Primetime Emmy Nominations 2011

July 14, 2011

It was a big morning today. The 63rd Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced bright and early.

Modern Family

There were many surprises and some snubs as well as the official list of nominees for the Primetime Emmy awards were revealed. I for one was pleased but at the same time I do have some issues, which I will tell you all about once you check out the full list.

Outstanding Animated Program
The Cleveland Show
Robot Chicken: The Simpsons
South Park

Outstanding Short-format Animated Program

Adventure Time
Disney Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa
Regular Show
Robot Chicken
SpongeBob SquarePants

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

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

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Edgar Ramirez – Carlos
Greg Kinnear – The Kennedys
Barry Pepper – The Kennedys •
Idris Elba – Luther
Laurence Fishburne – Thurgood
William Hurt – Too Big To Fail

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

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Connie Britton – Friday Night Lights
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Kathy Bates – Harry’s Law
Mireille Enos – The Killing
Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Diane Lane – Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern – Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce
Taraji P. Henson – Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh – Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Chris Colfer – Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
Ed O’Neill – Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Jon Cryer – Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Peter Dinklage – Game Of Thrones
Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Walton Goggins – Justified
John Slattery – Mad Men
Andre Braugher as Owen – Men Of A Certain Age

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Tom Wilkinson – The Kennedys
Guy Pearce – Mildred Pierce
Brian F. O’Byrne – Mildred Pierce
Paul Giamatti – Too Big To Fail
James Woods – Too Big To Fail

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Jane Lynch – Glee
Betty White – Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
Kristen Wiig – Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
Margo Martindale – Justified
Michelle Forbes – The Killing
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
Evan Rachel Wood – Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo – Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham – Mildred Pierce
Eileen Atkins – Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest – American Idol
Tom Bergeron – Dancing With The Stars
Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance
Jeff Probst – Survivor

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

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

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
The Pillars Of The Earth
Too Big To Fail

There you have it the official list and here are my thoughts on it. I was thrilled that Friday Night Lights finally got some recognition. It is an amazing show and I sincerely hope it wins. I doubt it will but I can still hope for now. I was however surprised the AMC’s The Walking Dead did not get any nominations considering all the hype and critical acclaim surrounding the show. What I do find interesting is that with Bryan Cranston not eligible for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series that category is wide open this year. I am rooting for Jon Hamm even though I am pretty sure Steve Buscemi will take home the honor. Last I want to give praise to the amazing and talented Melissa McCarthy of Mike and Molly. I have been a huge fan of hers since her days on Gilmore Girls and I love that she is finally being recognized for her talent.
Those are my thoughts let me know yours!

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Photos: Nelson/Adriana M. Barraza/Joseph Marzullo

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