Today the 2012 Emmy nominations were announced. The annual awards show, now in its 64th year, celebrate excellence in national prime time television programming and will air on ABC September 23.

In the category of Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score), the nominees are:
The Borgias - "The Confessions" (Showtime), music by Trevor Morris.
Downton Abbey - Episode 6 (PBS), music by John Lunn
Pan Am - Pilot, music by Blake Neely
Smash - "Publicity", original music by Marc Shaiman, score by Christian Bacon
30 Rock - "The Tuxedo Begins", music by Jeff Richmond

In the category of Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Sepecial (Original Dramatic Score), the nominees are:
Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice (ABC), composer: Michael Giacchino
Game Change (HBO), music by Theodore Shapiro
Hatfields & McCoys - Episode 1, music by John Debney and Tony Morales
Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO), composer: Javier Navarrete
Missing - "The Hard Drive" (ABC), music by Robert Duncan
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia[] (Masterpiece, PBS), Music by David Arnold and Michael Price.

In the category of Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, the nominees are:
The Heart of Christmas [song title: "The Heart of Christmas"] (BMC), music and lyrics by Matthew West
Raising Hope - "Prodigy" [song title: "Welcome Back to Hope"] (FOX), music and lyrics by Matthew W. Thompson
Saturday Night Live - Host: Jason Segel [song title: "I Can't Believe I'm Hosting"] (NBC), music by Eli Brueggemann, lyrics by Seth Meyers and John Mulaney
Smash - Pilot [song title: "Let Me Be Your Star"] (NBC), music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
65th Annual Tony Awards - [song title: "It's Not Just For Gays Anymore"] (CBS), music by Adam Schlesinger, lyrics by David Javerbaum

In the category of Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, the nominees are:
Great Expectations (Masterpiece, PBS), composer: Martin Phipps
Hell On Wheels (AMC), theme by Gustavo Santaolalla
Homeland (Showtime), music by Sean Callery
Page Eight (Masterpiece, PBS), music by Paul Englishby
Touch (FOX), theme by Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin

In the category of Outstanding Music Director, the nominees are:
Christmas In Washington (TNT), musical director: Ian Fraser
Country Music (In Performance at the White House) (PBS), music director: Steven A. Gibson
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS), music directors: Rob Berman and Rob Mathes
Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy (PBS), music director: Billy Elliot
Seth MacFarlane: Swingin' In Concert (EPIX), musical director & arranger: Joel McNeeley
The Thomashefskys: The Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater (Great Performances, PBS), music director: Michael Tilson Thomas

For the full list of nominees in all categories, visit the official Emmy's website at