2013 Primetime Emmy nominations announced

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Morning newscasts tuned in Wednesday as actors Aaron Paul and Neil Patrick Harris took to the stage to name the 2013 nominees for the Primetime Emmy Awards.

ABC's hit comedy "Modern Family" grabbed a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series and dominates the comedic supporting actor category with three nominations for Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill and Ty Burrell. Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen were also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Connie Britton of "Nashville" and Kerry Washington of "Scandal" face off for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series.

ABC's reality and late night shows were also recognized. "Shark Tank," "Dancing with the Stars" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live" were all nominated in their respective categories.

Favorite Charleston native Stephen Colbert could also go home with an Emmy, nominated for Outstanding Variety Series.

For the first time, shows only available online garnered attention from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. "House of Cards" from Netflix was nominated in three categories and Jason Bateman is nominated in the comedic actor category for "Arrested Development," also on Netflix.

Nominees in major categories for the 2013 Emmy Awards announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

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

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

Miniseries or Made-for-TV 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.

Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMCHugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey," PBSDamian Lewis, "Homeland," ShowtimeKevin Spacey, "House of Cards," NetflixJon Hamm, "Mad Men," AMCJeff Daniels, "The Newsroom," HBO

Actress, Drama Series: Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel," A&EMichelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey," PBSClaire Danes, "Homeland," ShowtimeRobin Wright, "House of Cards," NetflixElisabeth Moss, "Mad Men," AMCConnie Britton, "Nashville," ABCKerry Washington, "Scandal," ABC

Supporting Actor, Drama Series:Bobby Cannavale, "Boardwalk Empire," HBOJonathan Banks, "Breaking Bad," AMCAaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMCJim Carter, "Downton Abbey," PBSPeter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones," HBOMandy Patinkin, "Homeland," Showtime

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad," AMCMaggie Smith, "Downton Abbey," PBSEmilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones," HBOChristine Baranski, "The Good Wife," CBSMorena Baccarin, "Homeland," ShowtimeChristina Hendricks, "Mad Men," AMC

Actor, Comedy Series: Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development," NetflixJim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes," ShowtimeDon Cheadle, "House of Lies," Showtime Louis C.K., "Louie," FX NetworksAlec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC

Actress, Comedy Series: Laura Dern, "Enlightened," HBOLena Dunham, "Girls," HBOEdie Falco, "Nurse Jackie," ShowtimeAmy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation," NBCTina Fey, "30 Rock," NBCJulia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Adam Driver, "Girls," HBOJesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family," ABCEd O'Neill, "Modern Family," ABCTy Burrell, "Modern Family," ABCBill Hader, "Saturday Night Live," NBC Tony Hale, "Veep," HBO.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory," CBSJane Lynch, "Glee," FOXSofia Vergara, "Modern Family," ABCJulie Bowen, "Modern Family," ABCMerritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie," ShowtimeJane Krakowski, "30 Rock," NBCAnna Chlumsky, "Veep," HBO.

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra," HBOMatt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra," HBOToby Jones, "The Girl," HBOBenedict Cumberbatch, "Parade's End," HBOAl Pacino, "Phil Spector," HBO

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Asylum," FX Networks Laura Linney, "The Big C: Hereafter," ShowtimeHelen Mirren, "Phil Spector," HBOSigourney Weaver, "Political Animals," USAElisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake," Sundance Channel

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: James Cromwell, "American Horror Story: Asylum," FX NetworksZachary Quinto, "American Horror Story: Asylum," FX NetworksScott Bakula, "Behind the Candelabra," HBOJohn Benjamin Hickey, "The Big C: Hereafter," ShowtimePeter Mullan, "Top of the Lake," Sundance Channel

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Asylum," FX NetworksImelda Staunton, "The Girl," HBOEllen Burstyn, "Political Animals," USACharlotte Rampling, "Restless," Sundance ChannelAlfre Woodard, "Steel Magnolias," Lifetime

Reality Program: "Antiques Roadshow," PBS"Deadliest Catch," Discovery Channel"Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," Food Network"MythBusters," Discovery Channel"Shark Tank," ABC"Undercover Boss," CBS

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

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

Children's Program: "Good Luck Charlie," Disney Channel"iCarly," Nickelodeon"Nick News With Linda Ellerbee - Forgotten But Not Gone: Kids, HIV & AIDS, Nickelodeon"The Weight of the Nation for Kids: Quiz Ed!," HBO"A YoungArts Masterclass," HBO


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