65th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announced

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

The nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards contained the usual allotment of familiar names and past winners, as well the odd outrageous oversight — Tatiana Maslany ignored for playing multiple starring roles on Orphan Black, anyone? But that’s all par for the course for the Emmys.

The big “controversy” this year will probably be over the nods for House of Cards and Arrested Development, two series that are not even on broadcast or cable networks — they are only available from Netflix. Should they have been nominated for TV awards?

However the nominees were selected by the members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — and it would appear most voters just copy/pasted last year’s ballot, as usual — here they are:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad, AMC

Downton Abbey, PBS

Game of Thrones, HBO

Homeland, Showtime

House of Cards, Netflix

Mad Men, AMC

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS)

Damian Lewis, Homeland (Showtime)

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)

Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (PBS)

Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)

Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men (AMC)

Connie Britton, Nashville (ABC)

Kerry Washington, Scandal (NBC)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Girls, HBO

Louie, FX

Modern Family, ABC

30 Rock, NBC

Veep, HBO

Louis C.K.

Louis C.K.

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development (Netflix)

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)

Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)

Louis C.K., Louie (FX)

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Laura Dern, Enlightened (HBO)

Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION SERIES

The Amazing Race, CBS

Dancing With the Stars, ABC

Project Runway, Lifetime

So You Think You Can Dance, FOX

Top Chef, Bravo

The Voice, NBC

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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