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2013 Emmy Awards Nominations Full List

Announcing the 2013 Primetime Emmy Nominees!

Aaron Paul and Neil Patrick Harris announced the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations in LA overnight. Kate Mara, who was originally supposed to read the nominations with Aaron, was unable to make it to LA due to flight problems. Luckily, Neil, who is hosting this year's Emmy Awards, was able to fill in at the last minute. Change of plans aside, it was an exciting morning as House of Cards made history as the first Netflix original series to be nominated for outstanding drama series, while its stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright also scored nods. There were also a few other newbies on the list, like Girls' Adam Driver and Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke.

The 65th Emmy Awards will be broadcast on CBS on Sept. 22. Keep reading for the list of nominees.

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

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

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

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 MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade's End
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
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
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
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

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

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

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY 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 MINISERIES OR MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

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

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

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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
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

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 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 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 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 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 CHOREOGRAPHY
Derek Hough and Allison Holker, Dancing With the Stars, "Heart Cry"
Derek Hough, Dancing With the Stars, "Hey Pachuco/ Para Los Rumberos"
Warren Carlyle, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
Sonya Tayeh, So You Think You Can Dance, "Possibly Maybe/ Turning Page/ Sail"
Mandy Jo Moore, So You Think You Can Dance, "The Power of Love/ Wild Horses"
Napoleon D'umo and Tabitha D'umo, So You Think You Can Dance, "Call of the Wild (Circle of Life)/ Love Cats / Beautiful People"
Travis Wall, So You Think You Can Dance, "Where the Light Gets in/ Without You/ Unchained Melody"

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Antiques Roadshow
Deadliest Catch
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
MythBusters
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SPECIAL
The Kennedy Center Honors
Louis C.K.: Oh My God
Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks and Alan Yentob
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)
12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Girls
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
30 Rock
Veep

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Homeland
House of Cards

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR SPECIAL
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Hour
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL
"The Chase," Grey Poupon
"Inspired," Canon
"Jess Time," Google Chrome
"Jogger," Nike

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A SERIES
John Dunn, Lisa Padovani, and Maria Zamansky, Boardwalk Empire
Gabriella Pescucci, Uliva Pizzetti, and Gabor Homonnay, The Borgias
Caroline McCall and Dulcie Scott, Downton Abbey
Michele Clapton, Alexander Fordham, and Chloe Aubry, Game of Thrones
Eduardo Castro and Monique McRae,Once Upon a Time

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR SPECIAL
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Girl
Killing Lincoln
Parade's End
Phil Spector

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire
Michelle MacLaren, Breaking Bad
Jeremy Webb, Downton Abbey
Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland
David Fincher, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Lena Dunham, Girls
Paris Barclay, Glee
Louis C.K., Louie
Gail Mancuso, Modern Family
Beth McCarthy-Miller, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING NONFICTION SERIES
The Abolitionists
American Masters
The Men Who Built America
Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman
Vice

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
Nashville, "Nothing in This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again"
The Neighbors, "More or Less the Kind of Thing You May or May Not Possibly See on Broadway"
Smash, "Hang the Moon"
Smash, "I Hear Your Voice in a Dream"
30 Rock, "Rural Juror"
66th Annual Tony Awards, "If I Had Time"

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN
American Horror Story
Da Vinci's Demons
Elementary
Halo 4
The Newsroom

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC
The Americans
Copper
Da Vinci's Demons
Elementary
Hemlock Grove
House of Cards

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
Defiance
Falling Skies
Game of Thrones
Hemlock Grove
Last Resort

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Banshee
Boardwalk Empire
The Borgias
Da Vinci's Demons
Revolution
Vikings

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A COMEDY SERIES
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Modern Family
Supah Ninjas
Workaholics

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Blue Bloods
NCIS
Revolution
Southland

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Episodes ("Episode 209," David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik)
Louie ("Daddy's Girlfriend Part 1," Louis C.K.)
The Office ("Finale," Greg Daniels)
30 Rock ("Hogcock!," Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock)
30 Rock ("Last Lunch," Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad ("Dead Freight," George Mastras)
Breaking Bad ("Say My Name," Thomas Schnauz)
Downton Abbey ("Episode 4," Julian Fellowes)
Game of Thrones ("The Rains of Castamere," David Benioff and D.B. Weiss)
Homeland ("Q&A," Henry Bromell)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Portlandia
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Behind the Candelabra, Richard LaGravenese
The Hour, Abi Morgan
Parade's End, Tom Stoppard
Phil Spector, David Mamet
Top of the Lake, Jane Campion and Gerard Lee

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SPECIAL
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Louis C.K.: Oh My God
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs
Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)
66th Annual Tony Awards

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
Bob's Burgers
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: Enter the Dragon
Regular Show: The Christmas Special
The Simpsons
South Park

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