The nominees for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning at North Hollywood’s Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, with Fox’s breakout hit Glee and ABC comedy Modern Family dominating the slate of nominations, and RadarOnline.com has all the scoop for you.
Glee’s Lea Michele received her first nomination as Best Actress in a Comedy, pitting her against veteran actresses Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) and Tina Fey (30 Rock), among others, while her Glee co-star Matthew Morrison received a nomination for the best actor in a comedy series, against TV stalwarts Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Steve Carrell (The Office), among others.
Both Glee and Modern Family were nominated for best comedy series, against Nurse Jackie, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office and 30 Rock.
In all, Glee had 19 nominations, second only behind the HBO mini-series The Pacific, which had 24 nods.
Glee’s Chris Colfer and Modern Family’s Ty Burrell were nominated for best supporting actor, while best supporting actress nominees included Glee’s Jane Lynch, and Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen. (Lynch was also nominated for outstanding guest star for her stint on Two And A Half Men.)
Colfer, 20, was humble in receiving his first Emmy nomination, Tweeting early Thursday: “What an amazing year it’s been! I never could have wished for more! Thank you all so much! :)”
Best reality show nominees included Dancing With the Stars, American Idol, Top Chef and Project Runway, among others.
The Emmy Awards, which will be hosted by late night funnyman Jimmy Fallon, will be broadcast August 29 on NBC.