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Emmy Nominations: 'Mildred Pierce,' 'Mad Men,' 'Boardwalk Empire' Lead

Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce leads all nominees for the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards Nominations -- the five-part production, starring Kate Winslet, received a whopping 21 in total.  

The most nominated series is Mad Men, with 19, followed by freshman drama Boardwalk Empire, with 18.

The nominations were announced Thursday morning at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood by Fringe star Joshua Jackson and Mike & Molly and Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy, who received her first Emmy nod for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.  The Emmys will air Sept. 18 and will be hosted by Glee star Jane Lynch, who also received a nomination.

Here are the nominees in some of the major categories. A full list of nominees is available at

Outstanding Drama Series

Dexter, Showtime
The Good Wife, CBS
Friday Night Lights, DirecTV and NBC
Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Game of Thrones, HBO
Mad Men, AMC

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

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

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

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Laura Linney - The Big C
Martha Plimpton - Raising Hope
Melissa McCarthy - Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler - Parks And Recreation

Outstanding Actress in a Drama

Connie Britton - Friday Night Lights
Kathy Bates - Harry's Law
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
Mireille Enos - The Killing
Mariska Hargitay - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Elisabeth Moss - Mad Man

Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
James Woods - Too Big To Fail
Greg Kinnear - The Kennedys
Barry Pepper - The Kennedy
Edgar Ramirez - Carlos
William Hurt - Too Big to Fail
Idris Elba - Luther
Laurence Fishburne - Thurgood

Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Taraji P. Henson - Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Diane Lane - Cinema Verite
Jean Marsh - Upstairs Downstairs
Elizabeth McGovern - Downton Abbey
Kate Winslet - Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Reality -- Competition Program
The Amazing Race
American Idol, Fox
Dancing With The Stars
So You Think You Can Dance?
, Fox
Project Runway, Bravo
Top Chef
, Bravo

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