19 July 2012 5:06 AM, PDT | TheInsider.com | See recent The Insider news »

Scandal's Kerry Washington and this year's emcee Jimmy Kimmel (who stepped in for Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman, who was stranded on the East Coast due to inclement weather) announced the 2012 Primetime Emmy Nominees this morning and Downton Abbey dominated the acting races, while American Horror Story and Mad Men also came out on top.

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Best Comedy

Big Bang Theory

Curb Your Enthusiasm


Modern Family

30 Rock


Best Actor, Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Louis Ck, Louie

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory

Best Actress, Comedy

Zoey 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 & Recreation

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy

Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

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