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2012 Emmy Nominations Announced!

2012 Emmy Nominations Announced!

The nominations for the 2012 Emmy Awards are here!

The show celebrates the best and brightest in the world of television and will be held on Sunday, September 23 on ABC!

Jimmy Kimmel announced the nominations with Scandal star Kerry Washington early in the morning.

Modern Family was a standout this year with 14 nominations, and Mad Men and American Horror Story received a whopping 17 noms!

Also pictured: Jimmy and Kerry announcing the nominees on Thursday morning (July 19) held at the Television Academy’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in Los Angeles.

Click inside to see the nominees, and check out for a complete list!

Outstanding Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock

Outstanding Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series:

Girls, Lena Dunham
Mike & Molly, Melissa McCarthy
New Girl, Zooey Deschanel
Nurse Jackie Edie Falco
Parks And Recreation, Amy Poehler
30 Rock, Tina Fey
Veep Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Claire Danes, Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
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 Series:
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

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
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 Series:
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 Reality Show Competition:

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

Outstanding Movie or Miniseries:
Sherlock (PBS)
Game Change (HBO)
Hatfields & McCoys (History)
American Horror Story (FX)
Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)

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  • lauren

    where’s dexter?

  • Weber from Brazil

    Claire Danes has won every single award for her amazing performance on “Homeland”
    and now she was just ignored by the Emmys :(
    so I’m going to cheer for Julianna Marguilles…she’s incredible as Alicia Florrick on “The Good Wife” :)

  • Andini

    No Glee? Well done Emmy!!

  • Faty

    where’s Anna torv,John Noble,Claire Danes ,Community and Fringe?

  • Anonymous

    Mad men forever!

  • wam

    @Andini: glee is a joke.

  • Just so

    Go Clive and Nicole. And yeah for Michael C. Hall!

  • Ashley

    Where is community?
    ‘Girls’ Suck big time…should not have been nominated..
    On another note…Really Happy for Michael C Hall’s nomination + All of Breaking Bad nominations :)

  • ZZZZ

    Same old tired crew gets noms!

  • cindy

    So happy The Voice got a nomination. It would be so cool that they win!! It’s my favorite show to watch!!Also excited that American Horror Story got nods! Hope they win some awards!!

  • sj

    max greenfield!!! hope he beats the modern family guys!! :)

  • claire

    Hey Jared. Claire Danes WAS nominated for an Emmy. Check out their website. Can’t believe you forgot her.

  • Lailah

    Remember when Glee once had the most nominations? -le sigh- That show had so much potential. Anyway, congrats to the nominees! They deserve it. A little disappointing Community isn’t nominated though…

  • Emma

    Umm, there must be 6 nomination for best leading actress in a tv drama. There are just 5, Claire Danes is missing. Please put her, thanks.

  • rs2366

    forgot to include ‘Veep’s nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series.

  • Smarts

    No community? Or Shameless? Not surprised about Glee…show’s gone downhill.

  • yo

    Game of Thrones and Sherlock xD

  • Dave Franco

    David Oakes & Emmy Rossum should have been nominated. American Horror Story with 17 noms? LMAO. It’s a good show, but worthy of having that much noms… no. I wish there was more parity in voting, they same shows get nominated.

  • Dave Franco

    Btw… GIRLS, a comedy series? Has anyone laughed? I haven’t.

  • Esha

    Again no love for SOA.. Hate this!!

  • Aly

    Give the Emmy to Nicole Kidman!

  • cloco

    Glenn Close and Christine Baranski . my vote.

  • http://- Kate

    @Weber from Brazil: Claire Danes did get nominated :) Hope she wins! :D

  • Moh123

    i am sooo happy for Nicole Kidman

  • Rosie

    “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” receives only three nominations, while the overblown and inferior “DOWNTON ABBEY” receives seven nods? They couldn’t even nominate Kelly MacDonald, Michael Pitt or Gretchen Mol? Really? Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen received nods for their hammy acting in “HEMINGWAY AND GELLER”?

  • Jessi

    where’s mariska hargitay from L&O: SVU? That show is amazing!

  • someone

    Claire Danes MUST win! also Michael C Hall. Best of luck

  • paleezzzzz2

    Nicole Kidman was nominated. Yeah, good for her! Great actress.

  • Jane

    Julianne Moore was amazing as Sarah Palin. I hope the Emmy goes to her!

  • surftheturf

    “We may not win Emmys, or even get nominated for them, but we win every single online poll we are up for, and that is because of you guys.”

    - gillian jacobs at comic con -

  • Della

    I’m cheering for my Breaking Bad guys and girl! Also Melissa McCarthy is an amazing comic. Kudos to Clive Owens and Nicole Kidman too. I loved Hemingway & Gellhorn.

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    haha love how jimmy is wearing pajamas

  • bookish

    I am so happy for Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig… they deserve it

  • Ehsan

    No House M.D? come on!

  • Marie

    Every year the same exact people get nominated and usually win. There are so many more wonderful(and better) shows that never get recognized.

  • http://kevinredondo KRP

    nicole kidman was so amazing in Hemingway & Gellhorn

  • pup

    Sherlock FTW!!

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