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Nominations for the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles by Neil Patrick Harris and Aaron Paul. Here's a list of nominees in the major categories:

Outstanding Comedy Series:
"30 Rock" (NBC)
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Girls" (HBO)
"Louie" (FX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Veep" (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
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 Series:
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

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 Drama Series:
"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Downton Abbey" (PBS)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"Homeland" (Showtime)
"House of Cards" (Netflix)
"Mad Men" (AMC)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
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 Series:
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 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 Miniseries or Movie:
"American Horror Story: Asylum" (FX)
"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 a 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 a 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 a 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 a Movie:
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Imelda Staunton, "The Girl"
Ellen Burstyn, "Political Animals"
Charlotte Rampling, "Restless"
Alfre Woodard, "Steel Magnolias"

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 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 Reality-Competition Program:
"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 Animated Program:
"Bob's Burgers" (Fox)
"Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness" (Nickelodeon)
"Regular Show" (Cartoon Network)
"The Simpsons"
"South Park"

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:
Bob Newhart, "The Big Bang Theory"
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 Series:
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 Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
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 a 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"
 

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Aaron Paul is in the supporting category?
 

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The only name I cared about seeing was John Noble.

 

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I also just realized that Justified got shit, and Jason Gann still isn't nominated for Wilfred. Fuck Modern Family.
 

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So American Horror Story is a miniseries with 13 episodes, but Game of Thrones with 10 or Homeland with 12 aren't?

The Emmys really need to get their shit together. Broadcast shows and cable shows should probably be separate categories by now, too. Let the shows hamstrung by content restrictions duke it out amongst themselves.

And how about limiting the number of representatives from one show in any given category? Last year, all four main guys from Modern Family were nominated for supporting actor.
 

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So American Horror Story is a miniseries with 13 episodes, but Game of Thrones with 10 or Homeland with 12 aren't?
Because Game of Thrones and Homeland are ongoing series while American Horror Story isn't.

The Emmys really need to get their shit together. Broadcast shows and cable shows should probably be separate categories by now, too. Let the shows hamstrung by content restrictions duke it out amongst themselves.
They used to have the Cable Ace awards, but that stopped when it was accepted that cable shows were as good if not better than network shows. At least in the drama category, it lets the better shows beat the shit out of the broadcast guys. Would you really want the ceremony twice as long with categories like best supporting actor- drama- cable; best supporting actor- drama- broadcast? Let them compete evenly. Would you want the Oscars to have "Best Movie with a Budget over $100 million" and "Best Movie with a Budget Under $100 million?" categories?

And how about limiting the number of representatives from one show in any given category? Last year, all four main guys from Modern Family were nominated for supporting actor.
And how often do you hear anyone talking about the show? Because I hear people talking about Community, Louie, Parks and Recreation, etc. a lot more.
 
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I hope "Girls" wins everything it's nominated for, and people lose their minds.

Is "Nurse Jackie" any good by the way?
I've never seen "Modern Family", and don't plan on it... I've just decided that it can't be good.
 

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I hope "Girls" wins everything it's nominated for, and people lose their minds.

Is "Nurse Jackie" any good by the way?
I've never seen "Modern Family", and don't plan on it... I've just decided that it can't be good.
I've never seen Downtown Abbey either. I can't imagine watching that show. I might try Modern Family, but I don't know.
 

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Modern Family was good at first but after like 10 episodes it was boring as shit.
 

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Disappointed that Shameless got snubbed (with the exception of Joan Cusack).

I just began watching House of Cards and it is absolutely phenomenal.
 

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The Emmys really need to get their shit together. Broadcast shows and cable shows should probably be separate categories by now, too. Let the shows hamstrung by content restrictions duke it out amongst themselves.
I think it's good that they're together & every year network crap gets nominated less & less. Maybe eventually they'll try to get the standards changed. If not, bu bye.
Also separating them would still give cable programming the look of being secondary, even though now it is much superior.
 

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Network TV being less relevant has nothing to do with content restrictions. It has everything to do with trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Breaking Bad would be just as good if it had few less swear words in it, and could easily show on network TV.
 

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Disappointed that Shameless got snubbed (with the exception of Joan Cusack).

I just began watching House of Cards and it is absolutely phenomenal.
I just realized that Corey Stoll wasn't nominated and he was far and away the best part of that series.
 

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Network TV being less relevant has nothing to do with content restrictions. It has everything to do with trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Breaking Bad would be just as good if it had few less swear words in it, and could easily show on network TV.
Then compare the dogshit to other dogshit. TV movies aren't on the same awards ceremony as theatrical movies.
 

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Then compare the dogshit to other dogshit. TV movies aren't on the same awards ceremony as theatrical movies.
Yes, but indy movies are on the same awards ceremony as mainstream movies.

Your head will explode when you realize that now Internet television shows are included in the nominations.

How about, along with separating things by cable/network, let's also separate them by airtime. So we have Broadcast Comedy 8-9 PM, Cable Comedy 8-9 PM, Broadcast Drama 8-9 PM, Cable Drama 8-9 PM, Broadcast Action 8-9 PM, Cable Action 8-9 PM, etc. And also divide from January to June and from July to December.
 
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I've never seen Downtown Abbey either.
Same here. The first time I saw it getting all the buzz and stuff I was like "What is this..." and after I found out, I was really confused as to why some British period drama was getting so much attention. I'm still confused
 

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I've never seen Downtown Abbey either. I can't imagine watching that show. I might try Modern Family, but I don't know.

The first season of Downton Abbey was good but it's gone downhill quickly from there. The fact that the twat who plays Lady Mary got nominated again is nauseating. The idiots who vote seem to give extra points for British accents :rolleyes:
 
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How does SNL get someone in the "Best Supporting" category?
Aren't they all "Supporting", isn't Bill Hader a major guy on that show? I haven't watched in probably 15 years.
 

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What does that have to do with anything? It's not about budget.
I honestly don't understand your argument. They all air on TV. It's not like cable is some niche thing anymore. Would you want them to split basic and pay cable into different categories too? The difference between pay cable and basic cable is probably greater than the one between basic cable and broadcast TV.
How does SNL get someone in the "Best Supporting" category?
Aren't they all "Supporting", isn't Bill Hader a major guy on that show? I haven't watched in probably 15 years.
SNL has gotten people in supporting categories for the past couple of years. And if they are all supporting, it would make sense for them to be nominated in supporting.
 

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Louis' acting isn't terrible but it isn't good. I'm surprised to see him nominated.
 

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I honestly don't understand your argument. They all air on TV. It's not like cable is some niche thing anymore. Would you want them to split basic and pay cable into different categories too? The difference between pay cable and basic cable is probably greater than the one between basic cable and broadcast TV.
Do you understand why there are separate awards for Primetime Emmys and Daytime Emmys even though they "all air on TV"? Then you understand my argument. Stop being deliberately obtuse. Or like I like to call it – being Liddy.

And yes, you're right about basic cable versus broadcast. It's like comparing apples and oranges and steak.

Basically, the awards should be like this, but you can't exactly name them this way:

Best Multi-camera Been-There/Done-That Comedy Series with Content Restrictions Pandering to the Lowest Common Denominator Audience Who Will Watch Whatever Has the Laughiest Laugh Track

Best Single-camera Innovative Unrestricted Comedy Series Aimed at a Sophisticated Audience. No Laugh Tracks Allowed. I Mean, Come On! The Fucking Flintstones Had a Laugh Track! Do You Really Need to be Told When to Laugh?

etc.