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The nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 were announced today. MODERN FAMILY, BREAKING BAD, and MAD MEN appear again and again in a majority of categories, with comedy newcomers GIRLS and NEW GIRL also earning a number of nods. But, this is a ridiculously long list so let’s get right to it. Who do you want to see take a trophy, and who’s been robbed of the chance? Comments below!

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment

Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath

Mike & Molly • CBS • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn

New Girl • FOX • Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day

Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton

Parks And Recreation • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Television
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Larry David as Himself

House Of Lies • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Crescendo Productions, Totally Commercial Films, Refugee Productions, Matthew Carnahan Circus Products
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan

Louie • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX Productions
Louis C.K. as Louie

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

Two And A Half Men • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler

Desperate Housewives • ABC • ABC Studios
Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett

Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production
Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Kristen Wiig as various characters

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker

New Girl • FOX • Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Max Greenfield as Schmidt

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Bill Hader as various characters

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Glee • FOX • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Shannon Beiste

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Maya Rudolph, Host

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Melissa McCarthy, Host

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Margaret Cho as Kim Jong-il

Two And A Half Men • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Michael J. Fox as Himself

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Greg Kinnear as Tad

Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production
Bobby Cannavale as Dr. Mike Cruz

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Jimmy Fallon, Host

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Will Arnett as Devon Banks

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television
Jon Hamm as Abner and David Brinkley

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm • Palestinian Chicken • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Robert B. Weide, Director

Girls • She Did • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Lena Dunham, Director

Louie • Duckling • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX
Productions
Louis C.K., Director

Modern Family • Virgin Territory • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Jason Winer, Director

Modern Family • Baby On Board • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Steven Levitan, Director

New Girl • Pilot • FOX • Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth
Century Fox Television
Jake Kasdan, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Community • Remedial Chaos Theory • NBC • A Krasnoff Foster Entertainment, Harmonious Claptrap, Russo Brothers production, Universal Television production in association with Sony Pictures Television
Chris McKenna, Written by

Girls • Pilot • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Lena Dunham, Written by

Louie • Pregnant • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX
Productions
Louis C.K., Written by

Parks And Recreation • The Debate • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Television
Amy Poehler, Written by

Parks And Recreation • Win, Lose, Or Draw • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Television
Michael Schur, Written by

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

Game Of Thrones • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions,
Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

Homeland • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Damages • DirecTV • Sony Pictures Television, FX Productions and KZK
Productions
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick

Harry’s Law • NBC • Bonanza Productions in association with David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television
Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn

Homeland • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Dexter • Showtime • Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Devilina Productions
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham

Homeland • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Anna Gunn as Skyler White

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Joanne Froggatt as Anna

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Brendan Coyle as John Bates

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson

Game Of Thrones • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions,
Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Jared Harris as Lane Pryce

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm

Grey’s Anatomy • ABC • ABC Studios
Loretta Devine as Adele Webber

Harry’s Law • NBC • Bonanza Productions in association with David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television
Jean Smart as D.A. Roseanna Remmick

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Julia Ormond as Marie Calvet

Shameless • Showtime • Showtime Presents, John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson

Smash • NBC • Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television and Madwoman in the Attic
Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Mark Margolis as Tio Salamanca

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning

Justified • FX Networks • Sony Pictures Television
Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg

Parenthood • NBC • Imagine Television and Universal Television
Jason Ritter as Mark Cyr

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire • To The Lost • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Tim Van Patten, Director

Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC • Sony Pictures Television
Vince Gilligan, Director

Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Brian Percival, Director

Homeland • Pilot • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Michael Cuesta, Director

Mad Men • The Other Woman • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Phil Abraham, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production
Julian Fellowes, Written by

Homeland • Pilot • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21
Alex Gansa, Written by
Howard Gordon, Written by
Gideon Raff, Written by

Mad Men • The Other Woman • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Semi Chellas, Written by
Matthew Weiner, Written by

Mad Men • Commissions And Fees • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Andre Jacquemetton, Written by
Maria Jacquemetton, Written by

Mad Men • Far Away Places • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Erin Levy, Written by
Matthew Weiner, Written by

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with
History

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in
association with HBO Films

Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America Co-Production

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for
BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in
association with HBO Films
Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn

Missing • ABC • ABC Studios
Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone

The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece) • PBS • A BBC / Masterpiece Co-Production
Emma Thompson as She

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with
History
Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with
History
Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in
association with HBO Films
Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway

Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America Co-Production
Idris Elba as John Luther

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for
BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Frances Conroy as Moira

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with
History
Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy

Page Eight (Masterpiece) • PBS • A Heyday Films / Runaway Fridge TV / Carnival / Masterpiece co-production in association with NBC Universal for BBC
Judy Davis as Jill Tankard

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television
Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
Ed Harris as John McCain

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with
History
Tom Berenger as Jim Vance

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in
association with HBO Films
David Strathairn as John Dos Passos

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for
BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece
Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
Jay Roach, Director

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with
History
Kevin Reynolds, Director

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in
association with HBO Films
Philip Kaufman, Director

Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America Co-Production
Sam Miller, Director

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for
BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece
Paul McGuigan, Director

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films
Danny Strong, Written by

Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2 • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with History
Ted Mann, Story and Teleplay by
Ronald Parker, Teleplay by
Bill Kerby, Story by

The Hour • BBC America • A Kudos Film and Television / BBC America Co-Production
Abi Morgan, Written by

Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America Co-Production
Neil Cross, Written by

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for
BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece
Steven Moffat, Written by

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries, Inc.

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway Video

Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Outstanding Variety Special

Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl • NBC • Brad Lachman Productions and Universal Television

Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker • Bravo • Rickmill Productions

The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS • A George Stevens, Jr. Presentation for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again • HBO • Brooksfilms in association with HBO Entertainment

Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances) • PBS • A Production of RPM TV Productions, Inc.

Outstanding Special Class Programs

84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards • NBC • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.

Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances) • PBS • A production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET, BFMI, WDR in cooperation with ARTE, Los Angeles
Philharmonic Association and C Major

Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX Productions

65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

Childrens Hospital • Cartoon Network • Abominable Pictures and Studio 2.0 in association with Warner Bros. Television
Producers, TBD

The Daily Show Correspondents Explain • thedailyshow.com • Comedy Central Digital Media
Steve Grimes, Executive Producer
Rachel Maceiras, Supervising Producer
Judi Stroh, Producer
Mary Phillips-Sandy, Producer

Parks And Recreation: April And Andy’s Road Trip • nbc.com • NBC.com | Universal Television
Morgan Sackett, Producer
Mike Schur, Producer

30 Rock: The Webisodes • nbc.com • NBC.com | Universal Television
Eric Gurian, Producer
Clint Koltveit, Producer
William Sell, Producer

Web Therapy • lstudio.com • An Is or Isn’t Entertainment production in association with Intelligent Life Productions for LStudio
Dan Bucatinsky, Executive Producer
Lisa Kudrow, Executive Producer
Jodi Binstock, Co-Executive Producer/Produced by
David Codron, Co-Executive Producer

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Episode 7121A • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions
James Hoskinson, Director

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Episode 17087 • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC
Chuck O’Neil, Director

Late Show With David Letterman • Episode 3602 • CBS • Worldwide Pants Incorporated
Jerry Foley, Director

Portlandia • One Moore Episode • IFC • Broadway Video in association with IFC
Jonathan Krisel, Director

Saturday Night Live • Host: Mick Jagger • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video
Don Roy King, Director

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Don Mischer, Director

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.
Louis J. Horvitz, Director

Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX Productions
Louis C.K., Director

New York City Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center) • PBS • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Alan Skog, Director

65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions
Glenn Weiss, Director

Outstanding Animated Program

American Dad! • Hot Water • FOX • Fox Television Animation

Bob’s Burgers • BurgerBoss • FOX • BentoBox Entertainment

Futurama • The Tip Of The Zoidberg • Comedy Central • The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television

The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation

The Simpsons • Holidays Of Future Passed • FOX • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television

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