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2012 Emmy Nominations Full List

And the nominees are ...


The 2012 Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday morning, July 19, by Kerry Washington, the leading actress on "Scandal" and Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel, who filled in for "Parks and Recreation" star and scheduled announcer Nick Offerman, who was delayed due to East Coast weather.

Given the not-ready-for-prime-time early hour, Jimmy Kimmel showed up to announce the nominations in his pajamas.

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The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. It will be Kimmel's first time hosting the Primetime Emmy telecast which will air on ABC. Here's the full list of nominees in the major categories.

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Outstanding Comedy Series

"The Big Bang Theory"

"Curb Your Enthusiasm"


"Modern Family"

"30 Rock"


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"

Lena Dunham, "Girls"

Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"

Tina Fey, "30 Rock"

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly"

Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

Oustanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"

Louis C.K., "Louie"

Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"

Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"

Kathryn Joosten, "Desperate Housewives"

Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"

Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"

Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie"

Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"

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"

Max Greenfield, "New Girl"

Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Drama Series

"Boardwalk Empire"

"Breaking Bad"

"Downton Abbey"

"Game of Thrones"


"Mad Men"

Oustanding Lead Actress in a Drama

Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law"

Glenn Close, "Damages"

Claire Danes, "Homeland

Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"

Juliana Margulies, "The Good Wife"

Elizabeth Moss, "Mad Men"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"

Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"

Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"

Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"

Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"

Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"

Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"

Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"

Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"

Giancarlo Esposito, "Breaking Bad"

Brendan Coyle, "Downton Abbey"

Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey"

Peter Dinklage, "Game Of Thrones"

Jared Harris, "Mad Men"

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

"American Horror Story"

"Game Change"

"Hatfields & McCoys"

"Hemingway & Gellhorn"


"Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia" (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Connie Britton, "American Horror Story"

Julianne Moore, "Game Change"

Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"

Ashley Judd, "Missing"

Emma Thompson, "The Song Of Lunch" (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A 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" (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie

Frances Conroy, "American Horror Story"

Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"

Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"

Mare Winningham, "Hatfields & McCoys"

Judy Davis, "Page Eight" (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A 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" (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Series

Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With the Stars"

Phil Keoghan, "The Amazing Race"

Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"

Betty White, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"

Cat Deely, "So You Think You Can Dance"

Outstanding Reality-Competition Series

"The Amazing Race"

"Dancing With the Stars"

"Project Runway"

"So You Think You Can Dance"

"Top Chef"

"The Voice"

Outstanding Reality Series

"Antiques Roadshow"

"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution"


"Shark Tank"

"Undercover Boss"

"Who Do You Think You Are?"

Outstanding Nonfiction Series

"American Masters"

"Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations"

"Frozen Planet"

"Inside The Actors Studio"

"The Weight Of The Nation"

Outstanding Variety Series

"The Colbert Report"

"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"

"Jimmy Kimmel Live"

"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

"Real Time With Bill Maher"

"Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Animated Series

"American Dad!"

"Bob's Burgers"


"The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole"

"The Simpsons"

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

Brenda Strong, "Desperate Housewives"

Dan Povenmire, "Disney Phineas And Ferb: Across The 2nd Dimension"

Rob Riggle, "Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice"

Maurice LaMarche , "Futurama"

Kristen Wiig, "The Looney Tunes Show"

Hank Azaria, "The Simpsons"

Outstanding Children's Program


"Good Luck Charlie"



"Wizards Of Waverly Place"

Outstanding Commercial

The Bark Side, Volkswagen

Best Job, Procter & Gamble Corporate Brand

Color Changes Everything, Target: Spring Apparel, Home + Beauty Products

The Dog Strikes Back, Volkswagen

It's Halftime In America, Chrysler Brand

Jul 19, 2012 8:17AM

  The best shows on tv NCIS, HOUSE GOOD WIFE. Inever watch the rerun of show same old shows.


Jul 19, 2012 8:13AM
What about "Suits"...One of the best shows of the last 10 years and they are totally ignored.  No, they don't have any major stars, but the acting and plots are outstanding.  I guess that the network doesn't have enough money to bribe the right people.  Just another example of the fact that the "Emmys" are a joke.
Jul 19, 2012 8:11AM

I'm not taking anything away from shows like Breaking Bad or Mad Men but it's no wonder they earn 7-9 nominations/wins in a row when they're the only shows nominated each year. Where are shows like The Walking Dead and Archer?


Glad to see Bob's Burgers getting some love though.

Jul 19, 2012 8:04AM
Notice it's 90% BIG name actors. It's ALL bout ratings for the award show.
This show should get off the air like the daytime awards.

Jul 19, 2012 8:01AM
Once again the number one scripted show on television, NCIS, was not recognized. The viewers of the show must be wondering why. I know I am. I do not understand the purpose of ranking the shows each week if they do not correlate to the nominations.  Nonetheless, I think the entire show is well-written; incorporating humor and history and executed by a well-rounded and talented cast.  These folks seem to be well under the radar screen which confirms my conviction that "this is what they do - not what defines them."
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