2012 Emmy Nominations Announced

So a few disappointments, a few “really??”‘s, a few huzzahs, and we’re off.

With Jimmy Kimmel stepping in for Nick “All your bacon and eggs” Offerman and Kerry Washington announcing this year’s Emmy nominations, it was a pretty calm affair. Though I did enjoy Kerry Washington making it clear that “The Song of Lunch” was not Masterpiece Theater, just Masterpiece.

Here are the nominations, * by those I want to win:

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

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

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

Supporting Actress in a Comedy:
Mayim Bialik in The Big Bang Theory*
Merrit Weaver in Nurse Jackie
Julie Bowen in Modern Family
Kristen Wiig in Saturday Night Live
Sofia Vergara in Modern Family
Kathryn Joosten in Desperate Housewives

Supporting Actor in a Comedy:
Ed O’Neill in Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson in Modern Family
Ty Burrell in Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet in Modern Family
Bill Hader in Saturday Night Live (STEFON!)*
Max Greenfield in New Girl*

Outstanding Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad*
Downton Abbey
Mad Men*
Homeland*
Game of Thrones*
(I clearly can’t make up my mind here)

Lead Actress in a a Drama:
Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife
Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey
Elizabeth Moss in Mad Men
Kathy Bates in Harry’s Law
Claire Danes in Homeland*
Glenn Close in Damages

Lead Actor in a Drama:
Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall in Dexter
Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad (He is the one who knocks)*
Hugh Bonneville in Downton Abbey
Jon Hamm in Mad Men
Damien Lewis in Homeland*

Supporting Actress in a Drama:
Archie Panjabi in The Good Wife*
Anna Gunn in Breaking Bad
Maggie Smitth in Downton Abbey (What is a weekend?)
Joanne Froggatt in Downton Abbey
Christina Hendricks in Mad Men
Christine Baranski in The Good Wife

Supporting Actor in a Drama:
Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad (Magnets, bitch)*
Giancarlo Esposito in Breaking Bad*
Brendan Coyle in Downton Abbey
Jim Carter in Downton Abbey (always pouring wine through a napkin)
Jared Harris in Mad Men
Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones

Miniseries or Movie:
Game Change*
American Horror Story (not really a miniseries, folks)
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (I am —- Locked)*
Luther
Hatfields & McCoys

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Julianne More in Game Change*
Connie Britton in American Horror Story
Nicole Kidman in Hemingway & Gellhorn
Emma Thompson in “The Song of Lunch” (which is really a remarkable movie)
Ashley Judd in Missing (when did a show getting canceled equal it becoming a miniseries?)

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Woody Harrelson in Game Change
Clive Owen in Hemingway & Gellhorn
Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia*
Idris Elba in Luther
Kevin Costner in Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton in Hatfields & McCoys

Supporting Actress in Miniseries or Movie:
Sarah Paulson in Game Change*
Frances Conroy in American Horror Story
Jessica Lange in American Horror Story
Judy Davis in Page Eight
Mare Winningham in Hatfields & McCoys

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Ed Harris in Game Change
Denis O’Hare in American Horror Story (but he’s so much better as Russel Edgington)
David Strathairn in Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman in Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia*
Tom Berenger in Hatfields & McCoys

Variety Series:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart*
The Colbert Report
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Reality Competition:
So You Think You Can Dance*
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Top Chef
Project Runway
The Voice (mesmerized by the spinning chairs are we?)

Host for a Reality or Reality Competition:
Cat Deeley for So You Think You Can Dance*
Phil Keoghan for The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest for American Idol
Betty White for Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron for Dancing with the Stars

And here are the nominees for other categories deemed less important:

Animated Program:
American Dad – Hot Water
Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole
Futurama: The Tip of the Zoidberg*
Bob’s Burgers: BurgerBoss (Huzzah!)*
The Simpsons: Holidays of Future Passed (meh)

Prosthetic Makeup:
Boardwalk Empire
The Walking Dead*
American Horror Story
Game of Thrones
Once Upon a Time

Main Title Theme Music:
Touch
Great Expectations (Masterpiece)
Page Eight
Homeland
Hell on Wheels
(Don’t watch most of these and not sure I like Homeland’s opening music)

Nonfiction Series:
Weight of the Nation
American Masters
Frozen Planet*
Inside the Actor’s Studio
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

Reality Program:
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Antiques Roadshow
Who Do You Think You Are?*
Undercover Boss
Mythbusters
Shark Tank

Full list available here. The Emmys will air on September 23.

Clearly they didn’t listen to what I didn’t want to be nominated.
More thoughts on this to come…

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3 Responses to 2012 Emmy Nominations Announced

  1. Amanda B. says:

    Reality Program: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution should TOTALLY win. It’s really good.

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