It used to be that winning an Emmy was considered sub-Oscar, but now that television is getting to be on similar artistic footing as cinema, it’s surprising that winning one still isn’t that great an accomplishment. Perhaps it’s because of the stodgy and repetitive picks of their academy. Here’s the full list of their 2012 nominations :

The Nominations:

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • “The Big Bang Theory”
  • “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
  • “Girls”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “30 Rock”
  • “Veep”

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Lena Dunham, “Girls”
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”
  • Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
  • Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
  • Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
  • Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
  • Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
  • Louis C.K., “Louie”
  • Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
  • Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives”
  • Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
  • Merritt Wever, “Modern Family”
  • Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
  • Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

  • Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
  • Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
  • Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
  • Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
  • Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Drama Series:

  • “Boardwalk Empire”
  • “Breaking Bad”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “Mad Men”
  • “Homeland”
  • “Game of Thrones”

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Glenn Close, “Damages”
  • Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
  • Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
  • Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law”
  • Claire Danes, “Homeland”
  • Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

Lead Actor In A Drama Series:

  • Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
  • Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
  • Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
  • Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
  • Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
  • Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
  • Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
  • Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
  • Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
  • Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
  • Giancarlo Esposito, “Breaking Bad”
  • Brendan Coyle, “Downton Abbey”
  • Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
  • Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
  • Jared Harris, “Mad Men”

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

  • “American Horror Story”
  • “Game Change”
  • “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
  • “Luther”
  • “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)”

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:

  • Connie Britton, “American Horror Story”
  • Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
  • Nicole Kidman, “Hemmingway & Gellhorn”
  • Ashley Judd, “Missing”
  • Emma Thompson, “The Song of Lunch (Masterpiece)”

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

  • Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
  • Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Bill Paxton, “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Clive Owen, “Hemmingway & Gellhorn”
  • Idris Elba, “Luther”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)”

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:

  • Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story”
  • Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
  • Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
  • Mare Winningham, “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Judy Davis, “Page Eight (Masterpiece)”

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries Or Movie:

  • Denis O’Hare, “American Horror Story”
  • Ed Harris, “Game Change”
  • Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • David Strathairn, “Hemmingway & Gellhorn”
  • Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)”

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 Reality Program:

  • “Antiques Roadshow”
  • “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”
  • “MythBusters”
  • “Shark Tank”
  • “Undercover Boss”
  • “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program:

  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “Dancing with the Stars”
  • “Project Runway”
  • “So You Think You Can Dance”
  • “Top Chef”
  • “The Voice”

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program:

  • Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race”
  • Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”
  • Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”
  • Tom Bergeron, “Dancing with the Stars”
  • Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”

Outstanding Animated Program:

  • “American Dad!”
  • “Futurama”
  • “The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole”
  • “The Simpsons”

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Dot-Marie Jones, “Glee”
  • Maya Rudolph, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Elizabeth Banks, “30 Rock”
  • Margaret Cho, “30 Rock”
  • Kathy Bates, “Two and a Half Men”

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:

  • Michael J. Fox, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
  • Greg Kinnear, “Modern Family”
  • Bobby Cannavale, “Nurse Jackie”
  • Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live”
  • Will Arnett, “30 Rock”
  • Jon Hamm, “30 Rock”

Guest Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Martha Plimpton, “The Good Wife”
  • Loretta Devine, “Grey’s Anatomy”
  • Jean Smart, “Harry’s Law”
  • Julia Ormond, “Mad Men”
  • Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
  • Uma Thurman, “Smash”

Guest Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Mark Margolis, “Breaking Bad”
  • Dylan Baker, “The Good Wife”
  • Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
  • Jeremy Davies, “Justified”
  • Ben Feldman, “Mad Men”
  • Jason Ritter, “Parenthood”

Drama isn’t a bad category, though somewhat predictable. We’re interested to see how Breaking Bad does against itself in supporting, though Jared Harris could have a pretty good line on winning. Comedy is a little less interesting, if only because it seems safe. We weren’t expecting Community to be in the running, but it seems that the Emmys respect HBO more than – say – Parks and Recreations. Here also you have the win of Louis C.K. nominated for actor, but nothing else for his show.

And it looks like some campaigning paid off for Sherlock, as it got at least three nominations, including one for Beneditch Cumberbatch. As for the results, Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on September 3rd at 7pm on ABC.

Who are you happy got nominated, who do you think got snubbed?