Originally posted by their press release (emmys.com)(PDF)FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2011 8:00PM PDT
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the “Television Academy”) tonight (Sunday, September 18, 2011) awarded the 2010-2011 Primetime Emmys® for programs and individual achievements on the “63rd Primetime Emmy Awards” originating on the FOX Television Network from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The Television Academy’s Chairman & CEO John Shaffner participated in the awards ceremony. Mark Burnett was Executive Producer of the telecast.
In addition to Emmys in 25 categories announced tonight, Emmys in 76 other categories and areas for programs and individual achievements were presented at the Creative Arts Awards on September 10, 2011 from the Nokia Theatre. Additionally, the Governors Award was presented to John Walsh, the creator and host of “America’s Most Wanted.” The awards were tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.
The primetime awards announced on tonight’s telecast were distributed as follows: (Note: The figures in parenthesis represent the grand total of Emmys awarded, including those announced tonight and those announced September 10, 2011).
ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
STEVEN LEVITAN, Written by ABC JEFFREY RICHMAN, Written by
Modern Family Caught In The Act
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
JIM PARSONS as Sheldon Cooper CBS
The Big Bang Theory
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
MELISSA MCCARTHY as Molly Flynn CBS
Mike & Molly
OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
THE AMAZING RACE CBS
Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer Elise Doganieri, Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer Jonathan Littman, Executive Producer Mark Vertullo, Executive Producer Evan Weinstein, Co-Executive Producer Dan Coffie, Co-Executive Producer Giselle Parets, Supervising Producer Michael Norton, Supervising Producer Barry Hennessey, Supervising Producer Matt Schmidt, Supervising Producer Patrick Cariaga, Supervising Producer Phil Keoghan, Supervising Producer Michael Miller, Supervising Producer Bob Parr, Senior Producer Neil Jahss, Senior Producer
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
STEVE BODOW, Head Writer COMEDY CENTRAL TIM CARVELL, Head Writer RORY ALBANESE, Writer KEVIN BLEYER, Writer RICH BLOMQUIST, Writer WYATT CENAC, Writer HALLIE HAGLUND, Writer JR HAVLAN, Writer ELLIOTT KALAN, Writer JOSH LIEB, Writer SAM MEANS, Writer JO MILLER, Writer JOHN OLIVER, Writer DANIEL RADOSH, Writer JASON ROSS, Writer JON STEWART, Writer
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
DON ROY KING, Directed by NBC
Saturday Night Live Host: Justin Timberlake
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART COMEDY CENTRAL
Jon Stewart, Executive Producer/Host Rory Albanese, Executive Producer Josh Lieb, Executive Producer Kahane Cooperman, Co-Executive Producer Steve Bodow, Co-Executive Producer Jennifer Flanz, Co-Executive Producer Jim Margolis, Co-Executive Producer Pamela DePace, Supervising Producer Hillary Kun, Supervising Producer Adam Lowitt, Supervising Producer Jill Katz, Producer
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
JASON KATIMS, Written by DIRECTV
Friday Night Lights Always
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
MARGO MARTINDALE as Mags Bennett FX NETWORKS
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
MARTIN SCORSESE, Directed by HBO
Boardwalk Empire Boardwalk Empire (Pilot)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
PETER DINKLAGE as Tyrion Lannister HBO
Game Of Thrones
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
JULIANNA MARGULIES as Alicia Florrick CBS
The Good Wife
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
KYLE CHANDLER as Coach Eric Taylor DIRECTV
Friday Night Lights
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
JULIAN FELLOWES, Written by PBS
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
MAGGIE SMITH as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham PBS
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
BARRY PEPPER as Bobby Kennedy REELZCHANNEL
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
BRIAN PERCIVAL, Directed by PBS
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) Part I
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
GUY PEARCE as Monty Beragon HBO
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
KATE WINSLET as Mildred Pierce HBO
Mildred Pierce ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
I must be a lazy TV watcher. Of all the shows that won awards tonight, the only ones I have ever, except a one time shot, seen are Big Bang Theory and Mad Men.
I tried Modern Family, but a: got no laughs when I watched it (although the creator guy cracked me up tonight) and b: didn't dig what I perceived as their agenda. I don't have premiums, so the HBO shows are mostly off my radar (although I sometimes catch them in hotel rooms). I tried The Good wife, but, I don't know, it just didn't grab me. And the rest? I don't watch anything on FX at present, so finding whatever shows are on there is something I haven't done.
Edit: add SNL to my list - make it three
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There was indeed some Charlie Sheen. He wished Two and a Half Men success this upcoming season from the bottom of his heart. That was enough to remind me to set the DVR for the Roast tomorrow night before flipping permanently to the game.
Never saw FNL, but heard nothing about great things about the show itself and how Chandler/Britton’s chemistry carries the entire enterprise. Also, if you believe the critics, this show should’ve won several Emmys over the years, so I’m pretty happy seeing Chandler win as sort of a ‘thank you’ to FNL over the years. (Which is a lot more than other criminally-overlooked shows like The Wire ever got.)
That said, while Chandler was a deserving winner, I can’t help but feel that Jon Hamm/Hugh Laurie/Michael C. Hall saw their last, best hope at Emmy gold go out the window since next year, Cranson returns to the category AND Dustin Hoffman will surely join the party.
And yeah, Jim Parsons winning once was nice, but twice? C'mon. That was as bad as the Emmys again pretending that Modern Family was the only comedy on TV. I like the show, but geez. Next year O'Neill and Vergara will probably get their awards just to complete the set.
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I am ok with Parsons winning and ecstatic about Dinklage. The rest is typical Emmy bullshit. They find a show they love like Frasier, 30 Rock, West Wing and others that they just give awards to even though they are past the expiration date. Mad Men and Modern Family fall into these categories. Rewatching season two of Sons Anarchy proves to me that they have no fucking clue when it comes to best drama and best actress in a drama, Katey Sagel FTW.
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I know people probably have qualms about the highly political nature of the show, and may not like how they take highly charged stands on issues but then claim to be only a comedy show, but the show is funny and I'm happy to see them honored. Congrats, Phineas And Ferb!
I guess I don't see what the problem is with Modern Family. It's critically acclaimed and the ratings say it's popular. Did it deserve all the awards? I don't know because it's up against some shows I don't watch. I was surprised Bowen won, but the others didn't really surprise me.
I like both it and Community although there sort of seems to be some weird divide where people don't think you can like both for some reason. Sure, they're a different kind of sitcom, but both are good in their own way (MF in the "traditional family sitcom" sense and Community in the "new type of sitcom" way). I don't know if I could say one is better than the other, but MF I think is more consistent.
I only bring up Community here because I know the discussion has come down to the two at least on this board before, so I'm doing it solely for comparison purposes.
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Originally posted by geemoneyI like both it and Community although there sort of seems to be some weird divide where people don't think you can like both for some reason.
For me, I'm less upset at Community's lack of a nod than I am at the lack of acknowledgement for Parks & Recreation - which is really the best thing on television. Nick Offerman not being nominated ranks a short second to Steve Carrell not winning in my "WTF Emmy's!!?!" histrionics.
When it comes to Steve Carrell, though - this was probably his last chance to win for a show that, while long past its prime, has really paved the way for shows like MF and P&R. It's really too bad that he never won. Even more, I think the Phil Dunphy character is the most "Michael Scott"-ish character on MF.
And hey, I like Modern Family, Community and Parks & Recreation (and still The Office) - but only two of those four are absolutely-must-see-not-going-to-miss-it-will-rewatch-it-on-Hulu viewing for us these days.
Originally posted by thecubsfanI know people probably have qualms about the highly political nature of the show, and may not like how they take highly charged stands on issues but then claim to be only a comedy show, but the show is funny and I'm happy to see them honored. Congrats, Phineas And Ferb!
MARGO MARTINDALE as Mags Bennett FX NETWORKS
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Justified is right up there in quality with the AMC/HBO shows.
I'm just hoping Desmond survives and is added to the cast next season. I'm already more interested in him and his backstory than I am in half of the regular cast. Walt's warning always struck me as weird.