Glee, Good Wife, Modern Family Lead Emmy Noms

The nominations have been announced for The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which was a celebration of multiple nods for freshman entries Glee, The Good Wife and Modern Family. 
Leading the list is HBO miniseries The Pacific, with a mammoth 24 nominations, followed by 19 for Fox’s Glee and 17 for critical darling Mad Men on AMC.  Tied with 15 are NBC’s 30 Rock and made-for movies Temple Grandin and You Don’t Know Jack; followed by 14 for ABC’s Modern Family; and 12 each for ABC’s Lost, NBC’s Saturday Night Live and The 82nd Annual Academy Awards on ABC.  CBS’ The Good Wife snagged nine nominations (tied with ABC’s Dancing With the Stars and original Lifetime movie Georgia O’Keefe).  
As expected, Glee and Modern Family are vying for Outstanding Comedy Series, and The Good Wife for Outstanding Drama Series.  But the welcome news were acting nominations for Glee’s Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer, Mike O’Malley and Kristen Chenoweth (the latter two in the guest categories); and The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Archie Panjabi, and Guest Actor entries Dylan Baker and Alan Cumming.  Five of the six principal actors on Modern Family (excluding Ed O’Neill), meanwhile, were recognized in the supporting comedy categories.  
Another notable freshman addition was Andre Braugher for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for TNT’s Men of a Certain Age.  While certainly no freshman, everyone’s favorite, Betty White, made the cut for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her hosting stint on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.  
Four years into its run, NBC’s Friday Night Lights made the cut, with lead acting nods to Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton.  And six years later, the final season of Lost finally netted Matthew Fox a place on the ballot for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.  While any network would welcome the Emmy recognition, a nomination for NBC’s The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series is just plain embarrassing for NBC and Jay Leno.  
Since no Emmy ballot is complete without notable snubs, CBS mainstay Survivor was not recognized in the category of Outstanding Reality Competition Program.  And missing were the expected nominations for Courteney Cox for ABC’s Cougar Town and the scene stealing Vanessa L. Williams on ABC’s concluded Ugly Betty. Given the ongoing hoopla for Modern Family, ABC’s worthy The Middle was also completely ignored.  
The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from the Nokia Theatre on NBC on Sunday, August 29.  Here are the key nominations:
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Lost (ABC)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Blood (HBO)
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
The Office (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)
OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Idol (Fox)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Top Chef (Bravo)
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC)
OUTSTANDING MINISERIES
The Pacific (HBO)
Return to Cranford (Masterpiece, PBS)
OUTSTANDING MADE-FOR TV MOVIE
Endgame (Masterpiece, PBS)
Georgia O’Keefe (Lifetime)
Moonshot (History Channel)
The Special Relationship (HBO)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, NBC)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Matthew Fox (Lost, ABC)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Showtime)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)
Hugh Laurie (House, Fox)



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