And the (history breaking) 2013 Emmy Nominees Are …

EmmysEarly Thursday morning (US time) Emmy winner and Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, along with three-time Emmy winner, How I Met Your Mother star, and 2013 Emmys host, Neil Patrick Harris (filling in for House of Card’s Kate Mara, who was stranded in Santa Fe, New Mexico, thanks to a plane’s mechanical malfunction) announced this year’s Primetime Emmy Nominations.

American Horror Story leads the pack with 17 nominations, followed by Game of Thrones (16), Saturday Night Live and the Liberace biopic Behind The Candlelabra both garnered the third most nominations with 15.

In the Comedy category, 30 Rock leads the nominations with 13, closely followed by  Modern Family with 12, and The Big Bang Theory with eight.

However, the nominations that everyone is talking about are the 14 history making nominations that were given to series that appear on Netflix – House of Cards (9 nominations), Arrested Development (3 nominations), Hemlock Grove (2 nominations). This is the first time that an online series (House of Cards) has been nominated in the prestigious Best Series category (in this case drama).

The academy changed the rules 6 years ago to allow online series to compete with cable and network programs. And while there have been a few internet shows nominated in the past, they were not in prominent categories.

In a statement, Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, said, “we are overwhelmed with 14 nominations and honoured by a warm welcome which corroborates what we have always believed, that great television is great television regardless of where, when and how it is enjoyed. We are so proud of our series creators and their ground breaking work on House of Cards, Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove.

Also making Emmy history is Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, with her Lead Comedy Actress nomination (Veep) this now brings her total career nominations to 13 – equalling comedy  and TV legend’s Lucille Ball’s mark of 13 career noms;

The nominations that I am most thrilled about are the 15 Behind the Candlelabra received. Although Behind the Candlelabra was shown in cinemas across Europe, in the US it was broadcast on HBO, and while all actors gave oscar winning performances, they do not qualify for the Academy Awards. It is great to see that the great work, and fabulous film has been recognised by the Emmys.

Watch Aaron Paul and Neil Patrick Harris announce this year’s nominees

Below is a full list of this year’s nominees

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO

Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC

Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC

Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime

Michele Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC

Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC

Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix

COMEDY SERIES:

The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Girls, HBO

Louie, FX

Modern Family, ABC

30 Rock, NBC

Veep, HBO

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix

Louis CK, Louie, FX

Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime

Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO

Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO

Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Adam Driver, Girls, HBO

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, ABC

Ty BurrellModern Family, ABC

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC

Tony HaleVeep, HBO

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Jane Lynch, Glee, Fox

Sofia VergaraModern Family, ABC

Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock, NBC

Anna Chlumsky, Veep, HBO

DRAMA SERIES:

Breaking Bad, AMC

Downton AbbeyPBS

HomelandShowtime

Game of ThronesHBO

House of CardsNetflix

Mad MenAMC

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk EmpireHBO

Jonathan BanksBreaking BadAMC

Aaron Paul, Breaking BadAMC

Jim Carter, Downton AbbeyPBS

Peter Dinklage, Game of ThronesHBO

Mandy PatinkinHomelandShowtime

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Anna GunnBreaking BadAMC

Maggie SmithDownton AbbeyAMC

Emilia ClarkeGame of ThronesHBO

Christine BaranskiThe Good WifeCBS

Morena BaccarinHomelandShowtime

Christina Hendricks, Mad MenAMC

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

Michael DouglasBehind The CandelabraHBO

Matt Damon, Behind The CandelabraHBO

Toby Jones, The GirlHBO

Benedict CumberbatchParade’s EndHBO

Al PacinoPhil SpectorHBO

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

Jessica LangeAmerican Horror StoryFX

Laura LinneyThe Big C: HereafterShowtime

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector, HBO

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals, USA

Elisabeth Moss, Top Of The Lake, Sundance Channel

MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Behind the Candelabra, HBO

Phil Spector, HBO

Political Animals, USA

The Bible, HISTORY

Top of the Lake, Sundance Channel 

HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM:

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol, Fox

Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, NBC

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars, ABC

Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, Project Runway, Bravo

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance, Fox

Anthony Bourdain, The Taste, ABC

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM:

The Amazing Race, CBS

Dancing With The Stars, ABC

Project Runway, Lifetime

So You Think You Can Dance, Fox

Top Chef, Bravo

The Voice, NBC

VARIETY SERIES:

The Colbert Report, Comedy Central

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, NBC

Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO

Saturday Night Live, NBC

WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES:

The Colbert Report, Comedy Central

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC

Portlandia, IFC

Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO

Saturday Night Live, NBC

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Margo Martindale, The Americans, FX

Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones, HBO

Carrie Preston, The Good Wife, CBS

Linda Cardellini, Mad Men, AMC

Jane Fonda, The Newsroom, HBO

Joan Cusack, Shameless, Showtime

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:

Nathan Lane, The Good Wife, CBS

Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife, CBS

Rupert Friend, Homeland, Showtime

Robert Morse, Mad Men, AMC

Harry Hamlin, Mad Men, AMC

Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal, ABC

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:

Breaking Bad (Dead Freight), AMC

Breaking Bad (Say My Name), AMC

Downton Abbey, PBS

Game Of Thrones, HBO

Homeland, Showtime

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:

Boardwalk Empire, HBO

Breaking Bad, AMC

Downton Abbey, PBS

Homeland, Showtime

House Of Cards, Netflix

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Nathan Lane, Modern Family, ABC

Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live, NBC

Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live, NBC

Will Forte, 30 Rock, NBC

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:

Molly Shannon, Enlightened, HBO

Dot-Marie Jones, Glee, Fox

Melissa Leo, Louie, FX

Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live, NBC

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live, NBC

Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock, NBC

WRITING FOR COMEDY SERIES:

Episodes, Showtime

Louie,FX

The Office, NBC

30 Rock (Hogcock!), NBC

30 Rock (Last Lunch), NBC

DIRECTING FOR COMEDY SERIES:

Girls, HBO

Glee, Fox

Louie, FX

Modern Family, ABC

30 Rock, NBC

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Scott Bakula, Behind The Candelabra, HBO

John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: Hereafter, Showtime

Peter Mullan, Top Of The Lake, Sundance Channel

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN MINISERIES OR MOVIE:

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum, FX

Imelda Staunton, The Girl, HBO

Charlotte Rampling, Restless, Sundance Channel

Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias, Lifetime

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL:

The Kennedy Center Honors, CBS

Louis C.K.: Oh My God, HBO

Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob, HBO

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One), NBC

12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother and the fabulous host of this year’s Tony awards) will host the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, on 22 September which will take place at the Nokia Theatre in LA (CBS is broadcasting this year’s show).

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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