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‘Mad Men,’ ‘Modern Family’ and HBO Lead Emmy Nominations. ‘The Kennedys,’ ‘Friday Night Lights’ Get Love. ‘Walking Dead’ Snubbed in Major Categories. We Have Full List of Nominees

Jul 14, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Without further delay: 

The 2011 Primetime Emmy nominees for Best Comedy are: "The Big Bang Theory," "Glee" "Modern Family," "The Office," "Parks & Recreation" and "30 Rock."

The nominees for Best Drama are: "Boardwalk Empire," "Dexter," "Friday Night Lights," "Game of Thrones," "The Good Wife" and "Mad Men."

For a COMPLETE LIST of nominees, please click here.

Now for some commentary. Says our good friend Gary Levin in USA Today, "Left out of top-series contention: AMC’s brooding mystery ‘The Killing’ and zombie hit ‘The Walking Dead,’ HBO’s splashy ‘True Blood’ and FX’s ‘Justified,’ though the modern-day Western won four acting nominations."

Levin also notes, "HBO miniseries ‘Mildred Pierce’ topped the [Emmy] list with 21 nominations, followed by 19 for AMC’s ‘Mad Men,’ which has won best drama for the last three years. ‘Boardwalk’ had 18 and ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ 17."

A number of reports noted snubs this year included Kyra Sedgwick, who won last year for "The Closer," and Lea Michele on "Glee," though "Glee" itself picked up 12 nominations. 

In its press release the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences notes, "Five of the twelve nominated Comedy and Drama series are first time nominees this year, and seven of the twelve are network programs. New among the outstanding drama series nominees are ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Friday Night Lights’; for outstanding comedy series, first time nominees are ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Parks and Recreation.’  

ATAS also says, "This year’s outstanding comedy series performer categories feature a slew of familiar faces being recognized with an Emmy nomination for the first time, or for the first time in these particular comedy roles. They include: (leads) Melissa McCarthy in ‘Mike & Molly,’ Martha Plimpton in ‘Raising Hope,’ Laura Linney in ‘The Big C,’ Johnny Galecki in ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ Matt LeBlanc in ‘Episodes,’ and Louis C.K. in ‘Louie’; (supporting performers) Betty White in ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and Ed O’Neill in ‘Modern Family’; (guests) Elizabeth Banks and Matt Damon in ’30 Rock,’ Gwyneth Paltrow and Dot-Marie Jones in ‘Glee,’ Cloris Leachman in ‘Raising Hope,’ Idris Elba in ‘The Big C,’ Nathan Lane in ‘Modern Family’ and Zach Galifianakis in ‘Saturday Night Live.’ This marks Betty White’s 17th Emmy nomination and Cloris Leachman’s 22nd.

"Similar to the comedy categories, the outstanding drama series performer categories are comprised of many new nominees, including: (leads) Kathy Bates in ‘Harry’s Law,’ Mireille Enos in ‘The Killing,’ Steve Buscemi in ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and Timothy Olyphant in ‘Justified’; (supporting performers) Margo Martindale and Walton Goggins in ‘Justified,’ Kelly Macdonald in ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ Michelle Forbes in ‘The Killing,’ Josh Charles and Alan Cumming in ‘The Good Wife’ and Peter Dinklage in ‘Game of Thrones’; (guests) Mary McDonnell in ‘The Closer,’ Julia Stiles in ‘Dexter,’ Loretta Devine in ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ Randee Heller and Cara Buono in ‘Mad Men,’ Joan Cusack in ‘Shameless,’ Alfre Woodard in ‘True Blood,’ Bruce Dern in ‘Big Love,’ Beau Bridges in ‘Brothers & Sisters,’ Michael J. Fox in ‘The Good Wife,’ Paul McCrane in ‘Harry’s Law’ and Jeremy Davies in ‘Justified.’ "

The Primetime Emmys will air Sept. 18,  2011, on Fox.

Again, for a COMPLETE LIST of nominees, please click here.

One Comment

  1. No series nom for “Justified”? What the hell? One of the best shows to appear in the past several years. I am disappoint.

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