2011 Emmy Awards

ABC Comedy Modern Family Captures Five Primetime Emmy Awards

The ABC hit comedy series “Modern Family” took home Emmy gold, clinching more categories than any other series with five wins — including the top comedy series prize — at the 63 Primetime Emmy Awards presented last night at the Nokia Theater/L.A. Live, in Los Angeles. In addition to winning for Outstanding Comedy Series, “Modern Family’s” Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell and director Michael Alan Spiller captured their first-ever Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Actor and Directing for a Comedy Series, respectively. Executive producers Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman took the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series prize for the episode “Caught in the Act.”
With the combination of wins at the Primetime ceremony and the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Disney/ABC Television Group and ABC.com won a total of 11 awards.

Additional winners announced at the Creative Emmy ceremony on September 10, 2011 include: Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media for ABC.com’s “Oscar Digital Experience”; Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Loretta Devine as Adele Webber, “Grey’s Anatomy”; Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special, “Dancing With The Stars”; Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program, “Disney Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa”; Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation, Disney’s Phineas And Ferb “Wizard Of Odd.”

2011 Emmy Nominations in Major Categories

Hit drama Mad Men looks set to dominate the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards after scoring 19 nominations, including Best Drama.

Mad Men star Jon Hamm will go up against the likes of Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Hugh Laurie (House) and Michael C. Hall (Dexter) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while his co-star Elisabeth Moss will battle for the lead actress prize against Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law).
The Outstanding Drama Series category will be a closely-fought affair – Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife and Martin Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire are all in the running, while Outstanding Comedy Series nods go to 30 Rock, Glee, Modern Family, The Office, The BigBang Theory and Parks and Recreation.
The most nominated show was Mildred Pierce – the HBO miniseries starring Kate Winslet earned a total of 21 nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and recognition for the Titanic beauty for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries.
30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, Nurse Jackie’s Edie Falco, and The Office’s Steve Carell are also set to compete for top acting awards.
The nominees were announced live from Hollywood on Thursday morning (July 14) by Joshua Jackson and Melissa McCarthy, who found herself lost for words after hearing her name announced as a contender for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Mike & Molly.
She exclaimed, “Oh my god, yikes!” The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on 18 September (11).  Glee star Jane Lynch will host.
List of 2011 Emmy nominations in major categories:

– Drama Serie: Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Mad Men

– Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire; Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights; Michael C. Hall, Dexter; Jon Hamm, Mad Men; Hugh Laurie, House; Timothy Olyphant, Justified

– Lead Actress in a Drama Series: 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

– 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

– Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: 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

– Comedy Series: Big Bang Theory, Glee, Modern Family, The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock

– Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock; Steve Carell, The Office; Louis C.K., Louie; Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory; Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory; Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

– Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Tina Fey, 30 Rock; Laura Linney, The Big C; Melissa McCarthy Mike & Molly; Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation; Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope

– Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: 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.

– Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: 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

– Variety Series: The Colbert Report, Conan, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Real Time with Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live

– Reality Competition: The Amazing Race, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef

– Reality Series: Antiques Roadshow, Deadliest Catch, Hoarders, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, MythBusters, Undercover Boss

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