Mildred Pierce, Mad Men, Modern Family lead Emmy nominations

HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce scored an astonishing 21 nods when the nominees were announced this morning (July 14) by Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson—Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Kate Winslet, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie for both Tom Wilkinson and Guy Pierce, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo and Dame Maggie Smith, an


Mildred Pierce leads the way in the Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

The HBO mini-series scored an astonishing 21 nods when the nominees were announced this morning (July 14) by Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson—Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Kate Winslet, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie for both Tom Wilkinson and Guy Pierce, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo and Dame Maggie Smith, and Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.

Elsewhere, Mad Men—which received 19 nominations—has the chance to take Outstanding Drama for the fourth year in a row, while Modern Family could again scoop Outstanding Comedy, with the category among the 17 nods the sitcom earned.

John Hamm received his fourth nomination in a row for Outstanding Actor in a Drama and could receive his first win in the category as Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston—who has taken home the honor at the previous three ceremonies—was not eligible to win this year as the show took a break between seasons.

Other leading nominations included Prohibition-era drama Boardwalk Empire with 18, Game of Thrones and 30 Rock with 13 each, and 16 for Saturday Night Live.

Despite being dropped by the History Channel and subsequently picked up by the lesser known ReelzChannel, The Kennedys scored an impressive 10 nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.

The 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 18 and will be hosted by Jane Lynch.

List of main Primetime Emmy Award nominations:

Best Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire

Friday Night Lights

Dexter

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

Mad Men

Best Comedy Series

Modern Family

30 Rock

Glee

The Office

The Big Bang Theory

Parks and Recreation

Drama Actress

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law

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Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights

Mireille Enos, The Killing

Comedy Actor

Steve Carell, The Office

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Louis C.K., Louie

Johnny Galecki, Big Bang Theory

Drama Actor

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Hugh Laurie, House

Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Comedy Actress

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Laura Linney, The Big C

Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Supporting Drama Actor

Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

John Slattery, Mad Men

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Walton Goggins, Justified

Supporting Comedy Actor

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Chris Colfer, Glee

Supporting Comedy Actress

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Jane Lynch, Glee

Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Supporting Drama Actress

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Michelle Forbes, The Killing

Margo Martindale, Justified

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Movie or Miniseries

Mildred Pierce, HBO

Downtown Abbey, PBS

The Kennedys, ReelzChannel

Cinema Verite, HBO

Too Big To Fail, HBO

Pillars of the Earth, Starz

Reality Competition

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Amazing Race

American Idol

Dancing With the Stars

Project Runway

Reality Host

Jeff Probst, Survivor

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Phil Keoghan, Amazing Race

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Saturday Night Live

Conan

Real Time with Bill Maher

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

Downtown Abbey

The Kennedys

Cinema Verite

Mildred Pierce

Pillars of the Earth

Too Big To Fail


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

Diane Lane, Cinema Verite

Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs

Elizabeth McGovern, Downtown Abbey

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce



Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie


Idris Elba, Luther

William Hurt, Too Big To Fail

Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys

Barry Pepper, The Kennedys

Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood


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