The Primetime Emmy Awards aren’t known for being particularly surprising, though the races in quite a few of this year's categories are neck-and-neck as we move into the final days before this weekend's telecast, which for the first time will be offered live coast-to-coast on NBC.
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• Emmys Front Runners• View our complete coverage of the 2010 Emmy Awards AMC's Mad Men received the most nominations on the drama side, capturing 17 nods including Outstanding Drama Series, multiple acting awards, and, not surprisingly, a slew of writing and technical nominations. On the other side of the aisle, Fox’s smash hit Glee grabbed 19 nominations, more than any comedy series, and will compete with fellow funny freshman Modern Family for the top comedy spot. HBO’s The Pacific, meanwhile, snagged 24 nominations, putting it in the top spot in the miniseries category, while the pay cabler itself was given 101 nominations, far more than any other network, broadcast or cable.
The winners will be announced on August 29’s live Primetime Emmy Awards telecast. Here's who we think they'll be—AND who they should be.
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