It was a very early morning for Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday. The late-night host stepped in at the last minute to present the Primetime Emmy nominations at 5:38 AM with "Scandal" actress Kerry Washington. From the looks of it, Jimmy rolled out of bed and headed straight for the ceremony still wearing his “husky baby” pajamas! "They rousted me out of bed. This would be just as good at noon,” he joked. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host will keep the laughs coming as host of the Primetime Emmys telecast Sept. 23 on ABC.

It looks as if  past winners "Mad Men" and "Modern Family" will dominate this year’s award show. AMC's hit drama "Mad Men" earned 17 nominations this morning, while "Modern Family" received 14.

2012 Primetime Emmy Nominees Announced!
Emmy Awards

The 64th Primetime Emmys will air live September 23 on ABC.

Here are the nominees:

Drama Series
The Nominees: "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland," "Mad Men," "Game of Thrones"

Comedy Series
The Nominees: "Big Bang," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Girls," "Veep," "30 Rock"

Lead Actor in a Drama
The Nominees: Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"), Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey"), Damian Lewis ("Homeland")

Lead Actress in a Drama
The Nominees: Glenn Close ("Damages"), Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey"), Kathy Bates ("Harry's Law"), Claire Danes ("Homeland"), Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"), Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men")

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Nominees: Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Jim Parsons, ("Big Bang Theory"), Don Cheadle, ("House of Lies"), Alec Baldwin, ("30 Rock"), Louis C.K. ("Louie"), Jon Cryer, ("Two And a Half Men")

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Nominees: Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") Melissa McCarthy ("Mike & Molly"), Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep")

Check out the full list of nominees HERE!

"Extra" celebrated with some of the nominees... check it out!


The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards airs September 23 on ABC!

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