2011 Emmy Nominee List: ‘Modern Family’, ‘Glee’ Cast Lead the Race

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The newest crop of television's finest is here, as the 63rd Primetime Emmy Award nominees were announced on Thursday morning, July 14. 

Modern Family leads the way with 17 nominations, while Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy (who was presenting the Emmy nominees alongside Fringe star Joshua Jackson) was flabbergasted when her name was called as a nominee for her lead role in the comedy Mike & Molly. Also nominated, Emmy host and Glee star Jane Lynch!

The winners won't be announced until the actual show on September 18, but for now, you can ponder these nominees. Were the right people nominated? Sound off in the comments below!

Best Drama:

Boardwalk Empire Friday Night Lights Mad Men Game of Thrones Dexter

Best Actress in a Drama:

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

Best Actor in a Drama:

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

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister- Game of Thrones Josh Charles as Will Gardner- The Good Wife Alan Cumming as Eli Gold- The Good Wife  Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder- Justified John Slattery as Roger Sterling- Mad Men  Andre Braugher as Owen - Men of a Certain Age

Best Actress in a Comedy:

Eddie Falco- Nurse Jackie Amy Poheler- Parks and Recreation Tina Fey- 30 Rock Laura Linney- The Big C Melissa McCarthy- Mike & Molly

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy: 

Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester- Glee

Betty White as Elka Ostrosky- Hot in Cleveland  Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy- Modern Family Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett- Modern Family Kristen Wiig as Various characters- Saturday Night Live Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney- 30 Rock

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Best Actor in a Comedy:

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper- Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter- Big Bang Theory  Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc- Episodes  Louis C.K. as Louie- Louie Steve Carell as Michael Scott- The Office Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy- 30 Rock

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel- Glee Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett- Modern Family Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett- Modern Family Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker- Modern Family Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy- Modern Family Jon Cryer as Alan Harper- Two And A Half Men

Best Comedy:

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

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy:

Idris Elba as Lenny- The Big C Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman- Modern Family  Zach Galifianakis, Host- Saturday Night Live Justin Timberlake, Host- Saturday Night Live  Matt Damon as Carol- 30 Rock Will Arnett as Devin Banks- 30 Rock

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy:

Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes- Glee Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Beiste- Glee Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holliday- Glee Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw- Raising Hope Tina Fey, Host- Saturday Night Live Elizabeth Banks as Avery- 30 Rock

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Bruce Dern as Frank Harlow- Big Love Beau Bridges as Nick Brody- Brothers & Sisters Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning- The Good Wife Paul McCrane as Josh Peyton- Harry's Law Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett- Justified Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper- Mad Men

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Mary McDonnell as Capt. Sharon Raydor- The Closer Julia Stiles as Lumen Pierce- Dexter Loretta Devine as Adele Webber- Grey's Anatomy Randee Heller as Miss Blankenship- Mad Men Cara Buono as Faye Miller- Mad Men Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson- Shameless Alfre Woodard as Ruby Jean Reynolds- True Blood

Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries/Movie: Diane Lane as Patricia Loud- Cinema Verite Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham- Downtown Abbey Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce- Mildred Pierce Taraji P. Henson as Tiffany Rubin- Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story Jean Marsh as Rose Buck- Upstairs Downstairs

Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries/Movie: Edgar Ramirez as Carlos- Carlos Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy- The Kennedys Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy- The Kennedys Idris Elba as John Luther- Luther Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall- Thurgood William Hurt as Henry 'Hank' Paulson- Too Big to Fail

Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/Movie: Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham- Downtown Abbey Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce- Mildred Pierce Melissa Leo as Lucy Gessler- Mildred Pierce Mare Winningham as Ida- Mildred Pierce Eileen Atkins as Lady Maud Holland- Upstairs Downstairs

Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries/Movie: Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy- The Kennedys Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon- Mildred Pierce Brian F. O'Byrne as Bert Pierce- Mildred Pierce Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke- Too Big to Fail James Woods as Richard Fuld- Too Big to Fail

Best Miniseries/Movie: Cinema Verite Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) The Kennedys Mildred Pierce The Pillars Of The Earth Too Big To Fail

Best Host for a Reality Series: Phil Keoghan, Host- The Amazing Race Ryan Seacrest, Host- American Idol Tom Bergeron, Host- Dancing with the Stars Cat Deeley, Host- So You Think You Can Dance Jeff Probst, Host- Survivor

Best Variety Show or Comedy Series: The Colbert Report Conan The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Real Time With Bill Maher Saturday Night Live

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  • Sam

    Will bieber tb there?

  • Bridget

    Um...where's NCIS??? I mean come on!

  • Jules

    HELLO!! Where is "Parenthood" in the drama category?!?!?!?!