2012 Emmy Nominations Announced

     July 19, 2012

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The 2012 Emmy nominations are here, and there are plenty of predictable results, a few pleasant surprises, and a slew of snubs (I hear you, Parks and Rec and Community fans, I hear you!).  I mentioned in my piece on underrated series and performances this year that there were plenty of shoo-ins from shows I shouldn’t even bother mentioning, most especially Justified and the aforementioned comedies.  Apparently I was dead wrong.  But there were a few nice additions, including Michelle Dockery for Downton Abbey(what’s with all of the Downton noms this year?  It had a lackluster second season aside from Dockery) as well as Christine Baranski for The Good Wife and Mark Margolis for Breaking Bad (ding ding ding!).  For the list of nominees, hit the jump.

breaking-bad-season-4-poster-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

Jared Harris, Mad Men

Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

breaking-bad-mark-margolisOUTSTANDING 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

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey (Episode 7)

Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon & Gideon Raff, Homeland (Pilot)

Semi Chellas &, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men (The Other Woman)

Andre Jacquemetton & Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men (Commissions And Fees)

Erin Levy & Matthew Weiner, Mad Men (Far Away Places)

modern-family-tv-show-poster-01OUTSTANDING COMEDY

The Big Bang Theory

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Girls

Modern Family

30 Rock

Veep

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis CK, Louie

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Bill-Hader Stefan Saturday Night LiveOUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Max Greenfield, New Girl

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives

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

evil-troy-evil-abed-communityOUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Chris McKenna, Community (Remedial Chaos Theory)

Lena Dunham, Girls (Pilot)

Louis C.K., Louie (Pregnant)

Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation (The Debate)

Michael Schur, Parks And Recreation (Win, Lose, Or Draw)

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

daily-show-jon-stewart-wallpaperOUTSTANDING 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

game-change-posterLEAD ACTRESS IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Connie Britton, American Horror Story

Ashley Judd, Missing

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Julianne Moore, Game Change

Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story

Ed Harris, Game Change

Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys

David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Frances Conroy, American Horror Story

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Sarah Paulson, Game Change

Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys

Judy Davis, Page Eight

For the full list of nominations, visit the Emmys official site.

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