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2012 Emmy Nominees - Complete List

Kerry Washington of the ABC drama Scandal and Jimmy Kimmel (dressed in his pajamas) unveiled the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award nominees on Thursday, July 19, at 5:40 a.m. (Pacific).

The Primetime Emmy® Awards celebrate excellence in national primetime programming, awarding top honors at the annual creative arts and primetime awards ceremonies. Special honors, like the Governors Award and the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, are bestowed during the Primetime Emmys.

We have the complete list of nominees!

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

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates, ‘Harry’s Law’
Glenn Close, ‘Damages’
Claire Danes, ‘Homeland’
Michelle Dockery, ‘Downton Abbey’
Julianna Marguiles – ‘The Good Wife’
Elisabeth Moss, ‘Madmen’

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, ‘Boardwalk Empire’
Michael C. Hall, ‘Dexter’
Jon Hamm, ‘Mad Men’
Hugh Bonneville, ‘Downton Abbey’
Brian Cranston, ‘Breaking Bad’
Damian Lewis, ‘Homeland’

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

Outstanding Lead Actress In A
Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, Girls as Hannah Horvath
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly as Molly Flynn
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl as Jess Day
Edie Falco, Nurse Jacki as Jackie Peyton
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation as Leslie Knope
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives as Karen McCluskey
Julie Bowen, Modern Family as Claire Dunphy
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie as Zoey Barkow
Kristen Wiig, SNL as various characters

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

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

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

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

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

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 Actor in a Comedy Series:

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 Actress in a Comedy Series:

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Weaver, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

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