Emmy Nominations 2012: ‘Louie,’ ‘Girls,’ Bill Hader, ‘Community’ and So Much More

The 2012 Emmy nominations are out, and they’re chock full of pretty excellent choices in the comedy world. Modern Family has a boatload of nominations, as usual, getting a nod for best comedy series, six different supporting actor/actress nominations, and a bunch of others. Some more surprising nominations include Community’s first nomination, for Chris McKenna’s writing of “Remedial Chaos Theory.” Girls had a great showing, getting nominated for best comedy series as well as Lena Dunham getting nominations for acting, writing and directing. Louie got in there again with nominations for lead actor, writing and directing, and Louis CK’s Live at the Beacon Theater got nominated for Outstanding Special Class Program. As for Parks and Rec, Amy Poehler was nominated for best lead actress, and it received two writing nominations, both for “The Debate,” which Poehler wrote, and the finale, which showrunner Michael Schur wrote.

SNL had some pretty fun nominations for itself, including Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader each receiving best actress/actor in a comedy series nominations, with Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph and Jimmy Fallon all getting nominated for their hosting stints. And it also got nominated for best writing in a variety series, along with The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher and…Portlandia. So Fred Armisen is up against himself in that category, but as The Daily Show has won it for I believe the last 60 straight years, it shouldn’t be an issue.

Here’s the full list of comedy-related nominations for your detailed perusal:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Chris McKenna, Community, “Remedial Chaos Theory”
Lena Dunham, Girls, “Pilot”
Louis C.K., Louie, “Pregnant”
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation, “The Debate”
Michael Schur, Parks & Recreation, “Win, Lose, Or Draw”
Directing for a Comedy Series
Robert B. Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Palestinian Chicken”
Lena Dunham, Girls, “She Did”
Jake Kasdan, New Girl, “Pilot”
Louis C.K., Louie, “Duckling”
Jason Winer, Modern Family, “Virgin Territory”
Steven Levitan, Modern Family, “Baby on Board”

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

Writing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Directing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Late Night with David Letterman
Saturday Night Live

Animated Program
American Dad, “Hot Water”
The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole
Futurama, “The Tip of the Zoidberg”
Bob’s Burgers, “BurgerBoss”
The Simpsons, “Holidays of Future Passed”

Voice-Over Performance
Dan Povenmire, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
Maurice LaMarche, Futurama, “The Silence of the Clamps”
Brenda Strong, Desperate Housewives, ” Give Me The Blame / Finishing The Hat”
Hank Azaria, The Simpsons, ” Moe Goes From Rags To Riches”
Rob Riggle, Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice
Kristen Wiig,  The Looney Tunes Show, “Double Date”

Special Class Programs
84th Annual Academy Awards
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances)
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre
65th Annual Tony Awards

Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment
The Daily Show Correspondents Explain
Web Therapy
Childrens Hospital
Parks & Recreation: Aprill and Andy’s Road Trip
30 Rock: The Webisodes

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