Emmy Nominations Announced Today

"American Horror Story" is topping the list of nominees for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.  The FX miniseries leads all other programs in nominations with 17, including Outstanding Mini-Series or TV movie.  Thursday morning's announcements also included an historic footnote with the nomination of Netflix's political thriller "House of Cards" in the Outstanding Drama Series category.  The nod marks the first major category nomination for an original series from a digital video streaming service.  "House of Cards" stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright also picked up nominations as lead actors.  "Arrested Development," which resumed play on Netflix in May, seven years after its cancelation on Fox, is also a Netflix Emmy nominee.  Star Jason Bateman was nominated for lead actor in the comedy category.  

In addition to "House of Cards," this year's Outstanding Drama nominees include "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game Of Thrones," "Homeland" and "Mad Men."  The nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series include: "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "Girls," "Louis," "Modern Family" and "Veep."  The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sunday, September 22nd at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.  CBS will televise the event live with Neil Patrick Harris as host.

Here is a partial list of nominees for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lena Dunham, Girls
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Adam Driver, Girls
Jessey 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 Drama Series

Breaking Bad
Dowton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Johnathan 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


Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top of the Lake


Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade's End
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Al Pacino, Phil Spector


Reality-Competition Program

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


Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers

Variety Show

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Show
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live