2013 Emmy Nominee Reactions: Who Got Snubbed? Who Should Win?

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This morning the Emmy nominations were revealed, and while many things stayed the same, there were plenty of surprises. Naturally, we have some opinions for you on how our favorite shows did.




Outstanding Drama Series:

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones


House of Cards

Mad Men

Boardwalk Empire is finally out of the loop and replaced by the much deserving House of Cards. Honestly, half of these shows could win and I’d be happy. The first half of Breaking Bad‘s final season was some of the best the show has produced yet, and this is the second to last chance to award it. House of Cards truly is groundbreaking in a way, and deserves the attention despite being a first season show. But Mad Men should take this after its stellar sixth season. Homeland and Game of Thrones didn’t have their best seasons, and who cares about Downton Abbey anyway?


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Damian Lewis, Homeland

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Don’t count on Bonneville or Daniels. Lewis and Cranston had better years on their respective shows, although both are likely winners. But Hamm hasn’t done better work on Mad Men than in the 13 episodes that just finished. Then again, Spacey is unsurprisingly brilliant on Cards.


Outstanding Lead Actress Drama Series:

Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Claire Danes, Homeland

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Connie Britton, Nashville

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Danes has this in the bag once again. However, I implore the academy to take another look at Wright’s performance as the best new character on TV this year. Side not: does anyone else thing it should have been Hayden Panettiere instead of Connie Britton from Nashville?


Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire

Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Glad to see Banks get some well deserved recognition. But this is a race between Paul, Dinklage, and Patinkin, with the last most likely to win (deservingly).


Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

Morena Baccarin, Homeland

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Voters should be a little nervous that the Mother of Dragons might burn them upon a loss. But if they are honest, they know Gunn really deserves it for her stellar work on Breaking Bad as of late. But I’m sure Maggie Smith will probably win again.


Outstanding Comedy Series:

30 Rock



Modern Family

The Big Bang Theory


Girls and Modern Family had questionable seasons, and I just don’t understand how The Big Bang Theory keeps getting here. It’s actually ridiculous. Voters could decide to give 30 Rock one last honor for its brilliant final season. But Louie is probably the most deserving winner. Still, Veep could sneak up and surprise everyone.


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis C.K., Louie

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

I’d count Cheadle and Bateman out. LeBlanc has always been a favorite in this category, but Baldwin could ride the coattails of 30 Rock‘s final season. Louis C.K. is probably still too dark to win over voters. So Jim Parsons will probably get this one. Again. Funny, because I would hardly call what he does acting.


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Laura Dern, Enlightened

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Julie Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Packed category! Cross off Falco and (sadly) Poehler. Dunham’s sheer popularity could land her a statue, but Enlightened was beloved by critics, giving Dern a slight chance. But the real race is likely between Fey, once again for the final season of 30 Rock, and Louis-Dreyfus who gets raves for her starring role on Veep.


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Adam Driver, Girls

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Tony Hale, Veep

So who from Family will win this year? Seriously, ABC’s comedy hit sucks all the fun out of this category. The worst part? Driver won’t be awarded for developing one of the most unique characters on TV right now. Seriously, Driver is one of the most uniquely talented actors out there right now, and he shows it every second of screen time he gets on Girls.


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Jane Lynch, Glee

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

The only one who kind of deserves to win is Krakowski for all her fantastic years on 30 Rock. Frankly it’s a shame that Allison Williams was ignored, another driving force that makes Girls work. This category hardly seems relevant without her in it.


So there you have it! Who do you want to win the big awards? Tell us below!

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