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'Downton Abbey,' 'Girls,' 'Mad Men' earn Emmy nods

July 19, 2012 at 10:01 AM   |   Comments

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LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland" and "Mad Men" were nominated for the Best Drama Emmy in Los Angeles Thursday.

In the running for Best Comedy are "The Big Bang Theory," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Girls," "Modern Family," "30 Rock" and "Veep."

Nominated for Best Actor in a Drama are Hugh Bonneville for "Downton Abbey," Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire," Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad," Michael C. Hall for "Dexter," Jon Hamm for "Mad Men" and Damien Lewis for "Homeland."

Shortlisted for Best Actress in a Drama are Kathy Bates for "Harry's Law," Glenn Close for "Damages," Claire Danes for "Homeland," Michelle Dockery for "Downton Abbey," Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife" and Elisabeth Moss for "Mad Men."

Up for Best Actor in a Comedy are Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock," Don Cheadle for "House of Lies," Louis C.K. for "Louis," Jon Cryer for "Two and a Half Men," Larry David for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory."

Competing for Best Actress in a Comedy are Zooey Deschanel for "New Girl," Lena Dunham for "Girls," Edie Falco for "Nurse Jackie," Tina Fey for "30 Rock," Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "Veep," Melissa McCarthy for "Mike & Molly" and Amy Poehler for "Parks & Recreation."

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