63rd Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

by Paul William Tenny

You don't need the crap, so here's the short list of nominations for tonight's award ceremony (8pm EST, FOX). My quick takeaway:

NBC, ABC, and FOX got shutout of the best drama category. All of cable got shutout of the best comedy category. That's an odd setup since dramas cost lots and sitcoms are cheap (unless they go on for a long time). You'd expect the cable networks, which have smaller audiences and less money, to go with sitcoms. But they didn't. And it's paying off because the best dramas (except House) are all on cable.

Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
Game Of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Man Men (AMC)

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (FOX)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Animated Program
The Cleveland Show (FOX), Murray Christmas
Futurama (Comedy Central), The Late Philip J. Fry
Robot Chicken (Cartoon Network), Star Wars Episode III
The Simpsons (FOX), Angry Dad
South Park (Comedy Central), Crack Baby Athletic Assosication

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Laura Linney, The Big C (Showtime)
Melissa McCarthy, Mile & Molly (CBS)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation (NBC)
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope (FOX)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC) 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Matt LeBlanc, Showtime Presents (Showtime)
Louis C. K., Louie (FX)
Steve Carell, The Office (NBC)
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law (NBC)
Mirelle Enos, The Killing (AMC)
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men (AMC) 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
Hugh Laurie, House (FOX)
Timothy Olyphant, Justified (FX)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (ABC)

Outstanding Support Actress In A Comedy Series
Jane Lynch, Glee (FOX)
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland (TV Land)
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Christ Colfer, Glee (FOX)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)
Jon Cryer, Two And A Half Men (CBS) 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife (CBS)
Walton Goggins, Justified (FX)
John Slattery, Man Med (AMC)
Andre Braugher, Men Of A Certain Age (TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife (CBS)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Margo Martindale, Justified (FX)
Michelle Forbes, The Killing (AMC)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)

Those are the big ones, the rest you can find at the Emmy website.

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