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Emmy Nominations Are Out: 'Mad Men' Will Go For Record

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AMC's Mad Men, as expected, has again been nominated for an Emmy as "outstanding drama series" — meaning that the show about Madison Avenue in the '60s has a chance to win a record fifth such honor.

Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law and The West Wing share that title with four best drama Emmys each.

Mad Men's competition for the award:

Boardwalk Empire, (HBO).

Breaking Bad, (AMC).

Downton Abbey, (PBS).

Game of Thrones, (HBO).

Homeland, (Showtime).

The complete list of 2012 Emmy nominations, which were just announced, is online here.

The Associated Press sums up this morning's news this way:

"Mad Men,' a piercingly bleak portrait of a 1960s American anti-hero, earned a leading 17 Emmy nominations Thursday and the chance to set a new record as the most-honored drama in television history. ... The miniseries American Horror Story, a nightmarish saga about a haunted house, received a matching 17 awards, including an acting nod for star Connie Britton. Other leading nominees include the elegant British-born soap opera Downton Abbey, which earned 16 bids, and two miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, with 16, and Hemingway & Gellhorn with 15."

Update at 11:15 a.m. ET. Money See's Linda Holmes:

The Emmy Nominations: Broadcast Still Struggles, While We Are Wrong As Usual.

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