“Glee,” “The Pacific,” Top Emmy Nominations

The misfits of Prospect High School are poised to rake in their first Emmys, as “Glee” received 19 nominations at the upcoming awards show. Leading the “Glee” nominees are Matthew Morrison for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Lea Michele in the best actress in a comedy series category.

“Glee” will try to win its first Outstanding Comedy Series statue against “The Office,” “Modern Family,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Nurse Jackie,” and “30 Rock,” which is looking to rule the category for the fourth-straight year. “Glee” has two nominations in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, one for Ryan Murphy in the pilot and for Paris Barclay in the “Wheels” episode.

Meanwhile, World War II drama “The Pacific” received the most nominations overall with 24, including for Outstanding Miniseries and two best director nods for David Nutter and Jeremy Podeswa (Part 8), as well as Tim Van Patten (Part 9).

In the best Drama Series category, the recently concluded “Lost” is up against “Mad Men,” “True Blood,” “Dexter,” “The Good Wife,” and “Breaking Bad.” “Lost” actor Matthew Fox is also nominated for outstanding lead actor in a drama series, where he is up against Hugh Laurie of “House” and Jon Hamm of “Mad Men,” among others.

The Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on August 29 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, with “Saturday Night Live’s” Jimmy Fallon as host.