The 64th Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

Grab your popcorn, friends, and cozy blankets.  The weather is beginning to get chilly, the leaves are starting to turn, which can only mean one thing:  award season has commenced.

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards leads the way of the many award shows to come this Sunday.  Glitz and glamour, comedies and drama, not to mention TV’s hottest men and women, make for one electrifying evening in.

Late night’s funny man, Jimmy Kimmel, will play emcee. Kimmel’s hosting gig can almost guarantee snickers from the most solemn of spectators.  Although Kimmel is no stranger to the hosting realm, this is his first time hosting the Primetime Emmy’s.

Kimmel sat down for an interview with Huffington Post about Sunday night.  When asked about his nerves, he replied, “There’s no way getting around it. You should be a little bit nervous. It makes you sharper.”

Drama, Comedy, and Miniseries are all stirring quite a buzz as to who is going to take home the esteemed award in each category.

Mad Men is the leader of the pack with a whopping 17 nods apiece.  Not too far behind their tail were Downton Abbey and Hatfields & McCoys with a notable 16 nominations.  Coming in with 15 nods, is star-studded Hemingway & Gellhorn, starring Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, who are both nominated.

In an Emmy’s first, all the nominees residing in the Drama Series category do not stem from any of the Big Four broadcasts ABC, NBC, CBS, or Fox.

Veterans 30 Rock, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, and Curb Your Enthusiasm are nominated for Best Comedy Series.  Newcomers Veep and Girls, wiggle their way in this sidesplitting and competitive group.

Listed below are the nominees for Sunday’s show.  Check out each category to see if your favorite show has a change of nabbing the prize.

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of ThronesHomelandMad Men

Drama Series, Actor

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Damian Lewis, Homeland

 

Drama Series, Actress

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law

Glenn Close, Damages

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

 

Supporting Actor, Drama

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad

Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Jared Harris, Mad Men

 

Supporting Actress, Drama

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

 

Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Girls

Modern Family

30 Rock

Veep

 

Actor, Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis C.K., Louie

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

 

Supporting Actor, Comedy


Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Max Greenfield, New Girl

 

Actress, Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, Girls

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Tine Fey, 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

 

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Merrit Wever, Nurse Jackie

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

 

Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story

Game Change

Hatfields & McCoys

Hemingway & Gelhorn

LutherSherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

 

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

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

 

Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race


Dancing WIth the Stars


Project Runway


So You Think You Can Dance


Top Chef


The Voice

 

Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

MythBusters

Shark Tank

Undercover Boss

Who Do You Think You Are?

 

Variety, Comedy or Musical 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

  

For a complete list of the nominations, go to http://www.emmys.tv/awards/primetime-emmy-awards.  The Emmy’s air this Sunday, 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.  Make sure to stop back once the Emmy’s are over to see if your favorite television shows won.  Leave a comment below telling us who you think will be victorious.

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