Emmy Nominations 2013: ‘30 Rock’s Last Year and ‘Arrested Development’ Only Gets One Major Nomination

The 2013 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and it was a fairly surprising batch of nominees in the comedy world. This was the first year streaming series were eligible for Emmys and Arrested Development only scored one big nomination* (Jason Bateman for Best Actor in a Comedy) with the rest of the cast and crew getting snubbed. The show, which was showered with awards and nominations during its original Fox run, wasn’t nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, making this the only season the show didn’t get a nod for that category. It’s almost as if Emmy voters just picked Bateman to let people looking at the list know whether Arrested Development was eligible or not. Tony Hale was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy but for Veep, not AD.

This was awards juggernaut 30 Rock’s last year of being eligible for Emmys, having wrapped its run in January, and the show scored a whopping 13 nominations (more than any other sitcom), including ones for Outstanding Comedy Series and actors Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Jane Krakowski. Outside of that, great stuff that happened includes Bob’s Burgers getting its second nomination for Oustanding Animated Program, Burning Love and Between Two Ferns receiving Short-Form Live-Action nods, Louie’s writing getting recognized, and Bill Hader earning a Supporting Actor in a Comedy nomination for his final season on SNL, a rarity for cast members on the show and the second time Hader’s been nominated in the category. And as per usual, Happy Endings was completely shut out and Parks and Recreation was only nominated for Amy Poehler’s performance and snubbed in the Outstanding Comedy Series and all other acting and writing categories.

*While Arrested Development only received one major nomination, it was also nominated for technical awards for music composition and picture editing, making its total nominations three.

Here’s the full list of comedy-related nominations:

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

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

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 Variety Series

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

The Colbert Report

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Real Time with Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Jane Lynch, Glee

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Meritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Writing for a Comedy

30 Rock, Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock for “Hogcock!”

30 Rock, Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield for “Last Lunch”

Episodes, David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik for “Episode 209”

Louie, Louis C.K. (story and teleplay) and Pamela Adlon (story) for “Daddy’s Girlfriend (Part 1)”

The Office, Greg Daniels for “Finale”

Directing for a Comedy Series

Girls, Lena Dunham for “On All Fours”

Glee, Paris Barclay for “Diva”

Louie, Louis C.K. for “New Year’s Eve”

Modern Family, Gail Mancuso for “Arrested”

30 Rock, Beth McCarthy-Miller for “Hogcock!”

Animated Program

Bob’s Burgers, “O.T.: The Outside Toilet”

Kung Fu Panda, “Legends Of Awesomeness: Enter The Dragon”

Regular Show, “The Christmas Special”

South Park, “Raising The Bar”

The Simpsons, “Treehouse Of Horror XXII”

Guest Actor in a Comedy

Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory

Nathan Lane, Modern Family

Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie

Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live

Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

Will Forte, 30 Rock

Guest Actress in a Comedy

Molly Shannon, Enlightened

Dot-Marie Jones, Glee

Melissa Leo, Louie

Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

Writing for a Variety Series

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Tim Carvell (Head Writer), Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Steve Bodow, Travon Free, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Lauren Sarver, Jon Stewart

The Colbert Report - Opus Moreschi (Head Writer), Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Rich Dahm, Barry Julien, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Dan Guterman, Paul Dinello, Nate Charny, Bobby Mort

Jimmy Kimmel Live - Gary Greenberg (Co-Head Writer), Molly McNearny (Co-Head Writer), Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Sal Iacono, James Kimmel, Rick Rosner, Danny Ricker, Eric Immerman, Jeff Loveness, Josh Holloway, Bess Kalb, Joelle Boucai, Bryan Paulk

Portlandia - Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley

Real Time with Bill Maher - Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Bill Maher, Billy Martin, Danny Vermont, Scott Carter

Saturday Night Live - Seth Meyers (Co-Head Writer), Colin Jost (Co-Head Writer), James Anderson, Alex Baze, Neil Casey, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Joe Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Lorne Michaels, Mike O’Brien, Josh Patten, Marika Sawyer, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, Robert Smigel (additional sketch by)

Directing for a Variety Series

James Hoskinson, The Colbert Report

Chuck O’Neil, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Andy Fisher, Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jerry Foley, The Late Show With David Letterman

Jonathan Krisel, Portlandia

Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

Between Two Ferns, FunnyOrDie.com

Burning Love, Yahoo.com,

Childrens Hospital, Cartoon Network

The Daily Show Correspondents Explain, TheDailyShow.com

Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé, CBS

30 Rock: The Webisodes, NBC.com

Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Nonfiction Programs

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Crackle.com

Jay Leno’s Garage, JayLenosGarage.com

The Office: The Farewells, NBC.com

Remembering 9/11, History.com

30 Rock: The Final Season, NBC.com

Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen, BravoTV.com

Outstanding Variety Special

The Kennedy Center Honors

Louis C.K.: Oh My God

Mel Brooks Strikes Back!

Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update Thursday (Part One)

12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

Louis J. Horvitz, The Kennedy Center Honors

Hamish Hamilton, London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Louis C.K., Louis C.K.: Oh My God

Don Mischer, The Oscars

Michael Dempsey, 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

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