Top contenders as Emmy nominations announced
July 9, 2010 6:53am CST
The HBO miniseries "The Pacific " leads a strong field of contenders for the 62nd annual Primetire Emmy Awards with 24 nods while AMC's "Mad Men" aims to defend its crown in outstanding drama series, as the 62nd Emmy Awards nominations were announced. "The Pacific" led all nominees with 24. The 10-part World War II drama whose executive producers include Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg was nominated for outstanding miniseries along with PBS' "Return to Cranford (Masterpiece)." As a new comer, the Fox hit "Glee" which has landed 19 nominations overall, will face off with NBC's "30 Rock" for best comedy as the latter was trying to walk away with the title for fourth time. The contenders also include HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," ABC's "Modern Family," Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" and NBC's "The Office."