Disney/ABC Television Garners 45 Primetime Emmy Nominations

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The Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) captured 45 Primetime Emmy nominations, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This total reflects nominations for ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, ABC.com, Disney Channel and Disney XD programming.

The ABC Television Network collected 42 nominations, including 17 nominations for “Modern Family,” topping all comedies. Nods for the sophomore series include categories of Outstanding Comedy Series, Supporting Actor/Actress, Guest Actor (Nathan Lane), Writing, Art Direction, Casting, Directing, Picture Editing and Sound Mixing.

“Dancing with the Stars” received 7 nominations in the categories of Reality-Competition (for the sixth consecutive time), Host Tom Bergeron (fourth consecutive), Choreography, Hairstyling, Lighting, Makeup, and Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control.

The “83rd Annual Academy Awards scored 9 nominations, including the category of Special Class, and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was recognized with 2 nominations in Short-Form Picture Editing and Lighting Design/Lighting Direction.

Disney Channel collected two nominations for “Wizards of Waverly Place” in the categories of Children’s Program and Cinematography, while Disney XD received a nomination for “Pair of Kings,” also in Cinematography.

Other nominations included Loretta Devine’s first Emmy nomination for Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role on “Grey’s Anatomy” and the holiday special “Disney Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa” for Short-format Animated Program. Additionally, ABC.com is recognized with two nominations for Creative Achievement in Interactive Media.

The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy ceremony will be telecast on Fox on Sunday, September 18.

The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, including the ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and SOAPnet, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Radio Disney Network, Hyperion publishing, and the Company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group’s portfolio of media businesses.

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