2011 Primetime Emmy Nominees

EmmyLast Thursday the nominees for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. Amidst all the Harry Potter pandemonium of last week, I missed the initial announcement, but I’m glad to see that some of my favorite shows, actors and actresses have been nominated for awards this year. Although I don’t care quite as much for the Emmys as I do for the Oscars, I do have firm opinions about who I think should win in each category (and who I think should have been nominated). A number of categories this year seem to have obvious frontrunners. It will be interesting to see if the safe choices win, or if there are any upsets.


Outstanding Drama Series:

  • Boardwalk Empire (Also nominated: Steve Buscemi for Lead Actor, Kelly MacDonald for Supporting Actress)
  • Dexter (Also nominated: Michael C. Hall for Lead Actor)
  • Friday Night Lights (Also nominated: Kyle Chandler for Lead Actor)
  • Game of Thrones (Also nominated: Peter Dinklage for Supporting Actor)
  • The Good Wife (Also nominated: Julianna Margulies for Lead Actress, Archie Panjabi for Supporting Actress, Christine Baranski for Supporting Actress, Josh Charles for Supporting Actor, Alan Cumming for Supporting Actor)
  • Mad Men (Also nominated: Elizabeth Moss for Lead Actress, Jon Hamm for Lead Actor, Christina Hendricks for Supporting Actress, John Slattery for Supporting Actor)

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • 30 Rock (Also nominated: Tina Fey for Lead Actress, Alec Baldwin for Lead Actor, Jane Krakowski for Supporting Actress)
  • The Big Bang Theory (Also nominated: Jim Parsons for Lead Actor, Johnny Galecki for Lead Actor)
  • Glee (Also nominated: Jane Lynch for Supporting Actress, Chris Colfer for Supporting Actor)
  • Modern Family (Also nominated: Julie Bowen for Supporting Actress, Sofia Vergara for Supporting Actress, Jesse Tyler Ferguson for Supporting Actor, Ed O’Neill for Supporting Actor, Eric Stonestreet for Supporting Actor, Ty Burrell for Supporting Actor)
  • The Office (Also nominated: Steve Carell for Lead Actor)
  • Parks and Recreation (Also nominated: Amy Poehler for Lead Actress)

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday, September 18 at 7pm on Fox. Keep your fingers crossed for your favorites!

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