American Horror Story: Asylum leads the nominations for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards

American Horror Story: Asylum

The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations have been revealed this morning, with FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum leading the charge with 17 nods in total, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and four acting nominations for Jessica Lange (Lead Actress), Sarah Paulson (Supporting Actress) and James Cromwell and Zachary Quinto (Supporting Actor).

HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones bagged 16 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, where it will compete against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Homeland and House of Cards – the latter making history as the first online series to earn a nod in one of the top categories. Meanwhile both Saturday Night Live and Steven Soderbergh’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra were hot on its heels with fifteen nominations apiece.

Here’s a list of the nominees in the main categories…

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Specter
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Girls
Louie
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, Homeland
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, House Of Cards
Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy, The Newsroom

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates, Bates Motel
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Downton Abbey
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, House Of Cards
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, Mad Men
Connie Britton as Rayna James, Nashville
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Scandal

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Michael Douglas as Liberace, Behind The Candelabra
Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, Behind The Candelabra
Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock, The Girl
Benedict Cumberbatch as Christopher Tietjens, Parade’s End
Al Pacino as Phil Spector, Phil Spector

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Jessica Lange as Sister Jude Martin, American Horror Story
Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison, The Big C
Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney-Baden, Phil Spector
Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond, Political Animals
Elisabeth Moss as Robin, Top Of The Lake

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth,Arrested Development
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, House Of Lies
Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Laura Dern as Amy, Enlightened
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Girls
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 Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti, Boardwalk Empire
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter as Mr. Caron, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage as Tyiron Lannister, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson, Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn as Skyler White, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith as Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockheart, The Good Wife
Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody, Homeland
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Adam Driver as Adam Sackler, Girls
Jessie Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Modern Family
Ty Burrell as Phill Dunphy, Modern Family
Bill Hader as various characters, Saturday Night Live
Tony Gale as Gary Walsh, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, Glee
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett, Modern Family
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Modern Family
Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow, Nurse Jackie
Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
James Cromwell as Dr. Arthur Arden, American Horror Story: Asylum
Zachary Quinto as Dr. Oliver Thredson, American Horror Story: Asylum
Scott Bakula as Bob Black, Behind the Candelabra
John Benjamin Hickey as Sean, The Big C: Hereafter
Peter Mullan as Matt, Top of the Lake

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Sarah Paulson as Lana Winters, American Horror Story: Asylum
Imelda Staunton as Alma Hitchcock, The Girl
Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish Worthington, Political Animals
Charlotte Rampling as Sally Gilmartin, Restless
Alfre Woodard as Ouiser, Steel Magnolias

Outstanding Animated Program
Bob’s Burgers
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Regular Show: Christmas Special
The Simpsons
South Park 

Oustanding Short-Format Animated Program
Adventure Tim
Clarence
Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe
Regular Show
Robot Chicken’s ATM Christmas Special

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow
Deadliest Catch
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Mythbusters
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss

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 Children’s Program
Good Luck Charlie
iCarly
Nick News with Linda Ellebee
The Weight of the Nation for Kids
A YoungArts Masterclass

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special
All the President’s Men Revisited
Crossfire Hurrican
Death and the Civil War
Ethel
Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt For Bin Laden

Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series
The Abolitionists
American Masters
The Men Who Built America
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
Vice

Outstanding Informational Series Or Special
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Brain Games
Inside The Actors Studio
Oprah’s Master Class
Stand Up to Cancer

For a full list of the nominations, head over to the official site. The winners will be announced on September 22nd.

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