2012 Emmy Awards nominations announced, ‘Mad Men’ and “Modern Family” most nominated series (Complete List)

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Updated: September 24, 2012 12:10 p.m.

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The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday, July 19, 2012 during a live coverage at the Television Academy‘s Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in Los Angeles; with the complete list of nominations available below.

Primetime Emmy Awards trophy
Image Credit: Emmys.com

As featured at Emmys.com Thursday at around 8:30 a.m. ET, the announcement of the nominations for the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards was done by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman Bruce Rosenblum, actress Kerry Washington, and late night show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Kimmel, who will also be the host of this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, replaced Nick Offerman for the announcement after the latter was earlier reported to be not capable of arriving on time due to weather and wide spread travel delays on the East Coast.

According to the announcement, “Mad Men” and “American Horror Story” are tied in having the most number of nominations, 17; and were followed by “Downton Abbey” and “Hatfields & McCoys“, with 16 each, while “Modern Family” was the most-nominated comedy series, with 14 nods.

Below is the full list of the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 23, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET, and will be aired live at ABC.

* Best Drama Series:

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

* Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series:

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

* Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series:

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

* Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

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

* Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

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

* Best Comedy Series:

The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock

* Best Leading Actor in a Comedy Series:

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 Leading Actress in a Comedy Series:

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

* Best Miniseries or Movie:

American Horror Story
Game Change
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn

* Best Leading Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

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

* Best Leading Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:

Julianne Moore, Game Change
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch (Masterpiece)
Ashley Judd, Missing

* Best Reality Competition:

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

* Best Reality 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

* Best Variety Program:

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

* Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

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

* Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives

* Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:

Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Judy Davis, Page Eight (Masterpiece)
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys

* Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:

Ed Harris, Game Change
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece)
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys

* Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:

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

* Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:

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

* Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series:

Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry’s Law
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash

* Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series:

Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Jason Ritter, Parenthood

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