64th Annual Emmy Nominations Announced

The 64th Annual Emmy Nominations were announced this morning by Kerry Washington and this year’s host, Jimmy Kimmel. The list is comprised of many usual suspects, but contains some newcomers as well, such as HBO’s ‘Girls‘ and ‘Veep,’ which Adam wrote about a while back as “must watch femedies“. Although I haven’t been watching all of the episodes, I have watched some and love both of these new series.

Leading the pack in terms of nods are ‘Mad Men‘ and ‘American Horror Story,’ each receiving an impressive 17 nominations each. Is it weird that I was expecting to see ‘Revenge‘ on the list somewhere? It was one of my favorite shows this year, but perhaps it’s to “soap opera” for the Emmys. Nominated for “Best Drama” is ‘Breaking Bad,’ which admittedly I only just started watching this week (Season 1 of course) with Tyrell and I’m hooked.

The Emmy Awards air live on Sunday, September 23 on ABC. For now, check out the nominations below to see if your favorite comedies, dramas, reality shows, and actors/actresses made the list. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Best Comedy

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • 30 Rock
  • Veep

Best Drama

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • Mad Men

Best Actress (Drama)

  • Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
  • Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Best Actor (Drama)

  • Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Damien Lewis, Homeland
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Best Competition Reality Show

  • The Amazing Race
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Project Runway
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • The Voice
  • Top Chef

Best Actress (Comedy)

  • Zoey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor (Comedy)

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Louic C.K., Louie
  • Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
  • Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Supporting Actress (Comedy)

  • 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

Best Supporting Actor (Comedy)

  • Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
  • Max Greenfield, The New Girl
  • Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Best Supporting Actress (Drama)

  • 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

Best Supporting Actor (Drama)

  • 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

Best Miniseries or Movie

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

Best 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

Best Animated Series

  • American Dad
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Futurama
  • The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole
  • The Simpsons

Best Non-Competition Reality Series

  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
  • MythBusters
  • Shark Tank
  • Undercover Boss
  • Who Do You Think You Are?

Best 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

Best Guest Actress (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

Best Guest Actor (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

Best Guest Actress (Drama)

  • 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

Best Guest Actor (Drama)

  • Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
  • Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
  • Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
  • Dickie Bennett, Justified
  • Ben Feldman, Mad Men
  • Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Best Writing (Comedy)

  • Chris McKenna, Community
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Louis C.K., Louie
  • Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation
  • Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation

Best Writing (Drama)

  • Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
  • Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, Howard Gordon, Homeland
  • Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
  • Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
  • Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
  • Micheal

    How on earth is Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution nominated!? The show did nothing to attack the source of obesity and terrible food at our schools and instead engaged in self righteous attacks on cafeteria ladies. Nothing on budgets, nothing on government subsidies, nothing. But I digress. Anyway, it was a terrible show and is the furthest thing away from deserving a nomination.

    Betty White was nominated for Best Reality Show Host? THis convinces me that voters just check off names that sound familiar. Betty is taking RuPaul’s spot, he is by far one of the best reality competition show hosts out there. Moreover, RuPaul’s Drag Race deserves a nomination for Best Reality Competition Show. It deserves to be there on its own merit, but I just can’t hold my tongue when you’ve had an extremely weak season of Project Runway and Top Chef: Texas and they’re still nominated?! It boggles my mind. You can tell they don’t even bother watching. Mark my words, “and the Emmy goes to…The Amazing Race.” for the millionth year in a row. They don’t even try.

    I would go into a rant on how “Liberal” Hollywood is extremely homophobic and afraid to nominate anything that truly disturbs social norms, but I’ll let you enjoy Modern Family.

    Minor quibbles: I wish Justified and Timothy Olyphant could have been nominated, but Best Drama and Best Actor were really though categories this year, so I can’t really complain. Madeleine Stowe could have been a contender for Best Actress, but again, tough category (though… Kathy Bates in Harry’s Law?). But I will roll my eyes on Downton Abbey now being a nominee for Best Drama when it was a Best Miniseries nominee last go around.

    Ok, I’ll shut up now.

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