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Scandal, Horror, and Lots of Dirty Politicians Take the 2013 Emmy Nominations


Kerry Washington at the 2012 Emmy AwardsAfter hearing this morning’s announcement of the 2013 Emmy nominations, it seems that little has changed in TV land since 2012. After a somewhat controversial second season, Girls is still going strong, and the ever-trendy Game of Thrones, 30 Rock, Breaking Bad, and Louie all earned mentions, too. Unsurprisingly, Emmy veterans Mad Men, Downton Abbey, and Homeland were all nominated once (or twice, or five times) again. Other notable nods went to funny women Jane Lynch for Glee, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep, and Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation.

Newcomers included juicy dramas Scandal and Nashville, but the only real surprise was the Netflix series House of Cards. The political saga earned nine nominations, including Best Drama Series, and marks the first time the Emmys have included an online-only program.

In terms of quantity, American Horror Story: Asylum tops the list with nominations in seventeen categories. But the more-is-more game has a few other players: Saturday Night Live earned a hearty fifteen nominations, as did HBO’s Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra. The film’s Michael Douglas and Matt Damon were each nominated for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, and Steven Soderbergh is up for Best Director. Of course, we’ll be keeping our eyes on the red carpet to see what stars like Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series nominee Kerry Washington (left), Tina Fey, Claire Danes, and Kiernan Shipka don to the awards on September 22, and we’re also eager to hear who takes the win for best costumes—crowd favorites like Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey are all vying for the prize. See a list of the big nominees, below.

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Girls Allowed: The 2012 Emmy Nominations


It’s hard not to wonder about the overlap between Emmy voters and Twitter obsessives this year. The nominations for the annual primetime TV awards skews to the young, the cool, and the zeitgeist-y. Proof? Look no further than the presence of just about every show that’s been a hipster (and, to large part, critics) favorite: Girls (overcoming some bad press to get a Best Comedy Series nod), New Girl, Louie, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey—all got their due. So did Kristen Wiig (Best Actress in a Comedy series, for her tearful final season of SNL), the cult-worshipped English actor Benedict Cumberbatch of Sherlock, and pop culture’s favorite curmudgeons, Louis C.K. and Larry David. (This year also marks what must be the historic first time that a nominee for Best Actress—Lena Dunham (pictured), Girls—dressed up as a nominee for Best Actor—Louis C.K., Louie—for Halloween. It’s also likely the first time that an actress has been nominated, as Margaret Cho was, for playing Kim Jong-il—in a comedy.) Leading the pack are Mad Men (with 17 nominations) and Homeland (with nine nominations). The awards will be broadcast on September 23.

Best Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
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 Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields and McCoys
Hemingway and Gellhorn

Best Actress Miniseries or Movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Ashey Judd, Missing
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys
Beneditch Cumberbach, Sherlock
Idris Elba, Luther
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn
Bill Paxton, Hatfields and McCoys

Outstanding Host: Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

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

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

Photo: Courtesy of HBO

Just Kids (And Their Moms)


Despite their busy, Emmy event-filled schedules this past weekend, Hollywood moms turned out to support Stella McCartney’s charity event. With their young ones in tow, the likes of Selma Blair and Monet Mazur fêted the woman they refer to as the ultimate über-mom and her adorable pint-sized kids’ collection. (McCartney, however, didn’t even make it across the pond for the event because she’s busy prepping for her upcoming runway show.)

For the occasion, the back of McCartney’s Beverly Boulevard boutique was transformed into a carnival. While kids took their turns in the petting zoo (rumor has it the flock was fresh off the set of Lady Gaga’s latest music video), the moms shopped (after all, 10 percent of all proceeds of the day went to the Children’s Action Network).

“I really kind of wish I worked for Stella,” Blair, who recently returned to acting, told while she cradled her 7-week-old son, Arthur, in her arms. “Not only is she a friend, but it’s an organization that pays incredible attention and care to a woman’s and family’s needs, which is just so important to me right now.”

Photo: Donato Sardella / Getty Images

The Emmys To Be Early, Mischa To Be Very Late, And More…


Fashion world, start your engines. The Emmy nominations are in. Our hope? That Drew Barrymore will continue her recently kooky real-life looks by channeling Little Edie on the red carpet. [WWD]

The Mischa Barton psych-ward case has loads of theories and few facts. Whatever the truth (tooth trouble? drug use?), the starlet is definitely missing the premiere of Homecoming and might not make it to filming of The Beautiful Life. [Page Six]

Crocs are so dead they’re basically like zombies. Does this make them undead? Whatever, as long as they don’t ever come back. [The Cut]

W cover girl Lara Stone, who, it was recently revealed, is a—gasp!—U.K. size 8, admits most models are jealous of her assets. Trust us, the direct quote is better. [W Editors’ Blog]

Photo: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Sunday Night At The Emmys


Senator Charles Schumer presented Katie Couric with the Governor’s Award at the 52nd New York Emmy Awards, held at the Marriott Marquis Ballroom last night. So was in good company, nominated as we were in the Advanced Media Arts/Entertainment category for both CandyCast and our New York fashion week videos. Ultimately, we lost to, but congratulations goes to our sister site, which took home the prize in the Informational/Instructional category for its Around the World in 80 Dishes series. And as they say, it’s an honor just to be nominated, though having lost out at last year’s ceremony as well, we are starting to feel like the Susan Lucci of online video.