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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