2011 Emmy Nominations Announced: FULL LIST


Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Lead Actor, Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
John Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Lead Actress, Drama
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Supporting Actress, Drama
Kelly McDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Supporting Actor, Drama
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
Walton Goggins, Justified
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (pictured, top)
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Guest Actor, Drama
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Bruce Dern, Big Love
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Beau Bridges, Brothers & Sisters
Paul McCrane, Harry’s Law
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

Guest Actress, Drama
Alfree Woodard, True Blood
Randee Heller, Mad Men
Carlo Buono, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Mary McDonnell, The Closer
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy



 Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office
Parks & Recreation
30 Rock

Lead Actress, Comedy
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Lead Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis CK, Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Guest Actor, Comedy
Idris Elba, The Big C
Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress, Comedy
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live



 Oustanding Reality Competition Program
So You Think You Can Dance
The Amazing Race
Project Runway
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Top Chef

Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Saturday Night Live
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Daily Show

Outstanding Mini-series or Movie
Mildred Pierce
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Cinema Verite
Too Big to Fail
The Pillars of the Earth

Lead Actress, Mini-series or Movie
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs

Lead Actor, Mini-series or Movie
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
William Hurt, Too Big To Fail
Idris Elba, Luther
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood

Supporting Actor, Mini-series or Movie
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Bryan F. O’Byrne, Mildred Pierce
Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Supporting Actress, Mini-series or Movie
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Eileen Atkins, Upstairs Downstairs


  1. AJ says

    WOW!!! What’s with the True Blood snub??? That’s really messed up!! The only mention I see is with Alfre Woodard who had a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it guest starring role as Lafayette’s mother. WOW!! Just wow!

  2. Peter says

    “True Blood” is trashy fun, but hardly worthy of an Emmy. What about “Breaking Bad”?

  3. Thomas says

    “Breaking Bad” didn’t air in the eligibility period for this season, so it couldn’t be nominated this year. I just can’t believe that John Noble from “Fringe” was snubbed again.

  4. AdamA says

    People, people, we’re overlooking two super-exciting comedy noms: Parks & Rec’s first appearance in the Best Comedy category and Louis C.K. being recognized for the first time…for anything?

    As for True Blood, it’s only been nominated for Best Drama once (which was a bit of a surprise to most Emmy-watchers), so this is hardly a “snub.”

    Sad to see Toni Collette left off, but “Tara” needs to get back to giving her great material.

  5. Jack M says

    Surprised that the tepid Mildred Pierce got so many nomination. It was quite bland and boring.

  6. AERES says

    Joan Cusak all the way! She’s phenomenal in Shameless (which is otherwise OK but not great).

    And I can totally understand the True Blood “snub” – its just not that good anymore.

    Game of Thrones on the other hand, very under represented in terms of nominations.

  7. Rowan says

    Hype, hype and more hype. All brought by the networks and the studios.

    Glee is a piece of crap. Trueblood is overrated with bad southern accents.

    Etc etc etc

  8. Gregoire says

    True Blood deserved one nomination — Denis O’Hare for Supporting Actor. But I’m rooting for Peter Dinklage. He is by far the most charismatic actor on that show.

  9. BreckRoy says

    Rowan, trying to understand your point? GLEE was recognized in less categories than in years past (when there was someone in nearly every acting category) and TRUE BLOOD was largely shut out entirely, so how was this “all” just “hype” brought to us by the networks, etc. to push shows like those two?

    I’ll also remake a point I make every year at Oscar time. These ate internal industry awards no different than if everyone in our jobs got together and awarded ourselves based on our inside knowledge and personal factors based on our insider perspectives. They aren’t for us and dont have to be for any factors the general public or viewers find important. They shouldn’t be, they are the industry’s internal awards. The only reason they are televised or that we even care is because the people are famous and we watch the final product en masse, but it gives the average person no right or credibility to say the choices were wrong from a viewer’s perspective, because the awards are meant to be subjective and based on ab industry perspective we may or may not understand or agree with.

  10. Thomas says

    Toni Collette was robbed. She played at least four different people in a single episode of United States of Tara.

  11. unruly says

    Rubicon got a nomination for opening titles (which were awesome.)

    @Adama US of Tara is cancelled (won’t be coming back.)

    Team Dinklage! I’m more surprised by the nominations given out to The Kennedys.

  12. Vince says

    What happened to Shameless? It was the most refreshingly new show this past season. And yet it only garnered a Guest Actress nomination for Joan Cusack. I think it’s indicative of something that happens within the Television Academy. If your show is not watched on a regular basis or is not the flavor of the month, you’re just not going to get noticed. This happened year after year to Queer As Folk. It may also have something to do with shows that straddle the comedy-drama divide. People just aren’t sure how to classify it.

  13. Sean says

    Nice to see all the main cast members of Modern Family get nominations, that must be a first.

  14. Matt says

    Shameless was amazing, it should have many more nods, and how is Joan Cusack a guest? 11 out of 12 episodes and the main characters’s love interest?

  15. Jared says

    Hasn’t Joan Cusack just been playing the same character from Working Girl over and over again?

  16. Dastius Krazitauc says

    I agree that Dennis O’Hare would have been a good nomination from True Blood, but I also like what Debra Ann Woll has done as “Jessica”. Alfre Woodard was barely there and barely memorable. Tara’s mother would be another more deserving nomination.