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2013 Emmy Nominations: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' & More (PHOTOS)

‘Homeland’ versus ‘Mad Men.’ ‘30 Rock’ versus ‘Modern Family.’ Check out this year's Emmy Award nominees.

Clockwise from top left: HBO; NBC, AMC, Showtime

Clockwise from top left: HBO; NBC, AMC, Showtime

And the Nominees Are...

Aaron Paul and Neil Patrick Harris, saving the day by stepping in for planned co-host Kate Mara (House of Cards), who was stuck on a plane, woke up bright and early to announce the 2013 Emmy Award nominees Thursday morning. “Special thanks to Kate Mara for getting me up and out of the house before my children wake up and start crying,” Harris quipped. Both announcers ended up earnings nods (Paul in Supporting Actor for Breaking Bad; Harris for producing and hosting the Tony Awards, but not his supporting role in How I Met Your Mother), joining contenders from Downton Abbey, Girls, Modern Family, and more. Check out the actors and series who will vie for trophies when the 65th Emmy Awards take place Sunday, September 22.

Nadav Kander/Showtime

Drama Series

Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime) *pictured
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)

Ursula Coyote/AMC

Actor in a Drama Series

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC) *pictured
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Damian Lewis, Homeland (Showtime)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

Jaimie Trueblood/AMC

Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton, Nashville (ABC)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (A&E)
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men (AMC) *pictured
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

Helen Sloan/HBO

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO) *pictured
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)

Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gun, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS) *pictured
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS) 
Morena Baccarin, Homeland (Showtime)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)

Art Streiber/NBC

Comedy Series

30 Rock (NBC) *pictured
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Girls (HBO)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Veep (HBO)

Sonja Flemming/ABC

Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development (Netflix)
Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS) *pictured

Lacey Terrell/HBO

Actress in a Comedy Series

Laura Dern, Enlightened (HBO)
Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO) *pictured
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)


Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Adam Driver, Girls (HBO) *pictured
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family (ABC)

Peter "Hopper" Stone/ABC

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC) *pictured
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock (NBC)
Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
Sofía Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Robert Voets/CBS

Reality Competition Series

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

Adam Taylor/ABC

Host of a Reality Series

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC) *pictured
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste (ABC)
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway (Lifetime)
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol (Fox)
Betty White, Off Their Rockers (NBC)

Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC

Variety Series

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

Parisa Taghizadeh/Sundance Channel

Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Phil Spector (HBO)
Political Animals (USA)
Top of the Lake (Sundance) *pictured

Byron Cohen/FX

Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) *pictured
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter (Showtime)
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector (HBO)
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake (Sundance)
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals (USA)

Claudette Barius/HBO

Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End (HBO)
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra (HBO) *pictured
Toby Jones, The Girl (HBO)
Al Pacino, Phil Spector (HBO)