The Nominations For The 2013 Primetime Emmys Have Been Announced

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The Nominations For The 2013 Primetime Emmys Have Been Announced

The nominations for the 2013 Primetime Emmys were announced this morning without that many surprises to be found. In fact, as you look down the list, you’ll see several of the usual suspects that we’ve come to expect.

For Best Drama Series, we once again find Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, and Homeland, all nominees last year in the same category. The only new addition is actually a show that has made a bit of history. House of Cards has become the first show to be nominated in the category that was released exclusively online (Netflix).

For Best Comedy Series, Modern Family, Veep, The Big Bang Theory, 30 Rock, and Girls are once again up for the award after being nominated last year as well. Louie rounds out the category as the sixth nominee.

Overall, American Horror Story nabbed the most nominations with 17, including Best Miniseries and Lead Actress in a Miniseries (Jessica Lange), while Game of Thrones follows with 16, including Best Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (Peter Dinklage), and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama (Emilia Clarke).

Personally, I don’t watch that many TV shows anymore, but with some of the great shows that I do watch having been nominated, it’s enough to make me want to root for them. In particular, I’ll be cheering for Game of Thrones to take top honors, something I’ve been waiting for to happen for the past couple of years, only to see it defeated by Homeland and Mad Men. Could this finally be the year it comes out on top?

As for its other nominations, I’m not too sure of its chances in the Supporting Actor/Actress categories. Dinklage has already won for his outstanding performance as Tyrion Lannister, so I don’t think they’ll be giving it to him again this soon, especially with his character not getting nearly as much screentime as he has in the past. Clarke does a good job as Daenerys Targaryen, but she has to go up against the powerhouse known as Maggie Smith – in addition to other talented actresses. Where it does seem to have a good chance is in Outstanding Guest Actress (Diana Rigg) and Best Writing (D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, “The Rains of Castamere”).

I’m rather surprised that American Horror Story got as many nominations as it did, particularly because this season was nowhere near as good as the first, but I guess there must have been enough people who liked it. As to its chances though, I wouldn’t hold my breath for it to take many of its categories.

As for the Comedy nominees, I wish I could say more, but I don’t watch any of those shows. However, it’s a safe bet that Modern Family will continue its streak, having won the category for the last three years in a row.

There’s still plenty of time left to speculate as to who the winners will be as the 2013 Emmys won’t air until Sunday, September 22nd. In the meantime, check out the nominees for all major categories below.

What do you think of this year’s nominees? Are there any you feel were wrongfully left out? Any you would take out? Let us know in the comments below!

(Source: Collider)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
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 ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damien Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
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 SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
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 GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
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

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
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

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Girls
Louie
Modern Family
Veep

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
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 ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Jane Lynch, Glee
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Anna Chlumski, Veep

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
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 GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Molly Shannon, Enlightened
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Melissa Leo, Louie
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Will Forte, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Episodes, Episode 209, David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik
Louie, Daddy’s Girlfriend (Part 1), Louis C.K.
The Office, Finale, Greg Daniels
30 Rock, Hogcock!, Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock
30 Rock, Last Lunch, Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad, Dead Freight, George Mastras
Breaking Bad, Say My Name, Thomas Schnauz
Downton Abbey, Episode 4, Julian Fellowes
Game of Thrones, The Rains of Castamere, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Homeland, Q&A, Henry Bromell

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Girls, On All Fours, Lena Dunham
Glee, Diva, Paris Barclay
Louie, New Year’s Eve, Louis C.K.
Modern Family, Arrested, Gail Mancuso
30 Rock, Hogcock!, Beth McCarthy-Miller

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire, Margate Sands, Tim Van Patten
Breaking Bad, Gliding Over All, Michelle MacLaren
Downton Abbey, Episode 4, Jeremy Webb
Homeland, Q&A, Lesli Linka Glatter
House of Cards, Chapter 1, David Fincher

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST
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 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
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

LEAD ACTOR IN A TV 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

LEAD ACTRESS IN A TV 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

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