Emmy Nominations 2013: Horror Story, Thrones, Liberace and 30 Rock Lead Pack; House of Cards, Scandal and Political Animals Score Nods

Emmy NominationsNominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning by Breaking Bad boy Aaron Paul and three-time Emmy winner/How I Met Your Mother star/2013 Emmys host Neil Patrick Harris.

American Horror Story: Asylum scared up the most nods of anyone, amassing 17 total (including for Outstanding Miniseries and frontwoman Jessica Lange), while Game of Thrones followed closely with 16.

On the comedy front, 30 Rocks farewell run netted 13 total noms, followed by Modern Family‘s 12 and The Big Bang Theory‘s eight.

By network, HBO dominated with 108 total nominations, followed — distantly — by CBS and NBC, which each tallied 53.

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Of note, Lead Comedy Actress contender Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history by besting Lucille Ball’s mark of 13 career noms; Scandal converted its buzz into possible bling, with a pair of nods (including for Kerry Washington); and both Netflix’s House of Cards and USA Network’s passed-on Political Animals reaped votes.

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Here is the list of the major nominees. Your job, as fellow TV enthusiasts, is to hit the comments with utter euphoria… or over-expressed outrage. (It’s the Internet, so we’re conservatively predicting 60 percent “outrage.”)

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
(2012 WINNER)
House of Cards
Mad Men

Connie Britton, Nashville
Claire Danes, Homeland (2012 WINNER)
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland (2012 WINNER)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (2012 WINNER)
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Morena Baccarin, Homeland
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (2012 WINNER)
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Linda Cardellini, Mad Men
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Joan Cusack, Shameless

Nathan Lane, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Rupert Friend, Homeland
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Harry Hamlin, Mad Men
Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal

30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family (2012 WINNER)

Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (2012 WINNER)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Louis CK, Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Jane Lynch, Glee
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (2012 WINNER)
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale, Veep

Molly Shannon, Enlightened
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Melissa Leo, Louie
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Louis CK, Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Will Forte, 30 Rock

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (2012 WINNER)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

The Amazing Race (2012 WINNER)
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (2012 WINNER)
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum (2012 WINNER in Supporting category)
Laura Linney, The Big C: hereafter
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum
Imelda Staunton, The Girl
Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Charlotte Rampling, Restless
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias

James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum
Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum
Scott Bakula, Behind The Candelabra
John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: hereafter
Peter Mullan, Top of the Lake

The Emmys will be held Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. CBS is broadcasting this year’s show, with How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris serving as host. Visit Deadline for the complete list of nominations.

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  1. P4Principle says:

    Why are the TV Land comedies ignored? Hot In Cleveland and The Exes are two of the best on television. Additionally, Franklin and Bash were snubbed. That show is great. And further, when speaking of Reality Shows, I’ll take Master Chef and The Next Iron Chef before I take the oh so manipulated and boring American Idol.

    • P4Principle says:

      I’m replying to my self so I can correct my grammar. It should say Franklin and Bash WAS snubbed, not were. :)

  2. S. says:

    I would love if someone could explain the definitions of what these awards actually are representing. Maybe I should explain. If Saturday Night Live is listed as a Variety Show with competitors like the Daily Show, then how can a guest host qualify as a guest star on a comedy series in the same way that Dot-Marie Jones would from Glee with her Coach Shannon Beiste? It seems that they have only been doing this since 2008, but which is it, a variety/ sketch comedy show or a comedy series?
    The other question is, if a “Primetime Emmy” requires that they reach a certain % of the American television market and they are on in “primetime” in those markets. Is Netflicks now in 50% of American homes and does streaming count toward “primetime” hours? If so, why are so many networks blocking streaming to televisions?

  3. oncer says:

    No Robert Carlyle Again? ???? Shame on the nominating committee

  4. Calelynn says:

    I’m so happy for Homeland, Game of thrones and American Horror Story Asylum…Love them! But I feel like these Emmy voters should really go back to acknowledging broadcast tv shows a little bit more…I mean I seriously loved Scandal (so happy for Kerry!), Revolution and Grey’s anatomy this past year.

  5. Marcella says:

    What??? No Greys anatomy?!?

  6. Jors says:

    Please stop nominating Downton Abbey and Mad Men!!!!!

  7. GloriaST says:

    Modern family is so overrated…

    • P4Principle says:

      Absolutely agreed. I stopped watching it after season 2 because it became boring to me.

    • A says:

      I still like the show but I totally agree. I would have totally preferred Kaley Cuoco being nominated instead of one of the MF ladies, TBBT would be nowhere near as hilarious without Kaley!

  8. Jared says:

    KERRY WASHINGTON FTW! That was the one nomination that made me yell out loud in excitement this morning! So deserved.

    Happy about: American Horror Story, Political Animals, Julia/Veep, Amy Poehler

    Mad about: No Parks and Rec?! No New Girl?!?! Seriously?!

  9. Kiki says:

    So glad Mandy Patinkin got a nod! Great performances esp, the Homeland finale

  10. Dev says:

    How is there nothing Supernatural here? For 8 years supernatural has been out and is doing extremely well! It even had the biggest increase in views for season 8! And how come Jared Padalecki or Jensen Ackles are not here? They are incredibly talented actors, who deserve to be here!

    • barb says:

      I said the same thing! They win the PEOPLES CHOICE awards in some form EVERY year!
      Some of these voters should take a look at tumblr and pinterest and see who is REALLY fan favorites. A supernatural show that makes you laugh AND cry with characters you care for for 8 years should be nominated in some form.

  11. Carole says:

    Well, we won’t be watching the Emmy’s! We don’t watch cable shows, just network. What’s the point?

  12. Omar says:

    My faves are Sarah Paulson and Amy Poehler!!! GO GIRLS!

  13. Pam says:

    All the same people get nominated over and over. John Noble, Anna Torv, Kerry Russell, Matthew Rhys all got slighted. I am happy about House of Cards and Elizabeth Moss for Top of the Lake. Also glad to see Carrie Preston get a nod. How about Matthew Perry- he was good.

  14. Nero theTVFiddler says:

    Like everyone else, I am disappointed with the omissions of actors/actresses/shows [Monica Potter, Orphan Black, Jessica Walter, Hayden P, etc.] Cable TV [particularly the premium nets] is where it is at these days when Emmy time arrives.

    However, after looking at the entire list, I noticed the nominations for Cinematography and Art Direction.

    Hence, I did want to give a shout out and congratulations to the HIMYM team that worked on the December/Xmas episode ‘The Last Page – Part 2’. When I saw that episode in re-run recently on CBS, and of course for the first time last December, I was taken with the set design up on the WWN roof and across at the GNB Tower. The look of that set and background setting [and the look of that entire episode], very professional, almost ‘movie-film’ quality. Just Outstanding.

    Apparently, the Emmy voters felt the same way in their nominations this morning –

    * Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-camera Comedy – HIMYM: “The Final Page/pt 2”
    Stephen Olson/Production Designer and Susan Eschelbach/Set Director
    [also for “Farhampton” and “PS I Love You”]
    * Outstanding Cinematography for Multi-camera Comedy – HIMYM: “The Final Page/pt 2”
    Christian La Fountaine/Director of Photography
    Also nominated from the HIMYM team were Sue Federman/Editor in the Editing category [“PS I Love You”] and a team of Makeup artists in the Makeup category.
    Congratulations to all on the HIMYM staff for these nominations. I know there were lots of disappointed TV viewers this morning when the list of nominees was announced, but that long list does contain some some very deserving artists and talent, including the folks behind the camera at HIMYM. Looking forward to NPH hosting the event in September – should be a good show.

  15. Alisa Neely says:

    and yet again, NCIS and HAWAII FIVE 0 is NOT in the running…..WHY does NCIS and it’s stars ALWAYS get left out?…..or some OTHER really deserving show?


    • A says:

      I agree especially with Cote leaving the show. I think that she should be nominated for her amazing work and for the work that she has put into this show, raising the number of viewers. Imagine if she does get an award unexpectedly and as a congratulations or something. Now that would be good. Any one agree

  16. Cheo says:

    I guess ‘Girls’ gets a nod on either legacy from an excellent S01 or its avant garde appeal, because S02 was awful. Otherwise, brilliant choices in most categories, except of course for the glaring omission of Tatiana Maslany.

    • n tTVf says:

      I agree 100% I saw a good portion of S2 – didn’t have the same ‘wow’ effect as S1, although maybe the ‘newness’ of the show has played out now. Nevertheless, I wish Shiri Appleby had gotten a guest-star nomination. She was quite good in her late S2 episodes, and was the main reason (along with AW) that I sat through the entire S2 episode run. I’m sure I’m not the core audience that Girls/Lena D. is trying to reach, so I understand that others may really love this show, and I think that’s terrific. For me, it was Shiri and AW that kept me tuned in.

  17. Ron says:

    Your going to come out tomorrow,and say this was a joke right?

  18. Guest says:

    I am surprised that Michelle Fairley is not nominated! Can anyone beat her performance in the red wedding episode of Game of Thrones???

  19. Sandy Hull says:

    I don’t understand all the nominations for Mad Men this year. I am a fan of the show, but this year the show was subpar. Nothing worthy of awards. The biggest disappointment for me was Jennifer Carpenter of Dexter NOT being nominated. She is consistently overlooked by the Emmy nomination committee. She is so much better than others that were nominated in her category.

  20. Jillian says:

    absolutely appalled that Monica Potter and Hayden Panettiere weren’t nominated. Their performances were astounding in Parenthood and Nashville respectively.

  21. How Tatiana Maslany was not nominated is mind boggling. She was head and shoulders the best actress I saw last year.

  22. C says:

    It’s almost to the point where they might as well divide the Emmys up – Cable (HBO, Showtime, AMC, etc.) and Network (CBS, ABC, FOX) for some categories. The amount of talented individuals and ensembles are growing larger and larger each year.

  23. mykka says:

    I found this on dailymail:

    “”To be eligible, they should have been broadcast between June 1 2012 and May 31 this year, pay an entree fee and at least co-produced by Americans.”

    So I’ll let you guys figure out which shows weren’t eligible.

  24. CJ says:

    So tired of seeing the nominations with ONLY cable shows on it. I get it..cable can do things that network can’t do but come on…It’s like voters only watch Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey and the Good Wife. If this is considered the best then I have to stop watching the Emmys.

  25. jericho says:

    Why does the academy allow a show like American Horror Story to get away with the “miniseries” bit? It most definitely is not a mini series. Just because it tells a complete story every season and has a limited run does not make it a mini-series. If that was the case, every series that did not get its back 9 ordered would be considered a mini-series. Its ridiculous that the powers that be allow them to step into a category they have no right being in.

    I would rail against the “supporting actor/ress” category and Modern Family’s refusal to nominate anyone for the non supporting roles as well, but I think that would be harder to differentiate who is what.

    • Kevin says:

      How exactly is it considered not a mini series, where each season is a self-contained story? your point is extremely invalid. Just because each season’s title starts with “AHS: xxx” doesn’t mean it’s the same show! AHS: murder house and Asylum are two different series, what on earth are u talking about.

  26. W.P.H. says:

    Congratulations to my favorite actor; My Boo!!!!! Mr. Scott Bakula for OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE nomination for Behind The Candelabra !!!! I have loved this man since the 80’s. He is such a great actor!!!! Give this man a show!!!!

  27. YukinaKid says:

    I sure hope Sherlock is nominated once the third series comes out.

  28. A says:

    Some please tell me who these Emmy voters are. I mean they are all absolutely complete idiots. I don’t even think they watch half these shows that they nominate. No Katey Sagal? Tatiana Maslany? Monica Potter? Sons of Anarchy? Suits/Gabriel Macht/Gina Torres? Julianna Margulies/The Good WIfe? WTF is wrong with these people? Come on! Alec Baldwin again? Mad Men? Modern Family? Jane Lynch? (She has done nothing of value on Glee for the past 2 seasons. Her character is just ridiculous)
    I love Connie Britton but her performance in Nashville was nowhere near award-worthy. Heck, Hayden Panettiere deserved the nomination over her.
    Also why on earth does the Outstanding Actress in a Drama category have 7 nominations while the others have 6? That makes no sense. If they were gonna do it that way then they should have added an extra nomination to all of them.
    Seriously it’s like with each year they just get lazy and develop this habit of nominating the same people over and over (and no, not all of the repeat nominations are deserved IMO) and it really isn’t fair. I think they definitely need to recycle these Emmy voters each year with new people with unbiased views.

  29. Phil says:

    As suspected, no Monica Potter=no viewing for this guy. Same old same old as far as drama goes a cable show will win! Annoying! For the life of me, I don’t understand the love loss between Parenthood an the Emmys!

  30. Fran says:

    Yes same old, same old. Should we be surprised anymore? No Justified, Tatiana etc…. and no Emmy Rossum. She is always ignored and she has just been phenomenal.

  31. Kendal says:

    Jeff Perry from Scandal and Monica Potter both did excellent work this year!

  32. Fan of None says:

    The Emmys ceased having credibility long ago. Year after year, the nominee list proves it. This year was no exception. Why do you think nobody with real lives and real jobs watches the “cool kids” in their self-promoting popularity contests anymore? And just because cable allows nudity, profanity, rampant drug use, and utter violence night after night doesn’t make it good TV. Lazy maybe, but not good.

  33. Ela says:

    No Julianna Margulies or The Good Wife. Seriously! Shame!

  34. Erin C says:

    Yawn…..nothing new or exiting here

  35. Leslie Rider says:

    I am still getting over Tatiana Maslany and Keri Russell not being nominated. I think I shall survive. This whole Kerry Washington hype is a mystery to me. Her PR machine has been in overdrive. She was seriously chasing that nomination. She was on the cover of several magazines one after another and at every red carpet event there was. I think it was disgusting. I keep hearing this word “Buzz” what does that mean? Her show is popular and the finale received big ratings, but how does that translate into she should be nominated? I have never thought she was that good of an actress. And the material is not there. Scandal is a ridiculous soap opera. The fact that she was nominated over the above named actresses is shocking. And everything you read brings up race. She rode that wave and will continue to do so. If she were a good actress with the material to back it up and was competitive I would say great, but that is not the case here. I don’t see how anyone can think she is better than Claire Danes. Just because a Black actress has not won an Emmy for a long time does not mean she should be nominated. I hope the Emmy’s don’t feel they need to make a statement. She is over exposed, She is wearing out her welcome.

    • Jenna4 says:

      I really loved Scandal this season and I think Kerry did an amazing job in it so I’m happy for her nomination. But I agree with you on the fact that both the actresses you mentioned were great this year. Plus, I’m also rooting for Claire Danes to take it home…she’s just way better than anyone else in that category!

    • Doreen says:

      Here is my advice to you, don’t watch the emmys if you are disgusted by Kerry being nominated, she might win…………

  36. Lils says:

    I’m so happy Kerry Washington got her nomination!

  37. Cj says:

    How is the number one drama on television always over looked at Emmy time every year NCIS has been the #1 drama continuously for a few years and yet it gets snubbed every year. Never any type of mention come emmy time, they must be doing something better than everyone else after 10 years it’s more than relevant obviously. That’s why I think all award shows are a joke and I don’t watch them.

    • cas says:

      It’s not a #1 from a ratings standpoint (not that it is far behind), I believe it’s just a viewers standpoint which are 2 different things entirely. With that being said, and I have no hate for the show whatsoever, I don’t think anyone on the show really stands out. The show itself is good but it doesn’t blow away anything else either.

    • A says:

      I think that NCIS star Mark Harmen, Michelle Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Sean Murray and everyone else should be nominated as it is the number 1 show in the world. I don’t know why Dowten Abbey and all the other shows should get a nomination as many people like me find the shows boring. With Cote leaving NCIS i think that she should be nominated for the best character on NCIS and i justt wish that they would give Cote a emmy award because she deserves it. It would be great if they did that because she has never been nominated before. Please change your minds

  38. mistycatz says:

    Oh well, another boring emmy show, it’s all political among their peers, the only redeeming factor for the emmy show is the host I think Neil Patrick Harris is one of the best hosts they’ve had, and ratings mean nothing

  39. Daryl Shim says:

    July 19, 2013
    I’m glad that Michael Douglas and Matt Damon
    both got nominations .
    Matt Damon could have been in the supporting
    role category , that way he and Michael Douglas
    would both win.
    I hope Matt Damon wins , he’s the best of all the
    I hope Alfred Woodard wins in the supporting category
    she is a great actress.
    I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Kevin Spacey to
    win an Emmy this year.
    I hope House of Cards wins and Arrested Development
    wins this year.
    I did not see Julia Roberts , Hillary Swank ,
    Queen Latifah , Mary J. Bilge nominated this year
    for their performances on TV movies .
    I hope to see next year at the Emmys , Kate Hudson,
    Eva Mendes both. nominated for the TV movie /
    “Clear History”.
    I hope to see more A -list Hollywood stars doing
    TV movies or miniseries this year and next year.
    I so deeply saddened by the sudden death of Cory Montieth. He was the best on Glee, he was hot too
    he look good in jeans too.

  40. Stretch says:

    Nothing for The Killing, Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Brent Sexton, Michelle Forbes, Jamie Ann Allman?????

  41. Elle says:

    Should have been:

    Best Drama:
    House Of Cards
    The Americans
    The Walking Dead

    Best Drama Actor:
    Matthew Rhys, The Americans
    Damian Lewis, Homeland
    Hugh Dancy, Hannibal
    Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards
    Kevin Bacon, The Following
    Michael C Hall, Dexter

    Best Drama Actress:
    Keri Russell, The Americans
    Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
    Connor Britton, Nashville
    Kerry Washington, Scandal
    Robin Wright, House Of Cards
    Claire Danes, Homeland

    Best Supporting Actor Drama:
    Corey Stoll, House Of Cards
    Guillermo Diaz, Scandal
    Mandy Patkin, Homeland
    Mads Michaelson, Hannibal
    Steven Yeun, The Walking Dead
    Laurence Fishburne, Hannibal

    Best Supporting Actress Drama:
    Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
    Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead
    Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter
    Kate Mara, House Of Cards
    Caroline Dhavernas, Hannibal
    Candice Accola, The Vampire Diaries

    Best Comedy:
    Parks & Recreation
    Happy Endings
    New Girl
    2 Broke Girls
    30 Rock

    Best Comedy Actor:
    Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
    Jake Jonhnson, New Girl
    Damon Wayans jr., Happy Endings
    Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
    Adam Scott, Parks & Recreation
    Jeremy Sisto, Suburgatory

    Best Comedy Actress:
    Lena Dunham, Girls
    Jane Levy, Suburgatory
    Zooey Deschenel, New Girl
    Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
    Kat Dennings, 2 Broke Girls
    Sutton Foster, Bunheads
    Krysten Ritter, Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23

    Best Comedy Supporting Actor:
    Max Greenfield, New Girl
    Adam Pally, Happy Endings
    Nick Offerman, Parks & Recreation
    Chris Messina, The Mindy Project
    Michael Cera, Arrested Development
    James Van Der Beek, Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23

    Best Comedy Supporting Actress:
    Aubrey Plaza, Parks & Recreation
    Cases Wilson, Happy Endings
    Busy Philips, Cougar Town
    Cobie Smulders, How I Met Your Mother
    Cheryl Hines, Suburgatory
    Zosia Mamet, Girls

  42. lulumini2 says:

    I am also so mad that Tatiana Maslany and Orphan Black were not nominated. Incredible acting and very creative writing. If you haven’t seen it yet, make a point to watch it. Also, does the Academy know there are other tv shows besides Modern Family and Mad Men??? And that there are other actors besides the ones on those two shows?? So infuriating. The same exact people and shows get nominated year after year and it’s sickening. Sons of Anarchy on FX is a brilliant show-so much more than a show about law-breaking bikers if you’re intelligent enough to pick up on the philosophical messages about life and relationships that permeate each season. The characters are very complex, as are their relationship dynamics and Sutter should have been nominated for his writing. Also, WALKING DEAD????? Again, much more than a show about killing zombies-it’s an allegory for human existence and the way we treat one another-brilliantly acted and written, if you take the time to really watch it and understand it. But like everyone said, the Emmys are just another opportunity for the politically “in” people to have their butts kissed and is not totally about merit or intelligent, meaningful programming.
    P.S. AGREE about John Noble from Fringe and Parks and Rec snubs-more proof that the people who make these nomination selections have no idea what’s out there. And I LOVE Nashville but was surprised about Connie Britton nom. It’s a fun, entertaining show but compared to actresses from other shows that weren’t nominated-like Tatiana Maslany, Keri Russell, Katie Segal from SOA, etc. it seems a bit odd.

  43. Mike Robbins says:

    Am I the only one here who thinks it’s unfair that web-exclusive series are being nominated for Emmys alongside shows that are on TV? The internet is a different medium than TV. And allowing webseries to be on the same ground as allowing TV movies to win Oscars (as opposed to Emmys which they do have categories for and rightfully so). Yes I get that House of Cards, Orange is the New Black (thankfully no nods here) and the new season Arrested Development are supposedly good. But they are NOT ON TV. And by allowing them to be nominated for an award meant for TV SHOWS (NOT internet shows), cheapens the deal for shows who fight for real TV channels (as well as Tatiana Maslany who was robbed of an Emmy nomination).

  44. G.N. Harvey says:

    What is wrong with the nominations committee?! Nearly every show nominated is on one of the pay cable channels…one would think it’s a conspiracy to get viewers to pay even more for the privelege of watching TV than we already do. But I digress…what I really wanted to comment on was the USA TV show “Suits” being left off the Best Drama Series category and Rick Hoffman, who plays Luis Litt so devilishly in th show, as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Anyone who’s ever watched the show knows it is so slyly, so cleverly written that you wait with baited breath for each upcoming episode. And Hoffman is absolutely perfect as the weird, but very human, oddity you love to hate.

  45. Netta says:

    Jennifer Carpenter is the best actress on tv. She should’ve been nominated for Dexter. Never seen better acting on tv. And Cat Dennings and Beth Berhs are brilliant on 2 Broke Girls. Scandal is a great show and Kerry Washington is amazing but Jennifer Carpenter is a better actress hands down

  46. Amy says:

    Cote de Pablo is deserved a nomination. She is an amazing actress on NCIS and although she is leaving this season, the nomination would mean allot to all her fans and a good way to say good luck

  47. Saman Q says:

    The only tv series i liked last year is Hannibal !! and it didn’t get even one nominee !!!

  48. Amanda says:

    I can’t believe that Scandal was not up for best drama!! You get hooked after one episode…#emmys#scandal#robbed