Skooter reporting 07/20/12
"Mad Men," a sharply unwelcoming portrait of a 1960s American anti-hero, got a leading 17 Emmy nominations Thursday and the likelihood to set a new record as the most-honored drama in television history. "Mad Men," has won four best drama series trophies and is joined with "Hill Street Blues," ''L.A. Law" and "The West Wing," gained a fifth bid in the category.
The miniseries "American Horror Story," an outlandish tale about a haunted house, ran off a matching 17 awards, including an acting thumbs up for star Connie Britton.
Other leading nominees are the stylish British-born soap opera "Downton Abbey," which received16 bids, and two miniseries, "Hatfields & McCoys," with 16, and "Hemingway & Gellhorn" with 15. Honored as best comedy series for the past two years was "Modern Family," got 14 bids.