2012-13: THE SEASON OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM

With thirteen awards, American Horror Story: Asylum tied Behind the Candelabra for Best Motion Picture/Miniseries and then tied Merlin for the most awards for a Movie or Miniseries in one year. In Drama Series, Breaking Bad took the prize along with 5 other three other awards besting Game of Thrones which nabbed a record-tying 12 trophies, a title now shared with The West Wing. Modern Family won Best Comedy Series as well as four other awards. Award winners highlighted like this. Nomination and Awards tallies can be found below.

NOMINATIONS TALLIES AWARDS TALLIES
20
American Horror Story: Asylum
18
Game of Thrones
17
Behind the Candelabra
15
Mad Men
14
Boardwalk Empire
Modern Family
13
Breaking Bad
12
The Girl
Parade’s End
The Walking Dead
10
Phil Spector
Political Animals
9
Downton Abbey
Homeland
8
30 Rock
Arrested Development
House of Cards
7
The Big Bang Theory
Girls
Top of the Lake
6
Parks and Recreation
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel
Saturday Night Live
5
Justified
New Girl
Veep
4
Louie
3
The 66th Annual Tony Awards
Bates Motel
Hannibal
Once Upon a Time
Restless
13
American Horror Story: Asylum
12
Game of Thrones
6
Behind the Candelabra
5
Modern Family
4
Brekaing Bad
2
The 66th Annual Tony Awards
The Big Bang Theory
Veep

BEST DRAMA SERIES

  • Breaking Bad
  • Dexter
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
  • Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm – Mad Men
  • Damian Lewis – Homeland
  • Timothy Olymphant – Justified
  • Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Glenn Close – Damages
  • Claire Danes – Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
  • Vera Farmiga – Bates Motel
  • Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
  • Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
  • Robin Wright – House of Cards

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Jonathan Banks – Breaking Bad
  • Bobby Cannavale – Boardwalk Empire
  • Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
  • Jack Huston – Boardwalk Empire
  • Vincent Kartheiser – Mad Men
  • Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
  • Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Morena Baccarin – Homeland
  • Jennifer Carpenter – Dexter
  • Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
  • Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad
  • Lena Heady – Game of Thrones
  • Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
  • Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • David Bradley – Game of Thrones
  • Walton Goggins – Sons of Anarchy
  • Ciaran Hinds – Game of Thrones
  • Michael J. Fox – The Good Wife
  • Lennie James – The Walking Dead
  • Joseph Mazzello – Justified
  • Patton Oswalt – Justified

BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Gillian Anderson – Hannibal
  • Patricia Arquette – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Linda Cardellini – Mad Men
  • Shirley MacLaine – Downton Abbey
  • Margo Martindale – The Americans
  • Bernadette Peters – Smash
  • Diana Rigg – Game of Thrones

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men

BEST COMEDY SERIES

  • 30 Rock
  • Arrested Development
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Girls
  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Veep

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
  • Jason Bateman – Arrested Development
  • Louie C.K. – Louie
  • Jake Johnson – New Girl
  • Joel McHale – Community
  • Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
  • Adam Scott – Parks and Recreation

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
  • Lena Dunham – Girls
  • Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey – 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
  • Martha Plimpton – Raising Hope
  • Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Will Arnett – Arrested Development
  • Ty Burrell – Modern Family
  • Adam Driver – Girls
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
  • Max Greenfield – New Girl
  • Ed O’Neill – Modern Family
  • Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
  • Julie Bowen – Modern Family
  • Anna Chlumsky – Veep
  • Sarah Hyland – Modern Family
  • Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock
  • Jessica Walter – Arrested Development
  • Merritt Weaver – Nurse Jackie

BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Matt Bomer – The New Normal
  • Matthew Broderick – Modern Family
  • Steve Carell – The Office
  • Dennis Farina – New Girl
  • Bob Newhart – The Big Bang Theory
  • Andrew Rannells – Girls
  • Fred Willard – Modern Family

BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Elizabeth Banks – Modern Family
  • Chloe Grace Moretz – 30 Rock
  • Allison Janney – Veep
  • Dot-Marie Jones – Glee
  • Regina King – The Big Bang Theory
  • Margo Martindale – New Girl
  • Liza Minnelli – Arrested Development

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • 30 Rock
  • Arrested Development
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Community
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation

BEST MOTION PICTURE OR MINISERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • The Girl
  • Parade’s End
  • Phil Spector
  • Political Animals
  • Top of the Lake

BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE OR MINISERIES

  • Kenneth Branagh – Wallander: An Event in Autumn
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – Parade’s End
  • Matt Damon – Behind the Candelabra
  • Micheal Douglas – Behind the Candelabra
  • Toby Jones – The Girl
  • Al Pacino – Phil Spector
  • Rufus Sewell – Restless

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE OR MINISERIES

  • Rebecca Hall – Parade’s End
  • Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Laura Linney – The Big C: Hereafter
  • Sienna Miller – The Girl
  • Helen Mirren – Phil Spector
  • Elisabeth Moss – Top of the Lake
  • Sigourney Weaver – Political Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE OR MINISERIES

  • Scott Bakula – Behind the Candelabra
  • James Cromwell – American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Michael Gambon – Restless
  • Peter Mullan – Top of the Lake
  • Evan Peters – American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Zachary Quinto – American Horror story: Asylum
  • Sebastian Stan – Political Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE OR MINISERIES

  • Ellen Burstyn – Political Animals
  • Holly Hunter – Top of the Lake
  • Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Lily Rabe – American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Charlotte Rampling – Restless
  • Imelda Staunton – The Girl
  • Alfre Woodard – Steel Magnolias

BEST ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE OR MINISERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Parade’s End
  • Phil Spector
  • Political Animals
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Top of the Lake

BEST DIRECTION IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

BEST DIRECTION IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • 30 Rock
  • Arrested Development
  • Girls
  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Veep

BEST DIRECTION OF A MOTION PICTURE OR MINISERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • The Girl
  • Parade’s End
  • Phil Spector
  • Political Animals
  • Top of the Lake

BEST WRITING IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

BEST WRITING IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • 30 Rock
  • Arrested Development
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Girls
  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation

BEST WRITING OF A MOTION PICTURE OR MINISERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • The Girl
  • Parade’s End
  • Phil Spector
  • Political Animals
  • Top of the Lake

BEST FICTION PROGRAM

  • The Colbert Report
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • Inside the Actors Studio
  • Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway…All of ‘Em
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel – Life from Lincoln Center
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Soup

BEST NON-FICTION PROGRAM

  • The Amazing Race
  • America’s Got Talent
  • Jeopardy!
  • Louie C.K.: Oh My God
  • Survivor
  • The 66th Annual Tony Awards
  • The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A FICTION PROGRAM

  • Stephen Colbert – The Colbert Report
  • Bill Hader – Saturday Night Live
  • David Letterman – The Late Show with David Letterman
  • Jon Stewart – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • Justin Timberlake – Saturday Night Live

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A FICTION PROGRAM

  • Kristin Chenoweth – Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway…All of ‘Em
  • Melissa McCarthy – Saturday Night Live
  • Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live
  • Kelli O’Hara – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel
  • Kristen Wiig – Saturday Night Live

BEST HOST OR PANELIST IN A NON-FICTION PROGRAM

  • Louie C.K. – Louie C.K.: Oh My God
  • Nick Cannon – America’s Got Talent
  • Tina Fey & Amy Poehler – The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards
  • Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race
  • Neil Patrick Harris – The 66th Annual Tony Awards

BEST MUSIC IN A SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Justified
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

BEST EDITING IN A SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Modern Family
  • The Walking Dead

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A SERIES

  • Bates Motel
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN A SERIES

  • Bates Motel
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • The Borgias
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN A SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • The Borgias
  • Copper
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Mad Men
  • Once Upon a Time

BEST MAKEUP/HAIRSTYLING IN A SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Game of Thrones
  • Grimm
  • Mad Men
  • Once Upon a Time
  • The Walking Dead

BEST SOUND IN A SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Chicago Fire
  • Game of Thrones
  • Justified
  • Mad Men
  • The Walking Dead

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Game of Thrones
  • Once Upon a Time
  • True Blood
  • The Walking Dead

BEST MUSIC IN A NON-SERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • The Girl
  • Parade’s End
  • Phil Spector
  • Political Animals

BEST EDITING IN A NON-SERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • The Games of the XXX Olympiad
  • The Girl
  • Parade’s End
  • Political Animals

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A NON-SERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • The Girl
  • Parade’s End
  • Phil Spector
  • Political Animals

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN A NON-SERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • The Girl
  • Parade’s End
  • Phil Specter
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN A NON-SERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • The Girl
  • Killing Lincoln
  • Parade’s End
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

BEST MAKEUP/HAIRSTYLING IN A NON-SERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • The Girl
  • Parade’s End
  • Phil Spector
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

BEST SOUND IN A NON-SERIES

  • The 55th Annual Grammy Awards
  • The 66th Annual Tony Awards
  • The 85th Annual Academy Awards
  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS IN A NON-SERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Killing Lincoln
  • The Men Who Built America

BEST NEW THEME SONG IN A SERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Hannibal
  • House of Cards
  • Teen Wolf

BEST NEW TITLES SEQUENCE

  • American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Hannibal
  • House of Cards
  • The Walking Dead