63rd Primetime Emmy Nominations

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be taking place Sunday, Sept. 19, on FOX.  The always hysterical Jane Lynch is the host for the evening. Lynch is the third woman to host the awards, following in the footsteps of Ellen Degeneres(2005) and Angela Lansbury(1993) .  

The award show looks to be greatly entertaining by the list of the immensely talented nominees. Mildred Pierce, starring Kate Winslet and Melissa Leo, takes the lead with a solid 21 nominations.  Not too far behind is Mad Men, coming in with 19 nominations.

Here is the  list of nominees:

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 & Order: Special Victims Unit
Julianna Margulies, 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 C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

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 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

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 Verité
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
Pillars of the Earth
Too Big to Fail

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

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

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

Animated Program
The Cleveland Show
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III
The Simpsons

Children’s Program
A Child’s Garden of Poetry
Wizards of Waverly Place

There you have it!  There are plenty of promising choices this year.  Make sure to tune in Sunday night at 8 p.m. on FOX to see if your favorites won. For a complete list of the nominees, be sure to check out the official website of the emmy’s: www.emmys.tv.