Outstanding Comedy Series
- The Big Bang Theory
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Modern Family
- 30 Rock
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
- Lena Dunham, Girls
- Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
- Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
- Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
- Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
- Tina Fey, 30 Rock
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
- Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
- Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Don Cheadle, House of Lies
- Louis C. K., Louie
- Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
- Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
- Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
- Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
- Julie Bowen, Modern Family
- Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
- Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
- Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
- Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
- Ty Burrell, Modern Family
- Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
- Max Greenfield, New Girl
- Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
- 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 Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
- 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 Directing for a Comedy Series
- Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm, "Palestinian Chicken"
- Lena Dunham, Girls, "She Did"
- Louis C.K., Louie, "Duckling"
- Jason Winer, Modern Family, "Virgin Territory"
- Steven Levitan, Modern Family, "Baby on Board"
- Jake Kasdan, New Girl, "Pilot"
- Chris McKenna, Community, "Remedial Chaos Theory" (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
- Lena Dunham, Girls, "Pilot"
- Louis C.K., Louie, "Pregnant"
- Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, "The Debate"
- Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation, "Win, Lose or Draw"
Outstanding Drama Series
- Boardwalk Empire
- Breaking Bad
- Downton Abbey
- Game of Thrones
- Mad Men
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 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
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
- 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 Guest Actor in a Drama Series
- 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 Directing for a Drama Series
- Tim Van Patten, Boardwalk Empire, "To the Lost"
- Vince Gilligan, Breaking Bad, "Face Off"
- Brian Percival, Downton Abbey, "Episode 7"
- Michael Cuesta, Homeland, "Pilot"
- Phil Abraham, Mad Men, "The Other Woman"
- Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey, "Episode 7"
- Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, Homeland, "Pilot"
- Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner, Mad Men, "The Other Woman"
- Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men, "Commissions and Fees"
- Erin Levy and Matthew Weiner, Mad Men, "Far Away Places"
Some additional notable nominations:
- Sarah Paulson (Collected Stories, Martha Marcy May Marlene) is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Game Change.
- The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Real Time with Bill Maher and Saturday Night Live are nominated for Outstanding Variety Series.
- Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett: Together Again is nominated for Outstanding Variety Special. If you haven't watched these two comedy legends kibbutz for 90 minutes, you haven't properly laughed. Log on to HBO Go to watch.
- The broadcasts of the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards and Tony Awards are among the nominees for Outstanding Special Class Programs.
- The writers of The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher and Saturday Night Live are among the nominees for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
- Seth MacFarlane's American Dad! is nominated for Outstanding Animated Program, but Family Guy is not. I guess the Emmy nominators didn't care for the show's sardonic "for your consideration" promo, and let it be known in this category. However, MacFarlane's music special, Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' in Concert, did score a nomination for its music director, Bill Elliott, for Outstanding Music Direction.
- Perennial Broadway gypsy Spencer Liff is nominated for Outstanding Choreography for his work on So You Think You Can Dance.
- Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey are both nominees for Outstanding Costumes for a Series.
- One of Downton Abbey's hairstylists, nominated for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series, is officially listed as Anne "Nosh" Oldham. Nosh? I think I'm a little more in love with Downton Abbey than before.
- Theatre favorite Marc Shaiman, along with Christian Bacon, is nominated for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) for Smash.
- Speaking of Shaiman, he and Scott Wittman are among the nominees for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for "Let Me Be Your Star." Other nominees include Adam Schlesinger and David Javerbaum for "It's Not Just for Gays Anymore" from the 2011 Tony Awards, and Eli Brueggemann, Seth Meyers and John Mulaney for "I Can't Believe I'm Hosting" for the Jason Segel episode of Saturday Night Live.
So, to sum up: Modern Family leads the comedy pack with 14 nominations, while Mad Men (not Boardwalk Empire, as you might expect) holds the honor for drama series, with 17 nominations.
To find out who will go from Emmy nominee to Emmy winner, tune into ABC on Sunday, September 23, when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Bonus: Check out this nerd-heaven Facts and Figures sheet, which has tons of statistics about this year's slate of nominee and past winners. (For example, it includes a list of "Parents and Children Who Have Both Won Emmys." Amazing, right?)