Cannavale, Parsons Among Nominees for 2012 Emmy Awards

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Cannavale, Parsons Among Nominees for 2012 Emmy Awards

Nominations for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today by Kerry Washington and Jimmy Fallon, from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre at Television Academy headquarters in the NoHo Arts District of Los Angeles.

Broadway stars and theater-related shows were strongly represented in this year's list of nominees including Bobby Cannavale who received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his guest starring role on ABC's Modern Family and Christine Baranski who was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Diane Lockhart in The Good Wife.

Harvey's Jim Parsons received a Best Actor in a Comedy nomination for his role of Sheldon Cooper in CBS's The Big Bang Theory. Broadway vet Jesse Tyler Ferguson received a nod for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for ABC's Modern Family while Edie Falco was recognized for her lead role in Nurse Jackie. Tony winner Denis O’Hare, who stars in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, received an Emmy nod as did Company's Christina Hendricks.

Glenn Close received a nomination for her starring role on Damages and Mare Winningham, of off-Broadway’s Tribes, was nominated for her supporting role in A&E's Hatfields & McCoys. Woody Harrelson, co-author of the upcoming off-Broadway play Bullet for Adolf, received a nomination for Best Lead Actor for HBO's Game Change.

Zooey Deschanel, who will soon make her Broadway debut in the role of Loretta Lynn in the stage adaptation of 'Coal Miner's Daughter' received a nomination as Best Actress in a Comedy for the FOX series 'New Girl'

The 65th Annual Tony Awards received multiple nominations including Best Director, Glenn Weiss, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Art Direction.

NBC's Smash, the new drama series about the making of a fictional Broadway musical received mulitple nominations including a nod for Uma Thurman as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and a nomination for Joshua Bergasse for Outstanding Choreography. The songwriting team of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman received a nomination for the song 'Let Me Be Your Star."

The PBS broadcast of the Tony-award winning Broadway show Memphis picked up a nomination for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camera Work, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or Special.

PBS's Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy also received a nomination for Outstanding Music Direction. 

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live coast to coast on Sunday, September 23 (8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC and will originate from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The telecast will be produced by Don Mischer Productions and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. This will be Kimmel’s first time hosting the Primetime Emmy telecast.

A partial list of this year's Primetime Emmy Awards follows:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA

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

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

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

OUTSTANDING COMEDY

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

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Zoey Deschanel, 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

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis CK, Louie
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (*his first time in Lead race in years)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION

The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY 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

OUTSTANDING TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE

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

LEAD ACTOR IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Idris Elba, Luther
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

LEAD ACTRESS IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Ashley Judd, Missing (*which was eligible as a miniseries)
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

To view a complete list of the 2012 Emmy Nominations, click here!

 

 

 

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