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Emmys 2011: Nominations News Roundup

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 14th 2011 9:45AM
Melissa McCarthy ('Mike & Molly') and Joshua Jackson ('Fringe') had an early start this morning as they hosted the eagerly anticipated 63rd Primetime Emmys nominations announcement ceremony at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.



There were some surprises and some yawns among the nominations. 'Modern Family,' 'Friday Night Lights,' 'The Good Wife' and 'The Big Bang Theory' made out like bandits.

On the other hand, there was no Emmy love for 'Terriers,' 'Game of Thrones' was almost totally ignored in the acting categories, and 'The Walking Dead' was shut out in the main categories.

The ceremony was streamed live, and audible gasps were heard when host McCarthy and Martha Plimpton ('Raising Hope') were both shock nominees for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. The inclusion of Louis C.K. ('Louie') in the Best Supporting Actor also raised a murmur in the crowd.

Over in the Drama category, the "OMG!" moments were the inclusion of 'The Killing' stars Mireille Enos and Michelle Forbes as Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively.

There were also surprise acting nods for the male stars of much-maligned mini-series 'The Kennedys,' which picked up a total of 10 nominations.

The adult stars of 'Modern Family' will battle it out in September for Best Supporting Actor/Actress honors as every single one of them has been nominated. The show is also up for Best Comedy.

As expected, veteran actress and comedienne Betty White -- who was first nominated for an Emmy back in 1951 -- received a Best Supporting Actress nod for 'Hot in Cleveland.' Last year she won for Outstanding Guest Star for 'Saturday Night Live' and she's previously taken home the statuette for her work on 'Mary Tyler Moore' and 'The Golden Girls.'

Veteran series were rewarded with nominations for Emmy stalwarts such as Hugh Laurie ('House') and Mariska Hargitay ('Law & Order: SVU').

Jane Lynch will host the live TV broadcast of the 2011 Emmy Awards, which is being produced by 'Survivor' (not nominated for Best Reality Competition) producer, Mark Burnett.

For a full list of 2011 Emmy nominees click here.

MORE EMMYS 2011 COVERAGE:
Emmy Nomination Snubs & Surprises
Mo Ryan's Nomination Reactions
Video Clips from Best Comedy & Best Drama Nominees

'The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards' air Sunday Sept. 18, 8PM ET on Fox.

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Tim Ross

Why no love for Fringe?? This show has been amazing the entire season and the actors (Anna Torv and John Noble in particular) have been astounding!! I at least think John Noble deserved a Emmy nominee for his role as Walter Bisshop, hopefully next year!

July 15 2011 at 7:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MClark

I am happy the nominations finally found Friday Night Lights. This show will teach you more about life in one season then most learn in their entire life. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton deserve not only the nomination but to win the entire thing along with the show for best drama series. Better late then never for this show and it deserves the accolades. I love football...but anyone who watched this show knows it is more about life then anything. The only snub that I think no one is talking about is accolades for Parenthood. Excellent cast and acting in that show and I hope it continues to grow. Would also of liked some sort of accolade for Southland in there too...underrated show. Maybe not for acting so much but the writer deserves some recognition.

July 14 2011 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ddrinsp

Disappointed to see that the best shows and actors (IMO) get passed over AGAIN. Where are any nominations for Criminal Minds, The Closer, and NCIS. From this nominee list of shows/actors . . . it certainly appears that the faithful year-after-year viewers are being totally ignored. Geez

July 14 2011 at 12:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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