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Jimmy Kimmel and Kerry Washington announced the nominees for the 64th annual Emmy Awards bright and early this morning, just after 5:30 a.m., in Los Angeles. Washington dressed appropriately for the occasion, and Kimmel wore his pajamas, declaring at one point that "only old people get up this early."
Kimmel and Washington filled in for Parks and Recreations' star Nick Offerman, who was scheduled to announce the Emmy nominations in Los Angeles, but was held up by inclement weather on the East Coast. Somewhere amid jokes and the attire, however, Kimmel and Washington revealed a whopping 17 Emmy nods each for AMC's Mad Men and FX's American Horror Story.
Following closely on their heels was the British, Maggie Smith-helmed series, Downton Abbey, and the miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, which earned 16 nominations each.
In comedic categories, Modern Family with Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen, ruled the roost with 14 nominations, and new series Girls, helmed by Lena Dunham, and Veep with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, were both recognized.
The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Kimmel and Washington will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on September 23. It will air on ABC.
Watch Kimmel and Washington make the announcement here:
Here's a taste of what's to come:
Best Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Melissa McCarthy, "Mike and Molly"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"
Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Best Drama Series
"Game of Thrones"
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law"
Glenn Close, "Damages"
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"
Best Miniseries or Movie
"American Horror Story"
"Hatfields & McCoys"
"Hemingway and Gellhorn"
Best Actress Miniseries or Movie
Connie Britton, "American Horror Story"
Ashey Judd, "Missing"
Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway and Gellhorn"
Julianne Moore, "Game Change"
Emma Thompson, "The Song of Lunch"
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Kevin Costner, "Hattefield and McCoy"
Beneditch Cumberbach, "Sherlock"
Idris Elba, "Luther"
Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"
Clive Owen, "Hemingway and Gellhorn"
Bill Paxton, "Hattefields and McCoys"
Outstanding Host: Reality-Competition Program
Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With the Stars"
Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance"
Phil Keoghan, "The Amazing Race"
Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"
Betty White, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"
"The Amazing Race"'
"Dancing with the Stars"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"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"
For a full list of nominees, visit the Emmy's website.
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