Primetime Emmy nominations announced

The 64th Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles. The list includes many of last year’s nominees such as Mad Men, which has won Best Drama Series for four consecutive years, and Modern Family, which has won twice for a comedy series. Among the nominations this year are also many first time contenders. Newcomers include Showtime’s Homeland, which has been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series as well as Lead Actor and Actress, and HBO’s Girls, nominated for Comedy Series. With the mix of usual contenders and new faces, the award show is sure to be full of surprises. Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the ceremony this year, which will air September 23. See a list of this year’s main Emmy nominations below. ~Isabelle Khoo

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO
Girls • HBO
Modern Family • ABC
30 Rock • NBC
Veep • HBO

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Girls • HBO – Lena Dunham
Mike & Molly • CBS – Melissa McCarthy
New Girl • FOX – Zooey Deschanel
Nurse Jackie • Showtime – Edie Falco
Parks and Recreation • NBC – Amy Poehler
30 Rock • NBC – Tina Fey
Veep • HBO – Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS – Jim Parsons
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO – Larry David
House of Lies • Showtime – Don Cheadle
Louie • FX Networks – Louis C.K.
30 Rock • NBC – Alec Baldwin
Two and a Half Men • CBS – Jon Cryer

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS – Mayim Bialik
Desperate Housewives • ABC – Kathryn Joosten
Modern Family • ABC – Julie Bowen
Modern Family • ABC – Sofia Vergara
Nurse Jackie • Showtime – Merritt Wever
Saturday Night Live • NBC – Kristen Wiig

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Modern Family • ABC – Ed O’Neill
Modern Family • ABC – Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Modern Family • ABC – Ty Burrell
Modern Family • ABC – Eric Stonestreet
New Girl • FOX – Max Greenfield
Saturday Night Live • NBC – Bill Hader

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Glee • FOX – Dot-Marie Jones
Saturday Night Live • NBC – Maya Rudolph
Saturday Night Live • NBC – Melissa McCarthy
30 Rock • NBC – Elizabeth Banks
30 Rock • NBC – Margaret Cho
Two and a Half Men • CBS – Kathy Bates

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO – Michael J. Fox
Modern Family • ABC – Greg Kinnear
Nurse Jackie • Showtime – Bobby Cannavale
Saturday Night Live • NBC – Jimmy Fallon
30 Rock • NBC – Will Arnett
30 Rock • NBC – Jon Hamm

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO – Robert B. Weide
Girls •  HBO – Lena Dunham
Louie • FX Networks – Louis C.K.
Modern Family • ABC – Jason Winer
Modern Family • ABC – Steven Levitan
New Girl • FOX – Jake Kasdan

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
CommunityChris McKenna
GirlsLena Dunham
LouieLouis C.K.
Parks and RecreationAmy Poehler
Parks and RecreationMichael Schur

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • HBO
Breaking Bad • AMC
Downton Abbey • PBS
Game of Thrones • HBO
Homeland • Showtime
Mad Men • AMC

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Damages • DirecTV – Glenn Close
Downton Abbey • PBS – Michelle Dockery
The Good Wife • CBS – Julianna Margulies
Harry’s Law • NBC – Kathy Bates
Homeland • Showtime – Claire Danes
Mad Men • AMC – Elisabeth Moss

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • HBO – Steve Buscemi
Breaking Bad • AMC – Bryan Cranston
Dexter • Showtime – Michael C. Hall
Downton Abbey • PBS – Hugh Bonneville
Homeland • Showtime – Damian Lewis
Mad Men • AMC – Jon Hamm

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad • AMC – Anna Gunn
Downton Abbey • PBS – Maggie Smith
Downton Abbey • PBS – Joanne Froggatt
The Good Wife • CBS – Archie Panjabi
The Good Wife • CBS –  Christine Baranski
Mad Men • AMC – Christina Hendricks

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad • AMC – Aaron Paul
Breaking Bad • AMC – Giancarlo Esposito
Downton Abbey • PBS – Brendan Coyle
Downton Abbey • PBS – Jim Carter
Game of Thrones • HBO – Peter Dinklage
Mad Men • AMC – Jared Harris

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
The Good Wife • CBS – Martha Plimpton
Grey’s Anatomy • ABC – Loretta Devine
Harry’s Law • NBC – Jean Smart
Mad Men • AMC – Julia Ormond
Shameless • Showtime – Joan Cusack
Smash • NBC – Uma Thurman

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad • AMC – Mark Margolis
The Good Wife • CBS – Dylan Baker
The Good Wife • CBS – Michael J. Fox
Justified • FX Networks – Jeremy Davies
Mad Men • AMC – Ben Feldman
Parenthood • NBC – Jason Ritter

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • To The Lost • HBO – Tim Van Patten
Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC – Vince Gilligan
Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • PBS – Brian Percival
Homeland • Pilot • Showtime – Michael Cuesta
Mad Men • The Other Woman • AMC – Phil Abraham

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Downton AbbeyJulian Fellowes
HomelandAlex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff
Mad MenSemi Chellas, Matthew Weiner
Mad MenAndré Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton
Mad MenErin Levy, Matthew Weiner

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story • FX Networks – Connie Britton
Game Change • HBO – Julianne Moore
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO – Nicole Kidman
Missing • ABC – Ashley Judd
The Song of Lunch • PBS – Emma Thompson

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Game Change • HBO – Woody Harrelson
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY – Kevin Costner
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY – Bill Paxton
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO – Clive Owen
Luther • BBC America – Idris Elba
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia • PBS – Benedict Cumberbatch

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
American Horror Story • FX Networks – Frances Conroy
American Horror Story • FX Networks – Jessica Lange
Game Change • HBO – Sarah Paulson
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY – Mare Winningham
Page Eight  • PBS – Judy Davis

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story • FX Networks – Denis O’Hare
Game Change • HBO – Ed Harris
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY – Tom Berenger
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO – David Strathairn
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia • PBS – Martin Freeman

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Game Change • HBO – Jay Roach
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY – Kevin Reynolds
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO – Philip Kaufman
Luther • BBC America – Sam Miller
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia • PBS – Paul McGuigan

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC
Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO
Saturday Night Live • NBC

Outstanding Variety Special
Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl • NBC
Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker • Bravo
The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS
Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again • HBO
Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances) • PBS

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report • Episode 7121A • Comedy Central – James Hoskinson
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Episode 17087 • Comedy Central – Chuck O’Neil
Late Show With David Letterman • Episode 3602 • CBS – Jerry Foley
Portlandia • One Moore Episode • IFC – Jonathan Krisel
Saturday Night Live • Host: Mick Jagger • NBC – Don Roy King

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC – Don Mischer
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS – Louis J. Horvitz
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks – Louis C.K.
New York City Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker • PBS – Alan Skog
65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS – Glenn Weiss

Outstanding Animated Program
American Dad!
Bob’s Burgers
Futurama
The Penguins of Madagascar
The Simpsons

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
Desperate Housewives  – Brenda Strong
Phineas and Ferb – Dan Povenmire
Prep & Landing  – Rob Riggle
Futurama l – Maurice LaMarche
The Looney Tunes Show – Kristen Wiig
The SimpsonsHank Azaria

Outstanding Children’s Program
Degrassi • TeenNick
Good Luck Charlie • Disney Channel
iCarly • Nickelodeon
Victorious • Nickelodeon
Wizards of Waverly Place • Disney Channel

Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow • PBS
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution • ABC
MythBusters • Discovery Channel
Shark Tank • ABC
Undercover Boss • CBS
Who Do You Think You Are? • NBC

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race • CBS
Dancing With The Stars • ABC
Project Runway • Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance • FOX
Top Chef • Bravo
The Voice • NBC

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race • CBS – Phil Keoghan
American Idol • FOX – Ryan Seacrest
Betty White’s Off Their Rockers • NBC – Betty White
Dancing With The Stars • ABC – Tom Bergeron
So You Think You Can Dance • FOXCat Deeley

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