Emmy Award Nominations 2013

This morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences released their nominations for the 2013 Emmy Awards. No real surprises and The Chosen Ones were nominated over and over again, unsurprisingly. The winners will be announced on Sunday, September 22nd in a ceremony hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. sunbunny and I will be covering it on the night. In the meantime, we can pick apart the list, cheer the ones we wanted and argue about who was snubbed again this year:

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston as Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody (Homeland)
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood (House of Cards)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper (Mad Men)
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy (The Newsroom)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates (Bates Motel)
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley (Downton Abbey)
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison (Homeland)
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood (House of Cards)
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson (Mad Men)
Connie Britton as Rayna James (Nashville)
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope (Scandal)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti (Boardwalk Empire)
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut (Breaking Bad)
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson (Downton Abbey)
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)
Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson (Homeland)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn as Skyler White (Breaking Bad)
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones)
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife)
Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody (Homeland)
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris (Mad Men)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Nathan Lane as Clarke Hayden (The Good Wife)
Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning (The Good Wife)
Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn (Homeland)
Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper (Mad Men)
Harry Hamlin as Jim Cutler (Mad Men)
Dan Bucatinsky as James Novack (Scandal)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Margo Martindale as Claudia (The Americans)
Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell (Game of Thrones)
Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni (The Good Wife)
Linda Cardellini as Sylvia Rosen (Mad Men)
Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing (The Newsroom)
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson (Shameless)

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire, "Margate Sands")
Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, "Gliding Over All")
Jeremy Webb (Downton Abbey, "Episode 4")
Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, "Q&A")
David Fincher (House of Cards, Chapter 1)

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
George Mastras (Breaking Bad, "Dead Freight")
Thomas Schnauz (Breaking Bad, "Say My Name")
Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, "Episode 4")
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones, "The Rains of Castamere")
Henry Bromell (Homeland, "Q&A")

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Girls
Louie
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth (Arrested Development)
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan (House of Lies)
Louis C.K. as Louie (Louie)
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Laura Dern as Amy (Enlightened)
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath (Girls)
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton (Nurse Jackie)
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer (Veep)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Adam Driver as Adam Sackler (Girls)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett (Modern Family)
Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett (Modern Family)
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
Bill Hader as Various Characters (Saturday Night Live)
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh (Veep)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Theory)
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester (Glee)
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett (Modern Family)
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy (Modern Family)
Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow (Nurse Jackie)
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer (Veep)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Bob Newhart as Arthur Jeffries/Professor Proton (The Big Bang Theory)
Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman (Modern Family)
Bobby Cannavale as Dr. Mike Cruz (Nurse Jackie)
Louis C.K. (Saturday Night Live)
Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live)
Will Forte as Paul (30 Rock)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Molly Shannon as Eileen Foliente (Enlightened)
Dot-Marie Jones as Shannon Beiste (Glee)
Melissa Leo as Laurie (Louie)
Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy (30 Rock)

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham (Girls, "On All Fours")
Paris Barclay (Glee, "Diva")
Louis C.K. (Louie, "New Year's Eve")
Gail Mancuso (Modern Family, "Arrested")
Beth McCarthy-Miller (30 Rock, "Hogcock!")

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik (Episodes, "Episode 209")
Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon (Louie, "Daddy's Girlfriend (Part 1)")
Greg Daniels (The Office, "Finale")
Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock (30 Rock, "Hogcock!")
Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield (30 Rock, "Last Lunch")

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top Of The Lake


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Michael Douglas as Liberace (Behind the Candelabra)
Matt Damon as Scott Thorson (Behind the Candelabra)
Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock (The Girl)
Benedict Cumberbatch as Christopher Tietjens (Parade's End)
Al Pacino as Phil Spector (Phil Spector)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Jessica Lange as Sister Jude Martin (American Horror Story: Asylum)
Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison (The Big C: Hereafter)
Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney-Baden (Phil Spector)
Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond (Political Animals)
Elisabeth Moss as Robin (Top of the Lake)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
James Cromwell as Dr. Arthur Arden (American Horror Story: Asylum)
Zachary Quinto as Dr. Oliver Thredson (American Horror Story: Asylum)
Scott Bakula as Bob Black (Behind The Candelabra)
John Benjamin Hickey as Sean (The Big C: Hereafter)
Peter Mullan as Matt (Top of the Lake)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Sarah Paulson as Lana Winters (American Horror Story: Asylum)
Imelda Staunton as Alma Hitchcock (The Girl)
Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish Worthington (Political Animals)
Charlotte Rampling as Sally Gilmartin (Restless)
Alfre Woodard as Ouiser (Steel Magnolias)

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Steven Soderbergh (Behind The Candelabra)
Julian Jarrold (The Girl)
David Mamet (Phil Spector)
Allison Anders (Ring Of Fire)
Jane Campion and Garth Davis (Top of the Lake, "Part 5")

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Richard LaGravenese (Behind The Candelabra)
Abi Morgan (The Hour)
Tom Stoppard (Parade's End)
David Mamet (Phil Spector)
Jane Campion and Gerard Lee (Top Of The Lake)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

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

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 Directing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Show With David Letterman
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
The Kennedy Center Honors
London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
Louis C.K.: Oh My God
The Oscars
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
Portlandia
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 Special Class Programs
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
The Oscars
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center)
66th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs
Between Two Ferns
Burning Love
Childrens Hospital
The Daily Show Correspondents Explain
Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé
30 Rock: The Webisodes

Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Nonfiction Programs
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Jay Leno's Garage
The Office: The Farewells
Remembering 9/11
30 Rock: The Final Season
Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen

Outstanding Interactive Program
Bravo's Top Chef Interactive Experience
Game Of Thrones Season Three Enhanced Digital Experience
The Homeland SHO Sync Experience
Killing Lincoln
Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs
The Team Coco Sync Multi-Screen Experience
The Walking Dead Story Sync

Outstanding Children's Program
Good Luck Charlie
iCarly
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee – Forgotten But Not Gone: Kids, HIV & AIDS
The Weight Of The Nation For Kids: Quiz Ed!
A YoungArts Masterclass

Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow
Deadliest Catch
Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives
MythBusters
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special
All The President's Men Revisited
Crossfire Hurricane
Death And The Civil War (American Experience)
Ethel
Manhunt: The Inside Story Of The Hunt For Bin Laden

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
The Abolitionists (American Experience)
American Masters
The Men Who Built America
Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman
Vice

Outstanding Informational Series Or Special
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Brain Games
Inside The Actors Studio
Oprah's Master Class
Stand Up To Cancer

Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
The Dust Bowl
Ethel
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God
The Men Who Built America

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming
American Masters • Mel Brooks: Make A Noise
Ethel
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God
Survivor • Live Finale And Reunion (Caramoan: Fans Vs. Favorites)
Survivor • Live Finale And Reunion (Philippines)

Outstanding Animated Program
Bob's Burgers
Kung Fu Panda
Regular Show
The Simpsons
South Park

Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program
Adventure Time
Clarence
Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe
Regular Show
Robot Chicken

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance
An Apology To Elephants (Lily Tomlin as Narrator)
Family Guy (Seth MacFarlane as Brian Griffin, Stewie Griffin, Peter Griffin)
Family Guy (Alex Borstein as Lois Griffin, Tricia Takanawa)
The Looney Tunes Show (Bob Bergen as Porky Pig)
Robot Chicken (Sam Elliott as Narrator)
Robot Chicken DC Comics Special (Seth Green as Aquaman, Batman, Nerd, Abin Sur, Martian Manhunter, Robin, Green Arrow)

Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series
The Big Bang Theory
How I Met Your Mother
MasterChef
Two And A Half Men
2 Broke Girls

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series
Boardwalk Empire
The Borgias
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
True Blood

Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum (Two episodes)
Behind The Candelabra
Phil Spector
SEAL Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming
Dancing With The Stars
London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
The Oscars
Saturday Night Live
The Voice

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Girls
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
30 Rock
Veep

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
The Good Wife
Homeland
House Of Cards

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
The Hour
Political Animals
Top Of The Lake

Outstanding Choreography
Dancing With The Stars (Two routines)
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center)
So You Think You Can Dance (Four routines)

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series
The Exes
How I Met Your Mother
Mike & Molly
Two And A Half Men
2 Broke Girls

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
House Of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
The Girl
Parade's End
Top Of The Lake

Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Ethel
Manhunt: The Inside Story Of The Hunt For Bin Laden
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God
The Men Who Built America

Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming
The Amazing Race
Deadliest Catch
Project Runway
Survivor

Outstanding Commercial
The Chase • Grey Poupon
Inspired • Canon
Jess Time • Google Chrome
Jogger • Nike

Outstanding Costumes For A Series
Boardwalk Empire
The Borgias
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Once Upon A Time

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
The Girl
Killing Lincoln
Parade's End
Phil Spector

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
Breaking Bad (Two episodes)
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
Arrested Development
Louie
Modern Family
The Office
30 Rock

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
The Colbert Report
Conan
Hot In Cleveland
How I Met Your Mother

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
Killing Lincoln
Phil Spector
Top Of The Lake

Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
Louis C.K.: Oh My God
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming
American Masters • Mel Brooks: Make A Noise
Crossfire Hurricane
Ethel
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God
Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic

Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming
The Amazing Race
Deadliest Catch
Project Runway
Project Runway
Survivor

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Boardwalk Empire
The Borgias
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Mad Men

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
The Big Bang Theory
Dancing With The Stars
The Oscars
Saturday Night Live
The Voice

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
Liz & Dick
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Ring Of Fire

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Saturday Night Live
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special
Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino (Great Performances)
London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
The Oscars
2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé

Outstanding Main Title Design
American Horror Story: Asylum
Da Vinci's Demons
Elementary
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
The Newsroom
Vikings

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Boardwalk Empire
The Borgias
Game Of Thrones
Glee
Mad Men
Once Upon A Time

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
Dancing With The Stars
How I Met Your Mother
Key & Peele
The Oscars
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
Liz & Dick
Phil Spector
Ring Of Fire

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
Game Of Thrones
Saturday Night Live
The Walking Dead

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Arrested Development
The Borgias
Downton Abbey
House Of Cards
Last Resort
Mr Selfridge

Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score)
The Girl
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God
Parade's End
Restless
Ring Of Fire
World Without End

Outstanding Music Direction
Christmas In Washington
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Oscars
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center)
66th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
Nashville, Song Title: Nothing In This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again
The Neighbors, Song Title: More Or Less The Kind Of Thing You May Or May Not Possibly See On Broadway
Smash, Song Title: Hang The Moon
Smash, Song Title: I Hear Your Voice In A Dream
30 Rock, Song Title: Rural Juror
66th Annual Tony Awards, Song Title: If I Had Time

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
The Americans
Copper
Da Vinci's Demons
Elementary
Hemlock Grove
House Of Cards

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Game Of Thrones
Nikita
Vikings

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
American Horror Story: Asylum
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
The Bible
SEAL Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden
World Without End

Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)
The Amazing Race
Crossfire Hurricane
The Dust Bowl
History Of The Eagles
The Men Who Built America
Survivor

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Behind The Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Office
Parks And Recreation
30 Rock

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special
American Idol
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards
The Oscars

Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming
The Amazing Race
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Crossfire Hurricane
Deadliest Catch
History Of The Eagles
Survivor

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Defiance
Falling Skies
Game Of Thrones
Hemlock Grove
Last Resort

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role
Banshee
Boardwalk Empire
The Borgias
Da Vinci's Demons
Revolution
Vikings

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or A Variety Program
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
Modern Family
Supah Ninjas
Workaholics

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or Movie
Blue Bloods
NCIS
Revolution
Southland

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series
The Big Bang Theory
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Dancing With The Stars
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Saturday Night Live
The Voice

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
The Kennedy Center Honors
The Oscars
2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé
66th Annual Tony Awards

21 comments:

Mark Greig said...

I'm overjoyed that Mandy Patinkin, Jonathan Banks and Emilia Clarke were all nominated, but at the same time I'm really disappointed that Tatiana Maslany wasn't nominated. She didn't just deliver the of the best performance of the year, she delivered several of the best performances of the year. I know it was a long shot but she really deserved to be nominated.

And just what do Timothy Olyphant and Walton Goggins have to do to get nominated again?

Jess Lynde said...

I can't believe you typed up the entire list, Chris! It's interesting stuff, but they put a PDF of the full list online for a reason! :)

Overall, I don't have a lot of issues with the folks that were nominated, as many are quite deserving. I guess it is great to have so many quality shows and performances to enjoy, but it's a bummer that it is generally hard for new folks or performances to break into the Emmy field. I would have LOVED for Tatiana Maslany to be nominated, even though her odds were long.

I'm also rather bummed that Mads Mikkelsen Hannibal and Noah Emmerich The Americans weren't recognized. Bump Jim Carter and Peter Dinklage out of that field. Peter rocks, but he wasn't even the best supporting actor on GOT this year (ahem, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau). Mikkelsen and Emmerich gave measured, relatively still performances that were utterly compelling. It was often quite hard to take your eyes off them when they were on the screen. Ultimately, I'm pulling for the brilliant Jonathan Banks in that category, but I really would have liked to see those two men at least nominated.

I'm also rather bummed at the lack of nominations for Justified, which was really very good this year. I would have loved to see Jim Beaver (Shelby) and Patton Oswalt (Constable Bob) get recognition for their guest turns, and I think 'Decoy' was worthy of a directing nomination.

I will say that in the "new blood" department, I was happy to see Emilia Clarke in the mix (even though I'm hoping this is finally Anna Gunn's year), and I was pleasantly surprised to see Adam Driver get a nomination for his work on Girls. He manages to make Adam omewhat sympathetic, which is quite remarkable considering how disturbing that character can be.

M said...

I can not take the Emmys seriously when Ryan Seacrest is nominated for an award and Tatiana Maslany is not.

I am glad to see Mayim Bialik nominated. She is the best thing about Big Bang Theory.

Anonymous said...

No love for Rectify and Hannibal that's really disappointing.

I don't get the love for Downton and especially the male cast. It's good but for me there are definitely better shows and performances.

Sadly again no nomination for Justified and Sons of Anarchy. But I'm happy for Rupert Friend, Carry Preston and Bobby Cannavale.

Anonymous said...

P.S. No nomination for Spartacus in the stunt choreography category is a joke.

sunbunny said...

nice to see Portlandia get (a tiny bit) of attention. I agree that it's sad Tatiana Maslany wasn't nominated, but Orphan Black isn't the Emmys sort of show. It's taken them a while to warm up to the non-Peter Dinklage parts of Game of Thrones too. Maybe next year for OB?

It was nice to see Scandal get some love too, but I wish Tony Goldwyn had gotten a nod in addition to Kerry Washington.

Other Random Thoughts:

Two Whedon discoveries for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama series. I really want Elementary to win for Main Title design and theme. Mamet vs. Stoppard. I thought Homeland was disappointing this season?

topher darling said...

I was disappointed not to see Jennifer Carpenter's name on the list. She did a wonderful job on Dexter this last year and deserves at least a nomination (although Claire Daines will most likely win).

Anonymous said...

It's a joke that Emilia Clarke gets a nomination and Jennifer Carpenter gets snubbed after that strong season of hers.

Billie Doux said...

I have to echo the disappointment that Jennifer Carpenter was snubbed. She was amazing last season, and she's amazing this season.

Anonymous said...

Homeland had a very disapponting second season-but Danes and Lewis were both stellar. The acting was fine, the writing kinda sucked. Too bad about Hannibal-Mikkelson was great and Hugh Dancy really shone as Will.
I really don't want Lena Dunham to win. Can't stand Hannah. The second season of Girls was so hyped but so completely useless.
Anna

Mark Greig said...

Does anyone know why Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series have seven nominees while the others have only six?

a.m. said...

Mark, it's usually done when there is a tie or a near tie based on this article from slate.com:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/07/19/seven_nominees_for_lead_actress_in_a_comedy_how_did_this_emmy_category_end_up_with_7_nominees_.html

Mark Greig said...

thanks, a.m.

sunbunny said...

I think they did it to make Tatiana Maslany's snub more infuriating.

a.m. said...

sunbunny, based on what I am hearing about that show, it seems like she could have gotten 6 or 7 nominations all by herself...I'm definitely going to add it to my list of "need to watch" shows!

sunbunny said...

a.m. - You ABSOLUTELY must! I'm working on my reviews for the site right now! Such a good show.

sunbunny said...

I can't wait to do the fashion reviews with you Chris!

M said...

sunbunny-I am looking forward to your reviews of OB!

ChrisB said...

Jess -- please believe me that I didn't type it all out. I cut, paste, formatted and moved categories around.

sunbunny -- it's a date!

Best article I have seen on who and what got snubbed. Many of them you all have already mentioned.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/07/18/emmy-nominations-snubs/

Juliette said...

Isn't Peter Dinklage the lead in Game of Thrones since season 2? I know it's the sort of show that doesn't really have 'leads' - and I've no idea who I'd suggest the lead actress is, though possibly Michelle Fairley for season 3 - but still, he's in a prime position on the credits and tends to appear in more episodes than everyone else. But I guess they thought they'd have in supporting?

Juliette said...

That should say 'a better chance in supporting'!