Emmy Nominations 2013 Highlights (+Video)

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
July 18, 2013 12:28 pm Last Updated: July 18, 2013 12:30 pm

Emmy nominations for 2013’s ceremony—the 65th annual ceremony—were announced by Neil Patrick Harris Thursday morning. The awards will be held September 22. Harris will host the awards for the second time.

Here’s a look at the top nominations, Emmy facts, and a video of Harris’s announcement of the nominations: 

Series With Most Nominations in 2013

1. 17 Nominations
American Horror Story: Asylum

2. 16 Nominations
Game Of Thrones

3. 15 Nominations
Behind The Candelabra
Saturday Night Live

4. 13 Nominations
Breaking Bad
30 Rock

Records for nominations and wins, past and present

Most Emmy Nominations for an Individual:
Hector Ramirez: 71 (new record in 2013)
Sheila Nevins: 63 (new record in 2013)
Edward J. Greene: 61 (new record in 2013)
Jac Venza: 57

Most Emmy Nominations for a Program:
Saturday Night Live: 171 (new record in 2013)
ER: 124
Cheers: 117

Most Emmys Won by Individuals:
Sheila Nevins: 23
Edward J. Greene: 21
James L. Brooks: 20

Most Emmys Won by a Series:
Frasier: 37

Top Winners in 2012

Game Of Thrones: 6 Emmys
Homeland: 6 Emmys

2013 Nominations Highlights

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Breaking Bad, AMC
Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Downton Abbey, PBS
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham

Homeland, Showtime
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody

House Of Cards, Netflix
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood

Mad Men, AMC
Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Bates Motel, A&E
Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates

Downton Abbey, PBS
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley

Homeland, Showtime
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison

House Of Cards, Netflix
Robin Wright as Claire Underwood

Mad Men, AMC
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Nashville, ABC
Connie Britton as Rayna James

Scandal, ABC
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

American Idol, FOX
Ryan Seacrest

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, NBC
Betty White

Dancing With The Stars, ABC
Tom Bergeron

Project Runway, Lifetime
Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn

So You Think You Can Dance, FOX
Cat Deeley

The Taste, ABC
Anthony Bourdain

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Arrested Development, Netflix
Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth

The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

Episodes, Showtime
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc

House Of Lies, Showtime
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan

Louie, FX Networks
Louis C.K. as Louie

30 Rock, NBC
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Enlightened, HBO
Laura Dern as Amy

Girls, HBO
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath

Nurse Jackie, Showtime
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton

Parks and Recreation, NBC
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope

30 Rock, NBC
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

Veep, HBO
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory, CBS

Girls, HBO

Louie, FX Networks

Modern Family, ABC

30 Rock, NBC

Veep, HBO

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad, AMC

Downton Abbey, PBS

Game Of Thrones, HBO

Homeland, Showtime

House Of Cards, Netflix

Mad Men, AMC

Outstanding Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow, PBS

Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel

Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives, Food Network

MythBusters, Discovery Channel

Shark Tank, ABC

Undercover Boss, CBS