Emmy Nominations: 'Modern Family,' 'Mad Men' Lead the Way!

Do Glee fans have a reason to be gleeful with this year's Emmy nods? Find out!

Nominations for the 63rd Primetime Emmys were announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles -- and it was a happy day for a hilarious Modern Family, some chain-smoking Mad Men and those who rule over Boardwalk Empire.

AMC's Mad Men scored the most nominations of any TV series with 19 nods, including a nomination for outstanding drama (which it won last year), outstanding actor for Jon Hamm and outstanding actress for Elisabeth Moss. Hot on its heels was HBO's critically acclaimed Depression-era drama Boardwalk Empire, grabbing 18 nods, including outstanding drama and outstanding actor for leading man Steve Buscemi. And HBO had other reasons to pop open the bubbly today: It's epic new series Game of Thrones racked up 13 nominations, including one for outstanding drama. And the network's Mildred Pierce miniseries, starring Kate Winslet in the title role, was the most-nominated program of all, with 21 nods.

On the comedy tip of things, ABC's Modern Family utterly dominated the competition with 17 nominations -- including two for outstanding supporting actress (for both Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara) and a whopping four nods in the outstanding supporting actor category for Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell and last year's Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet.

FOX's musical comedy Glee also fared well with 12 nominations, collecting nods for outstanding comedy, outstanding supporting actor for Chris Colfer and supporting actress for this year's Emmys host Jane Lynch, who won that category last year. Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristen Chenoweth and Dot-Marie Jones also snagged outstanding guest actress noms for their stints on Glee -- though the show's leading lady Lea Michele and leading man Matthew Morrison were nowhere to be found among the nominees (burn!).

Finally, in welcome news, Steve Carell, who this year ended his tenure as idiot-boss-with-a-heart-of-gold Michael Scott on The Office, will vie for outstanding actor in a comedy. That's huge! (And, yes, that's what she said!)

Here's a list of the Emmy nominees in all of the major categories:

Outstanding Drama
Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Outstanding Actress in a Drama
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

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 Supporting Actor in a Drama
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama
Bruce Dern, Big Love
Beau Bridges, Brothers & Sisters
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Paul McCrane, Harry’s Law
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Robert Morse, Mad Men

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama
Mary McDonnell, The Closer
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Randee Heller, Man Men
Cara Buono, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Alfre Woodard, True Blood

Oustanding Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

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

Oustanding 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

Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Oustanding Guest Actor in a Comedy
Idris Elba, The Big C
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock

Oustanding Guest Actress in a Comedy
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock

Outstanding Reality Show Host
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Jeff Probst, Survivor

Outstanding Reality Show Competition
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding TV Miniseries or TV Movie
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
The Pillars of the Earth
Too Big To Fail

The 63rd Primetime Emmys will be awarded on Sept. 18 at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, with the telecast airing live on Fox. For a full list of nominees, go to Emmys.com.

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