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2011 Emmy Nominations Announced!

2011 Emmy Nominations Announced!

The nominations for the 2011 Emmy Awards are here!

The show celebrates the best and brightest in the world of television and will be held on Sunday, September 18 on FOX!

Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson revealed the nominees on Thursday morning (July 14) – check out Melissa‘s hilarious training montage with Joel McHale if you missed it!

Standouts include Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory on the comedy side, while on the drama side, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and The Good Wife each brought in several nominations.

Mildred Pierce, Kate Winslet‘s HBO miniseries, picked up 21 nominations total!!

Click inside to check out the 2011 Emmy Awards nominees…

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

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

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

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

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

Host for a Reality or Reality Competition
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

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  • Lauren

    What about Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie? That’s missing from this list.

  • Lauren

    Thanks, J. *wink*


    What about Gossip girl ! HAHAA !

  • Dana

    Yess! Go Modern Family!!
    4 of the 6 nominations for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series are for actors from Modern Family :)
    and btw i find it pretty fair that Glee only got like 3 nominations. This season was really bad! I hope the next season is as good as the first one ;)

  • Moon’

    Game of thrones deserves more nominations ! And I hope Friday Night Lights will win an award.

  • hey

    i think sofia v, taraji h, archie p, idris e and hugh should win

  • alice

    Where in the world is Anna Torv in the Lead Actress drama series category? Anna was robbed!

  • kris

    queen kate!

  • Khal&Khaleesi

    Game of Thrones <3

  • laurie

    Where’s katie holmes for the kennedys ???

  • lulu

    Why the emmys hate Courteney Cox and Neil Patrick Harris ???

  • ncis

    Why NCIS didn’t nominated!??? why!??

  • G.F or E

    What about “Breaking Bad”?!?!?!

  • mya

    Modern family for the win! but no emily deschanel?? i only started watching bones recently and im really awed by her talent

  • skskj

    @Dana: I agree im so excited for all 4 of them! I was so upset when Eric Stonestreet lost last year tto that kid from glee when he’s soooo hilarious. I hope modern family wins big this year!

  • Polly

    Steve Carrell needs to win for his last season, he was great this season!

  • amyy


  • Gabby

    Yay for Game of Throne and Downton Abbey!! I hope Maggie Smith wins!

  • Lindley

    No Zachary Levi? COME ON!!!!!

  • irene stark

    yay! game of thrones should win <3 also peter dinklage ftw :D

  • ashley

    what the hell happened to true blood??? dennis o’hare DEFINITELY deserved a nomination!!!! im sooo freaking pissed off!

  • Nadz

    @G.F or E:

    Breaking Bad is not eligible for nominations. its new season is starting this sunday.

  • Nadz

    @G.F or E: Breaking Bad is not eligible for nominations. its new season is starting this sunday.

    @skskj: Eric Stonestreet did win last year. Think your confusing the emmys with the golden globes.

  • Kasey

    Ugh the Emmy’s got it wrong! Where’s Courteney Cox? Lea Michelle? Neil Patrick Harris? …Won’t be surprised if the viewership goes down this year.


    Why is MAD MEN overhyped once again ?

  • hope destiny

    well.. modern family series deserves all the given awards.. they did a great show..

  • Elisa

    where is sean bean for games of thrones =( ???
    I’m so tired of seeing every year the same shows nominee ( dr house,mad men, dexter,ect)
    There are other shows that deserve recognition

  • Debbie

    Where the hell is Community???

  • JustJared Fan

    @G.F or E: Breaking Bad did not air yet. So that’s why. What about True Blood!!

  • kokosh

    Where is Community?!

  • Jerry

    All those beautiful Justified and Friday Night Lights nominations!
    Though I’m pissed that Community and Fringe get ignored again and again.

  • Courtney

    Friday Night Lights! Parks and Rec! :D

  • cindy

    The Voice should have gotten a nod. It’s the best show out there! Can;t wait foe season 2 of The Voice!

  • Toni

    @laurie: Bwahahahahahahah hahahahahahahahah whooooo let me breath a bit (wipes eyes from crying)

  • pluto


    why are u even asking?

    She stinks. She is a d lister

  • lily

    where is zachary levi and yvonne strahovski? They are superb! Neil patrick harris? The voice? well Modern Family better get all those emmys, the best show compare to other nominees.