The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were made on July 10. The 2013 Tony Awards telecast picked up a record seven nods, including one for Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda's number "Bigger." Tony winners Bryan Cranston and Kevin Spacey both received nominations for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad and House of Cards, respectively. Tony nominee Jeff Daniels joined them in the category for his work on The Newsroom. Meanwhile, the screen adaptations of The Trip to Bountiful and The Normal Heart both picked up Best Television Movie nods.
Notable Broadway alums who received nods include Mark Ruffalo, Joe Mantello and Julia Roberts for The Normal Heart, Cicely Tyson, reprising her Tony-winning role in for The Trip to Bountiful and Tony winner Mandy Patinkin for Homeland. Other Great White Way vets nominated include Uzo Aduba, Christine Baranski, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Burton, Don Cheadle, Claire Danes, Adam Driver, Edie Falco, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jane Fonda, Anna Gunn, Allison Janney, Nathan Lane, Jessica Lange, Jane Lynch, William H. Macy, Margo Martindale, Joe Morton, Sarah Paulson, Diana Rigg, Maggie Smith and Kerry Washington.
The 67th annual Tony Awards was nominated in the following categories: Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Special Class Program, Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special, Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics for "Bigger" and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. The Sound of Music Live! received four nods, while Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays was recognized with a nomination for Outstanding Variety Special. James Lapine received a nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for Six By Sondheim.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air on August 25 on NBC.
Remind yourself how good Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris' "Bigger" number was below!