BEST DRAMA SERIES Boardwalk Empire Dexter Friday Night Lights Game of Thrones Good Wife Mad Men
BEST COMEDY SERIES Big Bang Theory Glee Modern Family The Office 30 Rock Parks and Recreation
BEST DRAMA ACTOR Timothy Olyphant, Justified Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights Michael C. Hall, Dexter Jon Hamm, Mad Men Hugh Laurie, House
BEST DRAMA ACTRESS Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Kathy Bates, Harry's Law Mariska Hargitay, SVU Mirelle Enos, The Killing Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
BEST COMEDY ACTRESS Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Tina Fey, 30 Rock Laura Linney, The Big C Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
BEST COMEDY ACTOR Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Matt LeBlanc, Episodes Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Steve Carell, The Office Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory Louie C.K., Louie
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY 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, DRAMA 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 ACTRESS, COMEDY 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, DRAMA Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire Christine Baranski, The Good Wife Margo Martindale, Justified Michelle Forbes, The Killing Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR MOVIE Cinema Verite Downton Abbey The Kennedys Mildred Pierce The Pillars of the Earth Too Big to Fail
BEST VARIETY 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 Undercover Boss
OUTSTANDING REALITY COMPETITION The Amazing Race American Idol So You Think You Can Dance Top Chef
Also, I disagree with both The Office and 30 Rock getting their usual Emmy nods. Both shows are well past their best days. Commmunity, uneven season as it was, was also brilliant when they were at their best. Community deserved the nod. But Parks and Rec gets my vote (I don't get a vote).
No Nick Offerman nomination for Parks and Rec is a crime, though. However, I really believe Steve Carell deserves his first Emmy. This is his best and probably last shot at being recognized, if he never returns to prime time television.
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While many of my favorites aren't honored by being nominated for a silly award, I love almost everything and everyone up for the comedy ones. This is truly a great time to be a fan of the television comedy.
Lloyd: When I met Mary, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling, where I'd do anything to bone her. Harry: That's a special feeling.
Originally posted by Spiraling_ShapeAlso Modern Family hogging the Best Supporting Actor category crowded out Danny Pudi and Donald Glover. The whole damn cast? Was Jon Cryer nominated for just surviving the off-camera drama?
As soon as that whole Sheen drama broke, I predicted it would lead to Cryer (who's very well-liked and respected in Hollywood) winning another Emmy as a "sorry you had to put up with him" nod.
I love the nominations for Goggins/Martindale/Olyphant, Louis CK, Andre Braugher and Dinklage. (I haven't seen Game Of Thrones yet but have no problem believing that Dinklage is amazing in it.)
The complete lack of response to Community still strikes me as odd.
Presumably Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss are using 'The Suitcase' as their submission episode and thus both will probably win, since that was the best acting on any show this year.
(edited by Big Bad on 14.7.11 1122) "It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominees:
2010 Jon Cryer Jesse Tyler Ferguson Eric Stonestreet Ty Burrell Chris Colfer Neil Patrick Harris
2011 Jon Cryer Jesse Tyler Ferguson Eric Stonestreet Ty Burrell Chris Colfer Ed O'Neill
Ridiculous. Ed should've been nominated last year. I'm not saying someone like Eric Stonestreet isn't worthy, but people here rattled off enough just-as-worthy names. Throw in Joel Kinnaman from The Killing and you have a whole new list of nominees.
I think Boardwalk Empire is gonna clean up.
Cherry-picking some other interesting categories:
Outstanding Animated Program The Cleveland Show: "Murray Christmas" Futurama: "The Late Philip J. Fry" Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III The Simpsons: "Angry Dad - The Movie" South Park: "Crack Baby Athletic Association"
Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series Boardwalk Empire Game Of Thrones The Good Wife The Killing Mad Men
-Toughest award to pick.
Outstanding Main Title Design Any Human Heart (Masterpiece) Boardwalk Empire Game Of Thrones Rubicon Too Big To Fail
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music Any Human Heart (Masterpiece) The Borgias Camelot Episodes The Kennedys Mildred Pierce
-This one clearly has to go to Game of Thr...wait, what?
Originally posted by Big BadPresumably Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss are using 'The Suitcase' as their submission episode and thus both will probably win, since that was the best acting on any show this year.
I'm glad to see the two prominent women in The Killing get nominated, and I'm not surprised the assisting detective missed out. People don't know him enough to recognize what a distinct character he's created. Google him. He's unrecognizable in this role.
Forbes was wrenching every week she appeared. She did heavy lifting.
This is NOT the season for which Hugh Laurie should win. But I wouldn't mind seeing him finally get an Emmy for House. Maybe for this year's final season.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Picking up immediately after the chaos and destruction of the mid-season finale... Michonne, finding herself completely alone (especially after finding and stabbing poor Herschel's severed but still "living" head)