2011 Emmy Nominations Announced; MILDRED PIERCE, MAD MEN, and BOARDWALK EMPIRE Lead with Most Nominations

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The nominations for the 2011 Primetime Emmys have been announced.  HBO, as always, led the pack as the miniseries Mildred Pierce picked up 21 nominations, Boardwalk Empire picked up 18 nominations, and Game of Thrones nabbed 13 nominations.  Also, as usual, Mad Men held the most nominations of any dramatic series by picking up 19 nods.  The Emmys also once again overlooked Community in favor of garbage like Glee, but they also finally showed Parks and Recreation some love.  It’s also cool that Louis C.K. (Louie), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), and Walton Goggins (Justified) picked up nominations, but overlooking Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) was just one of the many snubs that the Emmys have become known for.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of nominees.  Winners will be announced Sunday, September 18th at 8/7c on Fox.

mad_men_season_four_posterDRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Dexter” (Showtime)
“Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

COMEDY SERIES
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Glee” (Fox)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)

MINISERIES/MADE-FOR-TELEVISION MOVIE
“Cinema Verite” (HBO
“Downtown Abbey” (PBS)
“The Kennedys” (ReelzChannel)
“Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
“The Pillars of the Earth” (Starz)
“Too Big to Fail” (HBO)

ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”
Louis C.K. – “Louie”
Steve Carell – “The Office”
Jonathan Galecki – “Big Bang Theory”
Matt LeBlanc – “Episodes”
Jim Parsons – “Big Bang Theory”

ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire”
Kyle Chandler – “Friday Night Lights”
Michael C. Hall – “Dexter”
Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie – “House”
Timothy Olyphant – “Justified”

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”

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
Laura Linney – “The Big C”
Melissa McCarthy – “Mike & Molly”
Amy Poehler – “Parks And Recreation”

friday-night-lights-connie-britton-01ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Connie Britton – “Friday Night Lights”
Kathy Bates – “Harry’s Law”
Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”
Mireille Enos – “The Killing”
Mariska Hargitay – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
Elizabeth Moss – “Mad Man”

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Taraji P. Henson – “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story”
Diane Lane – “Cinema Verite”
Jean Marsh – “Upstairs Downstairs”
Elizabeth McGovern – “Downton Abbey”
Kate Winslet – “Midred Pierce”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Ty Burrell – “Modern Family”
Chris Colfer – “Glee”
Jon Cryer – “Two and a Half Men”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – “Modern Family”
Ed O’Neill – “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Andre Braugher – “Men Of A Certain Age”
Josh Charles – “The Good Wife”
Alan Cumming – “The Good Wife”
Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones”
Walton Goggins – “Justified”
John Slattery – “Mad Men”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR 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”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch – “Glee”
Julie Bowen – “Modern Family”
Jane Krakowski – “30 Rock”
Betty White – “Hot In Cleveland”
Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig – “Saturday Night Live”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
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

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Maggie Smith – “Downtown Abbey”
Evan Rachel Wood – “Mildred Pierce”
Melissa Leo – “Mildred Pierce”
Mare Winningham – “Mildred Pierce”
Eileen Atkins – “Upstairs, Downstairs”

matt-damon-30-rockGUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
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”

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”
Robert Morse – “Mad Men”

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Kristin Chenoweth – “Glee”
Dot-Marie Jones – “Glee”
Gwyenth Paltrow – “Glee”
Cloris Leachman – “Raising Hope”
Tina Fey – “Saturday Night Live”
Elizabeth Banks – “30 Rock”

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”

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“Conan” (TBS)
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL
“Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On” (HBO)
“Wishful Drinking” (HBO)
“The Kennedy Center Honors” (CBS)
“Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour At Madison Square Garden” (HBO)
“Pee Wee Herman Show On Broadway” (HBO)

REALITY PROGRAM
“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
“Hoarders” (A&E)
“Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List” (Bravo)
“MythBusters” (Discovery)

REALITY PROGRAM – COMPETITION
“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Idol” (Fox)
“Dancing With The Stars” (ABC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)

ANIMATED PROGRAM
“The Cleveland Show” – “Murray Christmas” (FOX)
“Futurama” – “The Late Philip J. Fry” (Comedy Central)
“Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III” (Cartoon Network)
“The Simpsons” – “Angry Dad – The Movie” (Fox)
“South Park” – “Crack Baby Athletic Association” (Comedy Central)




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  • shaunx

    GAME OF THRONES deserved more !!!

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  • mike

    agreed, i enjoyed it more then board walk which was also great. But the one show i watch and enjoy, but dont think it is anything special is dexter. the only nomination i would give the show is best actor for c hall. It is enjoyable, but no where in the league as board walk, game of thrones, breaking bad and the wire. Dexter is the only interesting character on the show, beside the trinity killer in season 4

  • space cadet

    SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY= is all modern family

    C’mon!!!!!!!

  • sense 11

    I hope Game of Thrones wins, that show is addictive.

    And Top Chef all the way.

  • FRINGE, John Noble?!

    Same crap as always. Never get the good shows on here, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Fringe.

  • Titus

    I’m SOOO excited to see “Friday Night Lights” with Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton getting the attention that they really deserve! I’d love it if they got the best drama award as an acknowledgment of the series as a whole since it ended this year.

  • SPS

    “The Emmys also once again overlooked Community in favor of garbage like Glee”
    Because Joel McHale is stupid and Ken Jeong is being banned from Hollywood after continuing to play stereotypically stupid homosexual characters in The Hangover Part II and Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Plain and simple.
    Maybe he is a closteted homosexual.

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    @ SPS

    From Ken Jeong’s IMDb page talking about Transformers: Dark of the Moon:
    “Transformers 3 was really a recommendation from Todd Phillips, actually, to Michael Bay. Michael Bay had a role for me in mind and I met with him last spring. I play a co-worker of Shia LaBeouf and it was one of the greatest moments of my career because I saw how the big boys do it. This is sci-fi, this is action, this is fantasy, this is Steven Spielberg producing, and all my scenes were with Shia. And to work with CGI is the hardest form of acting ever, for me personally…I have to create that energy myself and then react off that energy. It’s so much harder to do, so much harder mentally. That’s why I have the highest respect for Shia, because he does that all the time. Three movies. Michael is a genius at finessing those reactions out and finessing that vision.”

    Oh, clearly, they accomplished that reaction by creeping everyone in the cinema out! He decapitated the entire film for me! Never watching him in anything ever again.

  • Grizzy

    Pretty good choices except for Dexter for best Drama. It’s a decent show but, like others have said, no where near the best Dramas out there. I think the biggest rip off is Joel Kinnaman from The Killing not getting a nomination. He’s an incredible actor and is the best thing about The Killing.

  • Jen

    SERIOUSLY? How did Community not get one Emmy nod this year?

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