Emmy Nominations For 2013 Are Here

Posted by at 10:56 am on July 18, 2013

HOUSE OF CARDSThe 2013 Emmy nominations are out and Netflix, the company best known for its red DVD envelopes, broke new ground with its slate of original programming with “House of Cards,” the reboot of the cult comedy favorite “Arrested Development,” and the horror thriller “Hemlock Grove.” The three programs received a combined total of 14 Emmy nominations Thursday morning.

HBO pulled in 108 nods, 27 more than last year. In second place were CBS and NBC, tying with 53 nominations apiece.The single most lauded program of the day was FX’s gothic miniseries, “American Horror Story: Asylum,” which goes into the TV awards season with 17 nominations, including for best miniseries, and best actress for Jessica Lange.

That was followed by HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” which garnered 16 nods — the most for any drama series.Tying with 15 nominations apiece was HBO’s movie “Behind the Candelabra,” starring Michael Douglas as the flamboyant Liberace and Matt Damon as his young lover, and NBC’s veteran variety series “Saturday Night Live.”

Three of the nominees in the marquee lead actress in a comedy series category are “SNL” alums: Tina Fey for “30 Rock,” Amy Poehler for “Parks & Recreation” and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep.” “SNL” alum Jimmy Fallon, who is taking the reins of “The Tonight Show” in February, earned an Emmy nomination for best variety series for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” And several performers were nominated for hosting “SNL,” including Justin Timberlake and Melissa McCarthy.

On the comedy series front, NBC’s “30 Rock” led the pack with 13 nominations, including best comedy series and best actress and actor nods for Fey and Alec Baldwin. The show — a critical favorite that was never a ratings blockbuster — ended its run in the spring.

Showtime, the other major pay channel, picked up 31 nominations, its most ever. It earned 11 for last year’s top Emmy winner, “Homeland,” including a nomination for best drama series, and lead actor and actress for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes. Also receiving a nomination in the writing category was executive producer/writer Henry Bromell, who died this spring at the age of 65.

“Homeland” is competing against “Game of Thrones,” “Downton Abbey,” “House of Cards” and “Mad Men” in the best drama series category. In contention for best comedy series alongside “30 Rock” are “The Big Bang Theory,” “Girls,” “Louie,” “Modern Family” and “Veep.”

The Emmy Awards will air live on CBS on Sept. 22 with Neil Patrick Harris returning as host.

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