Modern Family Tops the 2011 Emmy Nominations

By Tim Surette

Jul 14, 2011

Melissa McCarthy, Joshua Jackson, and someone who brought them bagels this morning.

Early this morning—like, reallllly early this morning—Mike & Molly's Melissa McCarthy and Fringe's Joshua Jackson announced the nominees for this year's Primetime Emmy awards. And they are...

Best Drama Series

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

Best Comedy Series

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

Best Actor in a Drama Series

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

Best Actress in a Drama Series

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

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Laura Linney, The Big C
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope

Best 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, Men of a Certain Age

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Best Miniseries or Movie

Mildred Pierce, HBO
Downtown Abbey, PBS
The Kennedys, ReelzChannel
Cinema Verite, HBO
Too Big To Fail, HBO
The Pillars of Earth, Starz

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
William Hurt, Too Big To Fail
Idris Elba, Luther
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood

Best Actress in a Miniseries of Movie

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Elizabeth McGovern, Downtown Abbey
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs

Best Reality Competition Program

So You Think You Can Dance
The Amazing Race
Project Runway
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Top Chef

Best Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow
Deadliest Catch
Undercover Boss
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

For a full list of nominations, head over to the official Emmys Web site.

Okay, let's hear it: Who got snubbed?

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  • Smitty_live Jul 18, 2011

    Marg Helgenberger and Sally Field! Two of the best actors on TV for last season. Definitely snubbed...

  • Nat6386 Jul 18, 2011

    Greys anatomy got snubbed for as usual, although i must admit the second half of the season wasnt as great, but i think Sandra Oh was really fantastic and should have been nominated for best supporting actress, On that note, Private Practice as had some phenomenal acting this season especially by Kadee Strickland, but nothing..... Agree that Modern Family shouldnt have all those nominations as much as I love it they're others....

    True blood pretty much got snubbed as did NCIS: which is amazing!!!

  • DJH027 Jul 18, 2011

    Modern Family does not have 4 worthy actors to be nominated. Where is Community in all this. Peter Dinklage better win.

  • msoonice Jul 17, 2011

    Game of Thrones should OBVIOUSLY win because one its the best show EVER and two it has a phenomenal cast. Those who got snubbed, hmm... definitely always sunny and community with great a hilarious cast i.e. devito kaitlin Olson (chilly) and donald glover and freaking ken cheong. there is a gross excess of modern family which was great but has become mediocre. true blood and fringe needed a nom (even if GOT is the clear winner). Actors like Emilia Clarke, Jason Mamoa, and Stephen Moyer should have been recognized over the banal good wife and contrived big bang theory actors. Also where's ma storage wars and RuPaul at???

    My picks with what we got:
    Drama series: Game of Thrones Comedy series: Glee
    Drama actor: Michael C. Hall (GREAT actor)
    Drama actress: Marishka Hargitay
    Comedy actor: Louis C. K.
    Comedy actress: Laura Linney
    Drama sup. Actor: Peter Dinklage woo!!!! Phenomenal actor and super sexy!
    Drama sup. Actress: Christina f-ING Hendricks its about time
    Comedy sup. Actor: Chris Colfer
    Comedy sup. Actress: Jane Lynch
    Miniseries et. all: the Kennedys, Iris Elba (sexy man!!!!), and Taraji Henson
    Reality Competition: So You Think You Can Dance
    Reality Program: Kathy Griffin (if RuPaul can't get she is close enuf)

    Ideal (same order) Game of Thrones
    It's Always Sunny
    Michael c hall
    Peter Dinklage or Jason Mamoa... both v attractive options
    Tied between Christians Hendricks and Emilia Clarke
    Danny Devito
    Jane lynch
    Donald glover/ken cheong
    kaitlyn olson
    Treme, idra Elba, Kate Holmes (tom cruise let her out??)

  • mautie Jul 17, 2011

    Some of the shows and people missing in main categories...
    Comedy Series: Parks & Recreation; Community; It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia; The Sarah Silverman Program; Louie; Bored To Death
    Comedy actresses: Alison Brie (Comm); Kaitlin Olson (Philly); Sarah Silverman (TSSP)
    Comedy actors: Joel McHale (Comm); Charlie Day (Philly); Ted Danson (BTD)
    Supporting comedy actresses: Aubrey Plaza (P&R;); Laura Silverman (TSSP); Jenna Fischer (The Office); Mindy Kaling (TO)
    Supporting comedy actors: Aziz Ansari (P&R;); Chevy Chase (Comm); Ken Cheong (Comm); Rainn Wilson (TO); Danny DeVito (Philly)
    Dramas: Treme;; Sons Of Anarchy
    Drama actresses: Katy Sagal (SOA); Kim Dickens (Treme); Khandi Alexander (Treme); Melissa Leo (Treme)
    Drama actors: Wendall Pierce (Treme); Steve Zhan (Treme); Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood)
    Supp drama actresses: Maggie Siff (SOA); Chloe Sevigny (BL); January Jones (MM); Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad)
    Supp drama actors: Dayton Callie (SOA); Ryan Hurst (SOA); Aaron Paul (BB); RJ MItte (BB); Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men)
    Guest actresses - drama: Grace Zabriskie (Big Love); Mary Kay Place (BL); Ally Walker (SOA); Paula Malcomson (SOA)
    Guest actors - drama: Johnny Lee Miller (Dexter); Misha Collins (Supernatural); Denis O'Hare (TB); Matt Ross (BL)
    Guest actresses - comedy: Megan Mullally (P&R;); Mary Kay Place (BTD); Mary Elizabeth Ellis (Philly); Sandy Martin (Philly)
    Guest actors - comedy: Jon Hamm (30R); Rob Lowe (P&R;); Will Forte (P&R;/30R); John Hodgman (BTD); Zack Woods (TO)

  • hh71 Jul 17, 2011

    Modern family may be an ok show, but not that good to get all those nominations. Your telling me that all the supporting cast needs a nomination over all supporting actors on every other show? that's just awful.

  • hh71 Jul 17, 2011

    NPH got snubbed

  • lolamustang Jul 16, 2011

    there was only 7 episodes of the series Episodes - and Matt Leblanc still got a nomination ???? I don't get that - and if so - the 2 english persons beside him made a much better job at acting anyway. These nominations are a farce - mostly it's a repeat from last year anyway. Where is Fringe and Sons of Anarchy and Treme ?????

  • whatever120 Jul 16, 2011

    I know they threw a bone to GoT, but would it be beyond them to give us a SF category? Surely there are enough contenders in the genre. Fringe deserved some attention this year, for one.

  • Judith9910 Jul 15, 2011

    Peter Dinklage absolutely has to win for his performance as Tyrion in Game of Thrones, he is amazing! I'm split between best tv series between Dexter and Game of Thrones as I love both but Michael C. Hall has to win for his performance in Dexter as always, he makes that show anyone else and it would suck greatly. As for the others Chris Colfer always

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