Emmy Awards 2013: list of the nominees

HBO's hit heroic fantasy series emerges as a clear favorite in the run-up to the 65th Emmy Awards. "Game of Thrones" counts a total of 16 nominations, besting "Breaking Bad" and "30 Rock."

On Thursday, July 18, the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences revealed its nominations for the 2013 Emmy Awards. "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul shared the honor of announcing the nominees with Neil Patrick Harris, who stepped in for Kate Mara ("House of Cards") at the last minute. 

"Game of Thrones" will be up against its usual rivals "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Mad Men" and last year's Outstanding Drama Series champion: "Homeland." This year, the popular Netflix series "House of Cards" has also entered the ring.

For its first Emmy Awards, the online platform garnered 14 nominations, more than many cable channels, but still far less than HBO (108 nominations) or Showtime (31 nominations).

The 65th Emmy Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on the evening of September 22. Presented by Neil Patrick Harris, the evening will be broadcast live on CBS.

The main nominations for the 2013 Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Drama Series
"Breaking Bad," AMC
"Downton Abbey," PBS
"Game of Thrones," HBO
"Homeland," Showtime
"Mad Men," AMC
"House of Cards," Netflix

Outstanding Comedy Series
"30 Rock," NBC
"The Big Bang Theory," CBS
"Girls," HBO
"Modern Family," ABC
"Veep," HBO
"Louie," FX Networks

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
"American Horror Story," FX Networks
"Behind the Candelabra," HBO
"The Bible," HISTORY
"Phil Spector," HBO
"Political Animals," USA
"Top of the Lake," Sundance Channel

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Claire Danes in "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery in "Downton Abbey"
Elisabeth Moss in "Mad Men"
Kerry Washington in "Scandal"
Vera Farmiga in "Bates Motel"
Robin Wright in "House of Cards"
Connie Briton in "Nashville"

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville in "Downton Abbey"
Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad"
Jon Hamm in "Mad Men"
Damian Lewis in "Homeland"
Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards"
Jeff Daniels in "The Newsroom"

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham in "Girls"
Edie Falco in "Nurse Jackie"
Amy Poehler in "Parks and Recreation"
Tina Fey in "30 Rock"
Julia-Louis Dreyfus in "Veep"
Laura Dern in "Enlightened"

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Don Cheadle in "House of Lies"
Louis C.K. in "Louie"
Alec Baldwin in "30 Rock"
Jim Parsons in "The Big Bang Theory"
Jason Bateman in "Arrested Develoment"
Matt LeBlanc in "Episodes"

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or a Movie
Jessica Lang in "American Horror Story"
Helen Mirren in "Phil Spector"
Sigourney Weaver in "Political Animals"
Laura Linney in "The Big C"
Elisabeth Moss in "Top of the Lake"

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or a Movie
Michael Douglas in "Behind the Candelabra"
Matt Damon in "Behind the Candelabra"
Al Pacino in "Phil Spector"
Benedict Cumberbatch in "Parade's End"
Toby Jones in "The Girl"

The full list is available on the official Emmy Awards website: www.emmys.com


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