American Horror Story and Mad Men Lead 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Nominations!


The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced today, and FX’s American Horror Story and AMC’s Mad Men each racked up a leading 17 nominations. The British import Downton Abbey moved from the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie category last year to Outstanding Drama Series this year, picking up 16 nominations.  A&E’s Hatfields & McCoys also earned 16 nominations, while picking up a nomination in the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie category.

Downton Abbey was joined by Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Homeland and Breaking Bad in the Outstanding Drama Series category. Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, 30 Rock and Veep all received Outstanding Comedy Series nominations. See the full list after the jump!


Outstanding Drama Series

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

Outstanding Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, Girls
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & 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

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Palestinian Chicken
Girls, She Did
Louie, Duckling
Modern Family, Virgin Territory
Modern Family, Baby On Board
New Girl, Pilot

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Community, Remedial Chaos Theory
Girls, Pilot
Louie, Pregnant
Parks and Recreation, The Debate
Parks And Recreation, Win, Lose, Or Draw

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

Boardwalk Empire, To The Lost
Breaking Bad, Face Off
Downton Abbey, Episode 7
Homeland, Pilot
Mad Men, The Other Woman

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Downton Abbey, Episode 7
Homeland, Pilot
Mad Men, The Other Woman
Mad Men, Commissions And Fees
Mad Men, Far Away Places

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

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

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 (Masterpiece)

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 (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Variety 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 Variety Special

Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America's Golden Girl
Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker
The Kennedy Center Honors
Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again
Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances)

Outstanding Special Class Programs

84th Annual Academy Awards
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances)
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre
65th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

Childrens Hospital
The Daily Show Correspondents Explain
Parks And Recreation: April And Andy's Road Trip
30 Rock: The Webisodes
Web Therapy

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Show With David Letterman
Portlandia
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

84th Annual Academy Awards
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre
New York City Ballet George Balanchine's The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center)
65th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Portlandia
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

84th Annual Academy Awards
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America's Golden Girl
The Kennedy Center Honors
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre
65th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Animated Program

American Dad!
Bob's Burgers
Futurama
The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole
The Simpsons

Outstanding Short-format Animated Program

Adventure Time
Disney Phineas And Ferb
MAD
Regular Show
Robot Chicken

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

Brenda Strong, Desperate Housewives
Dan Povenmire, Phineas and Ferb
Rob Riggle, Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice
Maurice LaMarche, Futurama
Kristin Wiig, The Looney Tunes Show
Hank Azaria, The Simpsons

Outstanding Children's Program

Degrassi
Good Luck Charlie
iCarly
Victorious
Wizards Of Waverly Place

Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program

It Gets Better
Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger
The Weight Of The Nation For Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover

Outstanding Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
MythBusters
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

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

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

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

Outstanding Nonfiction Series

American Masters
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Frozen Planet
Inside The Actors Studio
The Weight Of The Nation

Outstanding Nonfiction Special

Bobby Fischer Against The World
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Gloria: In Her Own Words
Paul Simon's Graceland Journey: Under African Skies
6 Days To Air: The Making Of South Park

Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Nonfiction Programs

Bravo's Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen
DGA Moments In Time
Jay Leno's Garage
Thank A Vet
30 Rock: Ask Tina

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

The Amish (American Experience)
Have You Heard From Johannesburg (Independent Lens)
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming

The Amazing Race
American Masters
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Project Runway • Finale (Part 2)

Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming

American Experience • Clinton
American Masters • Johnny Carson: King Of Late Night
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Prohibition • A Nation Of Hypocrites
Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger

Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series

Hell's Kitchen
How I Met Your Mother
Mike & Molly
30 Rock
2 Broke Girls

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Justified
Mad Men

Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie

American Horror Story • Open House (Part 7)
American Horror Story • Part 1
Great Expectations (Masterpiece)
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming

84th Annual Academy Awards
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Saturday Night Live
65th Annual Tony Awards
The Voice

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series

The Big C
Girls
Modern Family
New Girl
Nurse Jackie
Veep

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
The Good Wife
Homeland
Mad Men

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story
Five
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Choreography

Dancing With The Stars • Routine: Without You
Smash • Routines: National Pastime / Let's Be Bad / Never Met A Wolf
So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: In This Shirt / Turning Tables / Heart Asks For Pleasure First
So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: Misty Blue / Velocity
So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: Whatever Lola Wants / Please Mr. Jailor / Where Do I Begin

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series

How I Met Your Mother
Mike & Molly
Pair Of Kings
Two And A Half Men
2 Broke Girls

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Glee
Mad Men
Pan Am

Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie

Game Change
Great Expectations (Masterpiece)
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)
Treasure Island

Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Frozen Planet
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Prohibition
Whale Wars

Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming

The Amazing Race
Deadliest Catch
Project Runway
Survivor
Top Chef

Outstanding Commercial

The Bark Side • Volkswagen
Best Job • Procter & Gamble Corporate Brand
Color Changes Everything • Target
The Dog Strikes Back • Volkswagen
It's Halftime In America • Chrysler Brand

Outstanding Costumes For A Series

Boardwalk Empire
The Borgias
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Once Upon A Time

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story
Great Expectations (Masterpiece)
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)
Treasure Island

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • End Times
Breaking Bad • Face Off
Downton Abbey • Episode 7
Homeland • Pilot
Mad Men • Far Away Places

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm • Palestinian Chicken
Modern Family • Leap Day
Modern Family • Election Day
30 Rock • The Tuxedo Begins
30 Rock • Leap Day

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • The Countdown Reflection
Hot In Cleveland • God And Football
How I Met Your Mother • Trilogy Time
Two And A Half Men • Why We Gave Up Women
2 Broke Girls • And The Kosher Cupcakes

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials

84th Annual Academy Awards
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Rise And Honor A Veterans Day Special
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre
2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming

American Masters
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Beyond Scared Straight
Frozen Planet
George Harrison: Living In The Material World

Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming

The Amazing Race
Project Runway
Survivor
Top Chef

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire
The Borgias
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Mad Men

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

Dancing With The Stars
Saturday Night Live
Victorious
The Voice

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn

Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media – Enhancement To A Television Program Or Series

Bravo's Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen
Game Of Thrones Season Two – Enhanced Digital Experience
The Team Coco Sync App

Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media–Original

Interactive Television Programming, Dirty Work
Psych HashTag Killer
What's Trending With Shira Lazar

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series

American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Saturday Night Live
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special

84th Annual Academy Awards
Andrea Bocelli Live In Central Park (Great Performances)
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show Starring Madonna
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011

Outstanding Main Title Design

American Horror Story
Great Expectations (Masterpiece)
Magic City • Starz
New Girl
Strike Back

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Boardwalk Empire
Game Of Thrones
Glee
Mad Men
The Middle

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)

Dancing With The Stars
Hot In Cleveland
How I Met Your Mother
Saturday Night Live
Victorious

Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)

American Horror Story
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story
Boardwalk Empire
Game Of Thrones
Once Upon A Time
The Walking Dead

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

The Borgias
Downton Abbey
Pan Am
Smash
30 Rock

Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Missing
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Music Direction

Christmas In Washington
Country Music (In Performance At The White House)
The Kennedy Center Honors
Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy
Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' In Concert
The Thomashefskys: Music And Memories Of A Life In The Yiddish Theater (Great Performances)

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

The Heart Of Christmas • Song Title: The Heart Of Christmas
Raising Hope • Prodigy / Song Title: Welcome Back To Hope
Saturday Night Live • Host: Jason Segel / Song Title: I Can't Believe I'm Hosting
Smash • Pilot / Song Title: Let Me Be Your Star
65th Annual Tony Awards • Song Title: It's Not Just For Gays Anymore

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Great Expectations (Masterpiece)
Hell On Wheels
Homeland
Page Eight (Masterpiece)
Touch

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
CSI: Miami
Game Of Thrones
The Walking Dead

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
The River
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)

The Amazing Race
Frozen Planet
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Paul Simon's Graceland Journey: Under African Skies
Prohibition

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
Person Of Interest

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

Entourage
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
Parks And Recreation
30 Rock

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special

84th Annual Academy Awards
ACM Presents: Lionel Richie And Friends – In Concert
American Idol
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards

Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming

The Amazing Race
Deadliest Catch
Frozen Planet
George Harrison: Living In The Material World
Paul Simon's Graceland Journey: Under African Skies

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Falling Skies
Game Of Thrones
Inside The Human Body
Once Upon A Time
Pan Am
The Walking Dead

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role

Boardwalk Empire
Bones
The Borgias
Breaking Bad
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Touch

Outstanding Stunt Coordination

American Horror Story
Criminal Minds
Grimm
Hawaii Five-0
NCIS: Los Angeles
Southland

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series

The Big Bang Theory
Dancing With The Stars
Late Show With David Letterman
Saturday Night Live
30 Rock

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

84th Annual Academy Awards
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
The Kennedy Center Honors
Memphis (Great Performances) 

12 Responses

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    mannym716

    I thought American Horror Story considered a full fledge series. How did it come to be nominated under Mini-Series category? How does 12 episodes constitute a “mini-series,” when Curb Your Enthusiasm has a 10 episode season?

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    soapjunkie88

    MAD MEN had an amazing season! All the best luck to them. I also have a soft spot for DOWNTON ABBEY, but the first couple of episodes where a little bit too much focused on the war and took some of the magic the house of Downton had.

    GIRLS has to win Best Comedy Series. I’m wondering what 30 ROCK still has to get nominated for!? I’m sorry but the show should have been over two seasons ago.

    I then want Jared Harris to win for his last season on MAD MEN. The man killed it this season. Second to that I want Kathy Bates to win an Emmy Award for HARRY’S LAW. Not only because the show was underrated but also to Bates who really gave her best. And it of course is a nice way to throw it in NBC’s face a little bit.

    I’m totally thorn when it comes to Best Miniseries. AMERICAN HORROR STORY had a great first season. But I adore LUTHER. That’s how a crime drama of today should look like. Some of the CBS shows should get to watch this show. Last but not least there is SHERLOCK. Brilliant show and they would deserve it too.

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=mannym716]I thought American Horror Story considered a full fledge series. How did it come to be nominated under Mini-Series category? How does 12 episodes constitute a “mini-series,” when Curb Your Enthusiasm has a 10 episode season?[/quote]
    I think it’s considered to be a mini-series, because this season told one story. There was a beginning and an end. Since season two is going to be completely different it feels like a mini-series.

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    TV Gord

    I agree with what soapjunkie wrote, and to add…they can get away with it in season one, because they it’s unclear whether they were considered a series or a limited series (with no plans to go beyond the initial order). When Ashley Judd’s Missing premiered, they talked about it not being more than a year-long show. Then there was some discussion of renewing it for a second season (because of stronger international sales), but then it was cancelled. So Ashley Judd is nominated in the miniseries category.

    It was the same thing last year for Downton Abbey. This year, they’ve moved to the drama series category.

    In the end, any shows or stars can submit in any category they prefer. That’s why all of the Modern Family cast is submitted in the Supporting categories and none of them in the Lead. That’s the way the cast of Friends did it, too.

    In the end, I think American Horror Story opted for the miniseries category because there’s less competition there, and they were likelier to be nominated.

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    cheesehead91182

    I’m really disappointed Happy Endings wasn’t nominated. Its the funniest show on tv right now, its well written and acted. Its better than eery single comedy that got nominated.

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    J Bernard Jones

    Well — *sigh* — Megan was not the focus of the entire season of Mad Men. In fact, Megan was thematically tied to Joan and Peggy the entire season and they all intersected with Don, continuing Matthew Weiner’s series long incisive dissection of white male privilege and using sex/gender/sexism as this season’s thematic thrust.

    (And it was a spectacularly good season where the choices, actions and consequences of the characters actions are some of the most fascinating — and polarizing (in a good way) — of almost any television season in recent memory, actually).

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    TV Gord

    Roger’s LSD trip. What happened to Lane. Peggy has moved on. Sally’s adventures into adulthood. Joan’s divorce and what she had to go through to become partner. Pete’s comeuppance (not to mention his affair with Rory Gilmore!!!). Betty’s struggles. Don’s shifting priorities. And yes, even Megan’s wild and wacky life and dysfunctional parents. I think this season of Mad Men has been its best yet! Brilliant!

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    RockiDreams

    I have to agree on Mad Men being awful. It should get the award for most boring show ever. Haven’t watched American Horror Story – will have to see if I can change that. For me Breaking Bad is one of the best shows ever. Fantastic acting by the entire cast. I probably would never have watched unless my son insisted I give it a try. Glad I did.

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