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There was room for fresh faces, including best drama actress nominee Mireille Enos of AMC’s “The Killing” and best drama actor Timothy Olyphant of FX Networks’ “Justified.”

And there were longtime favorites as well, most notably Betty White. The 89-year-old wonder nabbed a best supporting actress bid for the sitcom “Hot in Cleveland.” If she wins, it would be her eighth Emmy.

“I am so thrilled. How lucky can an old broad be?” White said by phone a few minutes after her agent woke her. “I wasn’t even thinking about the nominations because I didn’t even think there was a chance.”

Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” received his fourth nomination and another chance to convert one to a win. Although three-time winner Bryan Cranston is out of the running because “Breaking Bad” took a breather, Steve Buscemi, a Golden Globe winner for “Boardwalk Empire” is among the formidable competitors.

Emmy voters have a chance to flaunt their risk-taking side with “Game of Thrones,” given the usual resistance to rewarding genre shows such as fantasy or science fiction. The series based on the George R.R. Martin novels scored a best drama nod but only a single acting bid, for Peter Dinklage in a supporting role.

HBO received the most nominations, 104, more than double second-place CBS’ 50. NBC has 46 bids; PBS, 43; Fox, 42; ABC, 40; AMC, 29; Showtime, 21.

The nominations were announced by McCarthy and Joshua Jackson of “Fringe” at academy offices. The Emmy Awards are scheduled to air Sept. 18 on Fox, with “Glee” star and nominee Jane Lynch hosting.


AP Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang contributed to this report.