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Emmy Nominations 2012: American Horror Story, Mad Men and Modern Family Lead the Pack

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Emmy Nominations 2012Nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced early Thursday morning by Scandal star Kerry Washington and this year’s Emmys host, Jimmy Kimmel — in his pajamas — and FX’s American Horror Story and AMC’s Mad Men led the pack with 17 total nods each.

PBS’ Downton Abbey and History’s Hatfields & McCoys followed with 16 apiece, while Modern Family was the most-nommed scripted comedy series, with 14.

Showtime’s Homeland amassed the most nominations (nine) for a freshman series, while Jon Hamm, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Dunham (as a star, director and writer of Girls) and Amy Poehler (as Parks and Rec actress and for penning an episode) are among those who netted multiple nods.

Here is the list of the nominees who were revealed on TV, to be updated imminently with the full roster of contenders in major races. Your job, as fellow TV enthusiasts, is to hit the comments with unchecked euphoria… or utter outrage. (It’s the Internet, so we’re conservatively predicting at least 60 percent “outrage.”)

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

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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A 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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A 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

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

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A 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

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

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Zoey 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 ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (*his first time in Lead race in years)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A 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

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A 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

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A 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

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OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST
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, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY 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

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

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

LEAD ACTRESS IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Ashley Judd, Missing (*which was eligible as a miniseries)
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

The complete list of Emmy nominations can be found at Emmys.com.

The Emmys will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. ABC is broadcasting this year’s show, with Jimmy Kimmel serving as host.



Comments (254)

  • hen you see Adam Scott is trending on twitter on the day they announce Emmy nods- finding out that it’s about a golfer is a real bummer.

    Comment by noa – July 19, 2012 05:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But Adam Scott the golfer is really hot.

      Comment by Renee – July 19, 2012 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • There needed to be room for Bill Hader(?????) on the list and God knows those Modern Family guys walk on water…

      Comment by djm – July 19, 2012 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • adam scott was in the lead actor category. so my question is why the hell did Jon Cryer take his spot? seriously? i can’t even say jon cryer and emmy in the same sentence without cracking up!

        Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It annoys me how the men are dominating their category and that julie bowen is even nominated (when has she ever been funny on the show!?!?!??!). I’m a modern family fan but there are WAY more deserving actors/actresses. This past season was a bit of a let down

        Comment by jenna – July 19, 2012 03:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This is a constant repeat of years before. Nothing new to nominate? We all know this is just a sham. Way better shows were totally shut out and it shows that network tv has really lost it, eve though the best shows were relegated to 0 noms at all! Boo to the Emmys!!!

      Comment by Erika – July 19, 2012 08:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NO GLEE pls

    Comment by John – July 19, 2012 05:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I fully support that view.

      Comment by Alexis – July 19, 2012 05:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Dot Marie Jones is nominated

      Comment by Karen – July 19, 2012 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • dot marie and jane lynch are okay. the whole show getting nominated again would’ve invalidated the entire emmy process.

        Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s cool. She can act.

        Comment by Keenan – July 19, 2012 07:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Dot Marie Jones did an excellent job in the few episodes she was in (and her crying on cue — kills me!)

        Comment by rachelleet – July 19, 2012 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • #sixseasonsandanemmy

    Comment by Epyck Ness Mutch – July 19, 2012 05:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hahhahhah! #sixseasonsandamovieandanemmy

      Comment by sita – July 19, 2012 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • #sixseasonsandamovieandDanHarmon
        Yet again, I don’t follow most of these shows. Community and Fringe shut out again. And really? Nominating Sofia (MF) and Mayim (BB) when they are both the worst part of their shows? The Emmys are totally out of touch. Doubt I will ever watch this award show again. Choices are always off base, in my opinion. I much preferred Michael’s list.

        Comment by Chiana – July 19, 2012 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • um Mayim is one of the best parts of BBT

          Comment by Tatiana Torres – July 19, 2012 06:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Agreed, Mayim deserved her nom!

            Comment by Babybop – July 19, 2012 10:11 AM PDT  
    • Not totally out of the question… Remedial Chaos Theory got a writing nomination.

      Comment by Mcmax3000 – July 19, 2012 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If Jessica Paré is nominated for Lead Actress, I will go on a killing spree the likes of which this world has never seen!

    Comment by RichieOnTV – July 19, 2012 05:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Walking Dead instead of Boardwalk Empire!

    Comment by Heelarryous – July 19, 2012 05:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh man Parks and Recs didn’t make it. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 05:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And Louie didn’t either. Damn. I hope Curb wins now. If Girls wins I might vomit.

      Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That is a MFing travesty. How long is Parks going to be ignored? HOW LONG? Awards are stupid but they’d be less stupid if they went to the right people.

      Comment by Ava – July 19, 2012 05:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Nice Ron Swanson Quote, Ava

        Comment by Nabil Mazidi – July 19, 2012 07:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know! And no Hugh Laurie! It’s a damn shame he has never won an emmy!

      Comment by Jenny – July 19, 2012 06:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • So true. Even just a nomination would be nice.

        Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GIRLS!

    Comment by amandareynolds – July 19, 2012 05:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I CAN’T BELIEVE PARKS AND RECREATION GOT SNUBBED

    Comment by Jemma – July 19, 2012 05:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • my thoughts exactly!!! that’s the only thing i’m truly upset about

      Comment by Alyssa – July 19, 2012 05:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I can’t even look at the list under the best comedy section without laughing. It is so utterly ridiculous.

      Comment by Ava – July 19, 2012 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I second that. Jon Cryer? How on earth did HE get nominated?

        Comment by Chiana – July 19, 2012 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why no Parks and Rec for comedy. Grrrr….

    Comment by Keith – July 19, 2012 05:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy about Schmidt but where the eff is Nick Offerman???

    Comment by amandareynolds – July 19, 2012 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i know! what the f does ron swanson have to do!?

      Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 06:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mariska Hargitay was robbed! Who is Kathy Bates? C’mon people. The noms were a bit disappointing

    Comment by Anthea – July 19, 2012 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Who is Kathy Bates, oh, only an oscar winner and fantastic actress.

      Comment by Olivia – July 19, 2012 05:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Who is Kathy Bates? … Really?

      Comment by Hayley – July 19, 2012 06:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Your right about Mariska, especially since this was SVU’s strongest season in years…but Kathy Bates deserved this, and she did not deserve what NBC gave her!

      Comment by James – July 19, 2012 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • SVU’s strongest year? Really? Have you not been keeping track of their appalling ratings? Worst ratings in this history of the show were “achieved” last season. That speaks volumes. I am a die-hard fan of Mariska Hargitay and SVU was my favourite show. I’d love to see her nominated again but I don’t see it happening while the show is in this mess.

        Sadly, I think SVU has seen the back of its award winning, or even good days. Personal thanks go to the arrogant, egotistical and diabolically under qualified Mr. Warren Leight. Did they really think shopping in the reduced section and bagging the show a two for the price of one deal (Pino & Giddish) was a smart move? lol. I guess now they see how wrong they were.

        Comment by sapphireoceans – July 19, 2012 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Oh, and who is Kathy Bates? Is that a real question? lol. Harry’s Law? MISERY? Dolores Claiborne? Titanic? P.S. I Love You? Six Feet Under? The Blind Side? Revolutionary Road? The Office? That’s just off the top of my head, lol.

          Comment by sapphireoceans – July 19, 2012 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Parks and Rec for best comedy??

    Comment by Michael Haverman (@hurricanemikey) – July 19, 2012 05:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not happy with the Comedy series nominations, still the same old, the same old that lost its funny a while ago, where are the new ones like Happy endings, what does that show have to do to get recognised!?

    Comment by Kate McKenna (@Katemadeleine) – July 19, 2012 05:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agree, let’s move 30 rock, modern family, and curb down, and move community, park&rec, and happy endings up! My only comfort is glee wasn’t nominated again. thank god. I still watch the show but it’s barely my top 15 now.

      Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • to clarify: although I do think 30 rock had a much better season this year than previous years, I was still hoping for some new blood.

        Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 06:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I can’t even watch it anymore. I am ready for Tina to move onto something fresher with a better supporting cast.

          Comment by Chiana – July 19, 2012 06:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • We need to stop thinking of the “deserving” quality of the shows and start facing the Emmys as they are. Most nominations are done in autopilot: if it’s got good recognition in previous years, then it’ll be automatically recognized this year too, despite of anything else. It’s always the case for both good and bad shows. The second rule is, if it’s on HBO, it is automatically superior and should be considered or nominated upfront, no matter what it is. Do not expect the Emmy (or the Globes, for that matter) to be fair. Those people don’t watch anything and just go with the flow.

          Comment by godzilla's foil – July 19, 2012 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • well to be fair, Veep and Girls are both new shows.

      Comment by jb – July 19, 2012 06:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • So for a new show to be nominated it needs to be terrible?

        Comment by ElKabong – July 19, 2012 10:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really glad to see Kathy Bates get nominated for Harry’s Law. NBC was stupid to cancel it and I’m glad she was honored with a nomination.

    Comment by Bobbi – July 19, 2012 05:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Parks or Offermann??? Terrible.

    Comment by Mike – July 19, 2012 05:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damian Lewis nominated for Homeland! Wooooooo!

    Comment by DL – July 19, 2012 05:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 4 slots to Modern Family for best supporting actor is excessive.

    Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 05:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s putting it mildly.

      Comment by TL – July 19, 2012 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • agreed, i have much more colorful words than “excessive.” and this is coming from someone who has modern family on her appt watching list. but to snub so many other amazing actors!!! danny pudi, jim rash, nick offerman, i can go on…

        Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Agreed x 100 lol

          Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • yeah, i’d trade ed o’neil with danny or jim any day.

          Comment by Michelle – July 19, 2012 06:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I can’t believe simon helberg didn’t make it!!!!!, this season of TBBT was his best, and for the most part Howard was the back story of every episode

            Comment by Lucia – July 19, 2012 03:20 PM PDT  
    • and every single one is well deserved.

      Comment by JJ – July 19, 2012 07:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wait… How come they didn’t announce the supporting categories? #confused

    Comment by Megan – July 19, 2012 05:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • me too! I’m so confused right now

      Comment by Serena – July 19, 2012 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Go to emmy.com and they are all listed.

      Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 05:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They never announce it on air.

      Comment by Joe – July 19, 2012 06:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Downton Abbey stole TGW’s best drama spot–season 2 was crap!
    Yay for Julianna Margulies, Claire Danes and Elizabeth Moss though.

    Comment by Saint Alicia – July 19, 2012 05:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • WOOT! Archie Panjabi and Christine Baranski got noms (bummed about the lack of Josh Charles though), and glad for Christina Hendricks as well. :)

      Comment by Saint Alicia – July 19, 2012 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love that Anna Gunn got nominated, she is great in Breaking Bad!! As well as a new nom for Giancarlo Esposito!!! And nods for Aaron and Brian yay :)

    Comment by Olivia – July 19, 2012 05:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Courteney is still snubbed :( what’s a shame!
    And the comedy show nominations are always the same, so disappointed

    Comment by sasha – July 19, 2012 05:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nothing for Justified… I’m really sad now.

    Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 05:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I CANNOT believe that Justified did not get ONE nomination and they deserved at least three: for lead actor in a tv series; supporting lead in a tv series and outstanding tv series. This is dreadful that they were completely locked out.

      Comment by M – July 19, 2012 06:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • At least they recognized Jeremy Davies. I still can’t believe he’s the same man that played Daniel Faraday on Lost.

        Comment by Emily – July 19, 2012 09:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • downton abbey! all the awards

    Comment by Lia – July 19, 2012 05:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • seriously! emmy showed them some sweet sweet lovin’.
      bates, carson, anna, the dowager countess (duh), robert, & lady mary? perhaps a bit excessive, but i’m such a fan girl of DA i can’t even complain.
      i think i’m gonna watch DA today… =D

      Comment by cjeffery7 – July 19, 2012 09:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • RAHHHH where is OUAT for best drama?!?! :(

    Comment by amy – July 19, 2012 05:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love OUAT, but unfortunately it’s not the kind of show that will ever get emmy love.

      Comment by jb – July 19, 2012 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i enjoy the show too, but i don’t think it’s anywhere near the level of the drama series that got nominated. (except downton abbey, which had a pretty bad season 2…)

        Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How the hell is bbt nominted over parks and rec community and louie?

    Comment by julz – July 19, 2012 05:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • BBT is funny, but friggin Girls should NOT be in there over Louie, Community, or Parks and Rec. Same goes for Veep.

      Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • BBT is only funny if you like bullying humor or enjoy having punchlines spelled out in tedious detail.

        Comment by Oliver – July 19, 2012 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why in the world is Kathy Bates on this list????! Unreal. No Hugh Laurie either which is a really big shame since he can’t be nominated for House anymore. =(

    Comment by Heather – July 19, 2012 05:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No love for Community. Barely any for Parks and Rec. What is with all the HBO comedies (save for Curb)? Girls and Veep were not very good IMO

    Comment by Nikki – July 19, 2012 05:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Community did get nominated for best writing for the remedial chaos theory episode. It’s not a lot, but at least emmy people knows the show exists! >_> ugh!

      Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That episode should at least win for writing. It’s a shame they didn’t get a best comedy nod but girls and veep did. Sigh.

        Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Emmy Rossum for Shameless or John Noble? Ugh.

    Comment by Elena – July 19, 2012 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed. It’s obvious no one in the Academy watched either of those shows or performers

      Comment by octopus – July 19, 2012 06:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Emmy Rossum was magnificent in this part season’s Shameless, I just don’t understand why they keep snubbing this amazing show.

      Comment by M – July 19, 2012 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I can’t wait for the next season of Shameless. It’s the best show on television from William H. Macy, to Emmy Rossum and all the other characters. Lousie Fletcher as “grammie” should have been nominated as a guest star. That show is amazing! Who are these people who makes the decisions? Their head must be someplace where they can’t see TV.

        Comment by LJ – November 2, 2012 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I completely agree. Why are both Shameless, and Fringe, two of the best written and acted shows on television almost completely ignored! Doesn’t make sense! At least the recognized the brilliance of Joan Cusack!

      And Edie Falco, who is wonderful.

      Comment by Sampersan – July 19, 2012 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I know! The only consolation is that they will still be eligible next year… but unfortunately so will just about everyone else.

      Comment by Emily – July 19, 2012 09:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Shameless is by far, the best thing on television. The entire cast, especially Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy are superb! The characters are believable from Lip to Ian. Joan Cusack is a scream..Who makes these nominations? Their heads must be somewhere where the sun doesn’t shine!

      Comment by LJ – December 14, 2012 07:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy for Idris Elba. He totally deserved it. Luther is a flat out amazing tv show.

    Comment by Brian – July 19, 2012 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • After everything good I heard about Luther, I finally decided to watch the first episode on Amazon Prime (both seasons should still be available and free on Amazon Prime). Yup, I lost my weekend…totally did not move from the TV. By Sunday night, I wanted to be Idris, hahaha!

      Comment by I want to be Idris – July 19, 2012 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Ooh, I’ve got to do that. I’ve been meaning to watch it, but it’s just not talked about very often so I let it fall by the wayside.

        Comment by Emily – July 19, 2012 08:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • can’t believe nick offerman and danny pudi weren’t nominated for best supporting actor in a comedy series!!!! WTF?!?! I love modern family but they don’t deserve to take 4 of the slots when there are so many other talented and hilarious actors!!!!

    Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Amen to that! Nick Offerman is hilarious and so is the ENTIRE Community cast. These nominations are bs! Grrrr…so mad!

      Comment by GDV – July 19, 2012 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Welcome to the AmcShoHbo awards !

    Comment by Roger – July 19, 2012 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mayim Bialik got nominated over Melissa Rauch…I’m kinda upset about that but happy that they’re actually looking at the supporting cast.

    And Supporting actor is almost all Modern Family….couldn’t they have just picked like 2-3….ALL of them?

    Comment by Sasha – July 19, 2012 05:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree, Melissa Rauch deserved it so much more.

      Comment by stacey – July 19, 2012 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I know right?

        And i was kinda hoping for a Simon Helberg Nomination too
        :|

        Comment by Sasha – July 19, 2012 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • ia! simon helberg is hilarious! i still love modern family but my rage over it taking up unnecessary spots makes me like the show less.

          Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 06:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I know.

            Yes Modern Family is funny but i think choosing 2 would allow the Academy and the people to recognise the other talented and FUNNY people out there.

            While I’m biased to TBBT there are other shows to show love to as well

            Comment by Sasha – July 19, 2012 06:35 AM PDT  
    • I like both Mayim and Melissa. Like you, I’m glad that the supporting cast has been acknowledged. and yeah I agree about the Modern Family nominations. 4 in one category is excessive.

      Comment by jb – July 19, 2012 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I like both of them myself but I prefer Melissa over Mayim only because Amy’s constant infatuation with Penny is starting to look creepy to me and not funny. It was funny in the begining but yeah :S

        Comment by Sasha – July 19, 2012 06:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • These nominations suck! No Justified? No Parks and Rec? Ignoring the best drama AND the best comedy on TV…not to mention Timothy Olyphant’s performance. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am.

    Comment by Mydoglikesbeer – July 19, 2012 05:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NO GOOD WIFE?

    Comment by Amadeu – July 19, 2012 05:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The emmys need to expand horizon of categories. drama has completely changed, shows like castle OUAT, Revenge and SVU all got nothing? My head is spinning

    Comment by Anthea – July 19, 2012 05:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NON FOR House!! and in its last season and all! The emmys have let themselves down this year.

    Comment by Carl – July 19, 2012 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So House deserved a pity nom simply because it ended? Hardly; the show’s been crap for years.
      And “let[ting] themselves down”? How ’bout looking more respectable; the SAGs and GGs left Hugh off last year and it’s time the Emmys caught up.

      Comment by Saint Alicia – July 19, 2012 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree too, the last two seasons especially were pitiful, and didn’t deserve any nod, IMO, even if it’s sad Laurie didn’t get an Emmy for the wonderful performance he had been giving through the years.

        Comment by Francesca – July 19, 2012 06:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i thought the last few episodes of house (once the show refocused around House and wilson’s friendship) was very very good, and I am a little bit sad that hugh laurie never won for his role because that man is insanely talented. But I’m looking forward to his future projects. maybe he can finally write that sequel to his book! :D

        Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 06:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree. I dont even know if i will watch this year

      Comment by Anthea – July 19, 2012 06:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Andrew Rannells for Guest Actor in a Comedy? No Parks and Recreation? No Ashley Rickards? No Community? And altogether very few good choices? Not altogether surprising. Very happy for Girls and Meritt Wever, though.

    Comment by TJ – July 19, 2012 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My outrage level is at 100%.

    Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No Justified???? WAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

    Comment by whyohwhy??? – July 19, 2012 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If glee gets nominated its because of Naya end of story it was a Bad this season.

    Comment by Deadria – July 19, 2012 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would have traded actresses from American Horror Story in the Female Miniseries cateorgy.

    Comment by Lauren – July 19, 2012 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m really tired of the Showtime, HBO, etc shows being nominated for Outstanding drama because I do not even watch these shows :/ I can’t watch these shows no matter how good they are!

    Comment by Lyss – July 19, 2012 05:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sure you can! Granted, you have to wait almost a year after airing, but I buy the DVDs or check them out for free from the library. That’s how I watched Dexter, Shameless and Game of Thrones. They are also available on iTunes and Amazon, but I prefer something tangible if I’m going to pay for it.

      Comment by Emily – July 19, 2012 08:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy for Max Greenfield, Bill Hader, Meritt Weaver, Mayam Bialik, Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, and Community (in the writing category). However, no nomination for Parks & Rec in comedy is ridiculous.

    Comment by TL – July 19, 2012 05:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • seriously parks and rec not nominated…what is this???

    Comment by haych – July 19, 2012 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lana Parrilla and OUAT should be in there!!

    Comment by Aimee – July 19, 2012 05:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Being honest, I don’t get all the love for OUAT or Revenge. I watch them and like them but if you think they are on par with any of the best drama nominees you are crazy. I think OUAT maybe deserved an acting nod for Robert Carlyle but that’s about it. Every show that got nominated is exponential better in writing, acting, and production value.

      Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • *exponentially

        Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i agree. I enjoy OUAT but the only emmy possibility for me would be Robert Carlyle. But I do love revenge and could have see a nom for Madeleine stowe.

        Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 06:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Crap I forgot about her. You got me there. Have to agree.

          Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 06:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sorry, Aimee, but Lana Parrilla is just terrible in both roles. Her problem is the constant overacting and this is not a Mexican soap, you know. As for OUAT, it falls in the categories “nice” and “enjoyable”, never in the “award-winning” one.

      Comment by godzilla's foil – July 19, 2012 02:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GREAT DOWNTON ABBEY LOVE, 16 (?) nominations including Best Drama Series + 6 (!) acting nods ! Acting nominations for Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle + Best Drama Series, Best Directing, Best Writing, Best Art Direction, Casting, Costume, Editing, Hairstyling, Music Composition, Sound Mixing !

    Comment by mantua – July 19, 2012 06:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Guess I gotta watch this and Luther soon seeing as how they both got a lot of recognition. Still trying to catch up on Spartacus lol

      Comment by AJ – July 19, 2012 06:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love downton abbey, but for the quality of season 2, some of these nominations are really reaching. I’m very happy about the 3 female acting nods and hugh bonneville but the show as a whole for best drama? i wish the slot was left for another…

      Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 06:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • the 3 ladies! i know! i would never have dreamt that joanne froggat would get a nom. the upstairs thus far has garnered all the hype.

        Comment by cjeffery7 – July 19, 2012 09:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Waaay too many. I don’t even support that many nominations (at the expense of others just as deserving) for the shows I like more than Downton Abbey.

      Comment by Emily – July 19, 2012 08:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No American Idol for reality competition program. Surprising, but not shocking.

    Comment by James – July 19, 2012 06:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay Sarah Paulson! She stole that movie!

    Comment by Viv – July 19, 2012 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Best Comedy category is seriously fuhsuwhsehmgsvjcked up! I was blindly hpoing for Community and Happy Endings (knowing it was never gonna happen), but it floored me that Parks and Rec did not get a nomination here, as did New Girl.
    Also a bit surprised not to see The Good Wife in Best Drama, but that is an extremely tough category.
    And still no John Noble! (bummed).

    But really exited for Max Greenfield, Zooey Dechanel, Amy Poehler, Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito, Bryan Cranston, Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Jimmy Fallon (for both guest-star on SNL and his show)!!!

    Comment by Karen – July 19, 2012 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “The Best Comedy category is seriously fuhsuwhsehmgsvjcked up!”
      Couldn’t have said better myself. Where’s Parkc&Rec, Community, or Happy Endings. The actor/actress categories are also a source of mirth for me. Jon Cryer? wtf are you kidding?

      Comment by Jess – July 19, 2012 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Girls & Veep pls. Nepotism and politics at it’s finest. Congrats to Idris though glad to see him recognized.

    Comment by stella – July 19, 2012 06:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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