The 2012 Emmy Nominations
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The 2012 Emmy Nominations

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 19, 2012 | Comments ()


The 2012 Emmy Nominations were announced this morning by Jimmy Kimmel (subbing for Nick Offerman) and Kerry Washington. By allowing a giggity-billion nominees in each category, the Emmy Awards took a shotgun approach to satisfying EVERYONE, except, of course, "Parks and Recreation" and "Community" fans. Again.

Among the notable snubs: "Justified" didn't land in the Best Drama category, despite 7 nominees, Kelsey Grammer ("Boss") somehow didn't land a Best Actor nomination, John Noble ("Fringe") was once again overlooked, and "Louie" missed out on the comedy series nomination along with "P&R" and "Community."

But if you love "Downton Abbey," "Hatfields & McCoys," "American Horror Story," "Hemingway & Gelhorn," and "Modern Family," this is your kind of day.

Here is the compete list of nominees.

Best Drama
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"Mad Men"
"Game of Thrones"

Best Actor -- Drama
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Damien Lewis, "Homeland"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Timothy Olyphant, "Justified"
Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"

Best Supporting Actor -- Drama
Peter Dinklage -- "Game of Thrones"
Giancarlo Esposito -- "Breaking Bad"
Jared Harris -- "Mad Men"
Brendan Coye, "Downton Abbey"
Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"
Aaron Paul -- "Breaking Bad"

Best Supporting Actress -- Drama
Archie Punjabi, "The Good Wife"
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Joanne Froggat, "Downton Abbey"
Christina Hendrix, "Mad Men"
Christine Baranski, "Good Wife"

Best Actress -- Drama
Claire Danes -- "Homeland"
Julianna Margulies -- "The Good Wife"
Elisabeth Moss -- "Mad Men"
Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law"
Glenn Close, "Damages"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abby"

Best Comedy
"Modern Family,"
"30 Rock,"
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"

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

Best Actor -- Comedy
Don Cheadle -- "House of Lies"
Louis C.K. -- "Louie"
Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"
Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Jim Parsons, "Big Bang Theory"
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

Best Supporting Actress -- Comedy
Miayim Balik, "Big Bang Theory"
Meritt Weaver, "Nurse Jackie"
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Kathryn Joosten, "Desperate Housewives"

Best Supporting Actor -- Comedy
Max Greenfield, "New Girl"
Bill Hader, "Saturday NIght Live"
Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"

Best Television Movie or Miniseries
"Heminway and Gelhorn"
"American Horror Story"
"Hatfields and McCoys"
"Game Change"

Lead Actress -- TV Movie or Miniseries
Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway and Gelhorn"
Connie Britton, "American Horror Story"
Ashley Judd, "Missing"
Emma Thompson, "The Song of Lunch"

Lead Actor -- TV Movie or Miniseries
Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
Clive Owen, "Hemingway and Gelhorn"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
Idris Elba, "Luther"
Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"
Bill Paxton, "Hatfields & McCoys"

Supporting Actress -- TV Movie or Miniseries"
Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"
Francis Conroy, "American Horror Story"
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
Judy Davis, "Page Eight"
Mare Winningham, "Hatfields & McCoys"

Supporting Actor -- TV Movie or Miniseries"
Ed Harris, "Game Change"
Dennis O'Hare, "American Horror Story"
David Straitharn, "Hemingway and Gelhorn"
Martin Freeman, "Sherlock"
Tom Berenger, "Hatfields & McCoys"

Variety Show
"The Daily Show"
"The Colbert Report"
"Real Time with Bill Maher"
"Saturday Night Live"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"

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

Reality Competition -- 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 Berengon, "Dancing with the Stars"

Best Animated Series
"The Simpsons"
"American Dad"
"Bob's Burgers"
"The Penguins of Madagascar"

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