The 2012 Emmy Nominations Are In And The Nominees Are…

The Emmy nominations of 2012 have been put in the books and a smattering of new faces will appear with the superstars of old.

The hit Showtime series “Homeland” starring Claire Danes entered with a bang, pun intended, being nominated for Outstanding Drama series and Lead Actor.

“Downton Abbey” was nominated in the Drama Series category, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, two nominations in the Supporting Actress category and two in the Supporting Actor category, making a whopping total of seven.

The edgy HBO series “Girls” picked up nominations in the Comedy Series category and series creator Lena Dunham picked up a nomination for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

The full list of nominees is listed below:

DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)” (PBS)
“Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter” (Showtime)
Damien Lewis, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Glenn Close, “Damages” (DirecTV)
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law” (NBC)
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men” (AMC)

COMEDY SERIES
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Girls” (HBO)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)
“Veep” (HBO)

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Lena Dunham, “Girls” (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly” (CBS)
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl” (Fox)
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Tina Fey, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)

ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jon Cryer,” Two and A Half Men” (CBS)
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX)
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Showtime)
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” (NBC)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Max Greenfield, “New Girl” (Fox)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Giancarlo Esposito, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Peter Dinklage, “Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Jared Harris, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Brendan Coyle, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (AMC)
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Game Change (HBO)
American Horror Story (FX Networks)
Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)
Sherlock (PBS)
Luther (BBC America)
Hatfields & McCoys (History)

VARIETY SERIES
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

REALITY COMPETITION
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Top Chef (Bravo)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
The Voice (NBC)

REALITY COMPETITION HOST
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race (CBS)
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol (FOX)
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rocker (NBC)
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)