The Emmy Award nominations are in!

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?
Homeland?
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?
Girls?
Modern Family?
30 Rock?
Veep

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?
Luther?
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?

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