Mad Men and Modern Family Will Win Emmy Awards 2012

Thursday at 8:40 a.m. EDT, Kerry Washington of Scandal and Nick Offerman of Parks and Recreation will reveal the 2012 Emmy nominees.

From Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl to the addictive Downton Abbey, this year’s television has surely not disappointed. In 2011, it was Modern Family and Mad Men who took home the night’s biggest prizes. Who will it be this year?

Below are my predictions for the nominees:

Drama Series Nominees (2011 winner: Mad Men):

1) Mad Men

2) Downton Abbey

3) Game of Thrones

4) Breaking Bad

5) The Good Wife

6) Homeland


Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominees (2011winner: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights):

1) John Hamm, Mad Men

2) Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

3) Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

4) Damien Lewis, Homeland

5) Hugh Laurie, House

6) Kelsey Grammer, Boss 

Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominees (2011 winner: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife):

1) Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

2) Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men

3) Claire Danes, Homeland

4) Glenn Close, Damages

5) Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey

6) Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominees (2011 winner: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones):

1) Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

2) John Slattery, Mad Men

3) Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

4) Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

5) Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

6) Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominees (2011 winner: Margo Martindale, Justified):

1) Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

2) Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

3) Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

4) Archie Punjabi, The Good Wife

5) Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

6) Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire


Comedy Series Nominees (2011 winner: Modern Family):

1) Modern Family

2) 30 Rock

3) The Big Bang Theory

4) Parks and Recreation

5) Curb Your Enthusiasm

6) Girls

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominees (2011 winner: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory):

1) Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

2) Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory

3) Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

4) Louis C.K., Louie

5) Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

6) Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominees (2011 winner: Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly):

1) Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

2) Tina Fey, 30 Rock

3) Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation,

4) Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

5) Lena Dunham, Girls

6) Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Veep

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Nominees (2011 winner: Ty Burrell, Modern Family):

1) Ty Burrell, Modern Family

2) Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

3) Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

4) Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

5) Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation

6) Max Greenfield, New Girl

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominees (2011 winner: Julie Bowen, Modern Family):

1) Julie Bowen, Modern Family

2) Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

3) Jane Lynch, Glee

4) Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

5) Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

6) Betty White, Hot in Cleveland