Emmy nominations go out to "The Office" and other hit shows...
NBC -- It was a big day for new faces and new shows from the Emmy nominations. Lots of rookie nominees heard their names announced and several could walk away with awards.
As if the kids from Glee didn't have enough reason to sing and dance, this morning's Emmy nominations gave them even more.
Dave Karger of Entertainment Weekly said "Glee had more nominations with 19, than 30 Rock did with 15 and Modern Family was very close behind with 14. So you have a real 3 way race here."
30 Rock's three-year run as best comedy also faces competition from The Office as well as Nurse Jackie and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Dave Karger said "my hunch is that both Glee and Modern Family are going to get so many votes that one of them will be able to win."
In the best drama race, Mad Men earned a chance to make it three straight wins.
Dave Karger said "if there's any show that might be able to be something of a threat, it might be the Good Wife."
Along with that Julianna Marguiles series, Dexter is in the best drama race, as well as Breaking Bad, the vampire saga True Blood, and the final season of Lost.
NBC's critically praised Friday Night Lights missed out once again for best drama, but the show did score first time acting nominations for leads, Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton.
Dave Karger said "to see the two of them finally get some recognition, it was really satisfying."
Another surprise came in the field for best variety, music or comedy series. Neither "Late Night with David Letterman" nor "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" received nominations.
But the fired guy did.
Dave Karger said "it really is something of a vindication for Conan O'Brien.”
The emmy winners will be announced August 29th.