65th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees Announced

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While the Emmys aren’t exactly right up our music-inspired alley, we do like a good award show where gifted actors shows get the chance to show the public why they are so great and why their TV shows are at the tops of critics lists (well, most of them anyways).

Today, How I Met Your Mother’s  Neil Patrick Harris and Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul, had the task of revealing who those lucky actors and television shows were to be nominated for the award.

The full list can be seen below:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Connie Britton, Nashville
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damien Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
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
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 GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Nathan Lane as Clarke Hayden, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning, The Good Wife
Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn, Homeland
Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper, Mad Men
Harry Hamlin as Jim Cutler, Mad Men
Dan Bucatinsky as James Novack, Scandal

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Margo Martindale as Claudia, The Americans
Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell, Game Of Thrones
Carrie Preston as Elisabeth Tascioni, The Good Wife
Linda Cardellini as Sylvia Rosen, Mad Men 
Jane Fonda as Leona Lansing, The Newsroom
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson, Shameless

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Girls
Louie
Modern Family
Veep

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Louis CK, Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
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
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 GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Bob Newhart as Arthur Jeffries/Professor Proton, The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale as Dr. Mike Cruz, Nurse Jackie
Louis C.K., Host, Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Host, Saturday Night Live
Will Forte as Paul, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Molly Shannon as Eileen Foliente, Enlightened
Dot-Marie Jones as Shannon Beiste, Glee
Melissa Leo as Laurie, Louie
Melissa McCarthy, Host, Saturday Night Live 
Kristen Wiig, Host, Saturday Night Live
Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST
Ryan Seacrest, Host, American Idol 
Betty White, Host, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Host, Dancing With The Stars
Heidi Klum, Host;Tim Gunn, Host, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, Host, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, Host, The Taste

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
The Colbert Report
Saturday Night Live 

OUTSTANDING TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
American Horror Story
Behind The Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top Of The Lake

LEAD ACTOR IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

LEAD ACTRESS IN A TV MINISERIES OR 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 

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on September 22 on CBS with Neil Patrick Harris taking on the role as host for this year’s festivities, so don’t forget to set your TiVo or DVR or whatever it is that you have.

EDIT: We will be updating this list throughout the day, so keep and eye out. 

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