Emmy Awards Nominations

On July 19th, Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Jimmy Kimmel presented the nominees for this year’s 64th edition of the Primetime Emmy Awards.

The premiere festivities will take place in Los Angeles, on the 23rd of September.

So here are this year’s nominations:

Best Drama Series:

Breaking Bad (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Homeland (Showtime

Since the start of the series, in 2008, Mad Men has won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama every year so it’s not a leap to assume it will win this year too, even with competition like Boardwalk Empire and GoT.

Best Comedy Series:

30 Rock (NBC)
Curb Your Enthusiasm – (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Veep (HBO)
Girls (HBO

For the last 2 years, the standing winner has been Modern Family. Then again, before that it was 30 Rock so..time will tell.

Best Miniseries or Movie:

American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

My money’s on AHS, which they introduced as a miniseries, because while the cast stays mainly the same, the settings and stories will change every season so there you go.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Alec Baldwin – 30Rock (NBC)
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Louis C.K – Louie (FX)
Don Cheadle – House of Lies (Showtime)
Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men (CBS)

If it wasn’t for Cryer, I would’ve said it’s between Alec Baldwin and Jim Parsons. As it is, with his first nomination for Two and a Half Men, I actually think Cryer has a chance.

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad (AMC)
Michael C. Hall – Dexter (Showtime)
Jon Hamm – Mad Men (AMC)
Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey – (PBS)
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire – (HBO)
Damian Lewis – Homeland – (Showtime)

I want it to be Steve Buscemi so, so bad.

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

Woody Harrelson – Game Change
Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton – Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen – Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba – Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Now, if it were up to me, I’d have a hard time choosing between the talented Idris Elba and the equally brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch. Alas, it’s not up to me. Forecast: Paxton.

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Tina Fey – 30Rock (NBC)
Lena Dunham – Girls – (HBO)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep (HBO)
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly (CBS)
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl (Fox)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

Glenn Close – Damages (DirecTV)
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey (PBS)
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife (CBS)
Kathy Bates – Harry’s Law (NBC)
Claire Danes – Homeland (Showtime)
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men (AMC)

No contest here, Kathy Bates, hands down.

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:

Connie Britton – American Horror Story
Julianne Moore – Game Change
Nicole Kidman – Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd – Missing
Emma Thompson – The Song of Lunch

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family (ABC)
Ty Burrell – Modern Family (ABC)
Ed O’Neil – Modern Family (ABC)
Max Greenfield – New Girl (Fox)
Bill Hader – Saturday Night Live (NBC

Word on the street..Ed O’Neil.

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad (AMC)
Giancarlo Esposito – Breaking Bad (AMC)
Brendan Coyle – Downton Abbey – (PBS)
Jim Carter – Downton Abbey – (PBS)
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones (HBO)
Jared Harris – Mad Men (AMC)

Oh, like you have to ask. You do? No way. Peter Dinklage, naturally. The amazingly, incredibly, unworldly talented Mr. Dinklage. ( Yes, I’ll be writing an ode to him soon enough)

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or 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

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:

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

Guest Actor in a Drama Series:

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

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:

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

Without question, again, Kathy Bates because..have you seen that episode? Priceless. Best damn humor the whole season had.

Guest Actress in a Drama Series:

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

Variety Series:

The Colbert cu Busboy Productions şi Spartina Productions
The Daily Show cu Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live cu Jackhole Industries
Late Night cu Jimmy Fallon
Real Time cu Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live cu Universal Television şi Broadway Video

Variety, Music or Comedy 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)
84th Annual Academy Awards (ABC)
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (NBC)
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS)
Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances) (PBS)
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre (FX Networks)
65th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Best Reality Show:

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)

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)

Best Animated Series:

American Dad! – Hot Water (FOX)
Bob’s Burgers – BurgerBoss (FOX)
Futurama – The Tip Of The Zoidberg (Comedy Central)
The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole (Nickelodeon)
The Simpsons – Holidays Of Future Passed (FOX)

So, ladies and gents, care to take any wagers? Who do you think is going to win?






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