The HBO special received recognition for its stars Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Sarah Paulson and Ed Harris along with a nod for 'Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television'.
Coming in second place was Homeland with four nominations; Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin were all recognised, while the show itself was named in the 'Best Television Series - Drama' shortlist.
Elsewhere, Modern Family, The Girl and Downton Abbey each picked up three nominations.
British drama The Hour also made its way onto the shortlist, while Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch was named in the 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television' list.
Other nominees included Nashville, which picked up nods for both Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere; Smash, which is currently undergoing a revamp, and USA miniseries Political Animals.
The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory, Episodes, Girls, Hatfields & McCoys, New Girl, 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad and The Newsroom were among the other shows recognised in the shortlist.
The Golden Globes, to be held on January 12, 2013, will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
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