Emmy Nominations: Mad Men, American Horror Story Lead the Race, with 17
When the dust settled, not only was Kimmel himself nominated for hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live, but Mad Men and American Horror Story led the pack – with 17 nominations each.
The race is also on between top dramatic series lead actor contenders Jon Hamm, for Mad Men, and Bryan Cranston, for Breaking Bad – while both of their shows are also in the running for best dramatic series, along with Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and Homeland.
The other actor nominees are Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey); Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire); Michael C. Hall (Dexter); and Damian Lewis (Homeland).
Dramatic series actress nominees are Kathy Bates (for Harry's Law); Glenn Close (Damages); Claire Danes (Homeland); Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey); Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife); and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men).
Best comedy series nominees are The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, Modern Family, 30 Rock and Veep. Nominated cast members from these shows include Jim Parsons, Larry David, Lena Dunham, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
For a complete list of Emmy nominations, click here.
The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on ABC Sunday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. ET from the Nokia Theatre L.A.