Emmy nominations 2012: Mad Men, American Horror Story get 17 nominations
(AP/ABC 7) - Mad Men and American Horror Story are the leaders in the clubhouse after the nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning.
Mad Men, which has won four best drama series trophies and is tied with Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and The West Wing, received a fifth bid in the category.
The miniseries American Horror Story, a nightmarish saga about a haunted house, received a matching 17 awards, including an acting nod for star Connie Britton.
Other leading nominees include the elegant British-born soap opera Downton Abbey, which earned 16 bids, and two miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, with 16, and Hemingway & Gellhorn with 15.
The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and airing live on ABC.
Here's a list of the nominees in several prominent categories. For the full list of nominees, click here.
Outstanding Comedy Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, 30 Rock, Veep, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Homeland, Game of Thrones
Lead Actress (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)
Lead Actor (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)
Lead Actress (Drama): Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men), Kathy Bates (Howard's Law), Claire Danes (Homeland), Glenn Close (Damages)
Lead Actor (Drama): Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Damian Lewis (Homeland)