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Mad Men set for Emmy success

Mad Men stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss are in the running for top prizes at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.

Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel revealed the nominees for the prestigious TV awards show from the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in Los Angeles today.

Jon and Elisabeth were named in the lead actor in a drama and lead actress in a drama categories for their respective roles as Don Draper and Peggy Olson in Mad Men.

The hit AMC series is up for best drama against a host of other popular shows including Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey.

Modern Family also attracted several nominations, winning nods in the best comedy series, with stars Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara landing best supporting actress nods and Ed O'Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet coming up trumps in the male equivalent.

Zooey Deschanel's turn in New Girl and Tina Fey's long-standing role in 30 Rock have put them in the running for best comedy actress. Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle and Jon Cryer have all been nominated for the best comedy actor gong.

Luther, Sherlock and Game Change will battle it out for the best miniseries or movie accolade, while Dancing with the Stars and Project Runway have been named in the best competition reality show category.

The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Kimmel and will air live on September 23 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

The nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards

Best comedy

The Big Bang Theory

Curb Your


Modern Family

30 Rock


Best drama

Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones


Mad Men

Lead actress in drama

Kathy Bates, Harry's Law

Glenn Close, Damages

Claire Danes, Homeland

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Lead actor in a drama

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Damian Lewis, Homeland

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Best comedy actress

Zooey Deschanel, The New Girl

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best comedy actor

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis C.K., Louie

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best supporting actress, comedy

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

Best supporting actor, comedy

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

Best supporting actress, drama

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

Best supporting actor, drama

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

Best miniseries or movie

Game Change

American Horror Story

Hatfield and McCoys

Hemingway and Gellhorn



Best competition reality show

The Amazing Race

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

The Voice

Top Chef

Outstanding variety 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 animated programme

American Dad

Bob's Burgers


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The Simpsons

Outstanding non-competition reality programme

Antiques Roadshow

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution


Shark Tank

Undercover Boss

Who Do You Think You Are?

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