LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tina Fey's satire-rich sitcom, "30 Rock," has a leading 22 Emmy nominations, while the '60s retro series, "Mad Men," leads the drama pack with 16 bids.
The shows were honored last year as best comedy and drama and have a chance to repeat the performance at September's awards.
The TV movies "Grey Gardens," with 17 nominations, and "Into the Storm," with 14 nominations, are also among the front-runners. Chandra Wilson of "Grey Anatomy's" and Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory," both nominees, made the nominations announcement Thursday in Los Angeles.
The number of contenders in series and acting categories were expanded this year, which may have allowed room for some unexpected bids, including a best-comedy series nomination for an animated series, "Family Guy."
Read the full list of Emmy nominees here.
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