idris elba & don cheadle*The 2012 Emmy nominations are in and guess who’s leading the way?

Idris Elba for his work in mini series “Luther, and Maya Rudolph for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting “SNL.”

Actress Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel, who wore pajamas, made the announcement at 5:40 Thursday morning.

Don Cheadle also received a nod for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on “House of Lies,” along with Giancarlo for his supporting role on “Breaking Bad.”

Tracy Morgan for “30 Rock” and even Cee-Lo Green was nominated for Best Competition Reality Show.