Emmy Nominations 2012 Full List: Mad Men, Modern Family, and American Horror Story Lead the Pack

This Sunday marks the 64th annual primetime Emmy Awards. Mad Men and Modern Family, last year’s big winners, were once again recognized. This year Mad Men was nominated for 17 awards and Modern Family was nominated for 14. Mad Men is now faced with the opportunity to be the most honored drama in television history. Modern Family was the top sit-com nominee.

American Horror Story also received 17 nominations with notable nods to actresses Jessica Lange and Connie Britton. 

Other leading nominees were the British drama Downton Abbey, with 16 nominations including one for Maggie Smith, and two miniseries were heavily nominated: Hemingway & Gellhorn and Hatfield's & McCoys. 

Women were also well acknowledged with seven women nominated in the leading actress in a comedy series, rather than the usual six. 

Notable newcomers to this year's list of nomiees were Lena Dunham for Girls and Max Greenfield for his role on New Girl.   

Notable snubs were Parks and Recreation, which did not receive a comedy bid, and Glee which has been quickly slipping in the favor of the critic. The list of nominees is below: 

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad 
Downton Abbey
Mad Men
Homeland 
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm 
Girls 
30 Rock 
Veep
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Actress in a Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Claire Danes, Homeland
Glenn Close, Damages

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey 
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Actor in a Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Jared Harris, Mad Men
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly 

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

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jon Cryer, Two And A Half Men
Louis C.K., Louie
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Max Greenfield, New Girl 

Outstanding Variety, Comedy Or Musical Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Jimmy Kimmel Live 

Outstanding Reality Show
The Amazing Race
The Voice
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

Outstanding TV Miniseries or Movie
Game Change
American Horror Story
Hemingway & Gellhorn 
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Luther
Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Mini-series or Movie
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Nicole Kidman, Hemingay & Gellhorn
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch
Ashley Judd, Missing

Outstanding Leading Actor in an Mini-Series or Movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia
Idris Elba, Luther
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie
Ed Harris, Game Change
Denis O'Hare, American Horror Story 
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series or Movie
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story 
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story 
Judy Davis, Page Eight
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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