American Horror Story, Game of Thrones lead Emmy nominations

This year’s Emmy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.


American Horror Story and Game of Thrones lead this year’s Emmy Award nominations.

The hit horror TV show and fantasy drama have received 17 and 16 nods, respectively, at the 65th annual US TV awards, with Game of Thrones leading the Outstanding Drama Series category and the second season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology show—titled American Horror Story: Asylum—sweeping the miniseries categories.

As well as being up for the top prize, Game of Thrones is celebrating numerous nominations, including Outstanding Supporting Actress for Emilia Clarke and Outstanding Supporting Actor for Peter Dinklage.

Other TV heavyweights competing in the Outstanding Drama category are Breaking Bad, Homeland, Downton Abbey, Mad Men, and newcomer House of Cards.

American Horror Story actress Jessica Lange is up for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie prize in addition to the show’s Outstanding Miniseries or Movie nomination.

Meanwhile, hit sitcoms The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family are strong favourites to win the Outstanding Comedy Series category, nominated alongside Louie, Girls, 30 Rock, and Veep.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is shaping up to be a tough category with seven stars getting nods.

Among the leading ladies up for the prestigious golden statue are Connie Britton (Nashville), Claire Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Robin Wright (House of Cards), and Kerry Washington (Scandal).

This year’s Emmy Awards, hosted by How I Met Your Mother funnyman Neil Patrick Harris, will take place in Los Angeles on September 22.



2013 Emmy Awards nominees list:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Girls • HBO
Louie • FX Networks
Modern Family • ABC
30 Rock • NBC
Veep • HBO


OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad • AMC
Downton Abbey • PBS
Game Of Thrones • HBO
Homeland • Showtime
House Of Cards • Netflix
Mad Men • AMC •

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OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey)

Damian Lewis (Homeland)

Kevin Spacey (House Of Cards)

Jon Hamm (Mad Men)

Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)

Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)

Claire Danes (Homeland)

Robin Wright (House Of Cards)

Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)

Connie Britton (Nashville)

Kerry Washington (Scandal)


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Jason Bateman (Arrested Development)

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)

Don Cheadle (House Of Lies)

Louis C.K. (Louie)

Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Laura Dern (Enlightened)

Lena Dunham (Girls)

Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)

Amy Poehler (Parks And Recreation)

Tina Fey (30 Rock)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES

American Horror Story: Asylum • FX Networks
Behind The Candelabra • HBO
The Bible • HISTORY
Phil Spector • HBO
Political Animals • USA
Top Of The Lake • Sundance Channel


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Michael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra)

Matt Damon (Behind The Candelabra)

Toby Jones (The Girl)

Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade’s End)

Al Pacino (Phil Spector)


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum)

Laura Linney (The Big C: Hereafter)

Helen Mirren (Phil Spector)

Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals)

Elisabeth Moss (Top Of The Lake)


SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire)

Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad)

Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)

Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)

Peter Dinklage (Game Of Thrones)

Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)

Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

Emilia Clarke (Game Of Thrones)

Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)

Morena Baccarin (Homeland)

Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Adam Driver (Girls)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)

Ed O’Neill (Modern Family)

Ty Burrell (Modern Family)

Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live)

Tony Hale (Veep)

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)

Jane Lynch (Glee)

Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

Julie Bowen (Modern Family)

Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie)

Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)

Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum)

Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story: Asylum)

Scott Bakula (Behind The Candelabra)

John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C: Hereafter)

Peter Mullan (Top Of The Lake)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum)

Imelda Staunton (The Girl)

Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals)

Charlotte Rampling (Restless)

Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias)

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST

Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)

Betty White (Betty White’s Off Their Rockers)

Tom Bergeron (Dancing With The Stars)

Heidi Klum / Tim Gunn (Project Runway)

Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance)

Anthony Bourdain (The Taste)

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION

The Amazing Race • CBS
Dancing With The Stars • ABC
Project Runway • Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance • FOX
Top Chef • Bravo
The Voice • NBC


OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

Antiques Roadshow • PBS
Deadliest Catch • Discovery Channel
Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives • Food Network
MythBusters • Discovery Channel
Shark Tank • ABC
Undercover Boss • CBS


OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC
Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO
Saturday Night Live • NBC


OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Nathan Lane (The Good Wife)

Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife)

Rupert Friend (Homeland)

Robert Morse (Mad Men)

Harry Hamlin (Mad Men)

Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN DRAMA SERIES

Margo Martindale (The Americans)

Diana Rigg (Game Of Thrones)

Carrie Preston (The Good Wife)

Linda Cardellini (Mad Men)

Jane Fonda (The Newsroom)

Joan Cusack (Shameless)


OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory)

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Nathan Lane (Modern Family)

Bobby Cannavale (Nurse Jackie)

Louis C.K. (Saturday Night Live)

Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live)

Will Forte (30 Rock)


OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Molly Shannon (Enlightened)

Dot-Marie Jones (Glee)

Melissa Leo (Louie)

Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live)

Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)

Elaine Stritch (30 Rock)

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM

Bob’s Burgers • O.T.: The Outside Toilet • FOX
Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness: Enter The Dragon • Nickelodeon
Regular Show: The Christmas Special • Cartoon Network
The Simpsons • Treehouse Of Horror XXIII • FOX
South Park • Raising The Bar • Comedy Central


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