2013 Emmy Nominations: 'AHS,' 'Game of Thrones,' '30 Rock' Lead the Pack
2013 Emmy Nominations: 'AHS,' 'Game of Thrones,' '30 Rock' Lead the Pack
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The 2013 Emmy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning, and as usual, it's a crazy mix of established frontrunners and a few new faces. American Horror Story: Asylum led all programs with 17 nominations, followed closely by Game of Thrones with 16. 30 Rock was the top comedy with 13 nominations for its final season.

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On the drama side, House of Cards made a big splash with nominations for Drama Series as well as Lead Actor and Actress. Game of Thrones also expanded its Emmy total with nominations for Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi!) and Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell).

The biggest surprises are probably that, among the seven nominees for Lead Actress, none of them are Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife. However, the major networks did score nominations for Connie Britton in Nashville and Kerry Washington in Scandal.

For comedies, I'm shocked that the return of Arrested Development didn't do so well. Despite Netflix scoring big with House of Cards, past Emmy champion Arrested Development only scored one major nomination for star Jason Bateman.

The news was much better for HBO, with nominations for Girls (including supporting actor Adam Driver), Enlightened and Veep (which added supporting stars Tony Hale and Anna Chlumsky to its total).

Here are the major nominees for the 2013 Emmy Awards.

DRAMA
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men


DRAMA LEAD ACTOR
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

DRAMA LEAD ACTRESS
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

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Morena Baccarin, Homeland
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Dan Bucatisnky, Scandal
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Nathan Lane, The Good Wife
Rupert Friend, Homeland
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Harry Hamlin, Mad Men

DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Linda Cadellini, Mad Men
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, The Americans

DRAMA WRITING
"Dead Freight," Breaking Bad
"Say My Name," Breaking Bad
"Episode 4," Downton Abbey
"The Rains of Castamere," Game of Thrones
"Q&A," Homeland

DRAMA DIRECTING
"Margate Sands," Boardwalk Empire
"Gliding Over All," Breaking Bad
"Episode 4," Downton Abbey
"Q&A," Homeland
"Chapter 1," House of Cards

COMEDY SERIES
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Girls
Louie
Modern Family
Veep


COMEDY LEAD ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale, Veep

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Will Forte, 30 Rock
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory

COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Melissa Leo, Louie
Molly Shannon, Enlightened
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

COMEDY WRITING
"Episode 9," Episodes
"Daddy's Girlfriend (Part 1)," Louie
"Finale," The Office
"Hogcock!," 30 Rock
"Last Lunch," 30 Rock

COMEDY DIRECTING
"On All Fours," Girls
"Diva," Glee
"New Year's Eve," Louie
"Arrested," Modern Family
"Hogcock!/Last Lunch," 30 Rock

MOVIE/MINISERIES
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Specter
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

MOVIE/MINISERIES LEAD ACTOR
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade's End
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Al Pacino, Phil Specter

MOVIE/MINISERIES LEAD ACTRESS
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Helen Mirren, Phil Specter
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

MOVIE/MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTOR
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

MOVIE/MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTOR
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum
Ellen Bursty, Political Animals
Charlotte Rampling, Restless
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias
Imelda Staunton, The Girl

REALITY COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice


REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers

VARIETY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live



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