Mad Men leads Emmy nominations

By Alexandra Heilbron on July 14, 2011 | 6 Comments

The Emmy award nominations were read this morning by Melissa McCarthy of Mike & Molly and Joshua Jackson of Fringe. The comedy series Mad Men captured 19 of them, while the miniseries Mildred Pierce received 21 nods, including lead actress Kate Winslet and supporting actress Melissa Leo. Modern Family picked up 17 nominations, including outstanding comedy series and nominations for stars Julie Bowen, Ed O’Neill and Ty Burrell. The Kennedys, the controversial miniseries that was dropped by the History Channel but then shown by ReelzChannel received 10, including one for outstanding miniseries. Steve Carell earned his sixth Emmy nomination for his role on The Office, which he has since left to do movies, such as the upcoming Crazy, Stupid Love. Super 8 star Kyle Chandler was nominated for Friday Night Lights, which received an outstanding drama series nod for its fifth and final season. The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be aired live on Sunday, September 18 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on CTV and Fox. Here is a partial list of nominees in performing categories:

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 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 Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Elisabeth Moss, Mad 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, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi,The Good Wife
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
Margo Martindale, The Good Wife
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

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

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 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 Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A 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 Miniseries Or A 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 Miniseries Or A Movie
Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Brian F. O’Byrne, Mildred Pierce
Paul Giamatti, Too Big To Fail
James Woods, Too Big To Fail

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce
Eileen Atkins, Upstairs Downstairs

Comments & Discussion

  1. Germain • July 14, 2011 @ 1:36 PM

    I watched 2 seasons of Mad Men, It’s pretty boring, I don’t see what all the fuss is about.

  2. Germain must be slow • July 14, 2011 @ 4:03 PM

    Must be a little beyond you. Try shows like The Bachelor or Biggest Loser.

  3. Germain • July 14, 2011 @ 5:21 PM

    It’s a matter of taste dumb dumd. I prefer Breaking Bad, Dexter and Walking Dead. Oh and by the way, F$%^ You and don’t use my name ASSHOLE!!

  4. Coop • July 14, 2011 @ 8:58 PM

    Thank God people have different tastes in tv,film,music etc. other wise we’d have nothing but generic crap(there’s enough of it out there anyway).So who cares if someone has a difference in opinion,they’re entitled to it…for the record I think Walking Dead and Dexter are great but I think Mad Men is EPIC!

  5. Olive • July 16, 2011 @ 8:58 PM

    Amen coop! Everyone has there own opinions and if they want to express them so be they are entitled to it. Personally i perfer glee modern family and the good wife

  6. Monique • July 17, 2011 @ 1:57 AM

    I love mad men and the walking dead and breaking bad – I think dexter is stupid – no one on the show except dexter can act!
    I also think reality shows are for stupid people….and that includes AI and DWTS
    See, we all have different taste.

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