Topic: Real Time with Bill Maher
'American Horror Story,' 'Django Unchained,' and others made the cut for the nominations distributed by the Producers Guild of America.
The two drama series each earned 17 nods as Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning.
Comedians like Jon Stewart took aim at candidates like Christine O'Donnell in Election 2010, and sharp political satire may have led to cynicism, suppressing the youth vote, experts say.
Emmy Award nominations released Thursday tapped Conan O'Brien's short-lived stint on NBC's Tonight Show, as well as a handful of shows from non-broadcast networks.