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A list of key nominees for Emmy Awards

(Reuters) - Following is a list of nominees in key categories for Emmy Awards, the highest honors in U.S. television, announced on Thursday.
/ Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Following is a list of nominees in key categories for Emmy Awards, the highest honors in U.S. television, announced on Thursday.

The Emmys are handed out by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in a ceremony that will be broadcast on September 23 by the ABC network.

BEST DRAMA SERIES

"Boardwalk Empire"

"Breaking Bad"

"Downton Abbey"

"Game of Thrones"

"Homeland"

"Mad Men"

ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"

Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"

Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Glenn Close, "Damages"

Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"

Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"

Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law"

Claire Danes, "Homeland"

Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"

BEST COMEDY SERIES

"The Big Bang Theory"

"Curb Your Enthusiam"

"Girls"

"Modern Family"

"30 Rock"

"Veep"

ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

Don Cheadle, "House Of Lies"

Louis C.K., "Louie"

Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

Jon Cryer, "Two And A Half Men"

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Lena Dunham, "Girls"

Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly"

Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"

Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"

Amy Poehler, "Parks And Recreation"

Tina Fey, "30 Rock"

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

(Editing by Patricia Reaney)