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TV Comedy Emmy Awards 2012

Nominees From the 2012 Emmy Awards


Jon Cryer

Jon Cryer accepts his award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for 'Two and a Half Men'

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The 2012 TV comedy Emmy nominations included strong showings for new shows including HBO's Girls and Veep and Fox's New Girl, as well as perennial favorites Modern Family (which led with 14 nominations, including once again dominating the supporting acting categories), 30 Rock (13 nominations) and The Big Bang Theory (five nominations).

Louis C.K. picked up a record seven nominations on his own, both for his FX series Louie and for his stand-up comedy special Live at the Beacon Theater, and won two awards. Performers including Lena Dunham of Girls, Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory and Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield of New Girl were nominated for the first time.

As usual, Modern Family cleaned up, winning in five categories, including for outstanding comedy series. Other multiple winners included Two and a Half Men and Saturday Night Live.

Here's a look at the TV comedy nominees and winners for the 64th annual Emmy Awards, which aired on ABC on September 23, 2012, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men - WINNER
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep - WINNER
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family - WINNER

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family - WINNER
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Louis C.K., Louie - WINNER
Lena Dunham, Girls
Chris McKenna, Community
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Louis C.K., Louie
Lena Dunham, Girls
Jake Kasdan, New Girl
Steven Levitan, Modern Family - WINNER
Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jason Winer, Modern Family

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live - WINNER
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men - WINNER
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live

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