Actress Connie Britton received a Lead Actress nomination for her work on “American Horror Story,” a grisly miniseries set in a haunted house. The series received a total of 17 nominations, tying it for most nominations.
AMC’s “Mad Men” also received 17 nominations, including its fifth nod in the best drama series category. It has won four previous best series awards, and is tied with three other series for most all time. With another victory they can surpass prime time legends “The West Wing,” “LA Law,” and “Hill Street Blues” as the winningest show of all time.
The historical miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys” and the British soap “Downtown Abbey” each received 16 nominations, while ABC’s “Modern Family,” winner of the past two best comedy series awards, led all comedies with 14 nominations. The show also captured four of six supporting actor, and two of six supporting actress nominations.
The 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on September 23rd in Los Angeles, California.