NewsFlash: Emmy Nominations 2011

The nominations for this year's Emmy Awards were announced today. This is a time for joy and celebration, when our favourite shows and actors are recognised for all their hard work.

As well as anger and frustration when they are not (don't worry, Sean Bean, there's always next sea...oh).

Actually, this year hasn't been so bad. Yeah, I'm a little pissed off that both Fringe and Community have been snubbed yet again. But I'm overjoyed to see Justified finally getting Emmy recognition with noms for Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Margo Martindale and Jeremy Davies. Ditto Game of Thrones and Peter Dinklage (naff accent or not, he has to win).

Also, as a loyal fan of The Wire, I'm happy to see the mighty Idris Elba finally getting some Emmy love.

Here's the (almost) complete list of nominations:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men


OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon 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
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

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 GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bruce Dern, Big Love
Beau Bridges, Brothers & Sisters
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Paul McCrane, Harry’s Law
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Robert Morse, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Mary McDonnell, The Closer
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Randee Heller, Man Men
Cara Buono, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Alfre Woodard, True Blood

OUTSTANDING COMEDY

The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock


OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A 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 and Recreation

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, 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

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 GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Idris Elba, The Big C
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock

7 comments:

Jess Lynde said...

After reflecting on the nominations for a little while, I've decided that the series nominations for Friday Night Lights and Parks and Recreation (and of course the acting nods for Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton) make me so happy that any other perceived slights don't matter.

I really can't express how much the Friday Night Lights nomination for its final season means to me. I've loved that show for 5 years and cried my eyes out watching its final episodes. It didn't always make logical sense, but it nearly always hit the exact right emotional notes, and closing the door on those characters (especially Eric and Tami) was incredibly bittersweet. It's a series that affects me in a way no other show does --- not to imply that I'm unaffected by other great shows, just that I enjoy this one in a different way than all those others --- and I'm so excited to see it recognized at the end of its run (even though it won't win).

And to our Eureka fans: if you haven't already, you should give Parks and Recreation a try. It is incredibly funny, but also really optimistic and hopeful at its core. The ensemble of characters can be a bit crazy, but they still form a supportive and caring "family." The show regularly manages to hit all the humor and heart notes that Eureka hits for me, and I couldn't recommend it more highly. (Start with Season 2! Just skip right over Season 1.)

Billie Doux said...

Michael C. Hall and Julia Stiles for Dexter makes me really happy. It was an exceptional season. And here's to Chris Colfer on Glee. He's one of the main reasons to watch the show.

shawnlunn2002 said...

It's a good list of nominees there.

Hope there are wins for Game Of Thrones, Glee and Dexter.

Rish said...

Hey Billie,
I've been reading this blog for a while and I simply loved your reviews for Torchwood and Doctor Who.

I was just wondering if you would be interested in reviewing How I Met Your Mother. It is surprisingly good...

Billie Doux said...

Hi, Rish: I am sorry to admit I've never seen HIMYM. With one exception, I don't watch sitcoms. (The exception is Community. But I don't see Community as a sitcom.)

Juliette said...

I don't know what Community is exactly, but it's awesome! (I am a big sitcom fan as well though). Glad to see True Blood and especially the wonderful Alfre Woodward getting some recognition.

Rish said...

Hi. Billie,
Yeah, as someone who has seen both, I can tell you HIMYM is better. Just my opinion though.
And even for a sitcom is has e very feasible story line.
Give it a try...
Thanks anyways.