64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees

There are a bit of surprise on the announcement of this year’s nominees for the Emmys. First of all, several big-screen stars — including Kevin Costner, Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Emma Thompson, Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates earned Emmy nominations for their work on the small screen.

And because of these, the gap between cable and broadcast television widens.

So little wonder that HBO dominated the 64th annual Emmy nominations, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as “Boardwalk Empire” and “Game of Thrones” as well as comedy freshman series “Girls” and “Veep.” Next was CBS, which earned 60 nods, followed by a strong showing by PBS, with 58 nominations.

And second, what really surprises me most is the nomination for The Voice that after a snub from last year now overthrows American Idol from the list.

The nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced in Los Angeles last July 19. Read on to see if your favorite shows made the cut while my prediction for the winners are written in bold :

Best Comedy Series

“The Big Bang Theory”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Girls”
“Modern Family”
“30 Rock”
“Veep”

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family
Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”

Best Drama Series

“Boardwalk Empire”
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
“Homeland”
“Mad Men”

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Giancarlo Esposito, “Breaking Bad”
Brendan Coyle, “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Jared Harris, “Mad Men”

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”

Best Miniseries or Movie

“American Horror Story”
“Game Change”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”
“Luther”
“Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)”

Best Actress Miniseries or Movie

Connie Britton, “American Horror Story”
Ashey Judd, “Missing”
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Emma Thompson, “The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)”

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Bill Paxton, “Hatfields & McCoys”

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie

Denis O’Hare, “American Horror Story”
Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys”
David Strathairn, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)”

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie

Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Mare Winningham, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Judy Davis, “Page Eight (Masterpiece)”

Outstanding Animated Program

“American Dad!”
” Bob’s Burgers ”
“Futurama ”
“The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole”
“The Simpsons”

Outstanding Host: Reality-Competition Program

Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars”
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race”
Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”
Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”

Reality-Competition Program

“The Amazing Race”‘
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

Reality Program

“Antiques Roadshow”
“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”
“MythBusters”
“Undercover Boss”
“Who Do You Think You Are?”

Variety 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”

Children’s Program

“Degrassi”
“Good Luck Charlie”
“iCarly”
“”Victorious”
“Wizards Of Waverly Place”

The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

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