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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Downton Abbey and Hatfields & McCoys both scored sweet 16 Primetime Emmy Nominations each!!

The 64th Primetime Emmy® Award nominations has just been announced today (this morning) and two of the most watched TV series/miniseries of 2012, Downton Abbey ( co-stars) and Hatfields & McCoys (Jena Malone co-stars) both scored big with sweet 16 nominations each!!!!!! In addition Homeland, the freshman series that Rupert Friend has just joined for Season 2 premiering this fall (September 30th) has scored 9 nominations!!

The PBS Masterpiece Classic period drama about an aristocratic family and their servants earned nominations for outstanding drama series and lead performers Michelle Dockery and Hugh Bonneville. Additionally, Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle and Jim Carter received supporting performer nominations, giving DA nominees in all of the main acting categories. And Brian Percival and series creator Julian Fellowes earned nominations for directing and writing, respectively. Downton Abbey received 16 nominations in all. Next, History’s Hatfields & McCoys – which premiered to a highest cable rating record 14.2 million viewers (including 13 million+ for its first two episodes each nights, Episode 1 with 13.9 M and Episode 2 with 13.1 M, and Episode 3 with 14.2 million viewers!) in May – broke into the Emmys in a big way. The mini earned 16 nominations overall, including one for outstanding miniseries and lead actor noms for Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton. Plus Showtime’s freshman series Homeland earned 9 nominations (including lead actress in drama series for Claire Danes and lead actor for Damian Lewis), the most nominations of any freshman Drama or Comedy Series this year!

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards show will be held on Sunday, September 23rd and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on ABC!


Here are a list of Emmy nominations for Downton Abbey, Hatfields & McCoys, and Homeland...


Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men


Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Glenn Close, Damages
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Claire Danes, Homeland
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men

Writing for a Drama Series
Downton Abbey, Episode 7
Homeland, Pilot

Mad Men, The Other Woman
Mad Men, Commissions And Fees
Mad Men, Far Away Places


Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia


Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight

Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Denis O'Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2
The Hour
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia


FULL LIST: 2012 Emmy Nominations (via Hollywood Reporter)

Related article
Emmys 2012: 'Downton Abbey' Invades Drama Series Category With 16 Nominations

Also, Downton Abbey and Hatfields & McCoys both nominated for 2012 TCA and Critics Choice's TV Awards

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