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Nominations for the primetime Emmy Awards were announced today, and there aren’t very many shocking surprises. I’ve found that with TV, not much changes with a series from year to year, and a lot of times, the SAME shows are nominated annually. While this isn’t a problem, it also makes me want to break open my scriptwriting software and come up with the next big thing. I’ll work on that while you guys check out the nominations below.

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Dexter, Showtime
Friday Night Lights, DirecTV
Game of Thrones, HBO
The Good Wife, CBS
Mad Men, AMC

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Glee, Fox
Modern Family, ABC (pictured)
The Office, NBC
Parks and Recreation, NBC
30 Rock, NBC

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (pictured)
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C (pictured)
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office 
Louis C.K., Louie
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece)
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Idris Elba, Luther
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

For the entire list of nominees, click here or here