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The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations Announced

Did Your Faves Get Nominated?

This morning, the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced and some of my most favourite programs are nominated for multiple awards. My new HBO obsession Game of Thrones was nominated for 13 Emmy’s including a Best Actor nod for the awesome Peter Dinklage and Best Drama Series.

Speaking of Best Drama Series, there’s some stiff competition in that category with all 6 nominated series being deserving contenders. I still think I would put money on either Game of Thrones or Boardwalk Empire to take home the trophy, although with Friday Night Lights no longer being on the air, it might pull in the nostalgia vote. I was going to say sympathy vote but that wouldn’t be accurate since everything I’ve read about FNL has been stellar.

The HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce topped the list of most nods with 21, while Mad Men brought in a solid 19 nominations. Someone tell me again why I haven’t seen either? Boardwalk Empire brought in 18 noms and Modern Family 17 making me happy that I watch – and love – both series’. Last year’s Emmy darling Glee also scored a very respectable 12 nominations. And as much as I love me some Glee and Modern Family I will be firmly rooting for Big Bang Theory to take home the Best Comedy Series award, because that series makes me laugh out loud every single time.

So excited to see Johnny Galecki nominated alongside fellow Big Bang Theory actor Jim Parsons for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, but I was really happy to see Friends alum Matt LeBlanc recognized for his work on his series Episodes. If you didn’t catch the first season of Episodes on HBO do yourself a favour and see it – one of the best new shows of last season IMO. And if I haven’t convinced you to get HBO yet (I’m talking to you Lisa) I don’t know what more I can say, other than the new season of Dexter starts September 26!

The Emmy Awards will air on September 18 and will be hosting by Glee’s own Jane Lynch. Not sure what I think of this host choice just yet, but I have a feeling it will be just ‘meh’ as much as I love me some Sue Sylvester.

Here’s a listing of the nominations in the main categories. You can check out a complete list here. So – are your faves nominated? Any snubs that you can see?

Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Drama Series, Actor
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Drama Series, Actress
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Supporting Actor, Drama
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

Supporting Actress, Drama
Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

Actor, Comedy Series
Steve Carell, The Office
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Louie CK, Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Actress, Comedy Series
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Miniseries or Movie
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
Pillars of the Earth
Too Big to Fail

Actor, Miniseries or Movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Actress, Miniseries or Movie
Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Host, Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow
Deadliest Catch
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
Undercover Boss

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