2011 Emmy Awards: nominations

US cable network HBO has dominated the major categories of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in a year when network television is overshadowed in the Drama category.

New HBO dramas Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones will compete with Pay TV dramas Dexter, Friday Night Lights and Mad Men for the Drama award. The only network drama series in the category was The Good Wife.

Game of Thrones (pictured) premieres in Australia on Showcase this Sunday night.

But network television ruled the Comedy category with The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Modern Family, The Office, Parks And Recreation and 30 Rock.

Amongst the names competing for acting awards in Drama are Steve Buscemi, Michael C. Hall, Hugh Laurie, Jon Hamm, Julianna Margulies, Kathy Bates and Mariska Hargitay.

Guy Pearce has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie for his performance in Mildred Pierce, which airs in Australia on Showcase next month.

In the Comedy category the names include Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Matt LeBlanc, Steve Carell, Alec Baldwin, Laura Linney, Melissa McCarthy, Edie Falco, Martha Plimpton and Tina Fey.

In the Outstanding Reality-Competition category the nominees include The Amazing Race,
American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance and Top Chef. Although Survivor missed out, host Jeff Probst is nominated elsewhere.

Other nominees include Downton Abbey, the controversial miniseries The Kennedys, The Killing, Justified and even a nod for Jon Cryer from Two and a Half Men.

Jane Lynch hosts the awards on September 18th.

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • HBO
Dexter • Showtime
Friday Night Lights • DirecTV
Game Of Thrones • HBO
The Good Wife • CBS
Mad Men • AMC

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Glee • FOX
Modern Family • ABC
The Office • NBC
Parks And Recreation • NBC
30 Rock • NBC

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter

Episodes • Showtime
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc

Louie • FX Networks
Louis C.K. as Louie

The Office • NBC
Steve Carell as Michael Scott

30 Rock • NBC
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • HBO
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson

Dexter • Showtime
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

Friday Night Lights • DirecTV
Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor

House • FOX
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House

Justified • FX Networks
Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens

Mad Men • AMC
Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Carlos • Sundance Channel
Edgar Ramirez as Carlos

The Kennedys • ReelzChannel
Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy

The Kennedys • ReelzChannel
Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy

Luther • BBC America
Idris Elba as John Luther

Thurgood • HBO
Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall

Too Big To Fail • HBO
William Hurt as Henry ‘Hank’ Paulson

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
The Big C • Showtime
Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison

Mike & Molly • CBS
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn

Nurse Jackie • Showtime
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton

Parks And Recreation • NBC
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope

Raising Hope • FOX
Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance

30 Rock • NBC
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Friday Night Lights • DirecTV
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor

The Good Wife • CBS
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick

Harry’s Law • NBC
Kathy Bates as Harriet “Harry” Korn

The Killing • AMC
Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • NBC
Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson

Mad Men • AMC
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Cinema Verite • HBO
Diane Lane as Patricia Loud

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) • PBS
Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham

Mildred Pierce • HBO
Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce

Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story • Lifetime
Taraji P. Henson as Tiffany Rubin

Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece) • PBS
Jean Marsh as Rose Buck

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Glee • FOX
Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel

Modern Family • ABC
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett

Modern Family • ABC
Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett

Modern Family • ABC
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker

Modern Family • ABC
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy

Two And A Half Men • CBS
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Game Of Thrones • HBO
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

The Good Wife • CBS
Josh Charles as Will Gardner

The Good Wife • CBS
Alan Cumming as Eli Gold

Justified • FX Networks
Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder

Mad Men • AMC
John Slattery as Roger Sterling

Men Of A Certain Age • TNT
Andre Braugher as Owen

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
The Kennedys • ReelzChannel
Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy

Mildred Pierce • HBO
Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon

Mildred Pierce • HBO
Brian F. O’Byrne as Bert Pierce

Too Big To Fail • HBO
Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke

Too Big To Fail • HBO
James Woods as Richard Fuld

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Glee • FOX
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester

Hot In Cleveland
Betty White as Elka Ostrosky

Modern Family • ABC
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy

Modern Family • ABC
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett

Saturday Night Live • NBC
Kristen Wiig as Various characters

30 Rock • NBC
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • HBO
Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder

The Good Wife • CBS
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma

The Good Wife • CBS
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart

Justified • FX Networks
Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett

The Killing • AMC
Michelle Forbes as Mitch Larsen

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) • PBS
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Mildred Pierce • HBO
Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce

Mildred Pierce • HBO
Melissa Leo as Lucy Gessler

Mildred Pierce • HBO
Mare Winningham as Ida

Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece) • PBS
Eileen Atkins as Lady Maud Holland

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
The Big C • Showtime
Idris Elba as Lenny

Modern Family • ABC
Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman

Saturday Night Live • NBC
Zach Galifianakis, Host

Saturday Night Live • NBC
Justin Timberlake, Host

30 Rock • NBC
Matt Damon as Carol

30 Rock • NBC
Will Arnett as Devin Banks

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Big Love • HBO
Bruce Dern as Frank Harlow

Brothers & Sisters • ABC
Beau Bridges as Nick Brody

The Good Wife • CBS
Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning

Harry’s Law • NBC
Paul McCrane as Josh Peyton

Justified • FX Networks
Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett

Mad Men • AMC
Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Glee • FOX
Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes

Glee • FOX
Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Beiste

Glee • FOX
Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holliday

Raising Hope • FOX
Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw

Saturday Night Live • NBC
Tina Fey, Host

30 Rock • NBC
Elizabeth Banks as Avery

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
The Closer • TNT
Mary McDonnell as Capt. Sharon Raydor

Dexter • Showtime
Julia Stiles as Lumen Pierce

Grey’s Anatomy • ABC
Loretta Devine as Adele Webber

Mad Men • AMC
Randee Heller as Miss Blankenship

Mad Men • AMC
Cara Buono as Faye Miller

Shameless • Showtime
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson

True Blood • HBO
Alfre Woodard as Ruby Jean Reynolds

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race • CBS
Phil Keoghan, Host

American Idol • FOX
Ryan Seacrest, Host

Dancing With The Stars • ABC
Tom Bergeron, Host

So You Think You Can Dance • FOX
Cat Deeley, Host

Survivor • CBS
Jeff Probst, Host

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
Cinema Verite • HBO
Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) • PBS
The Kennedys • ReelzChannel
Mildred Pierce • HBO
The Pillars Of The Earth • Starz
Too Big To Fail • HBO

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
Conan • TBS
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC
Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO
Saturday Night Live • NBC

Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow • PBS
Deadliest Catch • Discovery Channel
Hoarders • A&E
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List • Bravo
MythBusters • Discovery Channel
Undercover Boss • CBS

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
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

Download full nominees list (Word).

33 Comments:

  1. Charlie Kelly

    Good to see Peter Dinklage nominated. He was excellent in Game of Thrones.

    With comedy, it’s like, yeah Glee doesn’t really get voted on for comedy.

    Shows like
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia which are incredibly funny always get snobbed.

    Community deserved a nod also.

    30 Rock just gets grandfathered in on nominations now. The show is no where near as good as it once was.

  2. The “Friends” cast initially agreed to submit themselves for “Supporting Actor” categories, but then after a few years, they made the (wise) decision to submit themselves for the “Leading” categories. I remember that eyebrows were raised when Eva Longoria was considered a “supporting” actor when DH first started garnering nominations. It’s a shame, though, that the decision by the MF cast has basically locked out worthy nominees like Neil Patrick Harris.

  3. Glee jumped the shark half way through season 1 – came back from the mid-season break a completely different show, and now increasingly relies on stupid theme shows, embarassing caricatures and plotlines that just keep repeating in continual loops.

    Hope Steve Carell scores a well-deserved Emmy, disappointed that Amy Ryan (Holly) missed out again in the Outstanding Guest Actress and why oh why do they keep ignoring the most creative, clever, original and funniest comedy on tv, Community?

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