The Emmys List Of Nominees Is Out … And There Are Surprises

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EmmysIt’s time for the 65th annual Emmy Awards, and it airs on Sunday, September 22nd at 8pm EST on CBS. I was going to post the entire list of nominees when I realized that it’s 71 pages long on Microsoft Word. Uhm, no thanks. So I’ll just post the most popular categories. I didn’t even scroll to the 71st page, so you can check out the full list of nominees for yourself here. The ones I’m rooting for are highlighted in pink.I’m shocked that Jeff Perry (Cyrus on Scandal) didn’t get nominated. So who are you rooting for?

1.  Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad: Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Downton Abbey: Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham

Homeland: Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody

House Of Cards: Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood

Mad Men: Jon Hamm as Don Draper

The Newsroom: Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy


2.  Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Bates Motel: Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates

Downton Abbey: Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley

Homeland: Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison

House Of Cards: Robin Wright as Claire Underwood

Mad Men: Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Nashville: Connie Britton as Rayna James

Scandal: Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope


3. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Behind The Candelabra: Michael Douglas as Liberace

Behind The Candelabra: Matt Damon as Scott Thorson

The Girl: Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock

Parade’s End: Benedict Cumberbatch as Christopher Tietjens

Phil Spector: Al Pacino as Phil Spector


4.  Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story: Jessica Lange as Sister Jude Martin

The Big C: Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison

Phil Spector: Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney-Baden

Political Animals: Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond

Top Of The Lake: Elisabeth Moss as Robin


5.  Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

American Idol: Ryan Seacrest, Host

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers: Betty White, Host

Dancing With The Stars: Tom Bergeron, Host

Project Runway: Heidi Klum, Host | Tim Gunn, Host

So You Think You Can Dance: Cat Deeley, Host

The Taste: Anthony Bourdain, Host


6.  Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Arrested Development: Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth

The Big Bang Theory: Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

Episodes: Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc

House Of Lies: Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan

Louie: Louis C.K. as Louie

30 Rock: Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy


7.  Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Enlightened: Laura Dern as Amy

Girls: Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath

Nurse Jackie: Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton

Parks And Recreation: Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope

30 Rock: Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

Veep: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer


8.  Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Real Time With Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live


9.  Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie

American Horror Story

Behind The Candelabra

The Bible

Phil Spector

Political Animals

Top Of The Lake


10  Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory



Modern Family 

30 Rock



11. Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones


House Of Cards

Mad Men


12.  Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire: Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti

Breaking Bad: Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut

Breaking Bad: Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman

Downton Abbey: Jim Carter as Mr. Carson

Game Of Thrones: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Homeland: Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson


13.  Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad: Anna Gunn as Skyler White

Downton Abbey: Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Game Of Thrones: Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

The Good Wife: Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart

Homeland: Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody

Mad Men: Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris


14.  Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

The Good Wife: Nathan Lane as Clarke Hayden

The Good Wife: Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning

Homeland: Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn

Mad Men: Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper

Mad Men: Harry Hamlin as Jim Cutler

Scandal: Dan Bucatinsky as James Novack


15.  Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

The Americans: Margo Martindale as Claudia

Game Of Thrones: Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell

The Good Wife: Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni

Mad Men: Linda Cardellini as Sylvia Rosen

The Newsroom: Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing

Shameless: Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson


16.  Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Breaking Bad: George Mastras, Written by

Breaking Bad: Thomas Schnauz, Written by

Downton Abbey: Julian Fellowes, Written by

Game Of Thrones: David Benioff, Written by | D.B. Weiss, Written by

Homeland: Henry Bromell, Written by


17.  Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Boardwalk EmpireTim Van Patten, Directed by

Breaking Bad: Michelle MacLaren, Directed by

Downton Abbey: Jeremy Webb, Directed by

Homeland: Lesli Linka Glatter, Directed by

House Of Cards: David Fincher, Directed by


18.  Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Girls: Adam Driver as Adam Sackler

Modern Family: Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett

Modern Family: Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett

Modern Family: Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy

Saturday Night Live: Bill Hader as Various characters

Veep: Tony Hale as Gary Walsh


19.  Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory: Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler

Glee: Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester

Modern Family: Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett

Modern Family: Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy

Nurse Jackie: Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow

30 Rock: Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney

Veep: Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer


20.  Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory: Bob Newhart as Arthur Jeffries/Professor Proton

Modern Family: Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman

Nurse Jackie: Bobby Cannavale as Dr. Mike Cruz

Saturday Night Live: Louis C.K., Host

Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake, Host

30 Rock: Will Forte as Paul


21.  Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Enlightened: Molly Shannon as Eileen Foliente

Glee: Dot-Marie Jones as Shannon Beiste

Louie: Melissa Leo as Laurie

Saturday Night Live: Melissa McCarthy, Host

Saturday Night Live: Kristen Wiig, Host

30 Rock: Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy


22. Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Girls: Lena Dunham, Directed by

Glee: Paris Barclay, Directed by

Louie: Louis C.K., Directed by

Modern Family: Gail Mancuso, Directed by

30 Rock: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Directed by


23.  Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story: James Cromwell as Dr. Arthur Arden

American Horror Story: Zachary Quinto as Dr. Oliver Thredson

Behind The Candelabra: Scott Bakula as Bob Black

The Big C: John Benjamin Hickey as Sean

Top Of The Lake: Peter Mullan as Matt


24.  Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story: Sarah Paulson as Lana Winters

The Girl: Imelda Staunton as Alma Hitchcock

Political Animals: Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish Worthington

Restless: Charlotte Rampling as Sally Gilmartin

Steel Magnolias: Alfre Woodard as Ouiser


25.  Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Behind The Candelabra: Richard LaGravenese, Written by

The Hour: Abi Morgan, Written by

Parade’s End: Tom Stoppard, Written by

Phil Spector: David Mamet, Written by

Top Of The Lake: Jane Campion, Written by | Gerard Lee, Written by


26.  Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Behind The Candelabra: Steven Soderbergh, Directed by

The Girl: Julian Jarrold, Directed by

Phil Spector: David Mamet, Directed by

Ring Of Fire: Allison Anders, Directed by

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