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'Mad Men', 'American Horror Story' Top 2012 Emmy Nominations

'Mad Men', 'American Horror Story' and 'Hatfields & McCoys' topped the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announced on Thursday morning.

'Mad Men' will once again compete for Best Drama Series against 'Breaking Bad', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Downton Abbey', 'Game of Thrones' and 'Homeland'.

Meanwhile, 'American Horror Story' will compete in the TV movie/miniseries category against 'Game Change', 'Hatfields & McCoys', 'Hemingway & Gellhorn', 'Luther', and 'Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia'.

In all, 'Mad Men' and 'American Horror Story' led the pack with 17 nominations each. The tremendously successful 'Hatfields & McCoys' followed with 16 nods.

See the complete list of nominations below:

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Glenn Close, Damages
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks (photosChristina Hendricks photos), Mad Men
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Jared Harris, Mad Men
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory

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

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

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen (photosJulie Bowen photos), Modern Family
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Sofia Vergara (photosSofia Vergara photos), Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl

Outstanding Made for TV Movie/Miniseries
Game Change
American Horror Story
Hatfields and McCoys
Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia
Hemingway and Gellhorn

Leading Actor in a Made for TV Movie/Miniseries
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Idris Elba, Luther

Lead Actress in a Made for TV Movie/Miniseries
Ashley Judd, Missing
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch
Julianne Moore (photosJulianne Moore photos), Game Change
Nicole Kidman (photosNicole Kidman photos), Hemingway & Gellhorn

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
So You Think You Can Dance
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Voice

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air on Sunday, September 23 on ABC.

July 19, 2012 |

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