Twenty finalists for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards' have been enlisted by the Academy of Television, Art and Sciences on Thursday in the categories of comedy and drama series.

The comedy series list tops Curb Your Enthusiasm ; Entourage; Family Guy ; Flight of the Conchords; The Office; Pushing Daisies; 30 Rock; Two and a Half Men;Ugly Betty and Weeds.

On the drama series side finalists are Boston Legal; Damages; Dexter; Friday Night Lights; Grey's Anatomy; House; Lost ; Mad Men; The Tudors and HBO's The Wire one of television's most critically acclaimed programs.

The Academy reported five nominees will be determined from each category and will be announced by July 17 at 5:40 a.m. It is the first time the Academy reveals the top 10 finalists for each of the categories previously said.

The Emmy Awards are considered the television equivalent to the Oscars and recognize excellence within various areas of the television industry. The Primetime Emmy Awards celebrate excellence in national prime time programming, awarding top honors at the annual creative arts gala and prime time awards telecast.

The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards will be hold on September 21 awarding also TV actors and actresses.