The 2011 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations Announced!


The nominees for the 2011 Emmy Awards were announced this morning. 

2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations:


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laura Linney – The Big C
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton – Raising Hope
Tina Fey – 30 Rock

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Steve Carell – The Office
Johnny Galecki – The Big Bang Theory
Louis C.K. – Louie
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Jane Lynch – Glee
Betty White – Hot in Cleveland
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Kristen Wiig – Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men
Chris Colfer – Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
Ed O’Neill – Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
Ty Burrell, – Modern Family

Comedy Series
Parks and Recreation
The Office
Modern Family
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory

Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
Connie Britton – Friday Night Lights
Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: SVU
Mireille Enos – The Killing
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Kathy Bates – Harry’s Law

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Hugh Laurie – House
Timothy Olyphant – Justified

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
Michelle Forbes – The Killing
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife
Margo Martindale – Justified
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
John Slattery – Mad Men
Andre Braugher – Men of a Certain Age
Walton Goggins – Justified
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce
Elizabeth McGovern – Downton Abbey
Diane Lane – Cinema Verite
Taraji P. Henson – Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh – Upstairs Downstairs

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Greg Kinnear – The Kennedys
Barry Pepper – The Kennedys
Edgar Ramirez – Carlos
William Hurt – Too Big To Fail
Idris Elba – Luther
Laurence Fishburne – Thurgood

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Guy Pearce – Mildred Pierce
Brian F. O’Byrne – Mildred Pierce
Tom Wilkinson – The Kennedys
Paul Giamatti – Too Big To Fail
James Woods – Too Big To Fail

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Evan Rachel Wood – Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo – Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham – Mildred Pierce
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Eileen Atkins – Upstairs Downstairs

Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Saturday Night Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Host – Reality or Reality Competition Program
Jeff Probst – Survivor
Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Koeghan – The Amazing Race
Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars
Ryan Seacrest – American Idol

Reality – Competition Program
So You Think You Can Dance
The Amazing Race
Project Runway
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Top Chef

Animated Program
The Cleveland Show
Robot Chicken
The Simpsons
South Park

Reality Program
Deadliest Catch
Undercover Boss
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

Do you think they overlooked any particular star or show? I’m torn between cheering for Laura Linney – The Big C is a phenomenal show and she’s incredible in it – and Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie, for the same reasons! We’re huge Modern Family and Big Bang Theory fans, as well, so crossing my fingers for them. I’m happy to see Jon Cryer get a nod, but I think Angus T. Jones does such a great job on that show, too. I’m sure it’s a difficult job to choose the nominees – I’d never be able to whittle it down to just 5 or 6!


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