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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