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2013 Emmy Award nominations announced

Created: 07/18/2013 8:39 AM
By: Anna Chan, NBC News

"Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul and surprise announcer Neil Patrick Harris delivered the news television's loyal binge watchers were hoping for: Netflix original series "House of Cards" cracked the Emmy code and scored a nomination for best drama series.

As a whole, it was a fine morning for Netflix: "Cards" actors Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright also snagged nominations, and Jason Bateman of "Arrested Development" was nominated for lead actor in a comedy. The streaming service received a total of 14 nods.

Here are some of the highlights.

Outstanding comedy series:
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Modern Family"
"Girls"
"30 Rock"
"Veep"

Lead actress in a comedy series:
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

Lead actor in a comedy series:
Jim Parsons, "Big Bang Theory"
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"

Supporting actress in a comedy series:
Mayim Bialik, "Big Bang Theory"
Jane Lynch, "Glee"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie"
Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock"
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"

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"

Outstanding drama series:
"Breaking Bad"
"Game of Thrones"
"Homeland"
"Downton Abbey"
"House of Cards"
"Mad Men"

Lead actress in a drama series:
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Connie Britton, "Nashville"
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

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"

Supporting actress in a drama series:
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Maggie Skmith, "Downton Abbey"
Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Morena Baccarin, "Homeland"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"

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"

Outstanding reality - competition program:
"The Amazing Race"
"Dancing With the Stars"
"Project Runway"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"

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 miniseries or movie:
"American Horror Story"
"Behind the Candelabra"
"The Bible"
"Phil Spector"
"Political Animals"
"Top of the Lake"

The full list of Emmy nominations is available on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences website. The awards ceremony airs Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on CBS.

The awards ceremony airs Sunday, Sept. 22.

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