TV musical comedy Glee about high school misfits and the teachers who shepherd them drew 19 nominations for US Emmy awards today.
They include ones for best comedy series and stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele.
The leading nominee was the Second World War drama, The Pacific, with 24 nominations.
Besides Glee, other newcomers receiving Emmy recognition included Modern Family, with nods for best comedy series and for five members of its ensemble cast, and The Good Wife, a nominee for best drama and recognition for star Julianna Margulies.
The final season of Lost got nominations for best drama series and a nod for star Matthew Fox and supporting nominations for Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson. Elizabeth Mitchell received a guest actress bid for the drama.
Comedy skit show Saturday Night Live received 12 nominations for a total 126 nominations during its run, surpassing the ER all-time record of 124 bids. One of the nominations went to Betty White, who at 88 proved you are never too old for comedy when she hosted the show to big ratings and applause.
Besides Glee and Modern Family, other nominees for best comedy series include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nurse Jackie, The Office and last year’s winner, 30 Rock, with its third consecutive bid in the category.
Joining Lost and The Good Wife as best drama series nominees were Breaking Bad, Dexter, True Blood and Mad Men, which won the award for the past two seasons.