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2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

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The list of nominees in the major categories at the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, with the ceremony taking place on September 23.

Mad Men leads the pack with 17 nominations, and may potentially win Best Drama series for a record-breaking fifth year, while Downtown Abbey has picked up 16 nods.

The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations In Full:

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

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham - Girls
Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly
Zooey Deschanel - New Girl
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler - Parks And Recreation
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep

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

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

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Ed O'Neill - Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern Family
Ty Burrell - Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family
Max Greenfield - New Girl
Bill Hader - Saturday Night Live

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Glenn Close - Damages
Michelle Dockery - Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
Kathy Bates - Harry's Law
Claire Danes - Homeland
Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men

Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall - Dexter
Hugh Bonneville - Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis - Homeland
Jon Hamm - Mad Men

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito - Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle - Downton Abbey
Jim Carter - Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones
Jared Harris - Mad Men

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Anna Gunn - Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt - Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi - The Good Wife
Christine Baranski - The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks - Mad Men

Outstanding Guest Actor in Comedy

Michael J. Fox - Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear - Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale - Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon - Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett - 30 Rock
Jon Hamm - 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actress in Comedy

Dot-Marie Jones - Glee
Maya Rudolph - Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy - Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks - 30 Rock
Margaret Cho - 30 Rock
Kathy Bates - Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Reality Show Host

Tom Bergeron - Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley - So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan - The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest - American Idol
Betty White - Betty White's Off Their Rockers

Outstanding Reality Series Competition

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

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

Outstanding TV Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway and Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Lead Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie

Kevin Costner - Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Idris Elba - Luther
Woody Harrelson - Game Change
Clive Owen - Hemingway and Gellhorn
Bill Paxton - Hatfields & McCoys

Lead Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Connie Britton - American Horror Story
Ashley Judd - Missing
Nicole Kidman - Hemingway and Gellhorn
Julianne Moore - Game Change
Emma Thompson - The Song of Lunch

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Tim Van Patten - Boardwalk Empire
Vince Gilligan - Breaking Bad
Brian Percival - Downton Abbey
Michael Cuesta - Homeland
Phil Abraham - Mad Men

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Julian Fellowes - Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff - Homeland
Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner - Mad Men
Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton - Mad Men
Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner - Mad Men

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

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Connie Britton - American Horror Story
Julianne Moore - Game Change
Nicole Kidman - Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd - Missing
Emma Thompson - The Song Of Lunch

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Woody Harrelson - Game Change
Kevin Costner - Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton - Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen - Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba - Luther