2013 Primetime Emmys Love American Horror Story and Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Red Wedding RecapAmerican Horror Story: Asylum led the pack of nominees for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmys, collecting 17 nominations. Following closely on its heels were Game of Thrones with 16, Behind the Candelabra and Saturday Night Live with 15, and Breaking Bad and 30 Rock with 13 a piece.

2013 Primetime Emmys Nominees:

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton, Nashville
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End
Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra
Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Al Pacino, Phil Spector
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
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 Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
TIna Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Reality-Competition Series
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice
Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Saturday Night Live
Real Time With Bill Maher
Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang
Modern Family
Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Behind the Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top of the Lake
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
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 Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
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 Guest Actor In A Drama Series
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 Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale, Veep
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Will Forte, 30 Rock
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
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 Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Jane Lynch, Glee
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Breaking Bad – “Dead Weight”
Breaking Bad – “Say My Name”
Downton Abbey – Episode 4
Game Of Thrones – “The Rains Of Castamere”
Homeland – “Q&A”
Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire – “Margate Sands,” Tim Van Patten
Breaking Bad – “Gliding Over All,” Michelle MacLaren
Downton Abbey – “Episode 4,” Jeremy Webb
Homeland – “Q&A,” Lesli Linka Glatter
House Of Cards – “Chapter 1,” David Fincher
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
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 Writing For A Comedy Series
Episodes – Episode 209, Jeffrey Klarik
Louie – Daddy’s Girlfriend (Part 1), Pamela Adlon
The Office – Finale, Greg Daniels
30 Rock – Hogcock!, Robert Carlock
30 Rock – Last Lunch, Tracey Wigfield
Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Girls – On All Fours, Lena Dunham
Glee – Diva, Paris Barclay
Louie – New Year’s Eve, Louis C.K.
Modern Family – Arrested, Gail Mancuso
30 Rock – Hogcock!, Beth McCarthy-Miller
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A 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
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum
Imelda Staunton, The Girl
Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Charlotte Rampling, Restless
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias
Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Behind The Candelabra, Richard LaGravenese
The Hour, Abi Morgan,
Parade’s End, Tom Stoppard
Phil Spector, David Mamet
Top Of The Lake, Jane Campion and Gerard Lee
Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Behind The Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh
The Girl, Julian Jarrold
Phil Spector, David Mamet
Ring Of Fire, Allison Anders
Top Of The Lake, Jane Campion and Garth Davis
Outstanding Variety Special
The Kennedy Center Honors
Louis C.K.: Oh My God
Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)
12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Louis C.K.: Oh My God
Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)
66th Annual Tony Awards
Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report, James Hoskinson
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Chuck O’Neil
Jimmy Kimmel Live, Andy Fisher
Late Show With David Letterman, Jerry Foley
Portlandia • Alexandra, Jonathan Krisel
Saturday Night Live, Don Roy King
Outstanding Children’s Program
Good Luck Charlie
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee
The Weight Of The Nation For Kids: Quiz Ed!
A YoungArts Masterclass
Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow
Deadliest Catch
Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives
Undercover Boss
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special
All The President’s Men Revisited
Crossfire Hurricane
Death And The Civil War (American Experience)
Manhunt: The Inside Story Of The Hunt For Bin Laden
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
The Abolitionists
American Masters
The Men Who Built America
Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman
Outstanding Animated Program
Bob’s Burgers
Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness: Enter The Dragon
Regular Show: The Christmas Special
The Simpsons
South Park

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