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2012 Emmy Nominations

Posted on July 19, 2012 at 9:04 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

The 64th Emmy nominations were announced this morning.  Below is a complete list with our picks.  It’s mostly a re-hash of the last couple years with 30 Rock, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad receiving their normal nominations.  Newcomer Veep and the amazing History channel mini-series Hatfields & McCoys scored several nominations.  The Hatfield’s & McCoys created one of the most difficult categories for me to choose, actor in a mini-series or movie.  It was almost impossible to choose between Costner and Paxton, and even more difficult when you take into account Woody Harrelson’s awesome performance in Game Change. Game of Thrones was a little weak this season, but there is still no denying that Peter Dinklage did an tremendous job as our favorite dwarf Tyrion.

What do you think of the list, any surprises or snubs?  Let us know what you think in the comments.

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS  (Snackbar’s Pick)
  • “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” HBO
  • “Girls,”HBO
  • “Modern Family,” ABC (Justin & Amanda’s Pick)
  • “30 Rock,” NBC
  • “Veep,” HBO

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Boardwalk Empire,”  HBO
  • “Breaking Bad,” AMC  (Snackbar & Amanda’s pick)
  • “Downton Abbey,”  PBS
  • “Game Of Thrones,” HBO (Justin’s Pick)
  • “Homeland,” Showtime
  • “Mad Men,” AMC

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Lena Dunham, “Girls,” HBO
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly,” CBS
  • Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl,” FOX (Justin’s Pick)
  • Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime
  • Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation,” NBC
  • Tina Fey, “30 Rock,” NBC (Amanda’s Pick)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO  (Snackbar’s pick)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” HBO
  • Don Cheadle, “House Of Lies,”  Showtime (Justin & Amanda’s Pick)
  • Louis C.K. , “Louie,” FX Networks
  • Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock,” NBC
  • Jon Cryer, “Two And A Half Men,” CBS

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  • Glenn Close, “Damages,” FX
  • Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey,” PBS
  • Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife,” CBS  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law,” NBC
  • Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Showtime (Justin’s pick)
  • Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men,” AMC (Amanda’s pick)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO
  • Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad,” AMC  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • Michael C. Hall, “Dexter,” Showtime
  • Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey” PBS (Justin’s pick)
  • Damian Lewis, “Homeland,” Showtime (Amanda’s pick)
  • Jon Hamm, “Mad Men,” AMC

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • 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 (Justin & Amanda’s pick)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family,” ABC  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family,” ABC (Justin’s pick)
  • Ty Burrell, “Modern Family,” ABC (Amanda’s pick)
  • Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family,” ABC
  • Max Greenfield, “New Girl,” FOX
  • Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live,”  NBC

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad,” AMC
  • Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey,” PBS (Justin’s pick)
  • Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey,” PBS
  • Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife,” CBS
  • Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife,” CBS
  • Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men,” AMC  (Snackbar & Amanda’s pick)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

  • Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC
  • Giancarlo Esposito, “Breaking Bad,” AMC (Amanda’s pick)
  • Brendan Coyle, “Downton Abbey,” PBS
  • Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey,” PBS
  • Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones,” HBO  (Snackbar & Justin’s pick) 
  • Jared Harris, “Mad Men,” AMC

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

  • “American Horror Story,” FX
  • “Game Change,” HBO
  • “Hatfields & McCoys,” HISTORY   (Snackbar & Justin’s pick)
  • “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” HBO
  • “Luther,” BBC America
  • “Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece),” PBS (Amanda’s pick)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

  • Connie Britton, “American Horror Story,” FX
  • Julianne Moore, “Game Change,” HBO  (Snackbar & Justin’s pick)
  • Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” HBO
  • Ashley Judd, “Missing,” ABC
  • Emma Thompson, “The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece),” PBS

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

  • Woody Harrelson, “Game Change,” HBO (Justin’s pick)
  • Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys,” HISTORY
  • Bill Paxton, “Hatfields & McCoys,” HISTORY  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” HBO
  • Idris Elba, “Luther,” BBC America
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece),” PBS (Amanda’s pick)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie

  • Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story,” FX
  • Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story,” FX
  • Sarah Paulson, “Game Change,” HBO
  • Mare Winningham, “Hatfields & McCoys,” HISTORY  (Snackbar & Justin’s pick)
  • Judy Davis, “Page Eight (Masterpiece)” PBS

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

  • Denis O’Hare, “American Horror Story,” FX
  • Ed Harris, “Game Change,” HBO
  • Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys,” HISTORY  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • David Strathairn, “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” HBO
  • Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece),” PBS (Amanda’s pick)

Outstanding Reality Program

  • “Antiques Roadshow,” PBS
  • “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” ABC
  • “MythBusters,” Discovery Channel  (Snackbar & Amanda’s pick)
  • “Shark Tank,” ABC
  • “Undercover Boss,” CBS
  • “Who Do You Think You Are?,” NBC

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • “The Amazing Race,” CBS  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • “Dancing With The Stars,” ABC
  • “Project Runway,” Lifetime
  • “So You Think You Can Dance,” FOX (Justin’s pick)
  • “The Voice,” NBC

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

  • Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race,” CBS  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol,” FOX
  • Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” NBC
  • Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With The Stars,” ABC
  • Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance,” FOX (Justin’s pick)

Outstanding Variety Series

  • “The Colbert Report,”  Comedy Central
  • “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central (Justin’s pick)
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” NBC (Amanda’s pick)
  • “Real Time With Bill Maher,” HBO
  • “Saturday Night Live,” NBC

Outstanding Variety Special

  • “Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl,” NBC
  • “Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker,” Bravo (Justin’s pick, BLEH)
  • “The Kennedy Center Honors,” CBS
  • “Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again,” HBO  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • “Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances),” PBS

Outstanding Special Class Programs

  • “84th Annual Academy Awards,” ABC  (Snackbar’s pick)
  • “The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards,” NBC
  • “The 54th Annual Grammy Awards,” CBS
  • “Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances),” PBS
  • “Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater,” FX (Amanda’s pick)
  • “The 65th Annual Tony Awards,” CBS


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    • Snackbar

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      You don't know…

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      Throw up your picks Ananda.

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      You too Amanda.

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