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10 Notable Tidbits About The Emmy Ballots That Went Out Yesterday

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire June 11, 2013 at 3:03PM

The nomination ballots for 65th Primetime Emmy Awards have been mailed out, and there are a few notable category placements (and complete snubs) that the ballots make clear. So before you start predicting the possible outcome for July 18th's nomination announcement (as Indiewire already has here), keep the following 10 tidbits in mind.
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6. Only eight "Game of Thrones" actors were submitted, all in supporting. The extraordinarily popular third season of "Game of Thrones" only submitted eight actors from its mammoth cast for Emmy consideration: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington, Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Natalie Dormer and Sibel Kekilli.

7. No Debbie Reynolds for "Behind The Candelabra." There won't be an Emmy nomination for Debbie Reynolds' scene stealing (though short) performance as Liberace's mother in "Behind The Candelabra." She wasn't on the ballot. (Notably, Reynolds already won an Emmy for playing another mother on gay-themed TV, Grace's on "Will & Grace").

Elizabeth McGovern in 'Downton Abbey'
Elizabeth McGovern in 'Downton Abbey'

8. Elizabeth McGovern is going supporting for "Downton Abbey," while Brendan Coyle wasn't even submitted. After being one of the few "Downton Abbey" cast members to not get nominated last year, Elizabeth McGovern is opting for a different category this time around, the less competitive best supporting actress. Meanwhile, her co-star Brendan Coyle -- nominated last year -- wasn't submitted at all.

9. Elisabeth Moss is going lead for "Mad Men," while Jessica Paré has been downgraded to supporting. Elisabeth Moss is staying put in the lead category for "Mad Men," despite having a bit less screentime this season, while Jessica Paré is joining January Jones and Christina Hendricks in the supporting actress category this year after unsuccessfully trying for lead last year.

10. The final season of "Boss" is not in contention for drama series, but Kelsey Grammer was still entered. Starz cancelled "Boss," and gave it a second slap in the face by not even submitting it in the drama series category (though let's be honest, it wasn't going to happen). The network did, however, submit star Kelsey Grammer in hopes of getting a farewell Emmy nod for best lead actor.

Check out Indiewire's Emmy Award nomination predictions here.


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