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Emmy Nominations Analysis: Netflix Makes News with 'House of Cards' and 'Arrested Development,' But HBO is Still King, Snubs and Omissions (UPDATED)

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood July 18, 2013 at 11:31AM

The 2013 Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning. While regularly nominated shows "Downton Abbey," "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Breaking Bad," "Girls" and "Louie" all scored, Netflix had the biggest coup with "House of Cards" up for four major awards and the fourth season of "Arrested Development" up for one -- these are the first digital series to receive major nominations in the Emmys. Full list below.
Lena Dunham in "Girls"
Lena Dunham in "Girls"

Lead Actor – Comedy Series

Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”

Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”

Louie C.K., “Louie”

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”


Lead Actress – Comedy Series

Laura Dern, “Enlightened”

Lena Dunham, “Girls”

Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”


Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

“The Amazing Race” – CBS

“Project Runway” – Lifetime

“So You Think You Can Dance” – Fox

“Top Chef” – Bravo

“The Voice” – NBC


Outstanding Variety Series

“The Colbert Report” – Comedy Central

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” – Comedy Central

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – ABC

“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” – ABC

“Real Time With Bill Maher” – HBO

“Saturday Night Live” – NBC


Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie

“American Horror Story: Asylum” • FX Networks

“Behind The Candelabra” • HBO

“The Bible” • HISTORY

“Phil Spector ” • HBO

“Political Animals” • USA

“Top Of The Lake” • Sundance Channel


Supporting Actor – Drama Series

Bobby Cannavale, “Boardwalk Empire “

Jonathan Banks, “Breaking Bad”

Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”

Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”

Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”

Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”

Morena Baccarin, “Homeland”

Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Nathan Lane, “The Good Wife”

Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”

Rupert Friend, “Homeland”

Robert Morse, “Mad Men”

Harry Hamlin, “Mad Men”

Dan Bucatinsky, “Scandal”


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Margo Martindale, “The Americans”

Diana Rigg, “Game of Thrones”

Carrie Preston, “The Good Wife”

Linda Cardellini, “Mad Men”

Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom”

Joan Cusack, “Shameless”


Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

George Mastras, “Breaking Bad” • Dead Freight

Thomas Schnauz, “Breaking Bad” • Say My Name

Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey” • Episode 4

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Game Of Thrones” • The Rains Of Castamere

Henry Bromell, “Homeland” • Q&A •


Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire” • Margate Sands

Michelle MacLaren, “Breaking Bad” • Gliding Over All

Jeremy Webb, “Downton Abbey” • Episode 4

Lesli Linka Glatter, “Homeland” • Q&A

David Fincher, “House Of Cards” • Chapter 1


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Adam Driver, “Girls”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”

Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family” as Jay Pritchett

Ty Burrell, ”Modern Family” as Phil Dunphy

Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”

Tony Hale, “Veep”


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory” as Amy Farrah Fowler

Jane Lynch, “Glee” as Sue Sylvester

Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” as Gloria Pritchett

Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” as Claire Dunphy

Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie” as Zoey Barkow

Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock” as Jenna Maroney

Anna Chlumsky, “Veep” as Amy Brookheimer


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Bob Newhart, “The Big Bang Theory”

Nathan Lane, “Modern Family”

Bobby Cannavale, “Nurse Jackie”

Louis C.K., “Saturday Night Live”

Justin Timberlake, “Saturday Night Live”

Will Forte, “30 Rock”


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Molly Shannon, “Enlightened”

Dot-Marie Jones, “Glee”

Melissa Leo, “Louie”

Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”

Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”

Elaine Stritch, “30 Rock”


Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, “Episodes” • Episode 209

Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon, “Louie” • Daddy’s Girlfriend (Part 1)

Greg Daniels, “The Office” • Finale

Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock, “30 Rock” • Hogcock!

Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, “30 Rock” • Last Lunch


Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, “Girls” • On All Fours

Paris Barclay, “Glee • Diva

Louis C.K., “Louie” • New Year’s Eve

Gail Mancuso, “Modern Family” • Arrested •

Beth McCarthy-Miller, “30 Rock” • Hogcock! / Last Lunch


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

James Cromwell, “American Horror Story: Asylum”

Zachary Quinto, “American Horror Story: Asylum”

Scott Bakula, “Behind The Candelabra”

John Benjamin Hickey, “The Big C: Hereafter”

Peter Mullan, “Top Of The Lake”


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story: Asylum”

Imelda Staunton, “The Girl”

Ellen Burstyn, “Political Animals”

Charlotte Rampling, “Restless”

Alfre Woodard, “Steel Magnolias”


Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Richard LaGravenese, “Behind The Candelabra”

Abi Morgan, “The Hour”

Tom Stoppard, “Parade’s End”

David Mamet, “Phil Spector”

Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, “Top Of The Lake”


Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Steven Soderbergh, “Behind The Candelabra”

Julian Jarrold, “The Girl”

David Mamet, “Phil Spector”

Allison Anders, “Ring Of Fire”

Jane Campion and Garth Davis, “Top Of The Lake” • Part 5


Outstanding Variety Special

“The Kennedy Center Honors”

“Louis C.K.: Oh My God”

“Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob”

“Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)”

“12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief”


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

“The Colbert Report”

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live”


“Real Time With Bill Maher”

“Saturday Night Live”


Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

“The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards”

“Louis C.K.: Oh My God”

“Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs”

“Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)”

“66th Annual Tony Awards”


Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

James Hoskinson, “The Colbert Report” • Episode 8131

Chuck O’Neil, “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” • Episode 17153

Andy Fisher, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” • Episode 13-1810

Jerry Foley, “Late Show With David Letterman” • Episode 3749

Jonathan Krisel, “Portlandia” • Alexandra

Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” • Host: Justin Timberlake


Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

Louis J. Horvitz, “The Kennedy Center Honors”

Bucky Gunts and Hamish Hamilton, “London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony”

Louis C.K., “Louis C.K.: Oh My God”

Don Mischer, “The Oscars”

Michael Dempsey, “12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief”


Outstanding Special Class Programs

“The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards”

“London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony”

“The Oscars”

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center)”

“66th Annual Tony Awards”


Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

“Between Two Ferns” •

“Burning Love” •

“Childrens Hospital” • Cartoon Network

“The Daily Show Correspondents Explain” •

“Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé” • CBS • NFL Network

“30 Rock: The Webisodes” •


Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction Programs

“Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” •

“Jay Leno’s Garage” •

“The Office: The Farewells” •

“Remembering 9/11″ •

“30 Rock: The Final Season” •

“Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen” •


Outstanding Interactive Program

Bravo’s Top Chef Interactive Experience •

Game Of Thrones Season Three Enhanced Digital Experience •

The Homeland SHO Sync Experience •

Killing Lincoln •

Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs •

The Team Coco Sync Multi-Screen Experience •

The Walking Dead Story Sync •


Outstanding Children’s Program

Good Luck Charlie


Nick News With Linda Ellerbee

The Weight Of The Nation For Kids: Quiz Ed!

A YoungArts Masterclass


Outstanding Reality Program

“Antiques Roadshow”

“Deadliest Catch”

“Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives”


“Shark Tank”

“Undercover Boss”


Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special

“All The President’s Men Revisited”

“Crossfire Hurricane”

“Death And The Civil War (American Experience)”


“Manhunt: The Inside Story Of The Hunt For Bin Laden”


Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series

“The Abolitionists (American Experience)”

“American Masters”

“The Men Who Built America”

“Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman”



Outstanding Informational Series Or Special

“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”

“Brain Games”

“Inside The Actors Studio”

“Oprah’s Master Class”

“Stand Up To Cancer”


Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain, “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” • Libya

Dayton Duncan, “The Dust Bowl” • The Great Plow Up

Mark Bailey, “Ethel”

Alex Gibney, “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God”

Stephen David, Patrick Reams, David C. White, Keith Palmer and Randy Counsman, “The Men Who Built America •


Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming

Robert Trachtenberg, “Mel Brooks: Make A Noise”

Rory Kennedy, “Ethel”

Alex Gibney, “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God”

Glenn Weiss, “Survivor • Live Finale And Reunion (Caramoan: Fans Vs. Favorites)”

Michael Simon, “Survivor • Live Finale And Reunion (Philippines)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.