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Actors Neil Patrick Harris and Aaron Paul may have announced the 65th Annual Emmy Award nominees on July 18, but the actual show is right around the corner. Here are the talent and stars who will be competing for Emmy gold on September 22.

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton (Nashville)
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)
Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Kerry Washington (Scandal)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Jason Bateman (Arrested Development)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laura Dern (Enlightened)
Lena Dunham (Girls)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade's End)
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra)
Toby Jones (The Girl)
Al Pacino (Phil Spector)

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum)
Laura Linney (The Big C: Hereafter)
Helen Mirren (Phil Spector)
Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake)
Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire)
Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad)
Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)
Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Morena Baccarin (Homeland)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Adam Driver (Girls)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
Ed O'Neill (Modern Family
Ty Burrell (Modern Family
Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live)
Tony Hale (Veep)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
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

Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars)
Anthony Bourdain (The Taste)
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance)
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
Betty White (Betty White's Off Their Rockers)

Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Variety Program
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

Miniseries or Movies
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind the Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Girls
Louie
Modern Family
Veep

Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men 

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 on CBS.


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