“And the Emmy goes to…”

The actual winners of the 2013 Primetime Emmys won’t be announced until the ceremony airs Sunday, September 22 on CBS, but the nominees were announced bright and early Thursday morning.

Heavy hitters like “Mad Men,” “Homeland,” “Modern Family” and the departing “30 Rock” scored a slew of nominations each, but there were a number of surprises as well.

Though Critics Choice “Best Actress” award winner Tatiana Maslany was snubbed for her work in BBC America's “Orphan Black,” in which she plays a number of different clones, it was great to see “Scandal” star Kerry Washington and Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”) score nominations for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.”

With “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart taking the summer off to direct a film, maybe Emmy voters will forget about him just long enough for Stephen Colbert or Jimmy Fallon to steal the statue from his good friend after ten consecutive wins in the “Variety Show” category.

Here are the nominees in some of the major categories:

Outstanding Drama Series

  • “Breaking Bad”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “Homeland”
  • “House of Cards”
  • “Mad Men”

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • “30 Rock”
  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “Girls”
  • “Louie”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “Veep”

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Claire Danes, “Homeland”
  • Connie Britton, “Nashville”
  • Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
  • Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
  • Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
  • Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
  • Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
  • Damien Lewis, “Homeland”
  • Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
  • Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
  • Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
  • Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Amy Poehler, “Parks & Recreation”
  • Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
  • Laura Dern, “Enlightened”
  • Lena Dunham, “Girls”
  • Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
  • Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
  • Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
  • Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Louis CK, “Louie”
  • Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

  • Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”
  • Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
  • Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
  • Laura Linney, “The Big C: Here
  • Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

  • Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “Parade’s End”
  • Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
  • Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
  • Toby Jones, “The Girl”

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
  • Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
  • Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
  • Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”
  • Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
  • Morena Baccarin, “Homeland”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
  • Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
  • Jonathan Banks, “Breaking Bad”
  • Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
  • Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Anna Chlumsky, “Veep”
  • Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
  • Jane Lynch, “Glee”
  • Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
  • Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Adam Driver, “Girls”
  • Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
  • Tony Hale, “Veep”
  • Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

  • “American Horror Story: Asylum”
  • “Behind the Candelabra”
  • “The Bible”
  • “Phil Spector”
  • “Political Animals”
  • “Top of the Lake”

Outstanding Variety Series

  • “The Colbert Report”
  • “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
  • “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
  • “Real Time with Bill Maher”
  • “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

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

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

  • Anthony Bourdain, “The Taste”
  • Betty White, “American Idol”
  • Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
  • Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, “Project Runway”
  • Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”
  • Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife”
  • Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”
  • Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom”
  • Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
  • Linda Cardellini, “Mad Men”
  • Margo Martindale, “The Americans”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Dan Bucatinsky, “Scandal”
  • Harry Hamlin, “Mad Men”
  • Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
  • Nathan Lane, “The Good Wife”
  • Robert Morse, “Mad Men”
  • Rupert Friend, “Homeland”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Dot-Marie Jones, “Glee”
  • Elaine Stritch, “30 Rock”
  • Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Melissa Leo, “Louie”
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Molly Shannon, “Enlightened”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Bobby Cannavale, “Nurse Jackie”
  • Justin Timberlake, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Louis CK, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Nathan Lane, “Modern Family”
  • Will Forte, “30 Rock”

You can find a list of all this year’s nominees at the official Emmy page.

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