'American Horror Story,' 'Mad Men' lead Emmy nominations

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 10:53am

FX Network's "American Horror Story" and AMC's "Mad Men" landed the most Primetime Emmy Award nominations, with 17 apiece. "Downton Abbey," from PBS had 16 nods.

Thirteen shows received 11 or more nominations.

The nominations were announced Thursday by actress Kerry Washington and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, who stepped in at the last moment to substitute for "Parks and Recreation" star Nick Offerman, who couldn't make it because of bad weather.

HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," which was the biggest winner last year with eight Emmy wins, garnered 12 nominations.

Last year's winners for Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Drama -- "Modern Family" and "Mad Men," respectively -- are once again nominees in those categories.

"Downton Abbey" won for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie last year but this year was nominated in the drama category.

 

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