When the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced, HBO not only led the pack of all the networks with a staggering—101 total nominations—it did so with some of the most popular and critically acclaimed series that aired this past television season.
The epic vampire tale, True Blood earned five nominations including one for “Outstanding Drama Series.” While the freshman series detailing life in Louisiana post Hurricane Katrina, Treme, snagged two nominations.
Comedian Wanda Sykes’ recent stand up comedy special on HBO, “Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me” also earned two Emmy nods.
Other notable shows picking up bigger, double-digit 2010 Primetime Emmy nominations include AMC’s Mad Men, which racked up 17 nominations and NBC’s 30 Rock, which collected 15 nominations. And the newcomer shows on the air didn’t fare too badly either; ABC’s new hit comedy, Modern Family, garnered 14 nominations and FOX’s Glee had plenty to be happy about, it had the most of any series—19 nominations.
The Primetime Emmy Awards will air live August 29th on NBC.—Ronke Idowu Reeves