In Pictures: “Mad Men,” “The Pacific”and “Glee” Lead Emmy Nods

"Mad Men" grabbed 17 nods, "The Pacific" 24 and "Glee" 19 as this year's Emmy nominations were dominated by three very different shows about three very different eras.

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The HBO miniseries "The Pacific," from producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, grabbed a mind-boggling 24 nominations for its retelling of America's fight with the Japanese during WW II.
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The 2009 Emmy winner for Best Comedy, 30 Rock, will face off against some old foes and a couple of upstarts...
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Larry David's biting HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm received its sixth nomination for best comedy...
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New comer Modern Family, a commercial and critical success, earned a Best Comedy nod in its rookie season...
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Glee, yet another rookie dynamo earned a total of 19 nominations, including best comedy...
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Nurse Jackie starring Sopranos alum Edie Falco as a health care provider of questionable moral fiber, is in the running...
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And rounding out the field is The Office, which won in 2006.
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Mad Men, which received 17 nods in total and Jon Hamm as the smoothest man in advertising, will defend its best drama title against...
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fellow AMC series Breaking Bad, which was also up for the award last year.
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Dexter, starring Michael C. Hall as a forensics expert who moonlights as a serial killer.
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The Good Wife, starring Julianna Marguiles as a woman whose unfortunate life bears a certain resemblance to that of New York's former first lady, Tilda Spitzer.
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And Lost, the post-modern Gilligan's Island that just wrapped up one of TV's most confusing and beloved ruins in recent memory.
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True Blood</i, HBO's Southern Gothic vampire romance-dramed starring Anna Paquin and Alexander Skarsgård.
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Toni Collette, who plays four versions of Tara Gregson on United States Of Tara will defend her best actress in a comedy title against...
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Glee star Lea Michelle, who just a couple of years ago was starring in the Broadway hit Spring Awakening,?i> grabbed a best actress in a comedy nod.
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Sitcom legend Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who broke the dreaded Seinfeld curse with The New Adventures Of Old Christine.
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Edie Falco of Nurse Jackie...
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Amy Poehler, as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, a show that made a great recovery from an underwhelming first season...
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And Tina Fey, aka Liz Lemon of 30 Rock, who won the award in 2008.
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Alec Baldwin work as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock has made him the reigning champ as Best Actor in a Comedy Series. He will defend his title against...
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Curb star Larry David...
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Steve Carell, aka Michael Scott of The Office...
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Jim Parsons as Sheldon, the most annoying man on Earth, in The Big Bang Theory...
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eight-time nominee and three-time winner Tony Shalhoub of Monk...
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and Glee star Matthew Morrison.
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Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad will go for a three-peat as best actor in a drama. He's in the running with ...
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Mad Men star Jon Hamm...
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Dexter's Hal, who won the Golden Globe earlier this year...
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<Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler got some overdue recognition with his first nomination fir his work as Coach Taylor...
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Hugh Laurie, Dr. Greg House on House is nominated for a fifth time...
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and Lost star Matthew Fox, who picked up his first nod for his work as Jack Sheppard.
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Glenn Close, the terrifying Patty Hewes of <i<Damages, will defend her best actress in a drama title against...
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Kyra Sedgwick, who's been nominated five times now for her work as Brenda Leigh Johnson on The Closer...
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first-time nominee January Jones, who plays the repeatedly cuckolded Betty Draper on Mad Men...
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Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton, who is also a first-timer...
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and Mariska Hargitay whose been six times before for her work as Det. Olivia Benson, with one win.
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The Amazing race, last year's Outstanding Reality Competition Program, will compete with the same foru shows it beat in 2009...
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American Idol...
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Dancing With the Stars...
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Project Runway and ...
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Top Chef.
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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, which has largely dominated the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series category, will fight off challenges from...
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old friend Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report...
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Saturday Nigh Live...
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Real Time With Bill Maher...
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and The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien. Make you r own joke -- I gotta work here.
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