2013 Emmy Nomination List: 'House of Cards', 'Game of Thrones' & More

Emmy nominations 2013

This morning, Neil Patrick Harris joined Aaron Paul to announce the 65th Primetime Emmy Award nominations. On top of both Harris and Paul obtaining nominations themselves, Netflix’s House of Cards, which received 9 nods, set a precedence by becoming the first nominated show to never air on television.

Still, it was FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum and HBO’s Game of Thrones which led the pack with 17 and 16 nominations, respectively. The highly-controversial yet still beloved Arrested Development season 4 received 3 nominations, including one for Jason Bateman and one for editing, which might surprise some who took issue with the formatting of the new season. NBC's 30 Rock also nabbed 15 nominations for its final season.

The most interesting category, however, is Miniseries or Movie, which - thanks to Luther and Sherlock not airing any new episodes - allowed American Horror Story and Showtime’s The Big C: Hereafter to step in and take quite a few nominations. But even though FX and Showtime might have taken this category by storm, they’re still going to have to best HBO’s stable of strong TV movies in order to bring home the award.

You can check out the entire list of nominations below:

House of cards


Outstanding SeriesBreaking BadDownton AbbeyGame of ThronesHouse of CardsMad Men

Lead ActorHugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey)Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)Jon Hamm (Mad Men)Damian Lewis (Homeland)Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Lead ActressConnie Britton (Nashville)Claire Danes (Homeland)Michele Dockery (Downton Abbey)Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)Kerry Washington (Scandal)Robin Wright (House of Cards) 

Supporting ActorBobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire)Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad)Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)

Supporting ActressAnna Gunn (Breaking Bad)Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)Morena Baccarin (Homeland)Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)

Guest ActorNathan Lane (The Good Wife)Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife)Rupert Friend (Homeland)Robert Morse (Mad Men)Harry Hamlin (Mad Men)Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal)

Michael J. Fox

Guest ActressMargo Martindale (The Americans)Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones)Carrie Preston (The Good Wife)Linda Cardellini (Mad Men)Jane Fonda (The Newsroom)Joan Cusack (Shameless)



Outstanding SeriesThe Big Bang TheoryGirlsLouieModern Family30 RockVeep

Lead ActorJason Bateman (Arrested Development)Louis CK (Louie)Don Cheadle (House of Lies)Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory)Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

Arrested Development Season 5

Lead ActressLena Dunham (Girls)Laura Dern (Enlightened)Tiny Fey (30 Rock)Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)

Supporting ActorAdam Driver (Girls)Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)Ed O’Neill (Modern Family)Ty Burrell (Modern Family)Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live)Tony Hale (Veep)

Supporting ActressMayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)Jane Lynch (Glee)Julie Bowen (Modern Family)Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie)Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

30 Rock

Guest ActorBob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory)Nathan Lane (Modern Family)Bobby Cannavale (Nurse Jackie)Louis CK (Saturday Night Live)Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live)Will Forte (30 Rock)

Guest ActressMolly Shannon (Enlightened)Dot-Marie Jones (Glee)Melissa Leo (Louie)Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live)Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)Elaine Stritch (30 Rock)



Outstanding Miniseries or MovieAmerican Horror Story: AsylumBehind the CandelabraThe BiblePhil SpectorPolitical AnimalsTop of the Lake

Lead ActorMichael Douglas (Behind The Candelabra)Matt Damon (Behind The Candelabra)Toby Jones (The Girl)Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade's End)Al Pacino (Phil Spector)

Lead ActressJessica Lange (American Horror Story)Laura Linney (The Big C: Hereafter)Helen Mirren  (Phil Spector)Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals)Elisabeth Moss  (Top Of The Lake)

Supporting ActorJames Cromwell (American Horror Story)Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story)Scott Bakula (Behind the Candelabra)John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C: Hereafter)Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake) 

Supporting ActressSarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum)Imelda Staunton (The Girl)Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals)Charlotte Rampling (Restless)Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias)


MythBusters Cast


Outstanding Reality ProgramAntiques RoadshowDeadliest CatchDiners, Drive-Ins and DivesMythBustersShark TankUndercover Boss

Outstanding Reality-Competition ProgramThe Amazing RaceDancing with the StarsProject RunwaySo You Think You DanceTop ChefThe Voice

HostRyan Seacrest (American Idol)Betty White (Betty White's Off Their Rockers)Tom Bergeron (Dancing With The Stars)Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn (Project Runway)Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance)Anthony Bourdain (The Taste)


Daily Show's Jon Stewart


Outstanding SeriesThe Colbert ReportThe Daily Show With Jon StewartLate Night With Jimmy FallonReal Time With Bill MaherSaturday Night Live


65th Primetime Emmy Awards air  September 22 on CBS

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