Top of the Lake tops with Emmys

By David Knox on July 19, 2013 / Filed Under News, Top Stories 13

2013-07-19_0119Jane Campion’s miniseries Top of the Lake has been nominated for 8 Emmy Awards including Best Miniseries or Movie, Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Elisabeth Moss), Writing for a Miniseries or Movie, Directing for a Miniseries or Movie and Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Peter Mullan).

It also has nods for casting, photography and editing.

Top of the Lake was filmed in New Zealand for BBC, Sundance Channels and the UKTV channel.

Much of the talk today centres around House of Cards receiving 9 nominations, including Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama Series. The Netflix series joins Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove as being the first non-broadcast series to win Emmy nominations.

However the most nods went to American Horror Story: Asylum with 17 nominations, then Game of Thrones with 16 nods, Behind, the Candelabra with 15, and Boardwalk Empire with 10 nods.

But missing out were such names as Steve Buscemi, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, John Slattery, Julianna Margulies, Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Kaley Cuoco, Zooey Deschanel, Eric Stonestreet and our own David Wenham.

DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (DirecTV)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)

DRAMA ACTOR
Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Jeff Daniels (Newsroom)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Damien Lewis (Homeland)
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

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

WRITING FOR A DRAMA
George Mastras (Breaking Bad)
Thomas Schnauz (Breaking Bad)
Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey)
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (Game of Thrones)
Henry Bromell (Homeland)

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA
Tim Van Patten (Boardwalk Empire)
Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad)
Jeremy Webb (Downton Abbey)
Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland)
David Fincher (House of Cards)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire)
Jonathan Banks(Breaking Bad)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Many Patinkin (Homeland)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)
Maggie Smith (Downtown Abbey)
Emilia Clark (Game of Thrones)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Morena Baccarin (Homeland)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)

COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Girls (HBO)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
30 Rock (NBC)
Veep (HBO)

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

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

WRITING FOR A COMEDY
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik (Episodes)
Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon (Louie)
Greg Daniels (The Office)
Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock (30 Rock)
Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield (30 Rock)

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY
Lena Dunham (Girls)
Paris Barclay (Glee)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Gail Mancuso (Modern Family)
Beth McCarthy-Miller (30 Rock)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Adam Driver (Girls)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Bill Hader (SNL)
Tony Hale (Veep)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)

MINISERIES OR MOVIE
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
The Bible (History)
Phil Spector (HBO)
Political Animals (USA)
Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra)
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
Toby Jones (The Girl)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade’s End)
Al Pacino (Phil Spector)

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Jessica Lang (American Horror Story: Asylum)
Laura Linney (The Big C: Hereafter)
Helen Mirren (Phil Spector)
Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals)
Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake)

WRITING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelara)
Abi Morgan (The Hour)
Tom Stoppard (Parade’s End)
David Mamet (Phil Spector)
Jane Campion and Gerard Lee (Top of the Lake)

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Steven Soderbergh (Behind the Candelara)
Julian Jarrold (The Girl)
David Mamet (Phil Spector)
Allison Anders (Ring of Fire)
Jane Campion and Gerard Lee (Top of the Lake)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum)
Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story: Asylum)
Scott Bakula (Behind the Candelara)
John Benjamin (The Big C: Hereafter)
Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum)
Imelda Staunton (The Girl)
Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals)
Charlotte Rampling (Restless)
Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias)

REALITY COMPETITION
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

REALITY COMPETITION HOST
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
Betty White (Betty White’s Off Their Rockers)
Tom Bergeron (Dancing With The Stars)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
Cat Deeley So You Think You Can Dance)
Anthony Bourdain (The Taste)

A full list is available here.

13 Comments »

  1. JimboJones July 31, 2013 at 5:02 pm -

    Just think – if Australia ever decides to stop producing soap opera schlock, bogan crime capers and z-grade comedies, an Aussie show might one day get nominated for an International Emmy.

  2. Kristi July 22, 2013 at 1:53 am -

    I agree that The Walking Dead should have got a nod and I also would have liked Shameless to get a nomination or two, brilliant show. It’s hard though because there’s so much good tv – it’s very competitive at the moment – I don’t know what nominations I would remove to get my suggestions in!

  3. A. July 19, 2013 at 11:29 pm -

    I liked that Benedict Cumberbatch got nominated for Parade’s End. Also the writer.

  4. catherine July 19, 2013 at 7:17 pm -

    What about the other big bang theory guys and how about Kaley for best actress.

    I’d love to see Jim Carter win

  5. DragonLass July 19, 2013 at 6:45 pm -

    Great to see Emilia Clarke nominated… well deserved. She faces stiff competition though.

    Agree that it is a shame The Walking Dead hasn’t been nominated. It’s an extremely good show with fantastic acting. The whole show is about the relationships between the living people, and the zombies are only a side story.

  6. Stan July 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm -

    Australia’s ABC must be kicking themselves now?

  7. JB July 19, 2013 at 11:47 am -

    Jeff Probst snubbed again is a disgrace. One of the best seasons of Survivor and the way he handled the Brandon meltdown was brilliant. The guy deserves an Emmy.

    Walking Dead snubbed in Best Drama, all great shows nominated so it’s hard I know, but it’s the best show on tv.

    Big Bang better than Arrested Development, no way.

    And funny how Jessica Lange is best actress, but Sarah Paulson supporting actress. Think Paulson had more screen time.

  8. deedeedragons July 19, 2013 at 11:31 am -

    @DanR: I know but at least with Bates Motel and AHS something in the wide Horror genre is getting nominated. Poor Sci-fi is still basically left out in the cold.

  9. quokka July 19, 2013 at 11:11 am -

    Why is American Horror Story classed as a mini series?
    IMHO….Season 2 not as good as Season 1.

  10. DanR July 19, 2013 at 10:35 am -

    The judges have mostly got it right – has TV ever been this good – but a bit mean to give nothing to The Walking Dead.

  11. Leppie July 19, 2013 at 10:25 am -

    Happy for American Horror Story and The Big C!

  12. jimbo k July 19, 2013 at 10:05 am -

    Happy to see Laura Linney being nominated for the Big C. Surprised to see her show being in the mini-series categories (despite being the 4th season), but it is after all only a 4 episode series.

    Good to see Betty White being nominated for reality host, despite her show getting axed at the end of the season.

  13. J Bar July 19, 2013 at 8:04 am -

    Seems strange that a show on Netflix can qualify for a Television Emmy. I guess they have expanded the criteria to include Internet series.

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