62nd Annual Emmy Nominations Announced: “Out”-Standing Nominees



Breaking Bad
Mad Men
True Blood
The Good Wife


Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Mariska Hargitay (
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Glenn Close (
Kyra Sedgwick (
The Closer)
January Jones (Mad Men)
Connie Britton (
Friday Night Lights)


Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Kyle Chandler (
Friday Night Lights)
Bryan Cranston (
Breaking Bad)
Hugh Laurie (House M.D.)
Michael C. Hall (
Matthew Fox (


John Slattery (Mad Men)
Aaron Paul (
Breaking Bad)
Martin Short (
Terry O’ Quinn (Lost)
Michael Emerson (
Andre Braugher (
Men of a Certain Age)


Sharon Gless (Burn Notice)
Christine Baranski (
The Good Wife)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Rose Byrne (
Archie Panjabi (
The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (
Mad Men)



Modern Family
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Nurse Jackie
30 Rock
The Office
Curb Your Enthusiasm


Lea Michele (Glee)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Toni Collette (
The United States of Tara)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (
The New Adventures of Old Christine)
Edie Falco (
Nurse Jackie)
Amy Poehler (
Parks and Recreation)


Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Alec Baldwin (
30 Rock)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)
Steve Carell (
The Office)
Jim Parsons (
The Big Bang Theory)
Tony Shalhoub (


Chris Colfer (Glee)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (
Modern Family)
Jon Cryer (
Two and A Half Men)
Eric Stonestreet (
Modern Family)
Ty Burrell (
Modern Family)


Jane Lynch (Glee)
Kristen Wiig (
Saturday Night Live)
Jane Krakowski (
30 Rock)
Julie Bowen (
Modern Family)
Sofia Vergara (
Modern Family)
Holland Taylor (
Two and A Half Men)



Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
Phil Keoghan (
The Amazing Race)
Tom Bergeron (
Dancing with the Stars)
Heidi Klum (
Project Runway)
Jeff Probst (


Project Runway
Top Chef
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
American Idol



The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien


  1. DJSauvage says

    Although I enjoy the gay couple, Ty Burrell’s character Phil Dumphry is by far my favorite on Modern family.

  2. Smartypants says

    Mike O’Malley was also nominated as Best Guest Actor on a Comedy for his wonderful performances as Kurt’s dad. Their scenes together have been the most powerful on the show.

  3. Wes says

    Jane Lynch has to win supporting actress. She’s just brightened up too many shows and films with her presence not to be recognized.

  4. Chris says

    I’m amazed by how an idiotic show like Glee keeps raking up nominations and awards…

  5. says

    You forgot to mention Ms Kathy Griffin for her fifth-time nominated oustanding reality show, “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List”. Not only did she have an episode dedicated to gay issues (“Norma Gay”), but also she is an out and proud gay man herself!

    As for the rest… Eric Stonestreet isn’t gay?! Give that man an Emmy!

  6. emarell says

    Among the above-labeled ‘out-standing’ actors, I give an edge to the hilarious Jesse Tyler Ferguson (but like them all). Among the other nominees, my faves would have to be Sofia Vergara, Julianna Margulies, and the latter’s drama series The Good Wife. Glee ought to win based on general entertainment value, and I echo Smartypants’ comment above about Mike O’Malley as Kurt’s father. That’s a paradigm-busting performance.

  7. TANK says

    ha ha ha….stingo, you’re perhaps the most annoying person here…perhaps…kyle’s pretty annoying,too…LOL! I think I’d rather pass kidney stone then watch this.

  8. Steve says

    If Colfer picked the Beyoncé episode and if O’Malley picked the episode where he takes Finn apart for saying ‘faggy’, then they’ll both be hard to beat.

  9. TANK says

    ummmmmm, “paradigm-busting performance” beats “outstanding reality show”. But you can flip a coin as to which show’s more unbearable…

    I need an editor. I’d rather pass a kidney stone than watch this.

  10. Terry says

    Ed O’Neill was the only cast member of “Modern Family” not nominated. Interesting…or not.

    Jon Cryer winning last year was bad enough, imo. Winning two years in a row for that stupid, painfully unfunny crapfest of a “comedy” would be inexcusible. I think Neil Patrick Harris will win in that category this year.

  11. Scott says

    Cougar Town (and Courteney Cox/Bijou Phillips) were robbed. Modern Family is excellent and got all the attention, but half the time, Cougar Town outshone it. Outshined? Outshonted?

  12. Strepsi says

    terrific for Colfer and Mike O’Malley — the Kurt / Burt Hummell scenes are the heart and soul of Glee.

    Know who was robbed?

    – it’s X-files creepy and has become one of the best shows on TV
    – as Walter Bishop on Fringe, is the best lead actor on TV, he goes from hilarious to heartbreaking to insane in a single speech.

  13. RW in LGB says

    I guess I’m the only gay person in the world who really can’t stand “Glee”.

    I love musicals, don’t get me wrong, but “Glee” is at best wildly uneven, and at worst cringe-inspiring. Whiny singing, boring teenage problems… and the fantabulous Jane Lynch stuck in a one-dimensional role (which, I have to say, she plays the HELL out of).

    I thought the Madonna-themed episode was idiotic. The Auto-tuning was not even disguised, so I’m not cumming all over myself about the singing. Chris Colfer is just too, well, “faggy” to stand for more than 10 seconds at a time.

    No, “Modern Family” is much better TV. It’s more consistently hilarious, the cast is uniformly strong (Sofía Vergara is a stealth bomber of wonderful comedy)– it SHOULD win Best Comedy. But won’t, because everyone gets all hot over that crapfest “Glee”.

    And yes, Ed O’Neill was ROBBED. He should be up for a Best Actor Emmy.

  14. D.B. says

    The nominations are generally OK this year — glad for “Glee” and “Modern Family.” But it would have been nice to have seen Courtney Cox get a nomination for “Cougar Town” — the show is consistently funny, despite the stupid name.

  15. LD says

    I’m rooting for Ian McKellen for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series for “The Prisoner”. He was robbed last year for his amazing “King Lear” and his guest appearance on “Extras” two years before that.

    Also, Vanessa Williams was robbed!

  16. Wes says

    RW, I don’t really like Glee very much either. Its okay sometimes but mostly I’m just not into it. But I’m a huge Modern Family fan, that show is pure fun.

  17. LD says

    my bad: Ian McKellen is up for Outstanding LEAD Actor in a mini-series. Even better!

  18. crispy says

    I don’t care for Glee myself, and I have to agree that the writing is terribly uneven… the characters seem to be different people each episode!

    But my hubby adores it so I watch every week because I would like to continue getting sex.

  19. says

    I would have liked to have seen Jorge Garcia (“Lost”) and Jensen Ackles or Misha Collins (“Supernatural”) noticed.
    As for the current nominees, my picks are for Drama: “Lost”, Glenn Close, Matthew Fox, Aaron Paul, and Archie Panjabi. For Comedy: “Modern Family”, Amy Poehler, Alec Baldwin (again), NPH, and Jane Lynch.

  20. qjersey says

    RW in LGB: Well Chris Colfer may be too faggy for you, but your too much of an asshole for me.

    The butch bottoms are always the biggest haters of the flamers.

  21. RW in LGB says

    @qjersey: Hey, it’s TRUE what they say about ‘mos from New Jersey…!

    Chill out, Mary, you’ll deflate your moussed hair-did!

    Oh, and learn to spell.

    I’m not a “hater”– I just hate how they’ve written that poor kid’s character to hit every single irritating girly-homo cliché in the book. With diminishing returns.

  22. says

    Jane Lynch should and will win for Supporting Actress, but I think even she would give you the side eye with an extra helping of “Bitch please!” if she won over Betty White for the Best Guest Actress.

    RW in LGB: QJersey said it best, but I just wanted to add that fags who hate fags for being faggy always secretly hate themselves more. That’s why they lash out at others with identifiable gay traits, because they see something in that person that they hate in themselves. A truly happy and secure person wouldn’t give a damn. Get some therapy, and stop being such an asshole.

  23. RW in LGB says

    @christopherm: I’m perfectly happy with myself. I’m perfectly happy with everyone, no matter how butch or queeny or assholish or however they act.

    HOWEVER: I do find queenishness to be badly handled in most films or TV shows, and I see that distinct possibility in “Glee”. It’s just too diffuse in its premise and throughlines to say anything good about being gay, and the character is too cartoonish to make me– or anyone– care. And Mike O’Malley turns all he touches to shit. Anyone remember “Yes, Dear”?!

  24. RW in LGB says

    Oh, and I find that the gay fans of “Glee” tend to see a bit too much of themselves in Chris Colfer’s character, so I’m not surprised by the defensiveness.

    Truth is, I’m more like Cameron in “Modern Family”. Comfortably gay with hidden surprises (not the football background, but I am pretty good at basic plumbing and electrical projects and can put in my own windows).

    So everyone just chill. Damn drama queens…! LOL

  25. NEW NEW says

    I totally cosign on everything christopherm just said. There is a lot of internalized homophobia within the gay community as a result of growing up within a homophobic society. It’s a shame this exists.

    Anyway, I hope Chris or Jesse wins.

  26. BCNKC says

    I have to go with Eric Stonestreet and not because I know him and he is my partner’s cousin (which he is) but because he is freaking hilarious!!!

  27. says

    The biggest omission from this year’s Primetime Emmys: Cat Deeley. On “So You Think You Can Dance”, she proves that she is the best in the business, and is more deserving of an Emmy than that whore Ryan Seacrest.

    Other than that, I’m not a fan of the Emmys. I find that, as of late, they’ve become nothing more than a self-important, self-congratulatory, and conceited cavalcade of overrated bullshit… even by awards show standards.

    I don’t even like GLEE that much. It’s as if I’m supposed to because a gay guy created it and it’s so campy and shit. Ugh. A gay guy created DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and I fucking hate that shit, because it’s basically neo-conservative porn on ice. I don’t even like these single-camera sitcoms; they’re too pretentious and self-reverent.

  28. qjersey says

    RW: Just like people form their opinions about gays from TV, same thing applies to Jersey.

    But I can say this, come to Jersey and I’ll introduce you to some gay men who will kick your ass then do your hair.

    oh yeah, sorry about the your instead of you’re, take a point off my paper teach.

  29. Derek Pearce says

    Ty Burrell really should win. Best line ever, misunderstanding his wife’s insult of “You look like that guy on Dance Fever!”

    Phil- “Aww, Thank you!”

  30. Kyle says

    Oh Tank, don’t get me STARTED on YOUR irritating ass!

    I too was disappointed Kathy Griffin wasn’t mentioned. She is priceless and hilarious.

    I hope Betty White wins.
    As well as “The Good Wife”. That’s a good show!

  31. Blair says

    You would have to be a total ass not to like Glee. It’s like hating the Wizard the Oz?

  32. Matt says

    I hear what RW’s saying. Glee is an okay show.

    It started out great, but now it’s become a cartoon-ish High School Musical.

    I appreciate what they’re doing with Kurt’s character & addressing broad gay themes on a hit national television show, but I wish the show wasn’t so damn tween-y.

    I hate the musical numbers now. They make no sense as far as the show’s narrative goes. They’re just random music videos planted in the middle of episodes in order to sell iTunes downloads (and most of them are solo numbers instead of glee club performances, so it totally feels like HSM).

    Jane Lynch’s character is TOTALLY one-dimensional, but I agree that she’s doing the best with what little she has to work with.

    The pilot still remains the best episode: the songs work (in terms of execution & narrative), the characters didn’t turn into cartoons (Sue Sylvester was played at the PERFECT pitch) & the writing was focused (no abandoned sub-plots, which are now RAMPANT on Glee); it was unique, innovative & smart. Now it’s just a corny, bubble-gum mess that keeps jumping the shark week after week after week after week.

    There are highlights from time to time (the episode featuring Kurt’s dad coming around to his being gay; Mr. Shu finally discovering his wife’s fake pregnancy), but it’s mostly eye-rolling schlock now.

    I still think 30 Rock is the best comedy on TV.