64th Primetime Emmy Awards: guide

On Monday morning the Emmy Awards will take place in Los Angeles.

It will air Live on FOX8 on Monday morning and be replayed Monday night on ELEVEN.

NB: TV Tonight will be publishing Live results.

Jimmy Kimmel

Nokia Theatre

Mon Sept 24 (all times are AEST):
7am live E! Red Carpet Hosted by Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos
8am live E! Red Carpet Hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic
9am live FOX8 / FOX 8HD Red Carpet Hosted by Lara Spencer, Chris Harrison, Josh Elliot
10am live FOX8 / FOX 8HD 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (ends at 1pm)
8:30pm ELEVEN 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (ends at 12:30am)

Wed Sept 26
9:30pm E! Fashion Police: The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards
Hosted by Joan Rivers, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos

Aziz Ansari
Kathy Bates
Andre Braugher
Connie Britton
Steve Buscemi
Louis C.K.
Stephen Colbert
Jon Cryer
Claire Danes
Jeremy Davies
Kat Dennings
Zooey Deschanel
Giancarlo Esposito
Jimmy Fallo
Tina Fey
Michael J. Fox
Ricky Gervais
Ginnifer Goodwin
Jon Hamm
Ron Howard
Mindy Kaling
Jane Levy
Lucy Liu
Seth MacFarlane
Julianna Margulies
Melissa McCarthy
Julianne Moore
Hayden Panettiere
Jim Parsons
Matthew Perry
Martha Plimpton
Amy Poehler
Kiefer Sutherland
Emily VanCamp
James Van Der Beek
Kerry Washington
Damon Wayans, Jr.


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

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

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
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

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

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

Downton Abbey
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham

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
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

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

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
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

Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson

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

Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett

Mad Men
Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg

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
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

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

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

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

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



  1. Still annoyed Parenthood is not getting any Emmy love.

    And it’s good to see an awards show on FTA, pity its not live, you’ll get all the highlights in the evening news… thank god I have Foxtel. Not that I’ll get to watch it live this year but at least I have the option to record and watch it add free when I want.

  2. It surprises me that shows like Criminal Minds, Bones and Castle are always overlooked. CSI and Law and Order: SVU used to garner some nominations, but they’ve fallen out of favour, too. I wonder how long it will be before the Modern Family cast agree to put themselves forward as Lead Actors? The Friends cast did this after a few seasons, although they didn’t have four very talented kids heavily involved in the show, so they might be happy to stick with the Supporting Actor category. Very happy that ELEVEN is broadcasting the awards!

  3. I would argue that Revenge is not overacted but is just done in the style of a big budget melodrama. I think they did a tremendous job of keeping the show going at a great rate of knots for 24 episodes.

    I’m hoping Mad Men gets best drama. It’s 5th season was the best and the other four all won 🙂

    I shall be watching the golf (hate award ceremonies) but will google the results.

  4. Deedeedragons: James Van Der Beek stars as a fictionalised version of himself in Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23, a comedy on the American ABC network. He and the entire cast are wonderful

  5. Wonder if Nokia will be promoting the Lumia 920 this year and banning Apple and Samsung from the red carpet?

    This is the first time in years I won’t be able to watch it live, might record it on MyStar or just watch the highlights on the evening news.

  6. Just because a show is popular doesn’t mean it garners critical acclaim.

    I enjoyed the first half of Revenge but the overacting became annoying to the point I couldn’t watch any more.

    Madeleine and Emily are the only two decent actors there IMO.

    That said, should see some very interesting results, am looking forward to seeing who they reward. Some real quality shows and actors nominated this year in most categories.

    The one shoe-in that I can see is Claire Danes getting Best Lead Actress for Homeland. Noone else comes close.

    Best Drama probably goes to Homeland too. Really enjoyed it.

    Hard to go past Bryan Cranston for Best Lead Actor. Such an awesome show. But perhaps they’ll want to reward Jon Hamm this year?

    Would actually like to see Joanne Froggart win for Best Supporting Actress, but hard to see anyone but Christina Hendricks winning.

    Modern Family will probably win Best Comedy too. Although I enjoyed Veep and am a massive Curb Your Enthusiam fan.

    Larry David winning Best Actor for Curb Your Enthusiasm would just be awesome, but not likely to happen.

    I could go on, this post is probably long enough 🙂

  7. Silly question and I might have missed it but why isnt Revenge in there for an award and there actors.

    Also I thought Kaley Cuco would be nomintaed in the for TBBT.

  8. So with ELEVEN’s airing being four hours long, that must mean that they are airing the whole thing. Correct me if I’m wrong but last year, they condensed four hours worth of stuff into two and a half hours.

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