2013 Emmy Nominations Announced

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Nominations for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 65th primetime Emmy Awards were announced today. In a milestone officially marking the new age of television, Netflix's drama House of Cards walked away with a surprising number of nods — especially for a digital-only program. 

Here's a list of the main nominees. Find a full list here.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

  1. Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Breaking Bad, AMC
  2. Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham, Downton Abbey, PBS
  3. Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, Homeland, Showtime
  4. Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House Of Cards, Netflix
  5. Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men, AMC
  6. Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, The Newsroom, HBO

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  1. Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates, Bates Motel, A&E
  2. Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Downton Abbey, PBS
  3. Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland, Showtime
  4. Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, House Of Cards, Netflix
  5. Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, Mad Men, AMC
  6. Connie Britton as Rayna James, Nashville, ABC 
  7. Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Scandal, ABC 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

  1. Michael Douglas as Liberace, Behind The Candelabra, HBO 
  2. Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, Behind The Candelabra, HBO 
  3. Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock, The Girl, HBO
  4. Benedict Cumberbatch as Christopher Tietjens, Parade's End, HBO
  5. Al Pacino as Phil Spector, Phil Spector, HBO

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

  1. Jessica Lange as Sister Jude Martin, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX Networks 
  2. Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime 
  3. Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney-Baden, Phil Spector, HBO 
  4. Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond, Political Animals, USA
  5. Elisabeth Moss as Robin, Top Of The Lake, Sundance Channel 

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

  1. Ryan Seacrest, American Idol, FOX 
  2. Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers, NBC 
  3. Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars, ABC 
  4. Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Project Runway, Lifetime 
  5. Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance, FOX
  6. Anthony Bourdain, The Taste, ABC

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

  1. Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth, Arrested Development, Netflix
  2. Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory, CBS 
  3. Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime 
  4. Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, House Of Lies, Showtime
  5. Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie, FX Networks 
  6. Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock, NBC 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

  1. Laura Dern as Amy, Enlightened, HBO 
  2. Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Girls, HBO 
  3. Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie, Showtime 
  4. Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks And Recreation, NBC 
  5. Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 Rock, NBC
  6. Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep, HBO 

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  1. The Amazing Race, CBS 
  2. Dancing With The Stars, ABC 
  3. Project Runway, Lifetime 
  4. So You Think You Can Dance, FOX
  5. Top Chef, Bravo 
  6. The Voice, NBC 

Outstanding Variety Series

  1. The Colbert Report, Comedy Central 
  2. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central 
  3. Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC 
  4. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, NBC 
  5. Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO 
  6. Saturday Night Live, NBC 

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie

  1. American Horror Story: Asylum, FX Networks
  2. Behind The Candelabra, HBO
  3. The Bible, HISTORY
  4. Phil Spector, HBO 
  5. Political Animals, USA 
  6. Top Of The Lake, Sundance Channel

Outstanding Comedy Series

  1. The Big Bang Theory, CBS
  2. Girls, HBO 
  3. Louie, FX Networks 
  4. Modern Family, ABC 
  5. 30 Rock, NBC 
  6. Veep, HBO

Outstanding Drama Series

  1. Breaking Bad, AMC 
  2. Downton Abbey, PBS 
  3. Game Of Thrones, HBO
  4. Homeland, Showtime
  5. House Of Cards, Netflix 
  6. Mad Men, AMC 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

  1. Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti, Boardwalk Empire, HBO 
  2. Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Breaking Bad, AMC
  3. Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad, AMC
  4. Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, Downton Abbey, PBS
  5. Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Game Of Thrones, HBO 
  6. Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, Homeland, Showtime

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series 

  1. Anna Gunn as Skyler White, Breaking Bad, AMC
  2. Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey, PBS
  3. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Game Of Thrones, HBO
  4. Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife, CBS 
  5. Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody, Homeland, Showtime 
  6. Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris, Mad Men, AMC 

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

  1. Nathan Lane as Clarke Hayden, The Good Wife, CBS
  2. Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning, The Good Wife, CBS
  3. Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn, Homeland, Showtime
  4. Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper, Mad Men, AMC
  5. Harry Hamlin as Jim Cutler, Mad Men, AMC
  6. Dan Bucatinsky as James Novack, Scandal, ABC 

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series 

  1. Margo Martindale as Claudia, The Americans, FX Networks
  2. Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell, Game Of Thrones, HBO 
  3. Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni, The Good Wife, CBS
  4. Linda Cardellini as Sylvia Rosen, Mad Men, AMC 
  5. Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing, The Newsroom, HBO
  6. Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson, Shameless, Showtime

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

  1. Breaking Bad, "Dead Freight"
  2. Breaking Bad, "Say My Name"
  3. Downton Abbey, "Episode 4"
  4. Game Of Thrones, "The Rains Of Castamere"
  5. Homeland, "Q&A"


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