Emmys 2011: Nominations Are Out

  Nominations for the Emmy Awards 2011 are out
The full list of nominations for the Emmy Awards 2011 has just been announced. As with every year, the ceremony that will take place later this year and will aim to honor the best of the best in television, will also offer some surprises.

The full list of nominations for the Emmy Awards 2011 has just been announced. As with every year, the ceremony that will take place later this year and will aim to honor the best of the best in television, will also offer some surprises.

The nominees include regulars “Mad Men,” “Glee,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Dexter” and “The Good Wife,” but also feature a few surprise guests.

For instance, one of them is the miniseries “The Kennedys,” starring Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, which launched to great fanfare and some controversy when the History Channel dropped it after going against the tide to make it.

The docu-drama received a nod for best miniseries, but also several other nominations for acting.

Another surprise – and much welcome guest – was HBO’s newly launched “Game of Thrones,” which has just reached the end of season 1 but has won over audiences and critics alike.

One of the categories were it was a surprise it was nominated is Best Drama, where it will go against heavyweight “Mad Men,” which, like in previous years, scored plenty of nominations.

In the reality series category, there are very few surprises. Not even the fact that Sarah Palin got shut out is that much of a wonder, industry insiders note, seeing how interest in her is dwindling.

Her archrival Kathy Griffin with “My Life on the D-List” did make the cut, though and actually stands good chances of winning t is being said.

The Emmy Awards 2011 air live on September 18 on Fox and will have as host Jane Lynch, of the hit series “Glee,” which is bound to make for a very entertaining night.

As a fun fact, Lynch won last year’s Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, a category in which, for 2011, she goes up against icon Betty White.

Below are the nominees in all the major categories. For the full list, see here.

Outstanding Drama Series:
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Dexter”
“Friday Night Lights”
“Game of Thrones”
“Good Wife”
“Mad Men”

Outstanding Comedy Series:
“Big Bang Theory”
“Glee”
“Modern Family”
“The Office”
“Parks and Recreation”
“30 Rock”

Outstanding Actress in a Drama:
Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law”
Connie Britton, “Friday Night Lights”
Mireille Enos, “The Killing”
Mariska Harigtay, “Law and Order: SVU”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama:
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 Actor in a Drama:
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
John Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Timothy Olyphant, “Justified”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama:
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Walton Goggins, “Justified”
John Slattery, “Mad Men”
Andrew Braugher, “Men of a Certain Age”

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy:
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Laurie Linney, “The Big C”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”
Martha Plimpton, “Raising Hope”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy:
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 Actor in a Comedy:
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Steve Carrell, “The Office”
Johnny Galecki, “The Big Bang Theory”
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy:
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”

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