Glenn Close, who captured top drama acting honors last year for “Damages” received a bid, along with Jones, Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick of “The Closer,” Connie Britton of “Friday Night Lights,” Mariska Hargitay of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Besides Michele of “Glee” and Fey of “30 Rock,” bids for lead actress in a comedy went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the canceled “The New Adventure of Old Christine,” Edie Falco for “Nurse Jackie,” Amy Poehler for “Parks and Recreation” and last year’s winner, Toni Collette, for “The United States of Tara.”
Among comedy series actors, the nominees are Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory,” Larry David for “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Tony Shalhoub for the last season of “Monk,” Steve Carell for “The Office” and Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock.” Baldwin is a two-time winner for the series.
HBO received the most nominations overall, with 101 bids, followed by ABC with 63 and CBS with 57. NBC earned 48, Fox received 47 and PBS had 32. Showtime had 23 nods.
The Emmy Awards will air Aug. 29 on NBC, with Jimmy Fallon hosting. The ceremony, which usually airs in September, was moved up to avoid a conflict with NBC’s Sunday NFL broadcasts.
AP Entertainment writers Sandy Cohen and Mike Cidoni contributed to this report.