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Gay Faves Lead Emmy Nominations

Gay Faves Lead Emmy Nominations


Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning, and gay favorites including Glee and Modern Family led the way for the prime-time television awards.

Glee, which received a total of 19 nominations, earned a nod for Best Comedy Series. Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer scored nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor in a Comedy Series, while Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress.

Ryan Murphy and Paris Barclay were also nominated for directing for Glee.

Also nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series was Modern Family, with Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson both receiving best supporting actor nods. Neil Patrick Harris of How I Met Your Mother also earned an acting nomination in the category, and a guest actor nomination for his appearance on Glee.

In the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, Sharon Gless scored a nomination for Burn Notice, while Archie Panjabi was nominated for the first time as maybe-gay private investigator Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife.

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series nods went to Lynch for her appearance on Two and a Half Men and Kristin Chenoweth for Glee.Alan Cumming scored an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series nod for The Good Wife while Lily Tomlin scored a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Damages.

Outstanding Drama Series nominees include True Blood and Mad Men. Sir Ian McKellan received a nomination for lead actor in a miniseries for The Prisoner while Betty White scored a nod for hosting Saturday Night Live

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented on August 29 in Los Angeles and telecast live on NBC with host Jimmy Fallon.

See the full list of nominees here on the Emmys web site.

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