The Emmy Nominations Are In: Lena Dunham and Girls Get the Nod

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Nominations for the 64th annual primetime Emmys were announced this morning, and brand-spanking-new show Girls is up against veterans like 30 Rock, Modern Family and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Lena Dunham has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress, recognized alongside old-timers like Amy Poehler, Edie Falco and Tina Fey.


A few notes:
Kristen Wiig was nominated for her final season of SNL. FX Network's American Horror Story and AMC's Mad Men have the most nominations, with 17 each. Homeland received the most Emmy nominations of any freshman comedy or drama series this year. No major nominations for Community, Glee, Parenthood, Fringe. Some are saying John Slattery and Nick Offerman were snubbed. Additional interesting note: In the Outstanding Drama category, there are no nominations for network dramas. All of the shows are serials from cable networks (well, Downton Abbey is on PBS, but still.) ABC, CBS, NBC: No noms for drama. And, you could probably guess this, but no black women were nominated. (Sofia Vergara and Archie Panjabi are the women of color in major categories.)


Here are the 2012 nominations for oustanding…

Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Girls
  • 30 Rock
  • Veep
  • Modern Family
  • The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Zooey Deschanel — New Girl
  • Lena Dunham — Girls
  • Edie Falco — Nurse Jackie
  • Amy Poehler — Parks And Recreation
  • Tina Fey — 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Veep
  • Melissa McCarthy — Mike & Molly

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Larry David — Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Jon Cryer — Two And A Half Men
  • Louis C.K. — Louie
  • Jim Parsons — The Big Bang Theory
  • Don Cheadle — House Of Lies
  • Alec Baldwin — 30 Rock

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Mayim Bialik — The Big Bang Theory
  • Merritt Wever — Nurse Jackie
  • Julie Bowen — Modern Family
  • Kristen Wiig — Saturday Night Live
  • Sofia Vergara — Modern Family
  • Kathryn Joosten — Desperate Housewives

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Ed O'Neill — Modern Family
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson — Modern Family
  • Ty Burrell — Modern Family
  • Eric Stonestreet — Modern Family
  • Bill Hader — Saturday Night Live
  • Max Greenfield — New Girl

Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Mad Men
  • Homeland
  • Game Of Thrones

Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  • Julianna Margulies — The Good Wife
  • Michelle Dockery — Downton Abbey
  • Elisabeth Moss — Mad Men
  • Kathy Bates — Harry's Law
  • Claire Danes — Homeland
  • Glenn Close — Damages

Lead Actor In A Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi — Boardwalk Empire
  • Michael C. Hall — Dexter
  • Bryan Cranston — Breaking Bad
  • Hugh Bonneville — Downton Abbey
  • Jon Hamm — Mad Men
  • Damian Lewis — Homeland

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • Archie Panjabi — The Good Wife
  • Anna Gunn — Breaking Bad
  • Maggie Smith — Downton Abbey
  • Joanne Froggatt — Downton Abbey
  • Christina Hendricks — Mad Men
  • Christine Baranski — The Good Wife

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

  • Aaron Paul — Breaking Bad
  • Giancarlo Esposito — Breaking Bad
  • Brendan Coyle — Downton Abbey
  • Jim Carter — Downton Abbey
  • Jared Harris — Mad Men
  • Peter Dinklage — Game Of Thrones

For more categories (Miniseries or Movie, Variety Series, Reality Competition Program) visit The awards will be presented on September 23 in L.A. on ABC.

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Erin Gloria Ryan

They could give Nick Offerman all of the awards and it would still be a snub.