The 2012 Emmy Nomination List

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(USA Today) -  These are the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, airing Sunday, Sept. 23 on ABC.

Drama series

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

Comedy series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Girls (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC)
30 Rock (NBC)
Veep (HBO)

Lead actress in a drama series
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law (NBC)
Glenn Close, Damages (DirecTV)
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men (AMC)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)

Lead actor in a drama series
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Damian Lewis, Homeland (Showtime)

Supporting actress in a drama series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife (CBS)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)

Supporting actor in a drama series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Jared Harris, Mad Men (AMC)

Lead actor in a comedy series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Lead actress in a comedy series
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl (Fox)
Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (CBS)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Supporting actor in a comedy series
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family (ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)
Max Greenfield, New Girl (Fox)
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Supporting actress in a comedy series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Miniseries or movie
American Horror Story (FX)
Game Change (HBO)
Hatfields & McCoys (History)
Luther (BBC America)
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (PBS)
Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)

Lead actress in a miniseries or movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story (FX)
Ashley Judd, Missing (ABC)
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)
Julianne Moore, Game Change (HBO)
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch (PBS)

Actor in miniseries or movie
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys (History)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (PBS)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)
Woody Harrelson, Game Change (HBO)
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys (History)

Reality competition host
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race (CBS)
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol (Fox)
Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers (NBC)

Reality competition
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

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)

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