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They're Here! Check Out The 2012 Primetime Emmy Nominations!

Emmy Nominations!

The results are in!!

At early o'clock this morning Jimmy Kimmel and Django Unchained actress Kerry Washington announced which lucky actors (and other people) received a 2012 Emmy nomination (or two)!

We have to say we are VERY pleased with the academy's selections — with the exception that True Blood and Glee were completely SNUBBED! UGH!

Okay, sorry about that. The nominees are…..

Outstanding Drama Series:

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series:

The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock

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See the rest of the 2012 primetime Emmy nominations…. AFTER THE JUMP!!!

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series:

Glenn Close as Patty Hewes (Damages)
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey)
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife)
Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn (Harry’s Law)
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison (Homeland)
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson (Mad Men)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series:

Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day (New Girl)
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath (Girls)
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton (Nurse Jackie)
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer (Veep)
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn (Mike and Molly)
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope (Parks and Rec)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series:

Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson (Boardwalk Empire)
Bryan Cranston as Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody (Homeland)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper (Mad Men)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series:

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang)
Larry David as Himself (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan (in House of Lies)
Louis C.K. as Louie (Louie)
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper (Two and a Half Men)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series:
Anna Gunn as Skyler White (Breaking Bad)
Maggie Smith as Violet (Downton Abbey)
Joanne Froggatt as Anna (Downton Abbey)
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma (The Good Wife)
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife)
Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris (Mad Men)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series:

Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler (Big Bang)
Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey (Desperate Housewives)
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy (Modern Family)
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (Modern Family)
Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow (Nurse Jackie)
Kristen Wiig as lots of characters (SNL)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)
Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring (Breaking Bad)
Brendan Coyle as John Bates (Downton Abbey)
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson (Downton Abbey)
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister (Game Of Thrones)
Jared Harris as Lane Pryce (Mad Men)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series:

Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett (Modern Family)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett (Modern Family)
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker (Modern Family)
Max Greenfield as Schmidt (New Girl)
Bill Hader (SNL)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series:

Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm (The Good Wife)
Loretta Devine as Adele Webber (Grey’s Anatomy)
Jean Smart as D.A. Roseanna Remmick (Harry’s Law)
Julia Ormond as Marie Calvet (Mad Men)
Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall (Smash)
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson (Shameless)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series:

Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Shannon Beiste (Glee)
Maya Rudolph, Host (SNL)
Melissa McCarthy, Host (SNL)
Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup (30 Rock)
Margaret Cho as Kim Jong-il (30 Rock)
Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper (Two and a Half Men)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series:

Mark Margolis as Tio Salamanca (Breaking Bad)
Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney (The Good Wife)
Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning (The Good Wife)
Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett (Justified)
Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg (Mad Men)
Jason Ritter as Mark Cyr (Parenthood)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series:

Michael J. Fox as Himself Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear as Tad (Modern Family)
Bobby Cannavale as Dr. Mike Cruz (Nurse Jackie)
Jimmy Fallon, Host (SNL)
Will Arnett as Devon Banks (30 Rock)
Jon Hamm as Abner and David Brinkley (30 Rock)

Outstanding Variety Series:

The Colbert Report
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time With Bill Maher
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series:

Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey)
Gideon Raff (Homeland)
Matthew Weiner (Mad Men)
Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series:

Chris McKenna (Community)
Lena Dunham (Girls)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Rec)
Michael Schur (Parks and Rec)

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie:

American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie:

Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin (Game Change)
Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn (Hemingway & Gellhorn)
Emma Thompson as She (The Song Of Lunch)
Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone (Missing)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie:

Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt (Game Change)
Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield (Hatfields & McCoys)
Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy (Hatfields & McCoys)
Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway (Hemingway & Gellhorn)
Idris Elba as John Luther (Luther)
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia)

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11 comments to “They're Here! Check Out The 2012 Primetime Emmy Nominations!”

  1. Callum Nightingale says – reply to this


    Maybe i'm biased because i've loved the show since it started but i really think Sandra Oh (christina yang) from Grey's Anatomy deserved a nomination

  2. 2

    Glee was a whole lot of awful this season, but I firmly believe Naya Rivera (Santana) should have been AT LEAST nominated… There are a few names in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy that, well, shouldn't be. I don't want to start diss though…

  3. lennyd says – reply to this


    The Walking Dead isn't nominted

  4. h says – reply to this


    Pretty sure Glee wasn't nominated for a reason….

  5. 5

    True Blood sucked gigantic dick last season.
    Glee was one bad After School Special after another. The only reason I watch the show now is to see the kids from the Glee Project and they've only seemed to actually write material that's worth a damn for one of the winners.

  6. Elle says – reply to this


    Can't believe Community got only one nomination. What the actual fuck…

  7. LOL says – reply to this


    Alfie Allen wuz robbed! D:

  8. 8

    whomp-whomp, Glee. Of course you got snubbed. The show is no longer "relevant." The stories are almost as annoying as the characters, and viewers are tuning out. Time to pull the plug on this disaster.

  9. Ana says – reply to this


    Didn't follow last season of true blood, so I can't say if I agree with you or not, but glee was absolutely bad this season: to rushed storylines and honestly it was like a big series of public awareness topics. I don't even know why Dot-Jones is nominated and I adore her.

    Re: mswilde

    Btw, mswilde, while I like Naya, I honestly think that they messed up her character. People tend to forget that in the first season, she was a maneater and them BAM…she is suddenly a lesbian because the fans were all giddy with that Brittany comment in episode 13. And before you say: "oh, those guys were her beards", when Puck dated Mercedes for like an episode, she was truely jealous.
    At least they could have put her as bissexual, like they did with Brittany, but ignoring storyline is just stupid.
    Besides, while her coming out story was moving, something like this already happened in Glee with Kurt telling his dad, the only difference is that he got a better reaction.

  10. 10

    glee has been changing… they are doing shit and talking about shit JUST for the sake of doing it, of being one of those programs that just deals with SO many issues but at the expense of good writing and coherent story lines.
    true blood… is not as good as it used to be. Still an amazingly well ACTED show but the writing is all over the place. I think maybe Anna deserved a best actress nod but no one else… i'm sure they got tech award nominations. They were nominated so much season 1 but the show has taken a nosedive since then :[

  11. 11

    Nothing new here, they rarely ever get it right. Total joke that they nominated all four guys from Modern Family again. Worst offense I would say is Veep being in there over Community, that show was horrendous (and really just painful to watch) and Community is better then all of the other nominees put together.