The 63rd Primetime Emmy nominations!

The 63rd Primetime Emmy nominations

TelevisionBytes with NineDaves

While you were hitting snooze or rubbing that junk out of your eyes, we were up early as the nominations for the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards were announced! And with no new episodes of Breaking Bad this year, we were finally able to get some new blood in Drama Series categories (hello Game of Thrones)! Other surprises? First-time nominee and breakout Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy in Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her work Mike & Molly. Cat Deeley finally getting love as an Outstanding Reality Show Host nominee for So You Think You Can Dance. And Johhny Galecki picked up his first nomination (Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series) for The Big Bang Theory (though he will forever in our hearts be known as Darlene’s boyfriend).

We’ll be back later today with the major snubs (Katey Sagel! CougarTown!) , and again on the week before for our guide on how to win your office Emmy pool. In the meantime, check out the nominees in the big categories below (full list of nominees here). Oh, and tune in when the Awards air on Sunday, September 18 at 8PM Eastern on Fox.

Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mirelle Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Margo Martindale, Justified
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C. K, Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johhny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Reality Competition
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

Reality Host
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

The 63rd Primetime Emmy nominations

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