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Glee, The Pacific Top Emmy Nominations

HBO’s World War II miniseries The Pacific and Fox’s hit musical-comedy Glee led the nominations this morning for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

The freshman Glee scored an impressive 19 nominations, including bids for Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Chris Coffer and Jane Lynch. The Pacific garnered 24 nominations.

ABC’s Lost snagged nominations for best drama, best supporting actor — Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn — and, in a bit of a surprise, best actor … for Matthew Fox. After his performance in the finale, it’s difficult to argue that Fox doesn’t deserve the recognition. However, he’ll face stiff competition from Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Hugh Laurie (House), Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights).

Another surprise is the nod for best variety, music or comedy series to The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien, whose run was cut short by NBC. Jay Leno was shut out of the category.

True Blood‘s best drama nomination may come as a jolt to some people, but you won’t hear a peep — or a howl — from me.

Here’s the list of nominees in the major categories:

Drama Series
• “Breaking Bad,” AMC
• “Dexter,” Showtme
• “The Good Wife,” CBS
• “Lost,” ABC
• “Mad Men,” AMC
• “True Blood,” HBO

Comedy Series
• “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” HBO
• “Glee,” Fox
• “Modern Family,” ABC
• “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime
• “The Office,” NBC
• “30 Rock,” NBC

Lead Actor In A Drama Series
• Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad,” AMC
• Michael C. Hall, “Dexter,” Showtime
• Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights,” DirecTV
• Hugh Laurie, “House,” Fox
• Matthew Fox, “Lost,” ABC
• Jon Hamm, “Mad Men,” AMC

Lead Actress In A Drama Series
• Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer,” TNT
• Glenn Close, “Damages,” FX
• Connie Britton, “Friday Night Lights,” DirecTV
• Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife,” CBS
• Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC
• January Jones, “Mad Men,” AMC

Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
• Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS/Warner Bros.
• Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” HBO
• Matthew Morrison, “Glee,” Fox
• Tony Shalhoub, “Monk,” USA
• Steve Carell, “The Office,” NBC
• Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock,” NBC

Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
• Lea Michele, “Glee,” Fox
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures Of Old Christine,” CBS
• Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime
• Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation,” NBC
• Tina Fey, “30 Rock,” NBC
• Toni Collette, “United States Of Tara,” Showtime

Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
• “The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central
• “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central
• “Real Time With Bill Maher,” HBO
• “Saturday Night Live,” NBC
• “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien,” NBC

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
• Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad,” AMC
• Martin Short, “Damages,” FX
• Terry O’Quinn, “Lost,” ABC
• Michael Emerson, “Lost,” ABC
• John Slattery, “Mad Men,” AMC
• Andre Braugher, “Men of a Certain Age,” TNT

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
• Jane Lynch, “Glee,” Fox
• Julie Bowen, “Modern Family,” ABC
• Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family,” ABC
• Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC
• Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock,” NBC
• Holland Taylor, “Two and a Half Men,” CBS

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
• Chris Colfer, “Glee,” Fox
• Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother,” CBS
• Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family,” ABC
• Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family,” ABC
• Ty Burrell, “Modern Family,” ABC
• Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men,” CBS

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
• Sharon Gless, “Burn Notice,” USA
• Rose Byrne, “Damages,” FX
• Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife,” CBS
• Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife,” CBS
• Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men,” AMC
• Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men,” AMC

Reality — Competition Program
• “The Amazing Race,” CBS
• “American Idol,” Fox
• “Dancing With The Stars,” ABC
• “Project Runway,” Lifetime
• “Top Chef,” Bravo

Host For A Reality Or Reality — Competition Program
• Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race,” CBS
• Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol,” Fox
• Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC
• Heidi Klum, “Project Runway,” Lifetime
• Jeff Probst, “Survivor,” CBS

Reality Program
• “Antiques Roadshow,” PBS
• “Dirty Jobs,” Discovery Channel
• “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” ABC
• “Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List,” Bravo
• “MythBusters,” Discovery Channel
• “Undercover Boss,” CBS

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Aug. 29 on NBC.

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