2013 Emmy Award nominations announced

Posted at: 07/18/2013 8:39 AM
By: Anna Chan, NBC News

The awards ceremony airs Sunday, Sept. 22.
The awards ceremony airs Sunday, Sept. 22.

"Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul and surprise announcer Neil Patrick Harris delivered the news television's loyal binge watchers were hoping for: Netflix original series "House of Cards" cracked the Emmy code and scored a nomination for best drama series.

As a whole, it was a fine morning for Netflix: "Cards" actors Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright also snagged nominations, and Jason Bateman of "Arrested Development" was nominated for lead actor in a comedy. The streaming service received a total of 14 nods.

Here are some of the highlights.

Outstanding comedy series:
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Modern Family"
"30 Rock"

Lead actress in a comedy series:
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

Lead actor in a comedy series:
Jim Parsons, "Big Bang Theory"
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"

Supporting actress in a comedy series:
Mayim Bialik, "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"

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 drama series:
"Breaking Bad"
"Game of Thrones"
"Downton Abbey"
"House of Cards"
"Mad Men"

Lead actress in a drama series:
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Connie Britton, "Nashville"
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

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"

Supporting actress in a drama series:
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Maggie Skmith, "Downton Abbey"
Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Morena Baccarin, "Homeland"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"

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 reality - competition program:
"The Amazing Race"
"Dancing With the Stars"
"Project Runway"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"

Outstanding 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"

Outstanding miniseries or movie:
"American Horror Story"
"Behind the Candelabra"
"The Bible"
"Phil Spector"
"Political Animals"
"Top of the Lake"

The full list of Emmy nominations is available on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences website. The awards ceremony airs Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on CBS.