Emmy Nominees 2012: ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Girls’ Shake Up The Race
The Emmy nominations of 2012 are in, and there are a few surprises livening up the roster of usual suspects.
Showtime’s “Homeland,” a newcomer to the Emmys, shook up a few races with its nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor and Lead Actress. Meanwhile, “Downton Abbey” entered the Drama Series category instead of the Miniseries/Movie race and scored nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor and Lead Actress, as well as two nominations each in the Supporting Actress and two Supporting Actor categories — a total of seven nods in all.
HBO’s “Girls” picked up Emmy nominations in the main Comedy Series category, and series creator Lena Dunham earned a nod for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.