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Satellite Awards 2012 Nominations in TV: 'Downton Abbey', 'Homeland' and More

December 4, 2012, 9:36 am GMT

'Abbey' leads the pack with four noms, facing off 'Homeland', 'Breaking Bad' and 'Game of Thrones' among others in drama series category.

International Press Academy's Satellite Awards has announced the nominations of its upcoming show. Leading in term of number is "Downton Abbey" and "Game Change", which grab four noms apiece.

The British period drama series is up for best drama series title, fighting it off against other acclaimed shows such as "Breaking Bad", "The Newsroom", "The Good Wife", "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland". Rookie "Nashville" also earns a spot in this category.

"Abbey" receives another nomination through Michelle Dockery who is named a contender in best drama actress category alongside Claire Danes of "Homeland", Chloe Sevigny of "Hit & Miss", Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere of "Nashville" as well as Julianna Margulies of "The Good Wife".

Maggie Smith and Jim Carter are additionally nominated for supporting actress and supporting actor respectively in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Policital drama "Game Change" is vying for Miniseries/Motion Picture Made for Television against "Hatfields & McCoys", "Hemingway & Gellhorn", "Luther" and "Sherlock" among others.

Its lead actress Julianne Moore is facing off "Hemingway" leading lady Nicole Kidman, "Political Animals" star Sigourney Weaver, Sienna Miller of "The Girl" and more for Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television award. The HBO TV movie also helps Woody Harrelson and Sarah Paulson get nominated for Actor and Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television.

Also getting a chance to bag multiple awards is "Homeland" which earns three noms in total. In addition to the best drama and best actress categories, the Showtime thriller appears in best drama actor category, the honor which goes to Damian Lewis.

In comedy field, "Girls", "Community", "The Office", "Up All Night", "Modern Family", "Parks and Recreation" and "The Big Bang Theory" vie for the coveted prize. Other shows included in the nomination list are "Mad Men", "American Horror Story", "Once Upon a Time", "Fringe", "Arrow", "Grimm" and "The Walking Dead".

The 17th annual Satellite Awards will take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. The prize-giving event will also hand out prizes for movies, DVD and video games in addition to presenting some special achievement awards, such as the Best Ensemble in Television for "The Walking Dead".

Miniseries/Motion Picture Made for Television:

Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Television Series, Drama: Television Series, Genre: Actress in a Series, Drama: Actor in a Series, Drama: Television Series, Comedy or Musical: Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical: Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical: SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:
Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the Entertainment Industry: Terence Stamp
Nikola Tesla Award In Recognition of Visionary Achievement in Filmmaking Technology: Walter Murch Auteur Award: Paul Williams
Honorary Satellite Award: Bruce Davison
Newcomer Award: Quvenzhane Wallis - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Best Ensemble, Television: "The Walking Dead", AMC

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