64th Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

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As I do every year when the nominations are announced for awards shows, I share with you the nominees and my picks. This morning, the Emmy nominations were announced and since this awards show is one of my favourites (mostly because I watch a lot more TV than I do movies!), I’d love to share with you my picks!

This was quite the lengthy nominations list… I started to format the full list but it got WAY too out of hand.. so I’ve only kept the major categories or ones that are of interest to me.

Who are you rooting for?

UNDERLINE = who I WANT to win | ITALICS = who I THINK will win

 

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

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

  • The Big Bang Theory • Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm • Larry David as Himself
  • House Of Lies • Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan
  • Louie • Louis C.K. as Louie
  • 30 Rock • Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy
  • Two And A Half Men • Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

  • The Big Bang Theory • Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
  • Desperate Housewives • Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey
  • Modern Family • Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy
  • Modern Family • Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
  • Nurse Jackie • Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow
  • Saturday Night Live • Kristen Wiig as various characters

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Modern Family • Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett
  • Modern Family • Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett
  • Modern Family • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy <– I love Phil Dunphy.. so even tho I’d like Schmidt to win, I’d be happy with Phil too!
  • Modern Family • Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker
  • New Girl • Max Greenfield as Schmidt <– ALL such amazing nominees but I <3 Schmidt!
  • Saturday Night Live • Bill Hader as various characters

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Glee • Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Shannon Beiste
  • Saturday Night Live • Maya Rudolph, Host
  • Saturday Night Live • Melissa McCarthy, Host
  • 30 Rock • Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup
  • 30 Rock • Margaret Cho as Kim Jong-il <– OMG I didn’t even realize that was Margaret Cho all this time!!
  • Two And A Half Men • Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm • Michael J. Fox as Himself
  • Modern Family • Greg Kinnear as Tad
  • Nurse Jackie • Bobby Cannavale as Dr. Mike Cruz
  • Saturday Night Live • Jimmy Fallon, Host <– His hosted episode was pretty awesome.
  • 30 Rock • Will Arnett as Devon Banks
  • 30 Rock • Jon Hamm as Abner and David Brinkley

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm • Palestinian Chicken • Robert B. Weide, Director
  • Girls • She Did • Lena Dunham, Director
  • Louie • Duckling • Louis C.K., Director
  • Modern Family • Virgin Territory • Jason Winer, Director
  • Modern Family • Baby On Board • Steven Levitan, Director
  • New Girl • Pilot • Jake Kasdan, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Community • Remedial Chaos Theory • Chris McKenna
  • Girls • Pilot • Lena Dunham
  • Louie • Pregnant • Louis C.K.
  • Parks And Recreation • The Debate • Amy Poehler
  • Parks And Recreation • Win, Lose, Or Draw • Michael Schur

Outstanding Drama Series

(I haven’t seen any of these, so not picking a “want” choice)

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

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • Breaking Bad • Anna Gunn as Skyler White
  • Downton Abbey • Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
  • Downton Abbey • Joanne Froggatt as Anna
  • The Good Wife • Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma
  • The Good Wife • Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
  • Mad Men • Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

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

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

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

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

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

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire • To The Lost • Tim Van Patten, Director
  • Breaking Bad • Face Off • Vince Gilligan, Director
  • Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • Brian Percival, Director
  • Homeland • Pilot • Michael Cuesta, Director
  • Mad Men • The Other Woman • Phil Abraham, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • Julian Fellowes
  • Homeland • Pilot • Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff
  • Mad Men • The Other Woman • Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner
  • Mad Men • Commissions And Fees • Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton
  • Mad Men • Far Away Places • Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

  • American Horror Story • FX Networks
  • Game Change • HBO
  • Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY •
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO •
  • Luther • BBC America •
  • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS •

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

  • American Horror Story • Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon
  • Game Change • Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn • Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn
  • Missing • Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone
  • The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece) • Emma Thompson as She

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie

  • American Horror Story • Frances Conroy as Moira
  • American Horror Story • Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon
  • Game Change • Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace
  • Hatfields & McCoys • Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy
  • Page Eight (Masterpiece) • Judy Davis as Jill Tankard

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

  • American Horror Story • Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey
  • Game Change • Ed Harris as John McCain
  • Hatfields & McCoys • Tom Berenger as Jim Vance
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn • David Strathairn as John Dos Passos
  • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson

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 Writing For A Variety Series

  • The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central <– every year!
  • Portlandia • IFC
  • Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO
  • Saturday Night Live • NBC

Outstanding Animated Program

  • 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

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, Host
  • American Idol • FOX • Ryan Seacrest, Host
  • Betty White’s Off Their Rockers • NBC • Betty White, Host
  • Dancing With The Stars • ABC • Tom Bergeron, Host
  • So You Think You Can Dance • FOX • Cat Deeley, Host

Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series

  • Hell’s Kitchen • Episode 915 • Episode 916 • FOX
  • How I Met Your Mother • Now We’re Even • The Magician’s Code, Part One • The Magician’s Code, Part Two • CBS
  • Mike & Molly • Goin’ Fishin’ • Valentine’s Piggyback • The Wedding • CBS
  • 30 Rock • Live From Studio 6H • NBC
  • 2 Broke Girls • And The Rich People Problems • And The Reality Check • And The Pop Up Sale • CBS <– Please don’t let this ridiculously offensive show win anything.

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series

  • The Big C • Showtime
  • Girls • HBO
  • Modern Family • ABC
  • New Girl • FOX
  • Nurse Jackie • Showtime
  • Veep • HBO

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire • HBO
  • Downton Abbey • PBS
  • Game Of Thrones • HBO
  • The Good Wife • CBS
  • Homeland • Showtime
  • Mad Men • AMC

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

  • American Horror Story • FX Networks
  • Five • Lifetime
  • Game Change • HBO
  • Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY
  • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series

  • How I Met Your Mother • 46 Minutes • CBS
  • Mike & Molly • Victoria Can’t Drive • CBS
  • Pair Of Kings • The Evil King (Part 2) • Disney XD
  • Two And A Half Men • Sips, Sonnets, And Sodomy • CBS
  • 2 Broke Girls • Pilot • CBS

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series

  • Boardwalk Empire • 21 • HBO
  • Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC
  • Glee • Asian F • FOX <– Haven’t seen the others to compare, but gotta show Glee some love for this great ep!
  • Mad Men • The Phantom • AMC
  • Pan Am • Pilot • ABC

Outstanding Costumes For A Series

  • Boardwalk Empire • 21 • HBO
  • The Borgias • The Confession • Showtime
  • Downton Abbey • Episode 1 • PBS
  • Game Of Thrones • The Prince Of Winterfell • HBO
  • Once Upon A Time • Hat Trick • ABC

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

  • American Horror Story • Halloween, Part 1 • FX Networks
  • Great Expectations (Masterpiece) • Part 2 • PBS
  • Hatfields & McCoys • Part 1 • HISTORY •
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO
  • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS
  • Treasure Island • Part 1 • Syfy

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

  • The Borgias • The Confession • Showtime
  • Downton Abbey • Episode 6 • PBS
  • Pan Am • Pilot • ABC
  • Smash • Publicity • NBC
  • 30 Rock • The Tuxedo Begins • NBC  <– This is a “dramatic” score?

Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice • ABC <– Gonna pick this one randomly to support Lostie composer Michael Giacchino
  • Game Change • HBO
  • Hatfields & McCoys • Episode 1 • HISTORY
  • Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO
  • Missing • The Hard Drive • ABC
  • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

  • The Heart Of Christmas • Song Title: The Heart Of Christmas • GMC
  • Raising Hope • Prodigy / Song Title: Welcome Back To Hope • FOX
  • Saturday Night Live • Host: Jason Segel / Song Title: I Can’t Believe I’m Hosting • NBC
  • Smash • Pilot / Song Title: Let Me Be Your Star • NBC
  • 65th Annual Tony Awards • Song Title: It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore • CBS

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

  • Great Expectations (Masterpiece) • PBS
  • Hell On Wheels • AMC
  • Homeland • Showtime
  • Page Eight (Masterpiece) • PBS
  • Touch • FOX

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

  • Falling Skies • Live And Learn / The Armory • TNT
  • Game Of Thrones • Valar Morghulis • HBO
  • Inside The Human Body • Episode 1 • TLC
  • Once Upon A Time • The Stranger • ABC
  • Pan Am • Pilot • ABC
  • The Walking Dead • Beside The Dying Fire • AMC
Nominees list from Emmy.com | Formatted by Just a Lil Lost

Comments

  1. I love Modern Family and New Girl. Hope they both take something away!!
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  2. Ann @ Tea And Text says:

    I’ve never seen 2 broke girls…nor does it appeal to me, but what’s so horribly offensive about it?! I’m really curious now…

    I’m really hoping for a New Girl and Once Upon A Time win, that’d be awesome and yea I’m pretty sure Peter Dinklage will probably win again, he does an incredible job on Game of Thrones!

  3. There are no words to describe how EXCITED I am to see Sherlock nominated for so much. Omg omg. I have no doubts they’ll bring several of these Emmys home!

  4. I don’t watch a whole lot of T, but I love American Horror Story, Glee, Once Upon a Time, and How I met Your Mother. I heard Sherlock is really good. I have seen episodes of Modern family, but I just don’t really watch it. I can’t believe Bones isn’t nominated for any of the Drama Categories. I love that show. It’s my favorite after OUAT.
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