<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

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