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EMMY NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

July 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This year’s Emmy awards nominations were something of a rerun in their own right. Like last year, AMC’s Mad Men garnered the most nominations for a dramatic series — 17 — and ABC’s Modern Family for a comedy — 14. Not a single show airing on the four major networks was nominated in the drama category. Besides Mad Men, the other nominees were HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and Game of Thrones, AMC’s Breaking Bad, Showtime’s Homeland, and PBS’s Downton Abbey. Joining Modern Family in the best comedy category were HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, and Veep, CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, and NBC’s 30 Rock. As usual, HBO dominated the Emmy nominations with 81 nods, but that was the fewest number it has received since 1999. Also receiving the most multiple nominations were FX’s miniseries American Horror Story with 17 nominations, as well as Downton Abbey and the History Channel’s Hatfields and McCoys with 16 each. Winners are due to be announced at an ABC-televised ceremony on Sept. 23.

OTHER MAJOR NOMINEES:
DRAMA — ACTOR

Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in Boardwalk Empire; Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad; Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in Dexter; Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham in Downton Abbey; Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in Homeland; Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men

DRAMA — ACTRESS
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in Damages; Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey; Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife; Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn in Harry’s Law; Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland; Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in Mad Men

COMEDY — ACTOR
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory; Larry David as Himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm; Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in House of Lies; Louis C.K. as Louie in Louie; Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock; Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men

COMEDY — ACTRESS
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in Girls; Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in Mike & Molly; Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day in New Girl; Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in Nurse Jackie; Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation; Tina Fey as Liz Lemon in 30 Rock; Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in Veep

MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
American Horror Story (FX); Game Change (HBO); Hatfields & McCoys (History); Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO); Luther (BBC America); Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (PBS)

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt in Game Change; Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield in Hatfields & McCoys; Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy in Hatfields & McCoys; Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway in Hemingway & Gellhorn; Idris Elba as John Luther in Luther; Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon in American Horror Story; Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in Game Change; Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn in Hemingway & Gellhorn; Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone in Missing; Emma Thompson as She in The Song of Lunch

VARIETY SERIES
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central); The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central); Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC); Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC); Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO); Saturday Night Live (NBC)

REALITY PROGRAM
Antiques Roadshow (PBS); Jamie Oliver’s Food (ABC); MythBusters (Discovery Channel); Shark Tank (ABC); Undercover Boss (CBS); Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC)

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)