62nd Primetime Emmy Award Nominations Announced; "Glee" Earns 19 Nominations

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"Glee," the music-filled ratings juggernaut that features a host of Broadway performers, was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. The new series also received a slew of other nominations, including several for its cast and guest stars, when the nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced July 8.
Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele
Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele Photo by Joe Viles/FOX

The Fox series "Glee" picked up 19 nominations in all, including acting nominations for Matthew Morrison (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series), Lea Michele (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series), Jane Lynch (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series), Chris Colfer (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series), Mike O'Malley (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series), Neil Patrick Harris (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series) and Kristin Chenoweth (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series).

"Glee" will vie for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in a field that also includes "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock."

Those nominated for Outstanding Drama Series include "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Lost," "Mad Men" and "True Blood."

The World War II drama "The Pacific" earned 24 nominations, the most of any production of the season.

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards also fared well, picking up Emmy nominations for Glenn Weiss (Outstanding Directing For a Variety, Music Or Comedy Special), executive producers Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner (Outstanding Special Class Program), Dave Boone (Outstanding Writing For a Variety, Music Or Comedy Special) and production designer Steve Bass and art director Seth Easter (Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming). Nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series include Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory"), Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Matthew Morrison ("Glee"), Tony Shalhoub ("Monk"), Steve Carell ("The Office") and Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"). Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nominees are Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"), Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights"), Hugh Laurie ("House"), Matthew Fox ("Lost") and Jon Hamm ("Mad Men").

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie nominees are Jeff Bridges ("A Dog Year"), Ian McKellen ("The Prisoner"), Michael Sheen ("The Special Relationship"), Dennis Quaid ("The Special Relationship"), Al Pacino ("You Don't Know Jack").

The Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nominees include Lea Michele ("Glee"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("The New Adventures of Old Christine"), Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock") and Toni Collette ("The United States of Tara"), while nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series comprise Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer"), Glenn Close ("Damages"), Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights"), Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"), Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order") and January Jones ("Mad Men").

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie nominees are Maggie Smith ("Capturing Mary"), Joan Allen ("Georgia O'Keeffe"), Dame Judi Dench ("Return to Cranford"), Hope Davis ("The Special Relationship") and Claire Danes ("Temple Grandin").

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominees are Chris Colfer ("Glee"), Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother"), Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family"), Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family"), Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") and Jon Cryer ("Two and A Half Men"). Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series nominees include Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad"), Martin Short ("Damages"), Terry O'Quinn ("Lost"), Michael Emerson ("Lost"), John Slattery ("Mad Men") and Andre Braugher ("Men of a Certain Age").

Those nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie include Michael Gambon ("Emma"), Patrick Stewart ("Hamlet"), Jonathan Pryce ("Return to Cranford"), David Straithairn ("Temple Grandin") and John Goodman ("You Don't Know Jack").

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominees are Jane Lynch ("Glee"), Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family"), Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live"), Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock") and Holland Taylor ("Two and A Half Men"). Nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series include Sharon Gless ("Burn Notice"), Rose Byrne ("Damages"), Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife"), Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife"), Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"), Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men").

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie nominees are Kathy Bates ("Alice"), Julia Ormond ("Temple Grandin"), Catherine O'Hara ("Temple Grandin"), Brenda Vaccaro ("You Don't Know Jack") and Susan Sarandon ("You Don't Know Jack").

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series nominees are Mike O'Malley ("Glee"), Neil Patrick Harris ("Glee"), Fred Willard ("Modern Family"), Eli Wallach ("Nurse Jackie"), Jon Hamm ("30 Rock"), Will Arnett ("30 Rock"). Nominees for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series are Beau Bridges ("The Closer"), Ted Danson ("Damages"), John Lithgow ("Dexter"), Dylan Baker ("The Good Wife"), Robert Morse ("Mad Men") and Gregory Itzin ("24").

Nominees for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series are Christine Baranski ("The Big Bang Theory"), Kathryn Joosten ("Desperate Housewives"), Kristin Chenoweth ("Glee"), Tina Fey ("Saturday Night Live"), Betty White ("Saturday Night Live"), Elaine Stritch ("30 Rock") and Jane Lynch ("Two and A Half Men"). Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nominees are Mary Kay Place ("Big Love"), Sissy Spacek ("Big Love"), Shirley Jones ("The Cleaner"), Lily Tomlin ("Damages"), Ann-Margret ("Law & Order") and Elizabeth Mitchell ("Lost").

Nominees for Outstanding Reality Competition Program include "The Amazing Race," "American Idol," "Dancing With the Stars," "Project Runway" and "Top Chef." Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series nominees include "Glee" (Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan), "Modern Family" (Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd), "The Office" (Greg Daniels, Mindy Kaling) and "30 Rock" (Matt Hubbard, Tina Fey, Kay Cannon).

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series nominees are "Friday Night Lights" (Rolin Jones), "The Good Wife" (Michelle King, Robert King), "Lost" (Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse) and "Mad Men" (Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner, Erin Levy).

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special nominees are "The Pacific" (Michelle Ashford, Robert Schenkkan, Bruce C. McKenna), "The Special Relationship" (Peter Morgan), "Temple Grandin" (Christopher Monger, William Merritt Johnson) and "You Don't Know Jack" (Adam Mazer).

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast Aug. 29 on NBC. Jimmy Fallon will host.

For a complete list of nominations visit www.emmys.tv.

Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch
Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison and Jane Lynch
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