Nominations for 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Announced

Jul 18 2013, 9:22am CDT | by

Nominations for 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Announced
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Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic(NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.) -- The nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning in North Hollywood, Calif., and history was made in the process.

The Netflix series House of Cards scored nine nominations, marking the first time in Emmy history that a series distributed exclusively online was nominated for an Emmy. The nods include one in the prestigious outstanding drama series category. House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright were also nominated in the outstanding lead actor and actress in a drama series categories, while Jason Bateman was nominated for his work on the Netflix series Arrested Development, which originally aired on Fox before moving online.

Emmy-winning Breaking Bad actor and two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul and fellow Emmy winner, and this year's Emmy host, Neil Patrick Harris helped reveal the nominees. 

House of Cards actress Kate Mara had been scheduled to co-announce the nominees, but minutes before the big reveal, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tweeted, "@KateMara will not be able to co-host today's #Emmys Noms, but @aaronpaul_8 will so we are in good hands!"

Reportedly, Mara's flight from Sante Fe, where she was on location filming, couldn't take off due to a mechanical malfunction.

The 65th Annual Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22.

Here are the nominees for the 12 leading categories.  For a complete list of nominees, visit

Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
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Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Claire Danes, Homeland
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Connie Britton, Nashville

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Comedy Series/>

30 Rock
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series/>

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
Phil Spector
Political Animals
The Bible
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Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers

Reality-Competition Program
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
The Amazing Race
The Voice
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Variety Series
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show/>/>/>/>/>

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Source: ABC News Radio


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