The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced this morning by Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson, with HBO miniseries "Mildred Pierce" starring Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood leading the pack with 21 nominations, including a best actress nomination for Kate. Unsurprisingly, "Mad Men" was the most nominated television series with 19 Emmy Award nominations total, including one for best drama.
In other notable news from this morning's announcements in Los Angeles, "Friday Night Lights
" finally got its nomination for best drama series for its final season, after repeatedly getting snubbed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in previous years in that category. In another surprise move, "The Kennedys," which was dropped by the History channel
and picked up by the lesser-known ReelzChannel, received 10 nominations, including best miniseries, but did not nab a nomination for Katie Holmes for her much buzzed-about role as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
"Glee"'s Jane Lynch will host the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards airing live from Los Angeles on September 18th.
Outstanding Drama Series:
Outstanding Comedy Series:
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series:
"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"
"Real Time With Bill Maher"
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
Outstanding Lead Actor in A Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Kyle Chandler, "Friday Night Lights"
Timothy Olyphant, "Justified"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Connie Britton, "Friday Night Lights"
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
Mireille Enos, "The Killing"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law"
Outstanding Lead Actor In a Comedy Series:
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Steve Carell, "The Office"
Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Laura Linney, "The Big C"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly"
Martha Plimpton, "Raising Hope"
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"
Andre Braugher, "Men Of A Certain Age"
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 Actor In A Comedy Series:
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 Actress In A Comedy Series:
Betty White, "Hot In Cleveland"
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"
Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock"