UNDATED- This year's Primetime Emmy nominations were announced Thursday with a wave of new shows and some familiar names making a strong showing.
HBO's "Girls" premiered this year and received a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series. The show was also nominated in the Outstanding Lead Comedy Actress category for Lena Dunham and Outstanding Comedy Writing for the pilot episode.
"Veep" premiered on HBO this year as well and was also recognized in the Outstanding Comedy Category and Outstanding Lead Actress category for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. New British period-drama "Downton Abbey" was also successful, being named in the Outstanding Drama series, Lead Actor, and Supporting Actor categories.
The more familiar comedy "Modern Family" received 14 nominations in total, including putting four actors into the Outstanding Supporting Actor category. "The Big Bang Theory" also had another successful year, being recognized in five categories.
On the drama side, AMC series "Mad Men" had another very successful year, boasting 17 nominations. "Breaking Bad" was honored with 13 nominations, including the Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Lead Actor categories.
The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, Sept. 23.