Emmy Award nominations - 2012




Seeing Stars: The Emmy Awards


    A list of the major Primetime
    Emmy Winners & Nominees - 2012

    (The award winners are listed in bold red type.)

    Drama Series: "Boardwalk Empire"; ''Breaking Bad"; ''Downton Abbey"; ''Game of Thrones"; ''Homeland"; "Mad Men."

    Comedy Series: "The Big Bang Theory"; ''Curb Your Enthusiasm"; ''Girls"; ''Modern Family"; ''30 Rock"; "Veep."

    Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Colbert Report"; "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"; "Jimmy Kimmel Live"; "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"; "Real Time With Bill Maher"; "Saturday Night Live".

    Miniseries or Movie: "American Horror Story"; ''Game Change"; ''Hatfields & McCoys"; ''Hemingway & Gellhorn"; ''Luther"; "Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia."

    Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race"; "Dancing With The Stars"; "Project Runway"; "So You Think You Can Dance"; "Top Chef"; "The Voice".

    Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"; Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"; Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"; Damian Lewis, "Homeland"; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men."

    Actress, Drama Series: Glenn Close, "Damages"; Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"; Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"; Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law"; Claire Danes, "Homeland"; Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men."

    Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory"; Larry David as Himself in "Curb Your Enthusiasm"; Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in "House Of Lies"; Louis C.K. as Louie in "Louie"; Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in "30 Rock"; Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in "Two And A Half Men".

    Actress in a Comedy Series:  Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in "Girls";  Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in "Mike & Molly"; Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day in "New Girl"; Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in "Nurse Jackie"; Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in "Parks And Recreation"; Tina Fey as Liz Lemon in "30 Rock" Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in "Veep".

    Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt in "Game Change"; Kevin Costner as 'Devil' Anse Hatfield in "Hatfields & McCoys"; Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy in "Hatfields & McCoys"; Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway in "Hemingway & Gellhorn"; Idris Elba as John Luther in "Luther"; Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia" ("Masterpiece").

    Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon in  "American Horror Story"Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in "Game Change"; Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn in "Hemingway & Gellhorn";  Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone in "Missing"; Emma Thompson as She in "The Song Of Lunch" ("Masterpiece").

    Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in "Breaking Bad"; Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo 'Gus' Fring "Breaking Bad"; Brendan Coyle as John Bates in "Downton Abbey"; Jim Carter as Mr. Carson in "Downton Abbey"; Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in "Game of Thrones"; Jared Harris as Lane Pryce "Mad Men".

    Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn as Skyler White in "Breaking Bad"; Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in "Downton Abbey"; Joanne Froggatt as Anna in "Downton Abbey"
    Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma in "The Good Wife"; Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in "The Good Wife"; Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris in "Mad Men".

    Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett in "Modern Family"; Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in "Modern Family"; Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in "Modern Family"; Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker in "Modern Family"; Max Greenfield as Schmidt in "New Girl"; Bill Hader as various characters in "Saturday Night Live"

    Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler in "The Big Bang Theory"; Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey in "Desperate Housewives"; Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy in "Modern Family"; Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in "Modern Family"; Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow in "Nurse Jackie"; Kristen Wiig as various characters in "Saturday Night Live".

    Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: "Denis O'Hare as Larry Harvey in "American Horror Story"; Ed Harris as John McCain in "Game Change"; Tom Berenger as Jim Vance in "Hatfields & McCoys"; David Strathairn as John Dos Passos in "Hemingway & Gellhorn"; Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson in "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia".

    Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: "Frances Conroy as Moira in "American Horror Story"; Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon in "American Horror Story"; Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace "Game Change"; Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy in "Hatfields & McCoys"; Judy Davis as Jill Tankard in "Page Eight".

    The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy show were held at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, September 23, 2012.

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