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The Emmy Award nominations are in!

So who's in
and who's out?

From SheKnows Canada
The Emmy Award nominations fill us with childish pride and sometimes scorn. Nothing beats cheering for your favourite show. And the nominees are…

Downton Abbey, Emmy Awards

This fine morning, Los Angeles was overwhelmed with the release of the nominees for the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and now, you will be too.

Paving the way with the most obnoxious (we kid! But not really…) number of nominations is Mad Men and American Horror Story, with 17 nods. Other honourable mentions include Downton Abbey and Hatfields & McCoys with 16 noms, Hemingway & Gellhorn with 15, Modern Family and Saturday Night Live with 14, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and (our secretly favourite) Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia with 13 nominations.

So without further ado, let's check 'em out, shall we? These are the 2012 Emmy Award nominees (abridged version), beginning with draaaaaama:

Best Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones


Mad Men

Drama Series, Best Actor

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Drama Series, Best Actress

Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Glenn Close, Damages

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor

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

Drama Series, Best Supporting Actress 

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

Now, on to the funnies:

Best Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Curb Your Enthusiasm


Modern Family

30 Rock


Comedy Series, Best Actor

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

Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actor 

Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Max Greenfield, New Girl

Comedy Series, Best Actress 

Lena Dunham, Girls

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actress 

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Merrit Wever, Nurse Jackie

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

On to the fancy series with complicated plots…

Best Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story

Game Change

Hatfields & McCoys

Hemingway & Gellhorn


Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Miniseries or Movie, Best Actor

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

Miniseries or Movie, Best Actress

Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Ashley Judd, Missing

Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Miniseries or Movie, Best Supporting Actor

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

Miniseries or Movie, Best Supporting Actress

Frances Conroy, American Horror Story

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change

Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight

There ye have it. Some newbies to the Emmys and some old favourites. Who will you be crossing your fingers for?

Photo courtesy of WENN.com

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