Neil Patrick Harris Hosts 2013 Emmy Awards Sept. 22; Jane Lynch, Mandy Patinkin, Jeff Daniels Among Nominees

By Michael Gioia
22 Sep 2013

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Broadway star and Emmy-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris, air live Sept. 22 at 8 PM ET on CBS from the NOKIA Theater L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

Stage stars who have been nominated for their work on screen include Jeff Daniels, Claire Danes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Al Pacino, Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, Edie Falco, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Dinklage, Mandy Patinkin, Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara and Jane Krakowski, among many others.

As previously reported, The 66th Annual Tony Awards and the HBO film "Behind the Candelabra" were among the winners at the 2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which were held Sept. 15.

The 2013 ceremony includes an expanded "In Memoriam" segment, featuring tributes to late "Glee" star Cory Monteith, actor James Gandolfini, actress Jean Stapleton, producer Gary David Goldberg and comedian Jonathan Winters.



Edie Falco will pay tribute to "Sopranos" co-star Gandolfini with Jane Lynch honoring Monteith, Michael J. Fox honoring "Family Ties" producer Goldberg, Rob Reiner honoring "All in the Family" star Stapleton and Robin Williams honoring "Mork & Mindy" co-star Winters.

A partial list of nominees (including Creative Arts winners) follows. Winners are bolded and preceded by an asterisk. For more information and a complete list of nominees, visit Emmys.com.

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"

Outstanding Lead Actress In A 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"

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Michael Douglas, "Behind The Candelabra"
Matt Damon, "Behind The Candelabra"
Toby Jones, "The Girl"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Parade's End"
Al Pacino, "Phil Spector"

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter"
Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector"
Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animals"
Elisabeth Moss, "Top Of The Lake"

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"
Betty White, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"
Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With The Stars"
*Heidi Klum, "Project Runway"
*Tim Gunn, "Project Runway"

Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance"
Anthony Bourdain, "The Taste"

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
Don Cheadle, "House Of Lies"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Amy Poehler, "Parks And Recreation"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
"The Amazing Race," CBS
"Dancing With The Stars," ABC
"Project Runway," Lifetime
"So You Think You Can Dance, FOX
"Top Chef," Bravo
"The Voice," NBC

Outstanding Variety Series
"The Colbert Report," Comedy Central
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central
"Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC
"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," NBC
"Real Time With Bill Maher," HBO
"Saturday Night Live," NBC

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
"American Horror Story: Asylum," FX Networks
"Behind The Candelabra," HBO
"The Bible," HISTORY
"Phil Spector," HBO
"Political Animals," USA
"Top Of The Lake," Sundance Channel

Outstanding Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory," CBS
"Girls," HBO
"Louie," FX Networks
"Modern Family," ABC
"30 Rock," NBC
"Veep," HBO

Outstanding Drama Series
"Breaking Bad," AMC
"Downton Abbey," PBS
"Game Of Thrones," HBO
"Homeland," Showtime
"House Of Cards," Netflix
"Mad Men," AMC

Outstanding 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 Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Emilia Clarke, "Game Of Thrones"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Morena Baccarin, "Homeland"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Nathan Lane, "The Good Wife"
Michael J. Fox, "The Good Wife"
Rupert Friend, "Homeland"
Robert Morse, "Mad Men"
Harry Hamlin, "Mad Men"
*Dan Bucatinsky, "Scandal"

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Margo Martindale, "The Americans"
Diana Rigg, "Game Of Thrones"
*Carrie Preston, "The Good Wife"
Linda Cardellini, "Mad Men"
Jane Fonda, "The Newsroom"
Joan Cusack, "Shameless"

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"

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, "The 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"

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
*Bob Newhart, "The Big Bang Theory"
Nathan Lane, "Modern Family"
Bobby Cannavale, "Nurse Jackie"
Louis C.K., "Saturday Night Live"
Justin Timberlake, "Saturday Night Live"
Will Forte, "30 Rock"

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Molly Shannon, "Enlightened"
Dot-Marie Jones, "Glee"
*Melissa Leo, "Louie"
Melissa McCarthy, "Saturday Night Live"
Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"
Elaine Stritch, "30 Rock"

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
James Cromwell, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Zachary Quinto, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Scott Bakula, "Behind The Candelabra"
John Benjamin Hickey, "The Big C: Hereafter"
Peter Mullan, "Top Of The Lake"

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Imelda Staunton, "The Girl"
Ellen Burstyn, "Political Animals"
Charlotte Rampling, "Restless"
Alfre Woodard, "Steel Magnolias"

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Richard LaGravenese, "Behind The Candelabra"
Abi Morgan, "The Hour"
Tom Stoppard, "Parade's End"
David Mamet, "Phil Spector"
Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, "Top Of The Lake"

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Steven Soderbergh, "Behind The Candelabra"
Julian Jarrold, "The Girl"
David Mamet, "Phil Spector"
Allison Anders, "Ring of Fire"
Jane Campion and Garth Davis, "Top Of The Lake • Part 5"

Outstanding Variety Special
*"The Kennedy Center Honors," CBS
"Louis C.K.: Oh My God," HBO
"Mel Brooks Strikes Back! With Mel Brooks And Alan Yentob," HBO
"Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)," NBC
"12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief"

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special
Barry Adelman, Jon Macks, Dave Boone, Alex Baze, Robert Carlock, Seth Meyers, Mike Scully, "The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards"

*Louis C.K., "Louis C.K.: Oh My God"

Eric Slovin, Doug Abeles, Ethan T. Berlin, Luke Cunningham, RJ Fried, Dan Klein, Eric Ledgin, Doug Lieblich, Daniel Mirk, Craig Rowin, Robert Smigel, "Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs"

Seth Meyers, Colin Jost, James Anderson, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Joe Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Mike O'Brien, Josh Patten, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, Frank Sebastiano, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, Alex Baze, "Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)"

Dave Boone, Paul Greenberg, "66th Annual Tony Awards"

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special
*Louis J. Horvitz, "The Kennedy Center Honors"
Bucky Gunts, Hamish Hamilton, "London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony"
Louis C.K., "Louis C.K.: Oh My God"
Don Mischer, "The Oscars"
Michael Dempsey, "12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief"

Outstanding Special Class Programs
"The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards," NBC
"London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony," NBC
"The Oscars," ABC
"Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center), PBS
*"66th Annual Tony Awards," CBS

Outstanding Choreography
Derek Hough and Allison Holker, "Dancing With The Stars"
Derek Hough, "Dancing With The Stars"
Warren Carlyle, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center)"
Sonya Tayeh, "So You Think You Can Dance"
Mandy Jo Moore, "So You Think You Can Dance"
Napoleon Dumo and Tabitha Dumo, "So You Think You Can Dance"
Travis Wall, "So You Think You Can Dance"

Outstanding Music Direction
Ian Fraser, "Christmas In Washington"
Rob Berman and Rob Mathes, "The Kennedy Center Honors"
William Ross, "The Oscars"
Rob Fisher, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Live From Lincoln Center)"
*Elliot Lawrence, "66th Annual Tony Awards"

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
"Nashville" • I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive / Song Title: "Nothing In This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again"
Sarah Jane Buxton, Music & Lyrics by
Kate York, Music & Lyrics by

"The Neighbors" • Sing Like A Larry Bird / Song Title: "More Or Less The Kind Of Thing You May Or May Not Possibly See On Broadway"
Alan Menken, Music by
Glenn Slater, Lyrics by

"Smash" • The Parents / Song Title: "Hang The Moon"
Marc Shaiman, Music & Lyrics by
Scott Wittman, Lyrics by

"Smash" • The Bells And Whistles / Song Title: "I Hear Your Voice In A Dream"
Andrew McMahon, Music & Lyrics by

"30 Rock" • Hogock! / Last Lunch / Song Title: "Rural Juror"
Jeff Richmond, Music & Lyrics by
Tina Fey, Lyrics by
Tracey Wigfield, Lyrics by

*"66th Annual Tony Awards" • Song Title: "If I Had Time"
Adam Schlesinger, Lyrics by
David Javerbaum, Music by

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
"The Kennedy Center Honors," CBS
"The Oscars," ABC
"2013 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony," HBO
"Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé," CBS
*"66th Annual Tony Awards," CBS