‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ & ‘Games Of Thrones’ Garner Most 2013 Emmy Nominations

July 18th, 2013 // Leave a Comment

There weren’t any major surprises once again at this year’s Emmy Awards nominations, however in the Drama series category no major network series was nominated. Cable ruled once again.

I’d like to give a huge shout out to Kerry Washington who was nominated in the Lead Actress/Drama Series category for Scandal. Launch the gallery to check out all the nominees in the Lead Actor and Actress Drama and Comedy categories.

The Netflix series House of Cards made Emmy history. The political intrigue saga received a best drama series nomination Thursday. It’s the first top Emmy nod for a program delivered online, not on TV. The series received a total of nine bids, including acting nominations for stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright

Congrats to my faves – Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto and Sarah Paulson for their nominations for their work in American Horror Story: Asylum.

Television thriller American Horror Story: Asylum and medieval fantasy Game of Thrones led nominees for primetime Emmy Awards on Thursday.

FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum pulled in 17 nominations including best miniseries and HBO’s Game of Thrones landed 16 including best drama. Last year’s winner Homeland was nominated in 11 categories including best drama.

In the comedy category, NBC’s 30 Rock anchored the most nominations with 13 including best comedy for the long-running series’ final season. Creator and star Tina Fey and co-star Alec Baldwin picked up nominations in leading comedy actor categories. Last year’s big winner, ABC’s Modern Family, scored 12 nods including best comedy series.

The HBO movie Behind the Candelabra, based on the life of pianist Liberace pulled in 15 nominations, and Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover will compete in the lead actor in a miniseries or movie category.

The list of nominees is below.

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”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Oustanding supporting actor in a drama series
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 series
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 comedy series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”
“30 Rock”

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Louis CK, “Louie”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
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”

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
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 miniseries or movie
“American Horror Story: Asylum”
“Behind the Candelabra”
“The Bible”
“Top of the Lake”
“Phil Spector”
“Political Animals”

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 a 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”

Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie
James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: The Asylum”
Zachary Quinto, “American Horror Story: The 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 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
Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”
Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”
Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars”
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste”

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”

To see the full list of nominees, visit Emmys.com. The 65th Primetime Emmys will air September 22 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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