This morning the nominees for the 64th Primetime
Emmy Awards, which will air September 23rd on ABC, . The leaders of the
pack are the AMC drama Mad Men and FX's haunting series American
Horror Story, . While there are veterans included, like Modern
Family and 30 Rock, this year opened up to new series such as
Showtime's Homeland and the Fox hit New Girl.
For the first time in Emmy history, the Outstanding Drama
Series category does not include any of the major networks-NBC, ABC, CBS or
Fox. Considering the popularity of PBS's Downton Abbey and AMC's Breaking
Bad, it's not surprising that the cable networks reign. However, HBO
dominates as the top channel with 81 nods overall. Some are attributed to
newbie programs like Girls and Veep, along with the HBO
TV-movies, Game Change and Hemingway & Gellhorn, starring
Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen.
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will MC this year's awards and
even with actress Kerry Washington.
Have any favorites on the nominee list? Tell us your
winner-picks in a comment below!