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Emmy Nominations 2012 Full List

Announcing the 2012 Primetime Emmy Nominees!

Jimmy Kimmel and Scandal's Kerry Washington stepped up to the podium this morning to announce the nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmys (Nick Offerman was scheduled to announce with Washington, but had to cancel due to travel issues, and luckily, Kimmel was on hand, still in his pajamas). It's not a surprise that a lot of Emmy favorites are back again, with Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Modern Family scooping up tons of nods, but there's a lot of fresh blood in here too. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few names make it off our Emmy wishlist, like American Horror Story, Max Greenfield, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. As for new series, Lena Dunham's Girls racked up noms for comedy series, directing, writing, and acting, and Downton Abbey is all over the drama categories. Now that the nominees are out, the official speculation can begin!


The 64th Emmy Awards will be broadcast on Sept. 23, and to see the full list of nominees, just read more.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Idris Elba, Luther
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Ashley Judd, Missing
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Jared Harris, Mad Men
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

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
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Max Greenfield, New Girl

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Ed Harris, Game Change
Denis O'Hare, American Horror Story
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Judy Davis, Page Eight
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Jeremy Davis, Justified
Jason Ritter, Parenthood
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Loretta Devine, Grey's Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry's Law
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Off Their Rockers

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
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 CHOREOGRAPHY
So You Think You Can Dance ("In This Shirt / Turning Tables / Heart Asks For Pleasure")
So You Think You Can Dance ("Misty Blue / Velocity")
So You Think You Can Dance ("Whatever Lola Wants / Please Mr. Jailor / Where Do I Begin")
Smash ("National Pastime / Let's Be Bad / Never Met a Wolf")
Dancing With the Stars ("Without You")

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
Antiques Roadshow
Who Do You Think You Are?
Undercover Boss
MythBusters
Shark Tank

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SPECIAL
Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again
Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances)
The Kennedy Center Honors
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl
Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Modern Family
Girls
Nurse Jackie
The Big C
New Girl
Veep

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Mad Men
The Good Wife
Homeland
Game of Thrones

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR SPECIAL
Game Change
American Horror Story
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Five
Hatfields & McCoys

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL
The Bark Side (Volkswagen)
The Dog Strikes Back (Volkswagen)
It's Halftime in America (Chrysler Brand)
Color Changes Everything (Target: Spring Apparel: Home + Beauty Products)
Best Job (Procter & Gamble Corporate Brand)

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A SERIES
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
The Borgias
Game of Thrones
Once Upon a Time

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR SPECIAL
American Horror Story
Great Expectations
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Treasure Island (Part 1)
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire (Tim Van Patton)
Breaking Bad (Vince Gilligan)
Downton Abbey (Brian Percival)
Mad Men (Phil Abraham)
Homeland (Michael Cuesta)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm (Robert B. Weide)
Girls (Lena Dunham)
New Girl (Jake Kasdan)
Louie (Louis C.K.)
Modern Family (Jason Winer)
Modern Family (Steven Levitan)

OUTSTANDING NONFICTION SERIES
The Weight of the Nation
American Masters
Frozen Planet
Inside the Actors Studio
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
Smash, "Let Me Be Your Star"
65th Annual Tony Awards, "It's Not Just For Gays Anymore"
Saturday Night Live, "I Can't Believe I'm Hosting"
Raising Hope, "Welcome Back to Hope"
The Heart of Christmas, "The Heart of Christmas"

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN
American Horror Story
Great Expectations (Masterpiece)
Magic City
Strike Back
New Girl

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
Touch
Great Expectations
Page Eight
Homeland
Hell on Wheels

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Inside the Human Body
Game of Thrones
Falling Skies
The Walking Dead
Once Upon a Time
Pan Am

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Bones
Boardwalk Empire
The Borgias
Touch
Breaking Bad

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION
Southland
American Horror Story
NCIS: Los Angeles
Hawaii Five-0
Criminal Minds
Grimm

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Louie ("Pregnant," Louis C.K.)
Girls ("Pilot," Lena Dunham)
Parks and Recreation ("The Debate," Amy Poehler)
Parks and Recreation ("Win, Lose, or Draw," Michael Schur)
Community ("Remedial Chaos Theory," Chris McKenna)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Downton Abbey ("Episode 7," Julian Fellowes)
Mad Men ("The Other Woman," Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner)
Mad Men ("Commission and Fees," Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton)
Mad Men ("Far Away Places," Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner)
Homeland ("Pilot," Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
Portlandia
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Game Change, Danny Strong
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece), Steven Moffat
The Hour, Abi Morgan
Luther, Neil Cross
Hatfields & McCoys, Ted Mann, Ronald Parker, Bill Kirby

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SPECIAL
65th Annual Tony Awards
The Kennedy Center Honors
84th Annual Academy Awards
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl
Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
American Dad
The Penguins of Madagascar
Futurama
Bob's Burgers
The Simpsons

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