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TV Comedy Emmy Awards 2013

Nominees and Winners From the 2013 Emmy Awards


TV Comedy Emmy Awards 2013

Jim Parsons accepts his award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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The 2013 TV comedy Emmy nominations were led by departing NBC favorite 30 Rock with 13 nominations, the most of any comedy series this year. Fellow departing NBC comedy The Office managed only one major nominations, a writing nod for its finale. Other award favorites including CBS' The Big Bang Theory, HBO's Veep, ABC's Modern Family and FX's Louie received multiple nominations, with Modern Family once again dominating the supporting acting awards. Saturday Night Live also picked up several nominations for its hosts, along with departing player Bill Hader.

Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory and Veep came away as the biggest winners with two awards each in a night that spread out its accolade among comedy series. Although its final season garnered plenty of critical acclaim, 30 Rock took home only one major award, for writing.

The biggest news story this year was the arrival of Netflix as a major player, although in the comedy categories, the streaming service's Arrested Development garnered only three nominations, just one in a major category (a lead acting nomination for Jason Bateman, who didn't win). First-time nominees included Matt LeBlanc of Showtime's Episodes, Adam Driver of HBO's Girls, Laura Dern of HBO's canceled Enlightened and Anna Chlumsky of HBO's Veep, all of whome went home without trophies.

Notably absent this year were 2012 winners Jon Cryer of CBS' Two and a Half Men and Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family, as well as performers from Fox's New Girl. Both Jane Lynch of Fox's Glee and Jane Krakowski of 30 Rock were nominated again after being absent last year.

Here's a look at the TV comedy nominees and winners for the 65th annual Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family - WINNER

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory - WINNER

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep - WINNER
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale, Veep - WINNER
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie - WINNER

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon, Louie
Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock, 30 Rock
Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield, 30 Rock - WINNER
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik, Episodes
Greg Daniels, The Office

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Paris Barclay, Glee
Louis C.K., Louie
Lena Dunham, Girls
Gail Mancuso, Modern Family - WINNER
Beth McCarthy-Miller, 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live
Will Forte, 30 Rock
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory - WINNER
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Melissa Leo, Louie - WINNER
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Molly Shannon, Enlightened
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

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