American Horror Story: Asylum

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With all the madness of San Diego Comic Con about to burst – Psst! Follow our SDCC coverage here – you’d think they could have held off on the announcement of the Primetime Emmy nominations by at least a week. I mean, come on, don’t they realize we have toy exclusives to report on!

But announced them they have, and as expected, a few standout series are leading the pack. Game of Thrones has nabbed 16 nominations including Best Outstanding Drama Series,  Peter Dinklage for Outstanding Supporting Actor (Still supporting!? What does this guy gotta do to get recognized as a lead actor!?), Emilia Clarke for Outstanding Supporting Actress (Okay… beginning to think no one from GoT is considered a lead, and that’s bullshit.), Outstanding Guest Actress for Dame Dianna Rigg, and Outstanding Writing for “The Rains of Castamere” by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Sadly though, Thrones didn’t get the most noms, that title goes to American Horror Story: Asylum with its 17 nominations. Other big nomination earners were Breaking Bad with 13, Mad Men and Downton Abbey with 12, Homeland with 11, and Boardwalk Empire with 10. Netlflix’s House of Cards, proving you don’t need to air on television in order to get nominated, picked up nine.

On the comedy side of things, SNL leads with 15, followed by 30 Rock with 13, Modern Family with 12, and The Big Bang Theory with eight.

You can find the complete list of nominations of the Emmy’s website. Who’d you like to see win? Who do you think got snubbed?

Sources: Deadline, Coming Soon

American Horror Story: Asylum is set to premiere on October 17 on FX. Which, for me, is flippin’ fantastic. Mrs Nerd Bastards and I just started watching the first season on DVD. We love it, by the way. Most fucked up show we’ve seen on TV. Ghosts, gimps, sexual perversions and fantastic acting (Jessica Lang is amazing). Anyway, while we’re finishing up the season, the rest of you might like to know you can watch the first 5 minutes of the second season.

Mrs. NB and I have a few eps. left, so we dunno how it ends. I have wondered, though, how they could do a second season. What more could they do with it? I mean, how many more dead people can they keep introducing. Well, I’ve just been served a can of “shut the hell up” because,  creator Ryan Murphy started basically from scratch for the second season. New cast members include Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan Tatum, James CromwellJoseph FiennesLizzie BrocheréChloë SevignyChris ZylkaFranka Potente, and Clea Duvall. Jessica LangeZachary QuintoEvan PetersSarah PaulsonLily Rabe, and Frances Conroy are all returning, but each will play different characters than they did in the first season. I dunno how all that’s going to work out, but I’m certainly curious.

The clip shows Levine and Dewan Tatum as newlyweds on their honeymoon taking a tour of haunted sites. Watch it below: