Jon Hamm courtesy A&E, Glenn Close by Larry Riley/FX Jon Hamm courtesy A&E, Glenn Close by Larry Riley/FX

And the nominees are in!

Many of the usual suspects made the cut for the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards that were announced Thursday morning, but freshmen dramas Mad Men and Damages earned nods in the Outstanding Drama Series category, making them the first basic cable series to be recognized by Emmy. The stars of each series, Jon Hamm and Glenn Close, each also received nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress in a Drama Series categories respectively.

HBO's John Adams won the day with the most nominations (23), including nods for Best Miniseries and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries for Paul Giamatti's portrayal of the miniseries' title character. 30 Rock (17) and Mad Men (16) rounded out the top three nod-grabbers.

In an unprecedented move earlier this summer, the Academy revealed the 10 semifinalists in each of the major categories. A blue-ribbon panel then whittled the list to the final nominees (all of which you can see here).

So, what do you think of this year's nominees? Which nods are the most surprising and who got snubbed? Are you psyched about the picks? Let your voices be heard in the comments! - Adam Bryant

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