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This publicity photo released by HBO, shows the creator and star, Lena Dunham, of the HBO TV series, "Girls." The program was nominated for an Emmy award for outstanding comedy series on Thursday, July 19, 2012. The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and airing live on ABC.(AP Photo/HBO, Ali Paige Goldstein)

64th annual Emmy nominations

Nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards were announced Thursday, July 19, by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.