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CBS Honored With 53 Primetime Emmy Nominations

LOS ANGELES ( — The nominations for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced early Thursday morning.

Neil Patrick Harris, host of the 2013 Emmys, read the nominations along with Aaron Paul of "Breaking Bad."

Kate Mara was originally scheduled to host the announcements with Paul, however, a last minute flight cancellation forced her to back out, according to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

The most Emmy nominations, 17, went to "American Horror Story: Asylum." Close behind was "Game of Thrones" with 16 nods, while "Saturday Night Live" and the Liberace biopic "Behind the Candelabra" earned 15 nominations each.

This year featured the first ever Emmy nominations in the series and performer categories for programs delivered to television viewers online with the nomination for House of Cards in the Outstanding Drama Series category and performer nominations for both House of Cards and Arrested Development.

CBS Honored With 53 Primetime Emmy Nominations

CBS was honored with 53 nominations, while HBO took home the highest number of nods with 108.

2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations:

Comedy Series

30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Girls (HBO)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Veep (HBO)

Drama Series

Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)

Lead Actress, Comedy

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, Comedy

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, Drama

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, Drama

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Damien Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
The Bible
Phil Spector (HBO)
Political Animals (USA)
Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)

Lead Actress, Miniseries or 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

Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade's End
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Variety Series

The Colbert Report (Comedy)
The Daily Show (Comedy)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Reality - Competition Program

The Amazing Race (CBS)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Bravo)
So You Think You Can Dance? (FOX)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Host For A Reality or Reality Competition Program

Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With The Stars"
Anthony Bourdain, "The Chew"
Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance?"
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, "Project Runway"
Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"
Betty White,"Off Their Rockers"

The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS2 from the Nokia Theater on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m.

The 2013 show will mark Harris' second time as master of ceremonies. The actor last hosted in 2009.

"Neil is the quintessential host – engaging, entertaining and a true showman – with a passion for celebrating the medium we all love. We're thrilled for him to return for CBS's broadcast of the Emmy Awards," said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.

For a full list of nominations, click here.

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