The Emmy Award nominations fill us with childish pride and sometimes scorn. Nothing beats cheering for your favourite show. And the nominees are…
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
Game of Thrones?
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 ?
Now, on to the funnies:
Best Comedy Series?
The Big Bang Theory?
Curb Your Enthusiasm?
Comedy Series, Best Actor
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 ?
Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actress ?
On to the fancy series with complicated plots…
Best Miniseries or Movie?
American Horror Story?
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?
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?