2011 Emmy Nominations!

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
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 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 & 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 Hartigay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

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

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, Men of a Certain Age

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Bryan 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 Movie:
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce
Eileen Atkins, Upstairs Downstairs

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

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

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:
Kristen Chenoweth, Glee
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Alfre Woodard, True Blood

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Mary McDonnell, The Closer
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Randee Heller, Mad Men
Cara Buono, Mad Men

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
Glee
Modern Family
The Office
Parks & Recreation
30 Rock

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

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie:
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Midred Pierce
The Pillars of the Earth
Too Big to Fail

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

Outstanding Reality Program:
Antiques Roadshow
Deadliest Catch
Hoarders
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
Mythbusters
Undercover Boss

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

Some interesting nominations in there.  Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons got more nominations, glad they’re getting recognized for one of the best sitcoms on TV.  Other surprises in the lead actor in a comedy nominations are Louis C.K. for Louie and Matt LeBlanc for the new HBO show Episodes, which I haven’t seen yet, but I’ll have to check out. 

For best drama actor, glad to see Michael C. Hall and Jon Hamm back, but disappointed at the lack of a nomination for Bryan Cranston, who is still doing career-best work on Breaking Bad.  Glad to see nominations for Steve Buscemi for the excellent Boardwalk Empire and Timothy Olyphant for the underrated Justified.

For the miniseries or TV movie best actor, I’ve only seen Too Big to Fail and though William Hurt was excellent.  But I’ve heard great things about Carlos, and glad to see Barry Pepper and Idris Elba getting some recognition.

For best lead actress in a comedy, Edie Falco makes another return, and I’m glad to see Amy Pohler on there for Parks and Recreation, which is really shaping into a great show.  Still have to check out The Big C with Laura Linney since I’ve continually heard good things. For drama, I’ll be mad if Mirielle Enos doesn’t win for the excellent AMC drama The Killing.

For best comedy supporting actor, Modern Family dominates with 4 of the 6 nominations.  It’s too bad they couldn’t find room for some of the better Parks and Recreation and Community characters in this category.  Donald Glover and Danny Pudi both deserve at least a nomination.

For supporting actor in a drama series, I’m very happy to see the excellent Peter Dinklage nominated.  Also happy to see Andre Braugher, one of my favorite actors, nominated for his new shows Men of a Certain Age.  Last but not least, it’s great to see the fantastic Walton Goggins nominated for his interesting character on Justified.   At least the critics are watching it.

For supporting actor in a mini-series or TV movie, it’s good to see Paul Giamatti and James Woods recognized.  For supporting actress in a comedy show, I’m glad to see Kristen Wiig up there, along with the very funny Jane Krakowski for 30 Rock.

For supporting actress in a drama, I’m very  glad to see my two favorite performances nominated in Kelly McDonald from Boardwalk Empire and Michelle Forbes in The Killing.  For mini-series or movie, it’s great to see Melissa Leo constantly dominate any category she gets put into. 

Best guest actor for a comedy series is an interesting category, I had no idea Idris Elba was on The Big C, now I definitely need to watch it.  I didn’t watch the past season of 30 Rock but both Matt Damon and Will Arnett must have had their roles beefed up to get nominations.  Odd to see Damon among the names, although I’m sure I would agree.  Glad to also see Justin Timberlake getting recognized as easily the funniest guy on Saturday Night Live, which is funny if you think about it.

For guest actress on a comedy series, it’s also odd to see Gwenyth Paltrow up there alongside the likes of regulars like Tina Fey.  Glad to see Alfre Woodard from True Blood up there, and I’ll have to check out Shameless, I wasn’t aware Joan Cusack was on it.  For guest actress in a drama, it’s kind of alarming to see Julia Stiles on there, as many will agree she was the worst part of the past season of Dexter.

They really give a Best Host award for reality TV?  That’s worse than the fact that reality TV exists.  However, I’m glad to see Parks and Recreation nominated for best comedy series.  HBO continues their domination of the best drama show category, with the best two new shows of the year, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, I’m sure one of the two will win, probably Boardwalk Empire, universally hailed as the best new show on TV by fans and critics alike.

For reality shows, I’m sad to see that neither Ax Men, American Pickers, and Ice Road Truckers were left of the list in favor of some less-watched, less reality-based shows.  For variety comedy show, I’m very glad to see Conan getting his first nomination for his new show, but I find it hilarious he’s up against Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, his old post, which has been desecrated by the new host.  Also glad to see Bill Maher getting nominated for his excellent discussion program Real Time with Bill Maher.

What do you think?  Who got slighted?  Who’s up here that shouldn’t be?  Let us know!

 

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