2013 Emmy Nominations Announced

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July 18th, 2013

Emmy Statue Wide


Note: the following are highlights from the nominations release. You can see much more at the official Emmy nomination page.

via press release:

Outstanding drama series


  • "Breaking Bad"
  • "Downton Abbey"
  • "Game of Thrones"
  • "Homeland"
  • "House of Cards"
  • "Mad Men"


Outstanding lead actress in a drama series


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


Outstanding lead actor in a drama series


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


Oustanding supporting actor in a drama series


  • Bobby Cannavale, "Boardwalk Empire"
  • Jonathan Banks, "Breaking Bad"
  • Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
  • Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"
  • Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
  • Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"


Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series


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


Outstanding comedy series


  • "The Big Bang Theory"
  • "Girls"
  • "Louie"
  • "Modern Family"
  • "Veep"
  • "30 Rock"


Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series


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


Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series


  • 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"


Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series


  • 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"


Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series


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


Outstanding miniseries or movie


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


Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie


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


Outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie


  • Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter"
  • Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector"
  • Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals"
  • Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake"


Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie


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


Outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie


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


Outstanding reality competition program


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


Outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program


  • Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"
  • Betty White, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"
  • Tom Bergeron, "Dancing with the Stars"
  • Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, "Project Runway"
  • Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance"
  • Anthony Bourdain, "The Taste"


Outstanding variety 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"
  • Maxim

    Every year is the same. Same shows, same actors. GoT, BrBa, Mad Men, Homeland, Danes, Lewis, Cranston,Paul, TBBT, Parsons. Some of them are good, some of them not. TBBT since season 4 just terrible compared to first 3 seasons. Then again where is SoA? Justified? Olyphant? Goggins? Hello..
    If Jen Carpenter is not nominated next yer fo Dexter Season 8..

  • Nathan

    Was hoping Scandal would be nominated for Outstanding Drama Series…at least Kerry is nominated though!

  • Annie

    Scandal!! Go Kerry!

  • alim


  • zilla-rilla

    Surprised to see no Julianna Margulies this year~!

  • Chris

    No Walking Dead anywhere in this?

  • Tom

    It’s a crime that Tatiana Maslany of ‘Orphan Black’ didn’t receive a nomination.

  • OddGuy

    No nomination for Monica Potter. :(

  • Jeff (Canada)

    OK this is the Cable Awards, so where is the link to the Broadcast TV Awards? Obviously they decided to split the two up this year.

  • MikeRand

    “The Big Bang Theory” is the only good comedy on the list recognized. Where’s recognition for “The Middle,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Raising Hope,” “Mike & Molly,” “Hot In Cleveland,” “The Exes,” “Happily Divorced,” “Melissa & Joey?”

  • Annie

    It is a shame the emmys are overbloated with pay cable net shows thst maybe only half deserve. If any show was robbed of nomination this year, it is most certainly Fringe.

  • Jon

    Tatiana Malany … why ?!

  • Melanie P.

    Congrats to Kerry Washington on her nomination, so well deserved!! Wish Monica Potter had been nominated though.

  • BiPolarPoet

    Most of these award shows are so repetitive with the same shows and actors/actresses nominated every year that it’s almost pointless to have award shows. And I will NEVER understand the love for MAD MEN because I think that show sucks so much. It has to be the most OVERRATED show in the last decade.

    But I wholeheartedly agree with TOM. I’ve never heard of Tatiana Maslany before ORPHAN BLACK but I think she is absolutely magnificent in that show. I would take off Connie Britton (who I love from FNL) or Robin Wright (she was alright in HOC but nothing special) and put in Tatiana Maslany.

  • rob60990

    Kerry Washington? lmao The Emmys have officially become a joke.

  • ron

    cabl, cable, cable the drama is dominated for cable people… and no suprises it,s like we aare seeing last year nominees… i though the americans would be nom

  • Michael

    Connie Britton, really? Don’t get me wrong, I’m enjoying ‘Nashville’ but her performance on this show isn’t worthy of a nomination! In fact, I think Hayden deserves a nomination, before Connie.

    Wow, I’m not used to Julianna Margulies not being nominated!

  • Liam

    Its the same shows and same people being nominated every year. Seriously, Monica Potter deserves that Emmy nomination for Parenthood this year.

    Who do I write to to complain????

  • Dennis

    YES Go Vera !!! Should be an easy win for her up against the likes of Connie Britton and Kerry Washington PMSL :D

  • Melanie P.

    @Michael, Sorry, I disagree with you. Although I don’t watch Nashville anymore, from what I saw, I personally think Connie Britton is way more deserving of a nom than Hayden is. She’s the better actress overall IMO. I think Hayden is miscast and looks like she is in pain and struggling while saying her lines. Like trying way too hard to be a serious actress.

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