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2011 Emmy Award Winners and Losers

The Emmys come but once a year. That’s good news for us, as we’re not huge Emmy fans here at billiedoux.com. Our shows never seem to get nominated, although a few of them are in the running this year. Click below for a list of major categories in which one of “our” shows was nominated. Winners are in bold, and the losers will always hold a special place in our hearts.

And: Way to go, Tyrion!

Best Comedy Series

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

Best Drama Series

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

Best Drama Actor

Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
Hugh Laurie (House)
Timothy Olyphant (Justified)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)

Best Drama Actress

Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law)
Mireille Enos (The Killing)
Mariska Hargitay (L&O)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)

Best Supporting Comedy Actor

Chris Colfer (Glee)
Jess Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)

Best Supporting Drama Actor

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)

Best Supporting Comedy Actress

Jane Lynch (Glee)
Betty White (Hot in Cleveland)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Kristen Wiig (SNL)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)

Best Supporting Drama Actress

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)

Best Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special

Todd Haynes and Jon Raymond, Mildred Peirce
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Steven Moffat, Sherlock: A Study in Pink
Peter Gould, Too Big to Fail
Heidi Thomas, Upstairs/Downstairs

Best Writing for a Drama Series

Matthew Weiner, “The Suitcase,” Mad Men
Andre Jacquemetton and Marie Jacquemetton, “Blowing Smoke,” Mad Men
Jason Katims, “Always,” Friday Night Lights
Veena Sud, “Pilot,” The Killing
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, “Baelor,” Game of Thrones

Creative Emmys (Awarded Last Week)

Best Casting in a Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire
Best Casting in a Comedy Series: Glee
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Prosthetic Makeup: The Walking Dead
Main Title Design: Game of Thrones

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  1. I'll be the first to chant this, but not the last... though I'm probably not the first either....:


  2. Hear hear for Margo Martindale, who absolutely killed on Justified. She so deserved an Emmy.

  3. I'm so happy that Margo Martindale and Peter Dinklage both won.

  4. Yea for Peter Dinklage! But the two wins that made me crazy giddy for a good hour or so (as all you regulars can probably guess) were Jason Katims for Writing on Friday Night Lights and Kyle Chandler (!!!!!) for Lead Actor. I'm beyond elated for these two! Jason Katims was the primary show runner for the series run, and I'm so pleased that he got some recognition, and Kyle Chandler is just an amazing talent and was one-half the heart and soul of that show onscreen. If only Connie could have won, too! But I'll take what I can get.

    Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose!

  5. Jess, I am so thrilled about the big wins for FNL too. My husband and are huge fans. Connie really deserved an Emmy, but the win for Katims is awesome since the great writing was rewarded. Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose!


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