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2012 Emmy nominees announced

9:22 AM, Jul 19, 2012   |    comments
Actress Kerry Washington and TV host Jimmy Kimmel announce the nominees for the Outstanding Drama Series Award during the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations held at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on July 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES -- Jimmy Kimmel and Kerry Washington read the names of the 2012 Emmy nominees in Hollywood Thursday morning.

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The list includes:

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

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

Best Actor in a Comedy
* Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
* Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
* Louis C.K., "Louie"
* Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"
* Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
* Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

Best Actress in a Comedy
* Zooey 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"

Best 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"

Best Actress in a Drama
* Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law"
* Glenn Close, "Damages"
* Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
* Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
* Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"

Best Movie or Miniseries
* American Horror Story (FX)
* Game Change (HBO)
* Hatfields & McCoys (History)
* Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)
* Sherlock (PBS)

Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
* Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys"
* Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"
* Idris Elba, "Luther"
* Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
* Clive Owen, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
* Bill Paxton, "Hatfields & McCoys"

Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries
* Connie Britton, "American Horror Story"
* Ashley Judd, "Missing"
* Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"
* Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
* Emma Thompson, "The Song of Lunch"

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

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