Mad Men, American Horror Story Lead Emmy Award Nominations

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<i>Mad Men</i>, <i>American Horror Story</i> Lead Emmy Award Nominations

Mad Men and American Horror Story led the nominations for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced this morning in Hollywood, with nods in 17 categories. FX’s psychosexual thriller ended up in the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie category, pitting the drama against such heavy hitters as Hatfields & McCoys (with its 16 nominations), Luther and Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also heaped plenty of love on Modern Family, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live.

The winners will be announced Sunday, Sept. 23, during a ceremony broadcast live on ABC. The following is the list of nominees in the major categories (and those of particular interest to Spinoff readers):

Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS
“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” HBO
“Modern Family,” ABC
“30 Rock,” NBC
“Veep,” HBO

Outstanding Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire,”  HBO
“Breaking Bad,” AMC
“Downton Abbey,”  PBS
“Game Of Thrones,” HBO
“Homeland,” Showtime
“Mad Men,” AMC

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham, “Girls,” HBO
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly,” CBS
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl,” FOX
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime
Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation,” NBC
Tina Fey, “30 Rock,” NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep,” HBO

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” HBO
Don Cheadle, “House Of Lies,”  Showtime
Louis C.K., “Louie,” FX Networks
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock,” NBC
Jon Cryer, “Two And A Half Men,” CBS

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Glenn Close, “Damages,” FX
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey,” PBS
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife,” CBS
Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law,” NBC
Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Showtime
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men,” AMC

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad,” AMC
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter,” Showtime
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey” PBS
Damian Lewis, “Homeland,” Showtime
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men,” AMC

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

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family,” ABC
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family,” ABC
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family,” ABC
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family,” ABC
Max Greenfield, “New Girl,” FOX
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live,”  NBC

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy
Michael J. Fox, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” HBO
Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC
Will Arnett, “30 Rock,” NBC
Greg Kinnear, “Modern Family,” ANC
Jon Hamm, “30 Rock,” NBC
Bobby Cannavale, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy
Kathy Bates, “Two and a Half Men,” CBS
Maya Rudolph, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC
Elizabeth Banks, “30 Rock,” NBC
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC
Margaret Cho, “30 Rock,” NBC
Dot-Marie Jones, “Glee,” Fox

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad,” AMC
Maggis Smith, “Downton Abbey,” PBS
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey,” PBS
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife,” CBS
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife,”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men,” AMC

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC
Giancarlo Esposito, “Breaking Bad,” AMC
Brendan Coyle, “Downton Abbey,” PBS
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey,” PBS
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones,” HBO
Jared Harris, “Mad Men,” AMC

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama
Mark Margolis, “Breaking Bad,” AMC
Jeremy Davies, “Justified,” FX
Jason Ritter, “Parenthood,” NBC
Ben Feldman, “Mad Men,” AMC
Dylan Baker, “The Good Wife,” CBS
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife,” CBS

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama
Joan Cusack, “Shameless,” Showtime
Uma Thurman, “Smash,” NBC
Julia Ormond, “Mad Men,” AMC
Loretta Devina, “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC
Jean Smart, “Harry’s Law,” NBC
Martha Plimpton, “The Good Wife,” CBS

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
“American Horror Story,” FX
“Game Change,” HBO
“Hatfields & McCoys,” HISTORY
“Hemingway & Gellhorn,” HBO
“Luther,” BBC America
“Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece),” PBS

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Connie Britton, “American Horror Story,” FX
Julianne Moore, “Game Change,” HBO
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” HBO
Ashley Judd, “Missing,” ABC
Emma Thompson, “The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece),” PBS

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change,” HBO
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys,” HISTORY
Bill Paxton, “Hatfields & McCoys,” HISTORY
Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” HBO
Idris Elba, “Luther,” BBC America
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece),” PBS

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story,” FX
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story,” FX
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change,” HBO
Mare Winningham, “Hatfields & McCoys,” HISTORY
Judy Davis, “Page Eight (Masterpiece)” PBS

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Denis O’Hare, “American Horror Story,” FX
Ed Harris, “Game Change,” HBO
Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys,” HISTORY
David Strathairn, “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” HBO
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece),” PBS

Outstanding Animated Program
“American Dad!” (“Hot Water”), Fox
“Bob’s Burgers” (“BurgerBoss”), Fox
“Futurama” (“The Tip of the Zoidberg”), Comedy Central
“The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole,” Nickelodeon
“The Simpson” (“Holidays of Future Passed”), Fox

Outstanding Short-format Animated Program
“Adventure Time” (“Too Young”), Cartoon Network
“Disney’s Phineas And Ferb” (“The Doonkleberry
Imperative”), Disney Channel
“MAD” (“Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas/How I Met Your Mummy”), Cartoon Network
“Robot Chicken” (“Fight Club Paradise”), Cartoon Network