First Dibs: Who Are This Year’s Emmy Nominees?

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Welcome to our special edition of First Dibs, covering the announcement of nominees for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards! Did your favorite television shows make the cut?

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First of all, there was a last-minute switch with the nominations’ announcers. House Of Cards’ Kate Mara had a travel-related hiccup, prompting the ceremony’s host Neil Patrick Harris to step in alongside Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul.

So, which series are going head-to-head for the best drama? The competition is tight as Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad and others got picked.

The best comedies included 30 Rock, Girls, Louie, and Modern Family.

We were happy to hear that Aaron Paul snagged a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama, especially as Breaking Bad enters its final episodes. The show’s lead actor, Bryan Cranston, also got tapped in his category, with other nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama including Jon Hamm, Jeff Daniels, and Kevin Spacey.

Now let’s move on to the women. The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama included Claire Daines, Kerry Washington, Elisabeth Moss, and Robin Wright.

And who’s been singled out for their hilarious comedic performances? For the leading men, Jason Bateman, Alec Baldwin, and Jim Parsons are among the nominees. And as for the leading ladies, we’ve got Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and more vying for the win.

View a partial list of categories below.

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad [AMC]
Downton Abbey [PBS]
Game Of Thrones [HBO]
Homeland [Showtime]
House Of Cards [Netflix]
Mad Men [AMC]

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

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, Homeland
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House Of Cards
Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, The Newsroom

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates, Bates Motel
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Downton Abbey
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, House Of Cards
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, Mad Men
Connie Britton as Rayna James, Nashville
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Scandal

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth, Arrested Development
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, House Of Lies
Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Laura Dern as Amy Jellicoe, Enlightened
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Girls
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks And Recreation
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti, Boardwalk Empire
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Game Of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn as Skyler White, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Game Of Thrones
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife
Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody, Homeland
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Adam Driver as Adam Sackler, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Modern Family
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
Bill Hader as Various characters, Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale as Gary Walsh, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, Glee
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett, Modern Family
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Modern Family
Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow, Nurse Jackie
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, 30 Rock
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer, Veep

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum [FX]
Behind The Candelabra [HBO]
The Bible [History Channel]
Phil Spector [HBO]
Political Animals [USA]
Top Of The Lake [Sundance Channel]

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Michael Douglas as Liberace, Behind The Candelabra
Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, Behind The Candelabra
Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock, The Girl
Benedict Cumberbatch as Christopher Tietjens, Parade’s End
Al Pacino as Phil Spector, Phil Spector

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Jessica Lange as Sister Jude Martin, American Horror Story: Asylum
Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison, The Big C: Hereafter
Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney-Baden, Phil Spector
Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond, Political Animals
Elisabeth Moss as Robin, Top Of The Lake

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