2013 Primetime Emmy: Nomination

The award for Primetime television is coming up and the nomination was announced on a week or so ago, on July 18.  So Neil Patrick Harris is hosting again for the second time (the 2009 show was fun!). So many things to look forward to in anticipation to the award. I’m actually more excited to see what kind of For Your Consideration Mail packaging design they’re dishing up this year (last year’s New Girl‘s Douchebag Jar was cute and The Big Bang Theory pop-out is just awesome!), although the viral ones already came out a few weeks ago (with Family Guy continued their crude humor by spoofing HBO’s Girls). The Hollywood Reporter’s Emmy Roundtable is always fun to watch as well, just check their channel on youtube!

Loving this line up by the way: Matthew Perry (Go On, my personal favorite Friends), Jake Johnson (New Girl), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, SNL), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory and my current favorite comedy actor).

So looking at the nominee this year i see that Modern Family still dominates the comedy category and will they won the award for Outstanding Comedy Series for the 4th consecutive year. I wonder if Julie Bowen will win in the Supporting Actress for Comedy Series category for the third time in a row, but i really want Ty Burell to win again in the Supporting Actor for Comedy Series category! Although it will be funny if on-screen older Pritchett couple (Ed O’Neill and Sofia Vergara) got the win instead. Will Jim Parsons reclaim his place as the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, i sure hope so! And we’ll see if Amy Phoeler finally get the recognition as the Lead Actress in Comedy Series this time :) Here are the nominee for the Comedy categories in The 65th Primetime Emmy 2013 (with pink denotes the one that got my bias winning vote):

Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Girls (HBO)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock (NBC)
Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth on Arrested Development (Netflix)
Louis C.K. as Himself on Louie (FX)
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan on House of Lies (Showtime)
Matt LeBlanc as Himself on Episodes (Episode: “Episode Two”) (Showtime)
Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laura Dern as Amy Jellicoe on Enlightened (HBO)
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath on Girls (HBO)
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer on Veep (HBO)
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)
Adam Driver as Adam Sackler on Girls (HBO)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)
Bill Hader as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh on Veep (HBO)
Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (HBO)
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock (NBC)
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester on Glee (Fox)
Sofía Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family (ABC)
Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow on Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Paris Barclay for Glee (Episode: “Diva”) (Fox)
Louis C.K. for Louie (Episode: “New Year’s Eve”) (FX)
Lena Dunham for Girls (Episode: “On All Fours”) (HBO)
Gail Mancuso for Modern Family (Episode: “Arrested”) (ABC)
Beth McCarthy-Miller for 30 Rock (Episode: “Hogcock!” / “Last Lunch”) (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Pamela Adlon & Louis C.K. for Louie (Episode: “Daddy’s Girlfriend Part 1”) (FX)
Jack Burditt & Robert Carlock for 30 Rock (Episode: “Hogcock!”) (NBC)
David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik for Episodes (Episode: “Episode Nine”) (Showtime)
Greg Daniels for The Office (Episode: “Finale”) (NBC)
Tina Fey & Tracey Wigfield for 30 Rock (Episode: “Last Lunch”) (NBC)


Drama categories always, always, bamboozled me. I wonder if Game of Thrones finally have any real chance here or Homeland will wipe the awards again like last year Emmy and Golden Globe or will we return to glorify Mad Men. Breaking Bad has been getting a lot of attention but never won big at Emmy, so maybe this is their year. Netflix original House of Cards seems to be getting a lot of attention this year too, but i’m more of a fan for their other show Orange is The New Black, though. I think i’m  curious whether Peter Dinklage will be able to reclaim his throne again in the Supporting Actor category, more than anything, and the same goes to our khaleesi Emilia Clarke. Here are the nominee for the Drama categories in The 65th Primetime Emmy 2013 (with pink denotes the one that got my bias winning vote):

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)
Bryan Cranston as Walter White on Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy on The Newsroom (HBO)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper on Mad Men (AMC)
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody on Homeland (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood on House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes on Nashville (ABC)
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley on Downton Abbey (PBS)
Vera Farmiga as Norma Louise Bates on Bates Motel (A&E)
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson on Mad Men (AMC)
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on Scandal (ABC)
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood on House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut on Breaking Bad (AMC)
Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti on Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Jim Carter as Charles Carson on Downton Abbey (PBS)
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones (HBO)
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad (AMC)
Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson on Homeland (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife (CBS)
Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody on Homeland (Episode: “State of Independence”) (Showtime)
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones (HBO)
Anna Gunn as Skyler White on Breaking Bad (AMC)
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris on Mad Men (AMC)
Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey (PBS)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
David Fincher for House of Cards (Episode: “Chapter 1”) (Netflix)
Lesli Linka Glatter for Homeland (Episode: “Q&A”) (Showtime)
Michelle MacLaren for Breaking Bad (Episode: “Gliding Over All”) (AMC)
Tim Van Patten for Boardwalk Empire (Episode: “Margate Sands”) (HBO)
Jeremy Webb for Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode 4”) (PBS)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss for Game of Thrones (Episode: “The Rains of Castamere”) (HBO)
Henry Bromell for Homeland (Episode: “Q&A”) (Showtime)
Julian Fellowes for Downton Abbey (Episode: “Episode 4”) (PBS)
George Mastras for Breaking Bad (Episode: “Dead Freight”) (AMC)
Thomas Schnauz for Breaking Bad (Episode: “Say My Name”) (AMC)


 So there you have it, is your favorite TV show got their well-deserved nomination on Emmy or did your favorite got snubbed this year?

Image from The Hollywood Reporter’s Emmy Roundtable with Comedy Actors


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