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

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:


Outstanding Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

Lead Actor

Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey)

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)

Jon Hamm (Mad Men)

Damian Lewis (Homeland)

Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Lead Actress

Connie 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 Actor

Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire)

Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad)

Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)

Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)

Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)

Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)

Supporting Actress

Anna 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 Actor

Nathan Lane (The Good Wife)

Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife)

Rupert Friend (Homeland)

Robert Morse (Mad Men)

Harry Hamlin (Mad Men)

Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal)

Guest Actress

Margo 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 Series

The Big Bang Theory



Modern Family

30 Rock


Lead Actor

Jason Bateman (Arrested Development)

Louis CK (Louie)

Don Cheadle (House of Lies)

Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)

Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory)

Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

Lead Actress

Lena Dunham (Girls)

Laura Dern (Enlightened)

Tiny Fey (30 Rock)

Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)

Supporting Actor

Adam 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 Actress

Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)

Jane Lynch (Glee)

Julie Bowen (Modern Family)

Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie)

Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)

Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

Guest Actor

Bob 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 Actress

Molly 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 Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind the Candelabra

The Bible

Phil Spector

Political Animals

Top of the Lake

Lead Actor

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

Jessica 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 Actor

James 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 Actress

Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum)

Imelda Staunton (The Girl)

Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals)

Charlotte Rampling (Restless)

Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias)



Outstanding Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow

Deadliest Catch

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives


Shark Tank

Undercover Boss

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Dance

Top Chef

The Voice


Ryan 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)



Outstanding Series

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Real Time With Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live


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