2012 Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Emmy AwardsThis morning, Scandal’s Kerry Washington and this year’s Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel (stepping in for Park and Rec’s Nick Offerman after bad weather prevented him from travelling) announced the nominees of the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards live in Los Angeles. The nominees are:

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

Comedy Series

Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock

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

Lead Actor In A Drama Series

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

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

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

Lead Actress In a Comedy Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Kathy Bates, Two & 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 Miniseries Or Movie

American Horror Story
Game Change
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Hatfields & McCoys

Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Ed Harris, Game Change
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gelhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys

Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Judy Davis, Page Eight
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Reality Program

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

Outstanding Reality Competition Series Host

Cat Deely, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
The Colbert Report
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon


The Emmy Awards will take place live in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 23 at 7:00 ET/4:00 PT.

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