Emmy nominations revealed

American Horror Story: Asylum and Game of Thrones have received the most Emmy Award nominations.

American Horror Story: Asylum has received 17 Emmy nominations.

Those in the running for the 65th annual Emmy Awards were announced today by Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul and Neil Patrick Harris, who will host the ceremony on Sunday September 22.

TV show American Horror Story: Asylum topped the board, receiving mentions in the best miniseries, best miniseries/movie actress and best supporting actor and actress in a miniseries/movie categories. Next up was Game of Thrones with 16 nods, with Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra receiving 15 mentions.

Vying against American Horror Story: Asylum to be named best miniseries are The Big C, Phil Spector, Top of the Lake and Political Animals.

The horror TV show’s main female star Jessica Lange is in the running for the best miniseries/movie actress alongside Laura Linney for The Big C, Dame Helen Mirren in Phil Spector, Elisabeth Moss for Top of the Lake and Sigourney Weaver in Political Animals.

The male version of the prize will either go to Benedict Cumberbatch for Parade’s End, Matt Damon for Behind the Candelabra, Michael Douglas also for Behind the Candelabra, Toby Jones in The Girl or Al Pacino for Phil Spector.

In the running for the hotly anticipated best drama series gong are Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards and Mad Men.

Claire Danes has scored a nomination for best actress in a drama series thanks to her portrayal of Carrie Mathison in Homeland. She won the prize for the same role last year. Competing against her are Connie Britton, Michelle Dockery, Vera Farmiga, Elisabeth Moss, Kerry Washington and Robin Wright.

The male version of the prize will see either Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Hugh Bonneville, Damian Lewis, Jon Hamm or Kevin Spacey victorious.

Two more of Game of Throne’s nominations came in the best supporting drama actor and actress categories, with Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage both scooping nods.

30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Louie, Modern Family and Veep are in the running for the best comedy prize.

House of Cards actress Kate Mara had been scheduled to announce those in the running for prizes but had to pull out at the last minute.

“Kate Mara is unable to join us. She is on location in Santa Fe and late last night her flight had a mechanical malfunction and was unable to take off. She sends her sincerest regret,” a statement explained.

65th annual Emmy Awards main nominations:

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind the Candelabra

The Bible

Political Animals

Phil Spector

Top of the Lake

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum

Laura Linney, The Big C

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End

Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra

Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

Toby Jones, The Girl

Al Pacino, Phil Spector

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 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

Tom Berenger as Jim Vance – Hatfields & McCoys

Scott Bakula as Bob Black – Behind The Candelabra

John Benjamin Hickey as Sean – The Big C: Hereafter

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock

The Big Bang Theory



Modern Family


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Laura Dern, Enlightened

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Don Cheadle, House Of Lies

Louis C.K., Louie

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler – The Big Bang Theory

Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester – Glee

Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy – Modern Family

Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett – Modern Family

Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow -Nurse Jackie

Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney – 30 Rock

Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer – Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Adam Driver as Adam Sackler – Girls

Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett – Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell 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 Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones


House of Cards

Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Connie Britton, Nashville

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel

Claire Danes, Homeland

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Damian Lewis , Homeland

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

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

Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma – The Good Wife

Monica Baccarin as Jessica Brody – Homeland

Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris – Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti – Boardwalk Empire

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman – Breaking Bad

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut – Breaking Bad

Jim Carter as Mr. Carson – Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister – Game Of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson – Homeland

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

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

Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway, Lifetime

Ryan Seacrest, Host – American Idol

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

Tom Bergeron, Host – Dancing With The Stars

Cat Deeley, Host – So You Think You Can Dance
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Thursday, 18. July 2013