EMMY NOMINATIONS 2012: 'Mad Men' received 17 Emmy nominations. The cast won best series drama in 2009 (AP Graphics)
AP Television Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Emmy nominations are out and "Mad Men" and "American Horror Story" are leading the pack.
"Mad Men" received 17 Emmy nominations Thursday and a chance to set a record as the most-honored drama series in TV history. Stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss are up for lead acting honors.
The miniseries "American Horror Story" received a matching 17 awards, including an acting nod for star Connie Britton.
Other leading nominees include drama series "Downton Abbey" and two miniseries, "Hatfields & McCoys" and "Hemingway & Gellhorn."
The Emmy ceremony is scheduled to air on ABC on Sept. 23.
Emmy nominations 2012:
Best drama: Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men
Best comedy: The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Veep, 30 Rock, Modern Family
Actor, comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock; Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men; Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm; Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory; Louis C.K., Louie; Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Actress, comedy: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Tina Fey, 30 Rock; Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep; Zooey Deschanel, New Girl; Lena Dunham, Girls; Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Actor, drama: Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey; Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire; Michael C. Hall, Dexter; Jon Hamm, Mad Men; Damian Lewis, Homeland; Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Actress, drama: Kathy Bates, Harry's Law, Glenn Close, Damages; Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife and Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Movie or miniseries: Sherlock (PBS); Game Change (HBO); Hatfields & McCoys (History); American Horror Story (FX); Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)
Movie/miniseries actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock; Idris Elba, Luther; Woody Harrelson, Game Change; Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys; Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn; Bill Paxton, Hatfield & McCoys
Movie/miniseries actress: Connie Britton, American Horror Story; Ashley Judd, Missing; Julianne Moore, Game Change; Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn; Emma Thompson, The Song of Lunch
Variety Series: The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Real Time With Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live
Reality competition program: The Amazing Race, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, The Voice
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