2013 Emmy Nominations: 'AHS: Asylum' and 'Game of Thrones' Lead, 'House of Cards' Makes History

It has begun. Awards season officially kicked off Thursday, when Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris took the stage to announce the 2013 Emmy nominees. (House of Cards' Kate Mara had been scheduled to join Paul, but did not attend the ceremony thanks to flight troubles.)

Though this year's race saw some familiar fare, with Emmy favorites Homeland and Modern Family picking up several nominations and American Horror Story: Asylum snagging a whopping 17 nods, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has made history this year by nominating Netflix's House of Cards, the first online series to score a nod in a major category. (The Kevin Spacey-starrer was nominated for nine awards, including drama, lead actor, lead actress, and directing categories.)

But, come Sept. 22, will the Emmys make history by giving House of Cards an award? Or will it stick to mainstays like the highly criticized Season 2 of Homeland? We'll find out in two months time, but, for the meantime, let's celebrate the fact that Veep is getting its due with nominations for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, and Anna Chlumsky. (That's our girl!)

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 RockThe Big Bang TheoryGirlsLouieModern FamilyVeep

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Matt LeBlanc, Episodes Louis C.K., LouieDon Cheadle, House of Lies

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Tina Fey, 30 RockLena Dunham, GirlsAmy Poehler, Parks and Recreation Edie Falco, Nurse JackieJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Laura Dern, Enlightened

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Adam Driver, GirlsJesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern FamilyEd O'Neill, Modern FamilyTy Burrell, Modern FamilyBill Hader, Saturday Night LiveTony Hale, Veep

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Krakowski, 30 RockJane Lynch, GleeSofia Vergara, Modern FamilyJulie Bowen, Modern FamilyMerritt Wever, Nurse JackieMayim Bialik, The Big Bang TheoryAnna Chlumsky, Veep

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Will Forte, 30 RockNathan Lane, Modern FamilyBobby Cannavale, Nurse JackieLouis C.K., Saturday Night LiveJustin Timberlake, Saturday Night LiveBob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Elaine Stritch, 30 RockMolly Shannon, EnlightenedDot-Marie Jones, GleeMelissa Leo, LouieMelissa McCarthy, Saturday Night LiveKristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

30 Rock, "Hogcock! / Last Lunch"Girls, "On All Fours"Glee, "Diva"Louie, "New Year's Eve"Modern Family, "Arrested"

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

30 Rock, "Hogcock!"30 Rock, "Last Lunch"Episodes, Episode 209Louie, "Daddy's Girlfriend (Part 1)The Office, Finale

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking BadDownton AbbeyGame of ThronesHomelandHouse of CardsMad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking BadJeff Daniels, The NewsroomJon Hamm, Mad MenDamian Lewis, HomelandHugh Bonneville, Downton AbbeyKevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton, NashvilleClaire Danes, HomelandMichelle Dockery, Downton AbbeyVera Farmiga, Bates MotelElisabeth Moss, Mad MenKerry Washington, ScandalRobin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Aaron Paul, Breaking BadJonathan Banks, Breaking BadBobby Cannavale, Boardwalk EmpireJim Carter, Downton AbbeyPeter Dinklage, Game of ThronesMandy Patinkin, Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn, Breaking BadMaggie Smith, Downton AbbeyEmilia Clarke, Game of ThronesChristine Baranski, The Good WifeMorena Baccarin, HomelandChristina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Rupert Friend, HomelandRobert Morse, Mad MenHarry Hamlin, Mad MenDan Bucatinsky, ScandalNathan Lane, The Good WifeMichael J. Fox, The Good Wife

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Diana Rigg, Game of ThronesLinda Cardellini, Mad MenJoan Cusack, ShamelessMargo Martindale, The AmericansCarrie Preston, The Good WifeJane Fonda, The Newsroom

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire, "Margate Sands"Breaking Bad, "Gliding Over All"Downton Abbey, Episode 4Homeland, "Q&A"House of Cards, Chapter 1

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Breaking Bad, "Dead Freight"Breaking Bad, "Say My Name"Downton Abbey, Episode 4Game of Thrones, "The Rains of Castamere"Homeland, "Q&A"

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: AsylumBehind the Candelabra The BiblePhil SpectorPolitical AnimalsTop of the Lake

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s EndMatt Damon, Behind the CandelabraMichael Douglas, Behind the CandelabraToby Jones, The GirlAl Pacino, Phil Spector

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: AsylumLaura Linney, The Big C Hereafter Helen Mirren, Phil SpectorElisabeth Moss, Top of the LakeSigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

James Cromwell, American Horror Story: AsylumZachary Quinto, American Horror Story: AsylumScott Bakula, Behind the CandelabraJohn Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: HereafterPeter Mullan, Top of the Lake

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: AsylumEllen Burstyn, Political AnimalsCharlotte Rampling, RestlessAlfre Woodard, Steel MagnoliasImelda Staunton, The Girl

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or Movie

Steven Soderbergh, Behind the CandelabraDavid Mamet, Phil SpectorAllison Anders, Ring of FireJulian Jarrold, The GirlJane Campion and Garth Davis, Top of the Lake

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie

Richard LaGravenese, Behind the CandelabraTom Stoppard, Parade's EndDavid Mamet, Phil SpectorAbi Morgan, The HourJane Campion and Gerard Lee, Top of the Lake

Outstanding Reality Host

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the StarsCat Deeley, So You Think You Can DanceHeidi Klum/Tim Gunn, Project RunwayRyan Seacrest, American IdolBetty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing RaceDancing With the StarsProject Runway Top ChefThe Voice

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert ReportThe Daily Show With Jon StewartJimmy Kimmel LiveLate Night With Jimmy FallonReal Time With Bill MaherSaturday Night Live