The 2012 Primetime Emmy Nominations Are In…

In the wee hours of the morning (on the west coast anyway), the nominations for the 2012 Primetime Emmy’s were announced. As usual the list included some happy surprises, some ludicrous choices and even a few head scratchers.

The Flickcast favorites Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad both got some solid recognition in the Drama categories, while some of our Comedy favs, Community and Parks & Recreation, got snubbed for the most part.

Not listed in the main nominations list, because it is oddly not apart of the main Emmy broadcast, was the Outstanding Animated Series category. Both Bob’s Burgers and American Dad shockingly were recognized for their awesomeness, but the incumbent Futurama should be the odds on favorite to win. Oddly South Park, who lately have dominated this category, is absent.

Speaking of incumbent winners who extra-deserve the award again this year, Peter Dinklage thankfully was recognized for the second year in a row. In season one he was a bad ass, in season two he was downright epic. If there is any justice he becomes a two-time winner in September.

Check out the full list of nominees after the jump, and be sure to hop on the comments and register your biggest snubs and surprises!

Also awesome… Shark Tank for best reality show. I thought I was the only one that watched that gem!

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 Supporting Actor in a Drama
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Giancarlo Esposito, “Breaking Bad”
Brendan Coyle, “Downton Abbey”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey” Jared Harris, “Mad Men”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”

Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Girls”
“Modern Family”
“30 Rock”
“Veep”

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis CK, “Louie”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives”

Outstanding Reality Show Competition
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

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”
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway and Gellhorn”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Emma Thompson, “The Song of Lunch”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Denis O’Hare, “American Horror Story”
Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys”
David Strathairn, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Mare Winningham, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Judy Davis, “Page Eight”

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