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Happy Emmy Nominations Day, folks. It's that depressing time of year when our hopes and dreams of waking up to some fresh, out-of-the-box nominees come crashing down so that HBO, Modern Family, and Mad Men can dominate yet again. This morning's nods were read by Aaron Paul and the host of this year's telecast, Neil Patrick Harris (who filled in for an accidentally absent Kate Mara). Like with every other year, the 2013 nominations are full of interesting choices and disappointing snubs, but all of the latest power players are here: American Horror StoryHomelandMad MenBreaking Bad30 RockModern Family, etc. If you're a big Louis C.K. or Veep fan, it's time to celebrate. Unfortunately, if you were banking on those surprising-but-deserved Tatiana Maslany or Jake Johnson nominations, it's probably best that you just call in sick and go back to bed. 

American Horror Story: Aslyum leads the field overall with 17 total nominations. Game of Thrones is close behind with 16 nominations, followed by Behind the Candelabra and Saturday Night Live, which each earned 15 nominations. Netflix's House of Cards scored the most nominations for a new show with nine, including big nominations in the categories of Lead Actor in a Drama (Kevin Spacey), Director (David Fincher), and Best Drama Series. Last year's big drama winner Homeland stood its ground, and actually grabbed a few more important nominations in the Supporting Actor (Mandy Patinkin) and Supporting Actress (Morena Baccarin) races.

House of Cards and Homeland are joined in the Outstanding Drama Series race by four returning nominees: Breaking BadDownton AbbeyGame of Thrones, and Mad Men

On the comedy side, 30 Rock leads the pack with a strong 13 nominations for its final season. No new comedy made much noise, but series like GirlsLouie, and Veep gained some ground in the major categories. And yes, Modern Family is still a big threat to win most of the awards. Somewhat surprisingly, Netflix's other big series, the fourth season of Arrested Development, didn't catch on with voters much at all. 

The Big Bang Theory joins the aforementioned 30 RockGirlsLouieVeep, and Modern Family in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. 

As always, there are plenty of things to celebrate and plenty of things to complain about with these noms, and we'll be doing that later today. But before we do, here's the full list of nominees in all the a major categories:

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damien Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton, Nashville
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Morena Baccarin, Homeland
Christina HendricksMad Men

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama

Nathan Lane, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Rupert Friend, Homeland
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Harry Hamlin, Mad Men
Dan Bucatinsky, Scandal

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama

Margo Martindale, The Americans
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Carrie Preston, The Good Wife
Linda Cardellini, Mad Men
Jane Fonda, The Newsroom
Joan CusackShameless 

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy

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

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy

Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale, Veep
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy

Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Louis C.K.Saturday Night Live
Will Forte, 30 Rock
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy

Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Melissa Leo, Louie
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Molly Shannon, Enlightened
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality Competition Program

The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Reality Host

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste
Cat Deely, So You Think You Can Dance
Hedi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade's End
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Scott Bakula, Behind the Candelabra
James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum
John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: Hereafter
Peter Mullan, Top of the Lake
Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum
Charlotte Rampling, Restless
Imelda Staunton, The Girl
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias

For a complete list of the 2013 Emmy nominations, head on over to the official Emmys website. And here's the replay of the announcement, if you'd like to see it for yourself:

Go ahead and list your compliments and complaints in the comments!

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