Jul 182013

12 nominations for Mad Men, 13 nominations for Breaking Bad, 11 each for Homeland and Downton Abbey, plus love for Elisabeth Moss’s Top of the Lake miniseries.

Naturally, Emmy nominations go on for pages and pages. Following is the list of nominations for shows followed by Basket of Kisses, with our nominees highlighted. I’ll have you know I reduced this from SEVENTY-TWO PAGES down to six before posting.

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)>
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (DirecTV)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey”)
Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”)
Jeff Daniels (“Newsroom”)
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”)
Damien Lewis (“Homeland”)
Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”)

Claire Danes (“Homeland”)
Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”)
Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”)
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)
Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) 
Connie Britton (“Nashville”)
Kerry Washington (“Scandal”)

Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire”)
Jonathan Banks(“Breaking Bad”)
Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”)
Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)
Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)

Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”)
Maggie Smith (“Downtown Abbey”) 
Emilia Clark (“Game of Thrones”)
Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife”)
Morena Baccarin (“Homeland”) 
Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”)


American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)

“Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)

“The Bible” (History)

“Phil Spector” (HBO)

“Political Animals” (USA)

“Top of the Lake” (Sundance Channel) 


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum, Jessica Lange as Sister Jude Martin

The Big C: Hereafter, Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison

Phil Spector, Helen Mirren as Linda Kenney-Baden

Political Animals, Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond

 Top Of The Lake, Elisabeth Moss as Robin


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

The Good Wife. Nathan Lane as Clarke Hayden

The Good Wife,  Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning

 Homeland, Rupert Friend as Peter Quinn

 Mad Men, Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper

 Mad Men, Harry Hamlin as Jim Cutler

Scandal, Dan Bucatinsky as James Novack


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

The Americans,  Margo Martindale as Claudia

Game Of Thrones, Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell

The Good Wife, Carrie Preston as Elsbeth Tascioni

 Mad Men, Linda Cardellini as Sylvia Rosen

The Newsroom,  ane Fonda as Leona Lansing

Shameless, Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson


Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • Dead Freight,  George Mastras, Written by

 Breaking Bad • Say My Name,  Thomas Schnauz, Written by

 Downton Abbey • Episode 4, Julian Fellowes, Written by

Game Of Thrones • The Rains Of Castamere,  David Benioff, Written by, D.B. Weiss, Written by

 Homeland • Q&A, Henry Bromell, Written by


Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire • Margate Sands,  Tim Van Patten, Directed by



Breaking Bad • Gliding Over All, Michelle MacLaren, Directed by

 Downton Abbey • Episode 4, Jeremy Webb, Directed by

 Homeland • Q&A, Lesli Linka Glatter, Directed by

House Of Cards • Chapter 1 • Netflix, David Fincher, Directed by


Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire • Sunday Best • Two Impostors • Margate Sands,  Bill Groom, Production Designer, Adam Scher, Art Director, Carol Silverman, Set Decorator

The Borgias • Siblings, Jonathan McKinstry, Production Designer, Adam O’Neill, Art Director, Judit Varga, Set Decorator

 Downton Abbey • Episode 7, Donal Woods, Production Designer, Mark Kebby, Art Director, Gina Cromwell, Set Decorator

Game Of Thrones • Valar Dohaeris • Kissed By Fire,  Gemma Jackson, Production Designer, Andy Thomson, Art Director, Robert Cameron, Set Decorator

True Blood • Whatever I Am, You Made Me • Let’s Boot And Rally • Sunset, Suzuki Ingerslev, Production Designer, Cat Smith, Art Director, Ron V. Franco, Set Decorator


Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

Downton Abbey, Jill Trevellick, CDG, Casting Director

Game Of Thrones, Nina Gold, Casting Director, Robert Sterne, Casting Director

The Good Wife, Mark Saks, Casting Director

 Homeland, Judy Henderson, CSA, Casting Director, Craig Fincannon, CSA, Casting Director, Lisa Mae Fincannon, CSA, Casting Director

House Of Cards, Laray Mayfield, CSA, Casting Director, Julie Schubert, CSA, Casting Director


Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire • Margate Sands, Bill Coleman, Director of Photography

 Breaking Bad • Gliding Over All, Michael Slovis, Director of Photography

Game Of Thrones • Mhysa, Rob McLachlan, ASC, CSC, Director of Photography

 Homeland • Beirut Is Back, Nelson Cragg, Director of Photography

House Of Cards • Chapter 1, Eigil Bryld, Director of Photography

 Mad Men • The Doorway,  Chris Manley, Director of Photography


Outstanding Costumes For A Series

Boardwalk Empire • Resolution, John Dunn, Costume Designer, Lisa Padovani, Co-Costume Designer, Maria Zamansky, Assistant Costume Designer

The Borgias • The Gunpowder Plot, Gabriella Pescucci, Costume Designer, Uliva Pizzetti, Costume Supervisor, Gabor Homonnay, Costume Supervisor

 Downton Abbey • Episode 4, Caroline McCall, Costume Designer, Dulcie Scott, Costume Supervisor

Game Of Thrones • Walk Of Punishment, Michele Clapton, Costume Designer, Alexander Fordham, Assistant Costume Designer, Chloe Aubry, Assistant Costume Designer

Once Upon A Time • Queen Of Hearts, Eduardo Castro, Costume Designer, Monique McRae, Assistant Costume Designer


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • Dead Freight, Skip MacDonald, Editor

 Breaking Bad • Gliding Over All, Kelley Dixon, Editor

Game Of Thrones • The Rains Of Castamere, Oral Ottey, Editor

House Of Cards • Chapter 1, Kirk Baxter, A.C.E., Editor

 Mad Men • The Collaborators, Chris Figler, Editor


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire • Resolution, Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist, Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist, Sarah Stamp, Key Hairstylist

The Borgias • The Wolf And The Lamb, Stefano Ceccarelli, Department Head Hairstylist, Claudia Catini, Hairstylist, Sevlene Roddy, Hairstylist, Judit Halasz, Hairstylist

 Downton Abbey • Episode 4, Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist, Vanya Pell, Key Hairstylist

Game Of Thrones • Second Sons, Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist, Candice Banks, Hairstylist, Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist, Gary Machin, Hairstylist, Dana Kalder, Hairstylist

 Mad Men • The Doorway, Theresa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist, Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist, David Blair, Hairstylist, Jules Holdren, Hairstylist


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

Boardwalk Empire • Resolution, Michele Paris, Department Head Makeup Artist, Steven Lawrence, Key Makeup Artist, Anette Lian-Williams, Key Makeup Artist

The Borgias • The Gunpowder Plot, Enzo Mastrantonio, Department Head Makeup Artist, Katia Sisto, Key Makeup Artist, Federico Laurenti, Makeup Artist

Game Of Thrones • Kissed By Fire, Paul Engelen, Department Head Makeup Artist, Melissa Lackersteen, Key Makeup Artist, Daniel Lawson Johnston, Makeup Artist, Martina Byrne, Makeup Artist

Glee • Guilty Pleasures, Kelley Mitchell, Department Head Makeup Artist, Jennifer Greenberg, Key Makeup Artist, Melissa Buell, Makeup Artist, Tanya Cookingham, Makeup Artist

Mad Men • The Doorway, Lana Horochowski, Department Head Makeup Artist, Ron Pipes, Key Makeup Artist, Ken Neiderbaumer, Makeup Artist, Maurine Burke, Additional Makeup Artist, Cyndilee Rice, Additional Makeup Artist

Once Upon A Time • The Evil Queen, Sarah Graham, Department Head Makeup Artist, Juliana Vit, Additional Makeup Artist, Naomi Bakstad, Additional Makeup Artist


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

American Horror Story: Asylum

Behind The Candelabra

Game Of Thrones

Saturday Night Live • Host: Jennifer Lawrence

The Walking Dead • This Sorrowful Life

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

Arrested Development • Flight Of The Phoenix, David Schwartz, Music by

The Borgias • The Prince, Trevor Morris, Music by

 Downton Abbey • Episode 6, John Lunn, Music by

House Of Cards • Chapter 1, Jeff Beal, Music by

Last Resort • Captain, Robert Duncan, Music by

Mr Selfridge (Masterpiece) • Episode 1, Charlie Mole, Music by


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series

Boardwalk Empire • The Milkmaid’s Lot

Breaking Bad • Dead Freight

Game Of Thrones • And Now His Watch Is Ended

Nikita • Aftermath

Vikings • Trial


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

Boardwalk Empire • The Milkmaid’s Lot

Breaking Bad • Dead Freight

Game Of Thrones • And Now His Watch Is Ended

Homeland • Beirut Is Back

Mad Men • The Flood


Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome

Defiance • Pilot

 Falling Skies • Worlds Apart

Game Of Thrones

Hemlock Grove • Children Of The Night

Last Resort • Captain



  25 Responses to “2013 Emmy Nominations are here”

  1. No Vincent? No Writing? No Costuming? Gah!

  2. Of all the frustrations about Mad Men, the lack of recognition for Janie Bryant is the most galling. She’s a genius.

    Also, nothing at all for Hell on Wheels. No recognition AT ALL of this beautiful, staggering series.

    • Deb- FYI homeland is a show time series right?

      So, couldn’t much get into Hell on Wheels. I really wanted to. Turns out that western themed fiction is still a barrier for me. I tried!!

    • I could see Hell on Wheels being nominated for DoP and the technical side.

    • Ditto on Hell On Wheels. An amazing show.

  3. No statuette for Hamm—-again.
    They will pull the usually silliness at this award, and reward him for the last season, as sort of a lifetime achievement. Like the lead actor on Friday Night Lights. Oh well.

    Game of Thrones should easily win best drama as MM and BB have seen much better days.

    • Sadly, I doubt Jon Hamm will win next year either. There will still be Oscar nominees/winners in the category. I don’t care how good Kyle Chandler was, I’m still pissed he stole Jon Hamm’s Emmy.

      I am happy that the Bob’s Burger’s episode with JH playing the talking toilet was nominated for Best Animated Program.

  4. What happened to The Americans…..that’s up there were the air is rare. At least Margo got nominated for supporting actress. Glad to see MM got so many nominations!!!! Come on, this has gotta be our year again!!!

    • Margo Martindale is amazing — her character was cool as ice, yet ferocious, in the season finale!

  5. Said it last year and I’ll say it again. No Janie Bryant?

  6. What the hell? No nomination for Vincent Kartheiser? Yet, Christina Hendricks gets nominated? Mind you, I thought she deserved her nomination last year. But this year? I’m not so sure. No Best Drama nomination for “THE AMERICANS”, yet “DOWNTON ABBEY”, which I consider an exercise in mediocrity, receives an undeserved nomination for Best Drama?

    The only great news are the nominations for “HOUSE OF CARDS”.

  7. The lack of nominations for Janie Bryant and Vincent Kartheiser is ridiculous. Ridiculous! Very happy for Elisabeth Moss and all the others, though.

  8. Jonathan Banks(“Breaking Bad”)


  9. ok, I like Downton Abbey, but Mr. Carson ahead of Vincent Kartheiser? “Ok”
    No writing nominations for MW and crew… But Julian Fellowes?
    Jon Hamm deserved to win many times over. Damian Lewis had a helluva Homeland season 1, so I knew last year wasnt happening. And now that Kevin Spacey (btw really like house of cards and breaking bad. They deserve to be there) has entered the ring and Cranston and Lewis are still here…. Sigh.
    “Not great, Bob!!”

  10. So sorry for Vincent and Janie…. I honestly don’t know what you have to do get nominated. Fingers crossed for Jon, Elisabeth, and Cristina. Agree with nomination for Linda Cardellini…disagree with Harry Hamlin (I just don’t see that as an Emmy quality performance).

    Now for my “Old Poop” rant. I’ve loved Kevin Spacey since Wiseguys…never seen what I thought was a bad performance by him; so I’m certain that he is absolutely magnificent in House of Cards. But….. NEXTFLIX , c’mon…… internet downloads are NOT television. I can just imagine the emmy nominees for best drama in a few years….four You Tube videos and some bank surveilance footage from an ATM robbery. Place these shows in a difference category or give them their own awards show (God knows every other form of entertainment has a least one!)

    • Sorry…. I meant “NETFLIX” not “NEXTFLIX”.

    • I understand what you’re thinking here. But… do you have Netflix streaming? Streaming is the only way I consume TV. I don’t have any cable services. I watch current shows on Hulu plus, and what is not available there I order through Amazon Streaming.

      House of Cards is very much a cable drama along the lines of something on HBO. The episodes are all longer in length (with slight variation) than 40 minutes I believe. It’s really hugh quality, and it isn’t a download. You can only watch it on Netflix streaming. Another new Netflix orginal is sure to be making waves next awards season. It’s called “Orange is the New Black”.

      Try netflix! It really is good. People will change the way they view the service, much as they did AMC, a channel that played old movies, when it started airing quality original programming.

  11. No Mad Men writing???
    No Janie Bryant?
    No The Americans?
    All that for Homeland??? Are you kidding me?

    I could go on, but we all know these awards are a farce (I sure hope the actors do as well). It’s interesting how American Horror Story is categorized. Makes sense…at least something does.

    • Sorry, but outside of For Immediate Release, what episode had that hall of fame quality of writing MW and staff spoiled us with the first 4 seasons? I’m at a loss.
      Vinny the K getting dissed is just absurd.

      Ummmmmmmm……. Why the F is Homeland??????? nominated for Best Drama. That thing turned into a cartoon right quick. Love Danes, and Patinkin, but seriously folks.

  12. They don’t nominate Janie because they don’t understand the thought that goes into her costume choices. All the shows nominated for costumes are “period pieces.” The costumes on Mad Men look too contemporary for the voters to get it.

  13. Nice to see BB get two writing noms, but I would have gone with Fifty-One over Dead Freight; the latter deserves a directing award, which it won’t get, although editing and sound would be richly deserved.

    And no more writing awards for MM. I wish I could say I was surprised. I kind of think this year was for fans only and probably wouldn’t convert anyone who wasn’t already into it.

  14. Hmmm, Meowser, unfortunately (for us, but not for “them”) I think your last statement is all too true.

    I think it’s easier for ppl to get on the MM train old-school, by watching the show in season/episode order.

    Seems many people like the *notion* of Mad Men…that don’t even watch the show!


  15. I hope Top of the Lake gets something in the miniseries category, but I feel like it was too beautiful and strange to really register with Emmy voters, who have proved themselves out of touch in a lot of respects recently. Elisabeth Moss and Peter Mullan both deserve acting awards, their work was just amazing. I think Elisabeth might have even been stronger than she is on Mad Men, and that’s an incredibly hard bar to clear.

  16. “Parenthood” got robbed—I would have liked to have seen Monica Potter recognized in the Best Dramatic Actress category, and Ray Romano for Best Guest Actor.

    Also—no Steve Buscemi? Much as I love Downton Abbey, I don’t really think Hugh Bonneville or Michelle Dockery did anything so noteworthy last season. They’re fine actors for sure–but if they had some standout moments last season, I really can’t think what they were right now.

    And as for the supporting actors–too bad Thomas and Mrs. Hughes always get overlooked. 🙁

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