Louis CK Breaks Emmy Record Which Is Only Mildly Surprising

Louis C.K. racked up seven Emmy nominations this morning between his FX series, Louie, and his comedy special, Live at the Beacon Theatre, which is definitely impressive, but aren’t we used to “definitely impressive” if not “amazing” from C.K.? He shared his thoughts on getting nominated with the NY Times noting, “That’s a lot of nominations. It feels selfish, because I was really rooting for everybody on my show.”

Yet, Louie is not nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. Modern Family, 30 Rock, GirlsSaturday Night Live, and Parks and Recreation get plenty of love throughout the rest of the Emmy categories and even Portlandia gets nominated for writing. Above all, we know plenty of you will be checking out YouTube clips of dark horse Nurse Jackie on Showtime after reading the rest of the comedy nominations below

Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham-Girls
Melissa McCarthy-Mike and Molly
Zooey Deschanel-New Girl
Edie Falco-Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler-Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey-30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus-Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons-Big Bang Theory
Larry David-Curb Your Enthusiasm
Don Cheadle-House of Lies
Louis C.K.-Louie
Alec Baldwin-30 Rock
Jon Cryer-Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik-The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten-Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen-Modern Family
Sofia Vergara-Modern Family
Merritt Wever-Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig-Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Ed O’Neill-Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson-Modern Family
Ty Burrell-Modern Familiy
Eric Stonestreet-Modern Family
Max Greenfield-New Girl
Bill Hader-Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Dot-Marie Jones-Glee
Maya Rudolph-Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy-Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks-30 Rock
Margaret Cho-30 Rock
Kathy Bates-Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Michael J. Fox-Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear-Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale-Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon-Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett-30 Rock
Jon Hamm-30 Rock

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Robert B. Weide-Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lena Dunham-Girls
Louis C.K.-Louie
Jason Winer-Modern Family
Steven Levitan-Modern Family
Jake Kasdan-New Girl

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Community-“Remedial Chaos Theory”-Chris McKenna
Girls-“Pilot”-Lena Dunham
Louie -“Pregnant”-Louis C.K.
Parks And Recreation-“The Debate”-Amy Poehler
Parks And Recreation-“Win, Lose, Or Draw”-Michael Schur

Outstanding Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live 

Outstanding Special Class Programs
84th Annual Academy Awards
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards
Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances)
Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre
65th Annual Tony Awards

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Animated Program
American Dad 
The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of The Revenge of Dr. Blowhole
Bob’s Burgers
The Simpsons

Full list of 2012 Emmy nominations here