Glee Leads Emmy Nominees, True Blood Stars Snubbed

Entertainment Jul. 8, 2010 AT 9:30AM
Glee Leads Emmy Nominees, True Blood Stars Snubbed Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Beginner's luck?

Glee and Modern Family -- TV's new breakout hits last season -- lead the 62nd Primetime Emmy nominations, which were announced Thursday morning.

Both Fox's glee-club comedy scored 19 nominations, and ABC's family sitcom scored 14.

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Among Glee's stars, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch nabbed nominations; the freshman show is also up for Best Comedy Series.

Notably snubbed: the stars of HBO's mega-hit True Blood. Although the vampire series garnered nods for Outstanding Drama Series plus writing, casting and makeup, stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were ignored by the Academy.

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Up for Outstanding Comedy Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie
The Office
and 30 Rock.

Joked Tina Fey (who was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series), "This is great news. We're grateful and excited. Especially since today is the fifth anniversary of the day NBC forgot to cancel us."

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In the Outstanding Drama Series category: Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Good Wife, Lost, Mad Men, and
True Blood.

See the full nominees list here. The statues are handed out August 29.

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