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07/19/2012 09:12 am ET Updated Jul 19, 2012

Emmy Nominees 2012: 'Downton Abbey,' 'Girls' Shake Up The Race

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The Emmy nominations of 2012 are in, and there are a few surprises livening up the roster of usual suspects.

Showtime's "Homeland," a newcomer to the Emmys, shook up a few races with its nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor and Lead Actress. Meanwhile, "Downton Abbey" entered the Drama Series category instead of the Miniseries/Movie race and scored nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor and Lead Actress, as well as two nominations each in the Supporting Actress and two Supporting Actor categories -- a total of seven nods in all.

HBO's "Girls" picked up Emmy nominations in the main Comedy Series category, and series creator Lena Dunham earned a nod for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Click through the slideshow below for a complete list of nominees. Jimmy Kimmel will host the 64th Annual Emmy Awards, airing on ABC on Sun., Sept. 23.

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Emmy Nominees 2012

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