2011 Emmy Nominations: 'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' Lead the Pack
2011 Emmy Nominations: 'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' Lead the Pack
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The 2011 Emmy nominations were announced today, and as expected, last year's big winners, Mad Men and Modern Family, are the most nominated drama and comedy with 19 and 17 nominations, respectively. However, the nominees this year include a number of very pleasant surprises and big totals for HBO's freshman dramas Boardwalk Empire (18 nominations) and Game of Thrones (13 nominations).


In the comedy categories, it was definitely a big bang for The Big Bang Theory was both Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki scored nominations for Lead Actor. There was also good news for smaller shows and incredibly worthy nominees like Luis C.K. for Louie and Martha Plimpton for Raising Hope, and a cool moment when nominee presenter Melissa McCarthy bubbled over with excitement over her surprise nomination. In the supporting races, the men are ruled by Modern Family, where all six adult stars were nominated as opposed to just five last year.

For drama, Mad Men dominated, but Justified picked up four acting nominations (Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Margo Martindale and guest actor Jeremy Davies). The Good Wife also had a strong showing, with Alan Cumming and Josh Charles joining the three female stars who were nominated last year.

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Here are the nominees in the main categories.

COMEDY SERIES
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation

DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men


COMEDY LEAD ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live


DRAMA LEAD ACTOR
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

DRAMA LEAD ACTRESS
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Margo Martindale, Justified
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

REALITY COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef


REALITY HOST
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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