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2012 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations Announced

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The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning.

These are the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air on Sunday evening, Sept. 23 on ABC, WZZM 13.

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Drama series

Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Homeland (Showtime)

Mad Men (AMC)

Lead actress in a drama series

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law

Glenn Close, Damages

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men

Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights

Claire Danes, Homeland

Lead actor in a drama series

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

John Hamm, Mad Men

Damian Lewis, Homeland

Mini-series or movie

American Horror Story

Game Change

Hatfields & McCoys


Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Hemingway & Gellhorn

Lead actress in a mini-series or movie

Connie Britton, American Horror Story (FX)

Ashley Judd, Missing

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Julianne Moore, Game Change

Emma Thompson, The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)

Actor in mini-series or movie

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Idris Elba, Luther

Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Woody Harrelson, Game Change

Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

Host for a reality competition

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

Best reality TV competition

Amazing Race (CBS)

Project Runway (Lifetime)

Dancing With the Stars (ABC)

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)

Top Chef (Bravo)

The Voice (NBC)

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

Lead actress in comedy series

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Actors in a comedy series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louie C.K., Louie

Jon Cryer, Two And A Half Men

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Girls (HBO)

Modern Family (ABC)

30 Rock (NBC)

Veep (HBO)

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