2011 Emmy Nominations Announced

The 2011 Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles by hosts Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson. As always, the list contained a few surprises and a few disappointments, as well as many more predictable choices.

Among the pleasant surprises were outstanding series nods for Parks & Recreation and Friday Night Lights, both excellent (and personal favorite) series that the Emmy folks have overlooked in the past. On an unhappier note, Nick Offerman's singular performance as Ron Swanson was overlooked, and neither Treme nor Community made a single appearance in the list. Meanwhile, Modern Family picked up four of the six Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy nominations, which... I like the show and all, but surely we could've bumped one or two of those men to make room for Offerman, Danny Pudi, Ted Danson, etc.?

Read the list of nominees after the jump, and leave your questions, thoughts, and rage-filled rants in the comments.

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Louis C.K., Louie

Steve Carell, The Office

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Hugh Laurie, House

Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys

Barry Pepper, The Kennedys

Idris Elba, Luther

Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood

William Hurt, Too Big to Fail

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:Laura Linney, The Big C

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Kathy Bates, Harry's Law

Mireille Enos, The Killing

Mariska Hartigay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:Diane Lane, Cinema Verite

Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story

Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: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 in a Drama Series: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 Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys

Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

Bryan F. O'Byrne, Mildred Pierce

Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail

James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: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 in a Drama Series:Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Margo Martindale, Justified

Michelle Forbes, The Killing

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce

Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce

Eileen Atkins, Upstairs Downstairs

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:Idris Elba, The Big C

Nathan Lane, Modern Family

Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live

Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

Matt Damon, 30 Rock

Will Arnett, 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:Bruce Dern, Big Love

Beau Bridges, Brothers & Sisters

Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

Paul McCrane, Harry's Law

Jeremy Davies, Justified

Roger Morse, Mad Men

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:Kristen Chenoweth, Glee

Dot-Marie Jones, Glee

Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee

Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope

Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live

Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock

Joan Cusack, Shameless

Alfre Woodard, True Blood

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:Mary McDonnell, The Closer

Julia Stiles, Dexter

Loretta Devine, Grey's Anatomy

Randee Heller, Mad Men

Cara Buono, Mad Men

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program:Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars

Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Jeff Probst, Survivor

Outstanding Comedy Series:The Big Bang Theory


Modern Family

The Office

Parks & Recreation

30 Rock

Outstanding Drama Series:Boardwalk Empire


Friday Night Lights

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

Mad Men

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie:Cinema Verite

Downton Abbey

The Kennedys

Midred Pierce

The Pillars of the Earth

Too Big to Fail

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series:The Colbert Report


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Real Time with Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality Program:Antiques Roadshow

Deadliest Catch


Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List


Undercover Boss

Outstanding Reality – Competition Program:The Amazing Race

American Idol

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, September 18 with nominee Jane Lynch hosting. Head over to the official Emmys website for the (rather lengthy) full list of nominees, including those in the writing (Matthew Weiner got a nod for "The Suitcase") and music (Game of Thrones' amazing theme song was somehow ignored) categories.