Actress Kerry Washington and TV host Jimmy Kimmel
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Watch the Primetime Emmy nominations

ITV1's wartime drama Downton Abbey is up for the top prize at the 2012 Primetime Emmys.

It is up against critical favourite, Mad Men, which is up for its fifth best drama award. Should it win, it will have won the prize more times than any other show.

Watch TV host Jimmy Kimmel and actress Kerry Washington read out some of the key nominations for this year's awards, to be held in Los Angeles on 23 September.

  • 19 Jul 2012