'Mad Men' leads pack in Emmy nominations

'Mad Men' leads pack in Emmy nominations

July 19th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

n this publicity photo released by AMC, Jon Hamm as Don Draper is shown in Season 5, Episode 1, of "Mad Men." The nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards are announced on Thursday, July 19, 2012. "Mad Men" is making a bid at Emmy Awards history to win its fifth best drama series trophy. (AP Photo/AMC, Ron Jaffe)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Mad Men" and "American Horror Story" are leading the Emmy pack.

"Mad Men" received 17 Emmy nominations today and a chance to set a record as the most-honored drama series in TV history. Stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss are up for lead acting honors.

The nominations for best television drama are: "Boardwalk Empire," ''Breaking Bad," ''Downton Abbey," ''Game of Thrones," ''Homeland" and "Mad Men."

Nominations for best actress in a television drama series are: Glenn Close, "Damages"; Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"; Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"; Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law"; Claire Danes, "Homeland"; and Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men."

For best actor in a television drama series the nominees are: Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"; Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"; Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"; Damian Lewis, "Homeland"; and Jon Hamm, "Mad Men."

For best television miniseries or movies the nominees are: "American Horror Story," ''Game Change," ''Hatfields & McCoys," ''Hemingway & Gellhorn," ''Luther" and "Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia."

For best television comedy series the nominees are: "The Big Bang Theory," ''Curb Your Enthusiasm," ''Girls," ''Modern Family," ''30 Rock" and "Veep."