Drama Downton Abbey and Mad Men are leading Emmy Award nominations this year.
Advertising show Mad Men, last year's winner for best TV drama, was nominated in 17 categories and British drama Downton Abbey earned 16 nods for the September awards.
Along with the two popular shows, Homeland,Game of ThronesBoardwalk Empire and Breaking Bad are also nominated in the Best Drama category.
Abbey also earned nominations for Michelle Dockery and Hugh Bonneville for best actress and actor, as well as two nominations for supporting actresses, Maggie Smith and Joanne Froggatt, and two for supporting actors, Brendan Coyle and Jim Carter.
Mad Men star Jon Hamm and last year's winner Steve Buscemi of Boardwalk Empire will compete for best lead actor alongside Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad and Michael C. Hall in Dexter.
Lead actress nominees include Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss, as well as veterans Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife, Kathy Bates in Harry's Law and Glenn Close for Damages.
Newcomer Homeland, set among soldiers returning home from the Iraq War, earned nine nominations, more than any other freshman drama or comedy, including best dramatic actress for Claire Danes and dramatic actor for Damian Lewis.
Modern Family, which won best comedy TV show last year, pulled in 14 nominations including best TV comedy. Girls and Veep, as well as The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm and 30 Rock.
Entertainment columnists noted a lack of nominations in for Boss and its star Kelsey Grammer and that comedy Park and Recreation was overlooked.