Emmy nominations 2011

Louis C.K. in FX channel's "Louie"

The Emmy Nominations are in. Major categories listed below; for the full list, see The Hollywood Reporter.

Writing noms are at bottom, highlighted in blue.

There’s some great choices this year. I’m most excited about these noms…

  • Louis C.K.’s three noms (acting and writing for Louie, writing for his stand-up special Hilarious) (Read my interview with Louis C.K. here.)
  • Tina Fey for hosting SNL
  • The writers of “The Real Women of SNL,” (the brilliant spoof of the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion) the sketch that opened the prime-time Women of SNL special
  • Dexter for Best Drama and Julia Stiles for Best Guest Actress in a Drama
  • Game of Thrones, which I wasn’t blown away by (although it shows a lot of potential and I look forward to next season) but I like that HBO finally got around to producing a genre series and it performed well
  • Mariska Hargitay for SVU as this was her last full season
  • Walton Goggins for Justified and Andre Braugher for Men of a Certain Age, two surprising yet deserving supporting nods (although I wish Men of a Certain Age got more Emmy love, it’s a great show).
  • Parks and Rec for Best Comedy Series
  • Cara Buono, Robert Morse and Randee Heller (Miss Blankenship!) for Mad Men
  • Matthew Weiner’s script for Mad Men, “The Suitcase,” a brilliant episode that captures everything that’s special about the series (Don and Peggy’s relationship, Don’s secretive past, Peggy’s career ambition, the ensemble of the writers’ bullpen in the agency, an ad campaign from assignment to delivery, John Slattery as drunken, comic relief and the tying in of a historical element with the Cassius Clay fight.).

Best Drama:

Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Mad Men
Game of Thrones

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

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
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
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

Episodes • Episode 107 • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Hat Trick Productions, Crane Klarik Productions

David Crane, Written By

Jeffrey Klarik, Written By

Louie • Poker/Divorce • FX Networks • FX Productions

Louis C.K., Written By

Modern Family • Caught In The Act • ABC • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Steve Levitan, Written By

Jeffrey Richman, Written By

The Office • Good-Bye Michael • NBC • Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Greg Daniels, Written By

30 Rock • Reaganing • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios

Matt Hubbard, Written By

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Friday Night Lights • Always • DirecTV • Imagine Entertainment in association with Universal Media Studios and Film 44

Jason Katims, Written By

Game Of Thrones • Baelor • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

David Benioff, Written By

D.B. Weiss, Written By

The Killing • Pilot • AMC • Fox Television Studios

Veena Sud, Written By

Mad Men • The Suitcase • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Matthew Weiner, Written By

Mad Men • Blowing Smoke • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Andre Jacquemetton, Written By

Maria Jacquemetton, Written By

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) • PBS • A co-production of Carnival and Masterpiece

Julian Fellowes, Written By

Mildred Pierce • HBO • A Killer Films/John Wells Production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and HBO Miniseries

Todd Haynes, Written By

Jon Raymond, Written By

Sherlock: A Study In Pink (Masterpiece) • PBS • A Hartswood Films production for BBC cymru wales, co-produced with Masterpiece

Steven Moffat, Written By

Too Big To Fail • HBO • A Spring Creek and A Deuce Three Production in association with HBO Films

Peter Gould, Written By

Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece) • PBS • A co-production of BBC Wales and WGBH Boston

Heidi Thomas, Written By

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

Barry Julien, Head Writer

Stephen Colbert, Writer

Tom Purcell, Writer

Richard Dahm, Writer

Michael Brumm, Writer

Rob Dubbin, Writer

Opus Moreschi, Writer

Peter Gwinn, Writer

Jay Katsir, Writer

Frank Lesser, Writer

Glenn Eichler, Writer

Meredith Scardino, Writer

Max Werner, Writer

Eric Drysdale, Writer

Scott Sherman, Writer

Dan Guterman, Writer

Paul Dinello, Writer

Conan • TBS • Conaco LLC

Mike Sweeney, Head Writer

Conan O’Brien, Writer

Andy Richter, Writer

Frank Smiley, Writer

Jose Arroyo, Writer

Andres du Bouchet, Writer

Deon Cole, Writer

Josh Comers, Writer

Dan Cronin, Writer

Michael Gordon, Writer

Berkley Johnson, Writer

Brian Kiley, Writer

Laurie Kilmartin, Writer

Rob Kutner, Writer

Todd Levin, Writer

Brian McCann, Writer

Matt O’Brien, Writer

Brian Stack, Writer

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Steve Bodow, Head Writer

Tim Carvell, Head Writer

Rory Albanese, Writer

Kevin Bleyer, Writer

Rich Blomquist, Writer

Wyatt Cenac, Writer

Hallie Haglund, Writer

JR Havlan, Writer

Elliott Kalan, Writer

Josh Lieb, Writer

Sam Means, Writer

Jo Miller, Writer

John Oliver, Writer

Daniel Radosh, Writer

Jason Ross, Writer

Jon Stewart, Writer

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC • Produced by Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video

AD Miles, Head Writer

David Angelo, Writer

Patrick Borelli, Writer

Michael Blieden, Writer

Gerard Bradford, Writer

Jeremy Bronson, Writer

Michael Dicenzo, Writer

Jimmy Fallon, Writer

Eric Ledgin, Writer

Morgan Murphy, Writer

Robert Patton, Writer

Gavin Purcell, Writer

Amy Ozols, Writer

Diallo Riddle, Writer

Bashir Salahuddin, Writer

Justin Shanes, Writer

Michael Shoemaker, Writer

Jon Rineman, Writer

Bobby Tisdale, Writer

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video

Doug Abeles, Writer

James Anderson, Writer

Alex Baze, Writer

Heather Anne Campbell, Writer

Jessica Conrad, Writer

Matt Craig, Writer

James Downey, Writer

Tom Flanigan, Writer

Shelly Gossman, Writer

Steve Higgins, Writer

Erik Kenward, Writer

Rob Klein, Writer

Seth Meyers, Writer

Lorne Michaels, Writer

John Mulaney, Writer

Christine Nangle, Writer

Michael Patrick O’Brien, Writer

Paula Pell, Writer

Simon Rich, Writer

Marika Sawyer, Writer

Akiva Schaffer, Writer

Sarah Schneider, Writer

John Solomon, Writer

Kent Sublette, Writer

Bryan Tucker, Writer

Jorma Taccone, Writer

Colin Jost, Writer

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special

Colin Quinn: Long Story Short • HBO • CQE and Brillstein Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment

Colin Quinn, Written By

Louis C.K.: Hilarious • EPIX • Hilarious Inc

Louis C.K., Written By

Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit For Autism Education • Comedy Central • Busboy Productions & Central Productions

Eric Slovin, Head Writer

Russ Armstrong, Writer

Andrew Blitz, Writer

RJ Fried, Writer

Brian Huskey, Writer

Anthony King, Writer

Dan Mintz, Writer

Jason Reich, Writer

Craig Rowin, Writer

Andy Secunda, Writer

Robert Smigel, Writer

Anthony Jeselnik, Additional Material Written By

Adam Moerder, Additional Material Written By

The Real Women Of SNL • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video

Paula Pell, New Material Written By

Seth Meyers, New Material Written By

Emily Spivey, New Material Written By

John Solomon, New Material Written By

64th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Dave Boone, Written By

Matt Roberts, Special Material By

Mo Rocca, Special Material By


Good Luck and Happy Writing!

Dan Calvisi

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