July 19, 2013 at 11:37 am EDT | by Staff reports
Several gay actors, shows among Emmy noms

Several gay actors and shows are among this year’s Emmy nominees announced this morning.

(Image courtesy Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)

(Image courtesy Academy of Television Arts & Sciences)

Among them are:

• “Modern Family” for comedy series
• Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) for supporting actor/comedy
• Jane Lynch (“Glee”) for supporting actress/comedy
• Michael Douglas (straight but nominated for playing Liberace in “Behind the Candelabra”) for lead actor in a miniseries or movie
• Matt Damon (also straight but playing gay in “Candelabra”) in the same category
• “Behind the Candelabra” for miniseries/movie
• Zachary Quinto (“American Horror Story: Asylum”) for supporting actor miniseries/movie
The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on CBS with ubiquitous gay host Neil Patrick Harris hosting. Harris also helped announce the nominees this morning. Go here for a full list of nominees.
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