The nominees for American television's highest honors have been announced, with cowboys and spies appearing the heavy favorites.

Leading the pack for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is the TNT miniseries Into the West  with 16 nominations.

Fox's espionage drama  24 led all regular series with 12 nominations, followed by ABC's hospital show Grey's Anatomy with 11. Both received best drama series bids along with House, The Sopranos and The West Wing.

The comedy series nominees included  Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Scrubs  and Two and a Half Men.

The awards were announced Thursday by actors Brad Garrett, best known for Everybody Loves Raymond, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, from  The New Adventures of Old Christine and Seinfeld, in Los Angeles, California.

The awards ceremony is scheduled to air live on August 27.