Emmy Nominations: Mad Men Leads the Race

Nominees Julianna Margulies and Jon Hamm

David M. Russell/CBS; Craig Blankenhorn/AMC

updated 07/14/2011 AT 7:00 AM ET

originally published 07/14/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET

Will the Emmys get Mad, as in Men – or will they Rock, as in 30? Or will they fall for a brand new Game of Thrones?

All will be revealed in two months – Glee star Jane Lynch, a supporting actress in a comedy series nominee, will host the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards from Los Angeles’s Nokia Theatre live on Fox Sept. 18 – but for now, the show to beat is AMC’s ’60s drama about advertising, Mad Men, which led the nominations, with 19. Game of Thrones received 13.

While a complete list of nominees can be found at Emmys.com, those competing in the top categories are:

Drama Series
• Boardwalk Empire
• Dexter
• Friday Night Lights
• Game of Thrones
• The Good Wife
• Mad Men

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
• Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
• Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
• Michael C. Hall, Dexter
• Jon Hamm, Mad Men
• Hugh Laurie, House
• Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
• Kathy Bates, Harry s Law
• Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
• Mireille Enos The Killing
• Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
• Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
• Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Comedy Series
• Big Bang Theory
• Glee
• Modern Family
• The Office
• Parks and Recreation
• 30 Rock

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
• Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
• Steve Carell, The Office
• Louis C.K., Louie
• Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
• Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory
• Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
• Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
• Tina Fey, 30 Rock
• Laura Linney, The Big C
• Melissa McCarthy Mike & Molly
• Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
• Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope

Variety Series
• The Colbert Report
• Conan
• The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
• Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
• Real Time with Bill Maher
• Saturday Night Live

Reality Competition
• The Amazing Race
• American Idol
• Dancing with the Stars
• Project Runway
• So You Think You Can Dance
• Top Chef

Reality Series
• Antiques Roadshow
• Deadliest Catch
• Hoarders
• Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
• MythBusters
• Undercover Boss


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