The 2011 Emmy nominations have been released and fan favorites such as Mad Men, Dexter, and The Office have been nominated.
Mad Men (AMC) Dexter (Showtime) The Good Wife (CBS) Boardwalk Empire (HBO) and Game of Thrones (HBO) are competing for the coveted spot of best drama.
For best comedy, nods went to ABC's Modern Family, NBC's The Office, 30 Rock, and Parks and Recreation, Fox's Glee, and Big Bang Theory (CBS).
Mad Men has experience a hugely successful year, and has even created a Mad Men inspired Banana Republic collection due out in August. The collection will hit stores nation-wide, and was supposed to coincide with the return of the show this fall; however the show's return has been pushed back.
Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant worked with Banana Republic's creative director, Simon Kneen, to create the classic collection.
Mad Men took 19 Emmy nominations, and both Jon Hamm (Don Draper) and Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olson) are frontrunners in the best actor and actress category for drama.
Along with AMC, HBO is one of the Emmy's highest contenders. Along with its best drama nomination, Game of Thrones is up for best direction (Tim Van Patten) and best supporting actor (Peter Dinklage). Boardwalk Empire, also nominated for best drama, has received nods for actor Steve Buscemi for best actor, Kelly Macdonald for best supporting actress, and Martin Scorsese for best direction.
Stars took to Twitter on Thursday to express their excitement over the nominations.