Just a short while ago, the nominations for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced and, as always, there were some major surprises!
Aaron Paul from AMC’s Breaking Bad was the man of the hour as he was on hand to announce the list of nominees. Paul was meant to announce nominations with Kate Mara (from House of Cards) but Mara couldn’t make it due to issues with her flight so host, Neil Patrick Harris, stepped in last minute to save the day.
Kerry Washington got a nomination for ABC’s Scandal although the show itself failed to get a nomination for Best Drama Series. Jeff Daniels of The Newsroom scored his first nomination as hot-tempered host Will McAvoy, but in the end it was American Horror Story that led the pack with an impressive 17 nominations all together.
Check out the full list of the major categories below:
Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
Top of the Lake
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Dancing with the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Emmy Awards will air September 22 on CBS with Neil Patrick Harris hosting the event. What do you think of the nominations? Was your favorite show honored or left out? For a complete list of nominations you can visit Emmys.com!