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Emmy nominations: 'Mad Men' and 'Modern Family' are the top nominees

Emmy nominations: 'Mad Men' and 'Modern Family' are the top nominees.

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Actress Kerry Washington (L) and TV host Jimmy Kimmel announce the nominees for the Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie Award during the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations held at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on July 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES - Television series drama "Mad Men" and comedy "Modern Family," last year's winners in their respective categories, were again among the top nominees for primetime Emmy Awards on Thursday.

Advertising show "Mad Men," pulled in 17 nominations overall, including best TV drama, to lead the nominees alongside drama "American Horror Story," also with 17 nods. "Modern Family" scored 14 nominations including best TV comedy to lead other series in that grouping.

This year's Emmy Awards will take place on September 23 and be broadcast on the ABC television network.

(Reporting By Piya Sinha-Roy and Bob Tourtellotte; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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