TV: And the 2013 Emmy nominees are…

By Meryl Gottlieb| mg986611@ohiou.edu| @buzzlightmeryl
The Emmys will air Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles

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Nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday by Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul and How I Met Your Mother/ host Neil Patrick Harris.

American Horror Story scored the most nominations of anyone, earning 17 total while Game of Thrones followed with 16. 30 Rock‘s final season received 13 total nominations, followed by Modern Family‘s 12 and The Big Bang Theory‘s eight.

I could go on a rant about how annoying it is that Hannibal and Happy Endings were both snubbed entirely, and I could make you read a 1,000 word essay as to why the Academy is not always right, but I won’t because you probably won’t read it. But let me know if you will because I’m happy to be of service. Other snubs that need mentioned go to Adam Scott and Nick Offerman for Parks and Recreation. I mean how funny do you have to be to get a nom? Not to mention the fact that the show itself didn’t even get a nom for Outstanding Comedy Series. Blerg! Can we also mention how annoying it is that Modern Family continues to take all of the supporting actor/ actress noms away from other viable shows. And from what I read, it is a huge injustice for Tatiana Maslany to not receive a nom for her work on Orphan Black. And let us question as to why Jane Lynch received a nom for Glee when her character has not been up to par since season one. That nom should have gone to Casey Wilson for Happy Endings or just about anyone else.

While there are a ton of snubs to go around, let’s take a moment to rejoice in the nominations the Academy got right! Congrats to the always funny Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin for their noms in 30 Rock‘s final run. A big shout out to Jason Bateman for getting Arrested Development a taste of what it has deserved all along. I jumped for joy when Kerry Washington was recognized for her incredible talent on Scandal and could not be happier about Jessica Lange’s second nomination for her fantastic work in American Horror Story. Not to mention my love, Zachary Quinto, also received a nom for his chilling turn as the villain in AHS as well.

Here is the list of the major nominees:

Outstanding Drama

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Actress in a Drama

Connie Britton, Nashville
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Actor in a Drama

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damien Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Morena Baccarin, Homeland
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama

Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Linda Cardellini, Mad Men
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Joan Cusack, Shameless

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama

Nathan Lane, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Rupert Friend, Homeland
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Harry Hamlin, Mad Men
Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal

Outstanding Comedy

30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Girls
Louie
Modern Family
Veep

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Louis CK, Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Mayim Bialik, The BIg Bang Theory
Jane Lynch, Glee
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neil, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy

Molly Shannon, Enlightened
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Melissa Leo, Louie
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy

Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Louis CK, Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Will Forte, 30 Rock

Outstanding Reality Show Host

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

Outstanding Reality Show Competition

The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding TV Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

Lead Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie 

Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Lead Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie 

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Supporting Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum
Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Charlotee Rampling, Restless
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias
Imelda Staunton, The Girl

Supporting Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie

James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum
Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum
Scott Bakula, Behind the Candelabra
John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: Hereafter
Peter Mullan, Top of the Lake

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