Emmy Award nominations

Actress Kerry Washington and comedian Jimmy Kimmel (wearing pajamas to denote the early hour) announced the nominees Thursday for the 64th Prime Time Emmy Awards, which will be broadcast on ABC on Sept. 23 in Los Angeles.

Drama series

“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO; “Breaking Bad,” AMC; “Downton Abbey,” PBS; “Game of Thrones,” HBO; “Homeland,” Showtime; “Mad Men,” AMC.

Comedy series

“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS; “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” HBO; “Girls,” HBO; “Modern Family,” ABC; “30 Rock,” NBC; “Veep,” HBO.

Miniseries or made-for-TV movie

“American Horror Story,” FX Networks; “Game Change,” HBO; “Hatfields & McCoys,” History; “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” HBO; “Luther,” BBC America; “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece),” PBS.

Actor, drama series

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO; Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad,” AMC; Michael C. Hall, “Dexter,” Showtime; Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey,” PBS; Damian Lewis, “Homeland,” Showtime; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men,” AMC.

Actress, drama series

Glenn Close, “Damages,” DirecTV; Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey,” PBS; Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife,” CBS; Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law,” NBC; Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Showtime; Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men,” AMC.

Actor, comedy series

Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS; Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” HBO; Don Cheadle, “House of Lies,” Showtime; Louis C.K., “Louie,” FX Networks; Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock,” NBC; Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men,” CBS.

Actress, comedy series

Lena Dunham, “Girls,” HB0: Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly,” CBS; Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl,” Fox; Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie,” Showtime; Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation,” NBC; Tina Fey, “30 Rock,” NBC; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep, HBO.

Actor, miniseries/movie

Woody Harrelson, “Game Change,” HBO; Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History; Bill Paxton, “Hatfields & McCoys,” History; Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” HBO; Idris Elba, “Luther,” BBC America; Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (Masterpiece),” PBS.

Actress, miniseries or movie

Connie Britton, “American Horror Story,” FX Networks; Julianne Moore, “Game Change,” HBO; Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” HBO; Ashley Judd, “Missing,” ABC; Emma Thompson, “The Song of Lunch (Masterpiece), PBS.