The Emmy nominees have been announced! HBO has the lead with 81 nominations for shows like Boardwalk Empire, Veep, Girls and Game of Thrones.  PBS is also doing well with nominations for Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia.  Returning favorites like Mad Men and 30 Rock and Modern Family also return with nominations.  Without further ado here is the short list of Emmy nominations:

Best Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • Mad Men

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Katy Bates, Harry's Law
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
  • Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
  • Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Damien Lewis, Homeland

Supporting Actor in a Drama

  • Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
  • Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
  • Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
  • Jared Harris, Mad Men
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones


Supporting Actress in a Drama

  • Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
  • Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
  • Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
  • Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama

  • Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
  • Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
  • Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
  • Jeremy Davies, Justified
  • Ben Feldman, Mad Men
  • Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama

  • Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
  • Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Jean Smart, Harry’s Law
  • Julia Ormond, Mad Men
  • Joan Cusack, Shameless
  • Uma Thurman, Smash


Outstanding Comedy Series

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • 30 Rock
  • Veep

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Zooey Deschandel, New Girl
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Louis CK, Louie
  • Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
  • Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Supporting Actor in a Comedy

  • Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
  • Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
  • Max Greenfield, New Girl

Supporting Actress in a Comedy

  • Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
  • Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
  • Julie Bowen, Modern Family
  • Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
  • Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy

  • Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
  • Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
  • Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
  • Will Arnett, 30 Rock
  • Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy

  • Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
  • Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
  • Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
  • Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
  • Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
  • Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

  • American Horror Story
  • Game Change
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • Hemmingway and Gellhorn
  • Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
  • Luther

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

  • Connie Britton, American Horror Story
  • Ashley Judd, Missing
  • Nicole Kidman, Hemmingway and Gellhorn
  • Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

  • Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Benedict Cumerbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
  • Edris Ilba, Luther
  • Woody Harrelson, Game Change
  • Clive Owen, Hemmingway and Gellhorn
  • Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Reality TV Host

  • Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
  • Cat Deely, So You Think You Can Dance
  • Phil Keegan, The Amazing Race
  • Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
  • Betty White, Betty White's Off Her Rocker

Reality Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

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

Looking for the entire list?  See the entire 64 page document with ALL the nominees here.  The Emmys will take place on Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. The Emmys will air live on NBC.