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