Freshmen Series Glee, Modern Family Dominate Emmy Nominations
Kyle Chandler, Lea Michele
New faces and old veterans highlighted the prime-time Emmy nominations Thursday as freshmen series Glee, Modern Family and The Good Wife entered the ballot that includes The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.
Glee led all series with 19 nominations, followed by two-time defending drama series winner Mad Men with 17. HBO received a leading 101 nominations.
The Fox hit, which earned lead comedy acting nominations for stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele, is up for comedy series, alongside Modern Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nurse Jackie, The Office and three-time defending champion 30 Rock.
"We're grateful and excited. Especially since today is the fifth anniversary of the day NBC forgot to cancel us," cracked 30 Rock creator and star Tina Fey.
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In the drama series race, The Good Wife and Mad Men will face off against Breaking Bad, Dexter, Lost and True Blood.
O'Brien, who entered his Tonight Show for Emmy consideration himself, nabbed a nomination for comedy/variety series, while The Tonight Show with Jay Leno — submitted by NBC — was snubbed. The Emmys air on NBC this year.
The Pacific, the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg 10-part HBO miniseries about World War II, collected the most nods overall — 24.
Long overlooked by the Emmys, Friday Night Lights finally broke in, scoring lead drama acting nominations for Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton.
Chandler is up against two-time defending champion Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), first-time nominee Matthew Fox (Lost), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Hugh Laurie (House).
Britton's competition includes two-time defending winner Glenn Close (Damages), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), January Jones (Mad Men), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer).
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Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, who announced the nominations with Community's Joel McHale, earned one of the show's five acting nominations. She and co-star Julie Bowen are up for comedy supporting actress against Jane Lynch (Glee), Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) and Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men).
Modern Family's men Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson are up for supporting comedy actor against Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) and Chris Colfer (Glee).
While HBO received the most nominations, next was ABC with 63 and CBS with 57. NBC got 48, Fox 47 and PBS 32.
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, airs Sunday, Aug. 29 at 8/7c.
See the list of nominees below:
The Good Wife
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Matthew Fox, Lost
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
January Jones, Mad Men
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
Michael Emerson, Lost
Terry O'Quinn, Lost
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Martin Short, Damages
John Slattery, Mad Men
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Rose Byrne, Damages
Sharon Gless, Burn Notice
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Toni Collette, The United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Lea Michele, Glee
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Heidi Klum, Project Runway
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien