Who says Hollywood doesn't appreciate age and beauty? Among the 100 actors nominated for an Emmy Award today, 32 are 50 or older, and midlifers were represented in all 16 of the acting categories.

From comedy to drama, actors and actresses who are clearly at the top of their game in the second half of their careers scored big in key categories: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, for "Veep"; Ed O'Neill, outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, for "Modern Family"; and Kathy Bates, outstanding lead actress in a drama series for "Harry's Law" (and outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for "Two and A Half Men"). Kathryn Joosten, who died in June at age 72 after an 11-year battle with cancer, was nominated posthumously for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her role on "Desperate Housewives."

With the exception of 39-year-old Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory," the six nominees for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series were all in their mid-40s or older: Louis CK, 44, of "Louie"; Jon Cryer, 47, of "Two and A Half Men"; Don Cheadle, 47, of "House of Lies"; Alec Baldwin, 54 of "30 Rock"; and Larry David, 65, of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

Check out our slideshow below to see the 32 post 50 stars who received Emmy nods (and a list of the younger nominees).

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  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 51, "Veep" <em>And the other nominees are:</em> Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl" Lena Dunham, "Girls" Melissa McCarthy, "Mike and Molly" Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation" Tina Fey, "30 Rock"

  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

    Alec Baldwin, 54, "30 Rock"

  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

    Larry David, 65, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" <em>And the other nominees are:</em> Don Cheadle, "House of Lies" Louis C.K., "Louis" Jon Cryer, "Two and A Half Men" Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

    Actress Kathryn Joosten has received a posthumous nomination for her role in "Desperate Housewives." She passed away in June at the age of 72. Other nominees: Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory" Julie Bowen, "Modern Family" Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family" Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie" Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

    Ed O'Neill, 66, "Modern Family" <em>And the other nominees are:</em> Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family" Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family" Ty Burrell, "Modern Family" Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family" Max Greenfield, "New Girl" Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live"

  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

    Kathy Bates, 64, "Two and A Half Men" Other nominees: Melissa McCarthy, "Saturday Night Live" Elizabeth Banks, "30 Rock" Margaret Cho, "30 Rock" Dot Jones, "Glee" Maya Rudolph, "Saturday Night Live"

  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

    Michael J. Fox, 51, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Other nominees: Will Arnett, "30 Rock" Bobby Cannavale, "Nurse Jackie" Jimmy Fallon, "Saturday Night Live" Jon Hamm, "30 Rock" Greg Kinnear, "Modern Family"

  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

    Kathy Bates, 64, "Harry's Law"

  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

    Glenn Close, 65, "Damages" <em>And the other nominees are:</em> Claire Danes, "Homeland" Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey" Juilianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"

  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

    Steve Buscemi, 54, "Boardwalk Empire"

  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

    Bryan Cranston, 56, "Breaking Bad" <em>And the other nominees are:</em> Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey" Michael C. Hall, "Dexter" Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

    Maggie Smith, 77, "Downton Abbey"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

    Christine Baranski, 60, "The Good Wife" <em>And the other nominees are:</em> Ann Gunn, "Breaking Bad" Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey" Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife" Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

    Giancarlo Esposito, 54, "Breaking Bad"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

    Jim Carter, 63, "Downton Abbey"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

    Jared Harris, 50, "Mad Men" <em>And the other nominees are:</em> Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad" Brendan Coyle, "Downton Abbey" Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"

  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

    Loretta Devine, 62, "Grey's Anatomy"

  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

    Jean Smart, 60, "Harry's Law" <em>And the other nominees are:</em> Joan Cusack, "Shameless" Martha Plimpton, "The Good Wife" Julia Ormond, "Mad Men" Uma Thurman, "Smash"

  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

    Dylan Baker, 52, "The Good Wife"

  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

    Michael J. Fox, 51, "The Good Wife"

  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

    Mark Margolis, 72, "Breaking Bad" <em>And the other nominees are</em>: Jeremy Davies, "Justified" Ben Feldman, "Mad Men" Jason Ritter, "Parenthood"

  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie

    Julianne Moore, 51, "Game Change"

  • Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie

    Emma Thompson, 53, "The Song of Lunch (Masterpiece)" <em>And the other nominees are</em>: Connie Britton, "American Horror Story" Ashley Judd, "Missing" Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"

  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie

    Kevin Costner, 57, "Hatfields & McCoys"

  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie

    Woody Harrelson, 50, "Game Change"

  • Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie

    Bill Paxton, 57, "Hatfields & McCoys" <em>And the other nominees are:</em> Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)" Idris Elba, "Luther" Clive Owen, "Hemingway & Gellhorn"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie

    Jessica Lange, 63, "American Horror Story"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie

    Frances Conroy, 58, "American Horror Story"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie

    Judy Davis, 57, "Page Eight (Masterpiece)" <em>And the other nominee is</em>: Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie

    Tom Berenger, 63, "Hatfields & McCoys"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie

    Denis O'Hare, 50, "American Horror Story"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie

    Ed Harris, 61, "Game Change"

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie

    David Strathairn, 63, "Hemingway & Gellhorn" <em>And the other nominee is:</em> Martin Freeman, "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)"

  • Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

    Betty White, 90, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers"

  • Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

    Tom Bergeron, 57, "Dancing With the Stars" <em>And the other nominees are:</em> Cat Deeley, "So You Think You Can Dance" Phil Keoghan, "The Amazing Race" Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"