2012 Emmy Award Nominations

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See which shows and stars were nominated for a 2012 Emmy Award! 

2012 Emmy Award Nominations List – winners announced on September 23, 2012

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Girls

Modern Family

30 Rock

Veep

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Girls – LenaDunham as Hannah Horvath

Mike & Molly – Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn

New Girl – Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day

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

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry David as Himself

House Of Lies Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan

Louie Louis C.K. as Louie

30 Rock Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

Two And A Half Men Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler

Desperate Housewives Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey

Modern Family Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy

Modern Family Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett

Nurse Jackie Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow

Saturday Night Live Kristen Wiig as various characters

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Modern Family Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett

Modern Family Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett

Modern Family Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy

Modern Family Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker

New Girl Max Greenfield as Schmidt

Saturday Night Live Bill Hader as various characters

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game Of Thrones

Homeland

Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Damages Glenn Close as Patty Hewes

Downton Abbey Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley

The Good Wife Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick

Harry’s Law Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn

Homeland Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison

Mad Men Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson

Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Dexter Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

Downton Abbey Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham

Homeland Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody

Mad Men Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad Anna Gunn as Skyler White

Downton Abbey Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Downton Abbey Joanne Froggatt as Anna

The Good Wife Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma

The Good Wife Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart

Mad Men Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman

Breaking Bad Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring

Downton Abbey Brendan Coyle as John Bates

Downton Abbey Jim Carter as Mr. Carson

Game Of Thrones Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Mad Men Jared Harris as Lane Pryce

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story

Game Change

Hatfields & McCoys

Hemingway & Gellhorn

Luther

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon

Game Change Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin

Hemingway & Gellhorn Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn

Missing Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone

The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece) Emma Thompson as She

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Game Change Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt

Hatfields & McCoys Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield

Hatfields & McCoys Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy

Hemingway & Gellhorn Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway

Luther Idris Elba as John Luther

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie

American Horror Story FrancesConroy as Moira

American Horror Story Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon

Game Change Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace

Hatfields & McCoys Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy

Page Eight (Masterpiece) Judy Davis as Jill Tankard

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey

Game Change Ed Harris as John McCain

Hatfields & McCoys Tom Berenger as Jim Vance

Hemingway & Gellhorn David Strathairn as John Dos Passos

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson

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 Variety Special

Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl

Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker

The Kennedy Center Honours

Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again

Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances)

Outstanding Animated Program

American Dad!

Bob’s Burgers

Futurama

The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole

The Simpsons • Holidays Of Future Passed

Outstanding Children’s Program

Degrassi

Good Luck Charlie

iCarly

Victorious

Wizards Of Waverly Place

Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program

It Gets Better

Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger

The Weight Of The Nation For Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover

Outstanding Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

MythBusters

Shark Tank

Undercover Boss

Who Do You Think You Are?

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

The Amazing Race Phil Keoghan, Host

American Idol Ryan Seacrest, Host

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers Betty White, Host

Dancing With The Stars Tom Bergeron, Host

So You Think You Can Dance Cat Deeley, Host

Outstanding Commercial

The Bark Side • Volkswagen

Best Job • Procter & Gamble Corporate Brand

Colour Changes Everything • Target: Spring Apparel, Home + Beauty Products

The Dog Strikes Back • Volkswagen

It’s Halftime In America • Chrysler Brand

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