedy the battle is between The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, Modern Family, 30 Rock and Veep.

Acting nominees include Bryan Cranston, Glenn Close, Julianna Margulies,  Claire Danes, Michael C. Hall, Hugh Bonneville and Damian Lewis.

Nicole Kidman has been nominated for the telemovie Hemingway & Gellhorn while Judy Davis is again nominated, this time for the telemovie Page Eight.

The awards will be held on September 23, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Nominees include:

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

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

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Damages 
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes

Downton Abbey 
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley

The Good Wife 
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick

Harry’s Law 
Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn

Homeland 
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison

Mad Men 
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire 
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson

Breaking Bad 
Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Dexter 
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

Downton Abbey 
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham

Homeland 
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody

Mad Men 
Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad 
Anna Gunn as Skyler White

Downton Abbey 
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Downton Abbey 
Joanne Froggatt as Anna

The Good Wife 
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma

The Good Wife 
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart

Mad Men
Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad 
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman

Breaking Bad 
Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring

Downton Abbey 
Brendan Coyle as John Bates

Downton Abbey 
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson

Game Of Thrones
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Mad Men 
Jared Harris as Lane Pryce

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Girls
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath

Mike & Molly
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn

New Girl
Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day

Nurse Jackie
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton

Parks And Recreation
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope

30 Rock
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

Veep
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Larry David as Himself

House Of Lies
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan

Louie
Louis C.K. as Louie

30 Rock
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

Two And A Half Men
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler

Desperate Housewives
Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey

Modern Family
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy

Modern Family
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett

Nurse Jackie
Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow

Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig as various characters

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Modern Family
Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett

Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett

Modern Family
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy

Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker

New Girl
Max Greenfield as Schmidt

Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader as various characters

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Glee
Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Shannon Beiste

Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, Host

Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Host

30 Rock
Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup

30 Rock
Margaret Cho as Kim Jong-il

Two And A Half Men
Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Michael J. Fox as Himself

Modern Family
Greg Kinnear as Tad

Nurse Jackie
Bobby Cannavale as Dr. Mike Cruz

Saturday Night Live
Jimmy Fallon, Host

30 Rock
Will Arnett as Devon Banks

30 Rock
Jon Hamm as Abner and David Brinkley

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm • Palestinian Chicken
Robert B. Weide, Director

Girls • She Did
Lena Dunham, Director

Louie • Duckling
Louis C.K., Director

Modern Family • Virgin Territory
Jason Winer, Director

Modern Family • Baby On Board
Steven Levitan, Director

New Girl • Pilot
Jake Kasdan, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Community • Remedial Chaos Theory
Chris McKenna

Girls • Pilot
Lena Dunham

Louie • Pregnant
Louis C.K

Parks And Recreation • The Debate
Amy Poehler

Parks And Recreation • Win, Lose, Or Draw
Michael Schur

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
The Good Wife
Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm

Grey’s Anatomy
Loretta Devine as Adele Webber

Harry’s Law
Jean Smart as D.A. Roseanna Remmick

Mad Men
Julia Ormond as Marie Calvet

Shameless
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson

Smash
Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Mark Margolis as Tio Salamanca

The Good Wife
Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney

The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning

Justified
Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett

Mad Men
Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg

Parenthood
Jason Ritter as Mark Cyr

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • To The Lost
Tim Van Patten, Director

Breaking Bad • Face Off
Vince Gilligan, Director

Downton Abbey • Episode 7
Brian Percival, Director

Homeland • Pilot
Michael Cuesta, Director

Mad Men • The Other Woman
Phil Abraham, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Downton Abbey • Episode 7
Julian Fellowes

Homeland • Pilot
Alex Gansa
Howard Gordon
Gideon Raff

Mad Men • The Other Woman
Semi Chellas
Matthew Weiner

Mad Men • Commissions And Fees
Andre Jacquemetton
Maria Jacquemetton

Mad Men • Far Away Places
Erin Levy
Matthew Weiner

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story
Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon

Game Change
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin

Hemingway & Gellhorn
Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn

Missing
Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone

The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)
Emma Thompson as She

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Game Change
Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt

Hatfields & McCoys
Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield

Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy

Hemingway & Gellhorn
Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway

Luther
Idris Elba as John Luther

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
American Horror Story
Frances Conroy as Moira

American Horror Story
Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon

Game Change
Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace

Hatfields & McCoys
Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy

Page Eight (Masterpiece)
Judy Davis as Jill Tankard

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story
Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey

Game Change
Ed Harris as John McCain

Hatfields & McCoys
Tom Berenger as Jim Vance

Hemingway & Gellhorn
David Strathairn as John Dos Passos

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)
Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Game Change
Jay Roach, Director

Hatfields & McCoys
Kevin Reynolds, Director

Hemingway & Gellhorn
Philip Kaufman, Director

Luther
Sam Miller, Director

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)
Paul McGuigan, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Game Change • HBO
Danny Strong

Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2
Ted Mann
Ronald Parker
Bill Kerby

The Hour
Abi Morgan

Luther
Neil Cross

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)
Steven Moffat

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-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Phil Keoghan

American Idol
Ryan Seacrest

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Betty White

Dancing With The Stars
Tom Bergeron

So You Think You Can Dance
Cat Deeley

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18 Responses

  1. The Americans are far too easily dazzled by British accents and stately homes. The second series of Downton Abbey was soapy, uneven, packed with drama cliches – and in no way worthy of so many nominations. It’s nominations should have gone to The Good Wife or Justified, both unfairly overlooked. It’s

  2. I seriously hope Michael J. Fox wins for ‘Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama’ as his role and acting were amazing and seriously an inspiration to all. When he quit Spin City all those years ago it was such a tragedy as he is an amazing actor, and for The Good Wife to write a role for a man with Parkinsons so he can act with his condition, instead of acting while hiding his condition, is truely terrific.
    I would also like to see Kathy Bates win for ‘Outstanding Actress – Drama’ as she does an amazing job of Harry (Harry’s Law) which is a complete contrast to her more recent roles (movies such as Failure to Launch, The Family That Preys, etc.)/

  3. I agree with Kirk – 7 nominees for Lead Actress Comedy, but no Laura Linney or Laura Dern? No Kelsey Grammar, no Hugh Laurie. I guess it is a sign that on the whole there is a lot of quality cable shows that still dominate the Emmys – but they are slow to progress in some categories. My hope is that Maggie Smith wins and Larry David – but unlikely!

  4. So far I am happy with these nominations. Except for all the downton Abbey, alot of good actors got kicked out! And Game of Thrones got know writing or directing nods (I though “Blackwater” was a winner). At least Anna Gunn got her first nomination for Breaking Bad.

    My predictions are Breaking Bad – Drama, Byran Cranston – Actor, Claire Danes – Actress, Giancarlo Esposito- supp actor and Christina Hendricks – supp actress

  5. Disappointing not to see Michael Pitt in the nominees for ‘Most Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series’, as he was brilliant in Season 2 of ‘Boardwalk Empire’.

  6. Comedy is always a disapointing one. 30 Rock gets nominated by default. It’s good but it’s so hit and miss. Girls.. not my thing at all. However I understand girls like it. Veep.. this simple is a good premise but is kind of shit. I wanted to liked it. It’s no In the Thick of It. Amazingly funny Show’s like It’s Always Sunny in Philedelphia, The League get snubbed.

    Breaking Bad.. no writing noms but Mad Men gets three? I’m sorry they need to stick with one per show. For a good show like Mad Men it splits votes. Then it’s not fair on other good shows. There’s a bunch of worthy stuff nominated. There’s also the same problems the Emmys have every year.

    The toughest call. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series. Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman or Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring Both from Breaking Bad. I hope it goes to Gus. Aaron Paul has won it, so has Dinklage.

  7. Great line up for the drama catergory, I watch them all, but hard to go past Breaking Bad’s amazing 4th season, but the Emmy’s will manage to. They will probably play it safe and go with Mad Men. Cranston is simply a lock for best actor, he has 3 Emmy’s for the last 3 seasons, and his work in the 4th season took television acting to a new level. Tough call between Dinklage and Paul, but Aaron Paul’s performance showed so much versatility and range, Dinklage has become a little on-note.

    Comedy is something the Emmy’s struggle with most, Modern Family had a pretty poor 3rd season, playing it safe, and have made the characters into caricatures. Girls is a strange one, it’s interesting but more a dramedy, not a lot of laughs. Veep, Curb and 30 Rock all deserving. The Big Bang Theory is…well it’s awful, and is embarassing to have it nominated. Louie should not only have been nominated, it should have won, at least Lois CK is nominated for acting, directing and writing. But most likely Modern Family will win an undeserved award. Speaking of undeserving, if Jim Parsons wins again it will be a crime, Larry David, Baldwin or CK are the only ones who deserve it. Cheadle and especially Cryer should have never even been thought of. Great to see Comminuty get a nom for writing, “Remidial Chaoes Theory” was one of the best scripts in sitcom history. And finally if anyone but Poehler wins best comedy actress, the awards are a joke.

  8. Really hoping Mad Men takes out their fifth win for Drama, although Homeland was fantastic also.

    Overall it really is all the usual suspects which overlooks many great performers, especially in the comedy fields.

    Also, seven noms for Lead Actress in a Comedy? Really??

  9. My choices would be: Breaking Bad, 30 Rock, Claire Danes, Bryan Cranston, Maggie Smith, Jared Harris, Amy Poehler, Alec Baldwin, Kathryn Jooster, Max Greenfield, Dot-Marie Jones, Will Arnett, Loretta Devine, Jason Ritter, AHS, Julianne Moore, Idris Elba, Jessica Lange, Martin Freeman, TAR
    & Betty White because well, she really should have more Emmys.

  10. not too bad of a list for the Drama catergories.

    But for the comedy catergory (that’s more what i’m into), the nominations are okay. Good to see 30 Rock there with various nominations, but it is a shame that The Big C isn’t nominated anywhere, and Community is only nominated for Writing (should have more!). Glad Ashton Kutcher isn’t there for Two and a Half Men.

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