Notable Nominations: The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards

By  July 19, 2012

Get your predictions ready for who will win at the Emmys as Scandal’s Kerry Washington and Parks and Recreation’s Nick Offerman announced this year’s nominees. Mad Men and American Horror Story tie with 17 nominations each, but HBO’s Girls has made a big splash, scoring 5 nods for its first season. Here are a few highlights from the nominees list:

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
30 Rock
Veep
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Mad Men
Homeland
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men
Louis C.K. – Louie
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Damian Lewis – Homeland

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Juliana Margulies – The Good Wife
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
Kathy Bates – Harry’s Law
Claire Danes – Homeland
Glenn Close – Damages

To see the full list, please visit Emmys.com.