Nice day for Ryan Murphy (hatted) whose programs earned at least 34 Primetime Emmy nominations this morning. American Horror Story: Coven scored 17, Glee got 1, and his adaptation of The Normal Heart for HBO earned 16 noms for best tv movie, directing, writing, editing, casting, cinematography, costumes, hair, makeup, prosthetic makeup, lead actor, supporting actress, and a fourway among supporting actors (openly gay Matt Bomer, openly gay Jim Parsons, openly gay Joe Mantello, and Alfred Molina).
For its fifth season, Modern Family earned another 10 Emmy nominations. It won best comedy series in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Last year's big gay HBO movie Behind the Candelabra attracted a lot more viewers and one fewer Emmy nominations at 15.