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Multiple HBO Series, 'Mad Men,' & 'Downton Abbey' Among 2012 Emmy Nominees

July 19th, 2012 10:00am EDT

Mad Men

Early this morning Jimmy Kimmell and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards. Multiple nominees include "Mad Men," "Downton Abbey" and "30 Rock."

Battling it out for the Outstanding Drama Series award will be "Mad Men," "Homeland," "Downton Abbey," "Dexter," "Breaking Bad," and "Boardwalk Empire."

Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to "30 Rock," "Girls," "Modern Family," "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep," and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Notable nominees include Zooey Deschanel from fledging series "New Girl," Julia Louis-Dreyfus from HBO's "Veep," Claire Danes from Showtime's "Homeland," Lena Duham from "Girls," Don Cheadle from Showtime's "House of Lies' and Hugh Bonneville from PBS "Downton Abbey."

The main list of nominees are:
 
 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
 Zooey Deschanel - New Girl
 Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
 Tina Fey - 30 Rock
 Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly
 Amy Poehler - Parks And Recreation
 Lena Dunham - Girls
 Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
 
 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
 Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
 Louis C.K. - Louie
 Don Cheadle - House of Lies
 Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
 Jon Cryer - Two and a Half Men
 Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm
 
 Outstanding Comedy Series:
 The Big Bang Theory
 Modern Family
 30 Rock
 Girls
 Curb Your Enthusiasm
 Veep
 
 Outstanding Drama:
 Boardwalk Empire
 Breaking Bad
 Mad Men
 Homeland
 Game of Thrones
 Downton Abbey
 
 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama:
 Claire Danes - Homeland
 Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
 Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men
 Glenn Close - Damages
 Kathy Bates - Harry's Law
 Michelle Dockery - Downton Abbey
 
 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama:
 Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
 Michael C. Hall - Dexter
 Jon Hamm - Mad Men
 Hugh Bonneville - Downton Abbey
 Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire
 Damian Lewis - Homeland

 

See the full list of nominees here.

 

30 Rock

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