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Emmy Awards Nominations 2012 Highlights

Love For Downton, Girls, and Veep — Emmy Nominations Highlights!

The Emmy nominations took place in LA today with announcers Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel. After a few jokes about the early hour of the announcement, Kerry and Jimmy got down to business. There were plenty of surprises. Downton Abbey got lots of love with a best drama series nod, and lead actors Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery were also acknowledged for their acting. HBO's new comedies were a hit, with Veep and Girls getting best comedy series nods and nominations for their respective leading ladies, Julia-Louis Dreyfus and Lena Dunham. We've rounded up the comedy categories below, but make sure to check out the full list of Emmy Awards nominations.

Lead 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 & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louis
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

Which nominees are you most excited to see on the Emmy nominees list?

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