2012 Emmy Nominations List!

We’re always so bummed after awards season ends in March…thank goodness we have the Emmys!

They give us a little bit of glamor to last us through the rest of the year.

The nominations for this year’s ceremony were announced bright and early this morning and what do you know, Carson’s show The Voice was nominated for Outstanding Reality Competition Series! Congrats, boss!

Check out some of the other nominees below:

Outstanding Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Girls
  • Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn, Mike & Molly
  • Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day, New Girl
  • Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie
  • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks And Recreation
  • Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
  • Larry David as Himself, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, House Of Lies
  • Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie
  • Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock
  • Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory
  • Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey, Desperate Housewives
  • Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Modern Family
  • Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family
  • Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow, Nurse Jackie
  • Kristen Wiig as various characters, SNL

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Modern Family
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Modern Family
  • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
  • Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Modern Family
  • Max Greenfield as Schmidt, New Girl
  • Bill Hader as various characters, SNL

Outstanding Drama Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  • Glenn Close as Patty Hewes, Damages
  • Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Downton Abbey
  • Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife
  • Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn, Harry’s Law
  • Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland
  • Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Breaking Bad
  • Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Dexter
  • Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham, Downton Abbey
  • Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, Homeland
  • Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Jon Hamm

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • Anna Gunn as Skyler White, Breaking Bad
  • Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey
  • Joanne Froggatt as Anna, Downton Abbey
  • Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma, The Good Wife
  • Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife
  • Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

  • Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring, Breaking Bad
  • Brendan Coyle as John Bates, Downton Abbey
  • Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, Downton Abbey
  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Game Of Thrones
  • Jared Harris as Lane Pryce, Mad Men

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

  • American Horror Story
  • Game Change
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • Luther
  • Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Variety Series

  • The Colbert Report
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
  • Real Time With Bill Maher
  • Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Special

  • Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl
  • Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker
  • The Kennedy Center Honors
  • Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again
  • Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances)

Outstanding Animated Program

  • American Dad!
  • Bob’s Burgers
  • Futurama
  • The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole
  • The Simpsons

Outstanding Reality Program

  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
  • MythBusters
  • Shark Tank
  • Undercover Boss
  • Who Do You Think You Are?

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race
  • Dancing With The Stars
  • Project Runway
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Jimmy Kimmel will host the Emmys live on Sunday, September 23rd on ABC at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

  • Do you think there were any big snubs or surprises? Tell us what you think in the comments section.

-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio, Los Angeles


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