2011 Emmy Nominations Announced

2011 Emmy Nominations Announced

More of my reactions to the nominations later today, but, as always, there was much to love — nods for Timothy Olyphant, Melissa McCarthy, Betty White, Walton Goggins and Margo Martindale, for example — and much to hate on (no Justified nod as Best Drama??? For reals, Emmy people? Where’s Sons of Anarchy, Katey Sagal, The Walking Dead, Community? And MORE tired nominations for The Office, Steve Carell and Hugh Laurie?) in the primetime Emmy nominations announcement this morning.

Below, a list of the major nominees (read the full list at The Hollywood Reporter) … peruse them, and again, check in with TVScreener.com later today for a rundown of the good, the bad and the what-the-frick-were-they-thinking on the nominations.

And, in case you missed it, here’s a video of the live nomination announcement. The morning’s most charming moment was definitely the reaction of announcer/first-time nominee McCarthy, who deserved a nomination back in her Gilmore Girls days, and is so deserving of all the great things that are happening for her since her scene, eh, actually, movie-stealing performance in Bridesmaids.



Best Drama: Boardwalk Empire; The Good Wife; Mad Men; Friday Night Lights; Dexter; and Game of Thrones

Best Comedy: Glee, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Modern Family, 30 Rock and The Big Bang Theory

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

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

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

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

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama: Bruce Dern, Big Love; Beau Bridges, Brothers & Sisters, Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife; Paul McCrane, Harry’s Law; Jeremy Davies, Justified; and Robert Morse, Mad Men

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama: Mary McDonnell, The Closer; Julia Stiles, Dexter; Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy; Randee Heller, Mad Men; Cara Buono, Mad Men; Joan Cusack, Shameless; Alfre Woodard, True Blood

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

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

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

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

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy: Idris Alba, The Big C; Nathan Lane, Modern Family; Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live; Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live; Matt Damon, 30 Rock; and Will Arnett, 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy: Kristin Chenoweth, Glee; Dot-Marie Jones, Glee; Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee; Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope; Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live; Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock

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