Once again, cable dominates the Emmy nominations

Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Megan Draper (Jessica Pare) star in "Mad Men," nominated for 17 awards at the 64th annual Emmys.

Nominations for the annual Emmy Awards, honoring the best in television, were announced Thursday, with cable TV dominating the field once again. Perennial awards favorite HBO picked up a staggering 81 nominations for series like “Boardwalk Empire,” “Game of Thrones” and “Veep,” as well as movies and miniseries like “Hemingway and Gellhorn,” which earned 15 nominations alone. Meanwhile, cables series “American Horror Story,” from FX, and “Mad Men,” from AMC, tied for the most nominations for a single program, earning 17 each. Further proving cable’s creative force, the nominations for the 64th annual Emmys marks the first time no drama airing on one of the major broadcast networks received recognition in the best series category.

The Emmys will be awarded during a live broadcast  in Los Angeles on Sept. 23 on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting.

COMEDY SERIES
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“Girls” (HBO)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)
“Veep” (HBO)

COMEDY ACTOR
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”

COMEDY ACTRESS
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR

Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”

SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”

DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

DRAMA ACTRESS
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

DRAMA ACTOR
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS

Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”

SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Giancarlo Esposito, “Breaking Bad”
Brendan Coyle, “Downton Abbey”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Jared Harris, “Mad Men”

MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
“American Horror Story” (FX)
“Game Change” (HBO)
“Hatfields & McCoys” (History)
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
“Luther” (BBC America)
“Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia” (PBS)

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Connie Britton, “American Horror Story”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Ashley Judd, “Missing”
Emma Thompson, “The Song of Lunch”

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Bill Paxton, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia”

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)

REALITY PROGRAM

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Jamie Oliver’s Food” (ABC)
“MythBusters” (Discovery Channel)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Undercover Boss” (CBS)
“Who Do You Think You Are?” (NBC)

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)

ANIMATED PROGRAM
“American Dad!” (FOX)
“Bob’s Burgers” (FOX)
“Futurama” (Comedy Central)
“The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole” (Nickelodeon)
“The Simpsons” (Fox)


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