Emmy Nominations 2012: Sofia Vergara, Michael C. Hall Honored

See Sofia Vergara is the Highest Paid Actress on TV.

This year just keeps getting better for Sofia Vergara. Yesterday, we told you that she's the highest paid woman on television. And now she's among its most celebrated actors, too, snagging an Emmy nomination for supporting actress in a comedy.

There weren't too many surprises in this year's nominations: many of this year's honors are repeats of the past several years. Mad Men, 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, and Game of Thrones were among the big could-be-winners, while a few new shows managed to elbow their way into the fray.

Read our takeaway after the jump.

  • Girl comedies are taking over, y'all. Or at least they are on HBO. The channel's Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and polarizing wunderkind Lena Dunham's Girls are both up for best comedy series this year. Both Louis-Dreyfus and Dunham are up for lead actress in a comedy series awards, too. See, Sorkin? This is how you do it right.
  • The lead actor and actress in a comedy series nominations this year are otherwise pretty much a snoozefest: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Alec Baldwin, Jon Cryer. (Why? Why do you love Two and a Half Men so much, America?) Same old, same old. Yawn.
  • (Still, we're obviously rooting for Louis C.K.)
  • Best drama nominations: Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Homeland, Game of Thrones. No surprises here, but we're rooting for Breaking Bad in a big way, because....
  • ....Giancarlo Esposito deserves a damn EGOT for his performance in the last season of Breaking Bad, but he's up against lovable Lannister Peter Dinklage in the supporting actor category, so basically he's screwed.
  • Hey, Michael C. Hall's nominated for best actor in a drama series for Dexter! He probably shouldn't win -- did you see Homeland? Damian Lewis was intense -- but, you know, hooray Miami and stuff.

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See the full list of nominees at emmys.com.

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