Mad Men, Fringe, Good Wife, Modern Family, Community, Justified Lead Critics Choice Kudos

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In what hopefully will turn out to be a harbinger of the 2011 Emmys, the nominations for the inaugural Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced this morning, and a handful of acclaimed yet heretofore kudos-deprived series were at last singled out. ABC’s red-hot Modern Family received the most nods of any program (six), followed by fellow awards magnet Mad Men. But about those breakthrough shows…

FX’s Justified scored an impressive four noms, including best drama, best actor for Timothy Olyphant, best supporting actress for Margo Martindale and best supporting actor for Walton Goggins. CBS’ The Good Wife and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire also snagged four nods apiece. AMC rookie The Killing fared well with three nominations, tying with Fox’s Fringe, which saw leading lady Anna Torv and the long-overlooked John Noble make the list of contenders.

Two NBC comedy upstarts, Community and Parks and Recreation, walked off with three nods apiece, including best comedy series and plaudits for their respective leads, Joel McHale and Amy Poehler. They’ll compete with fellow Thursday-night companions 30 Rock and The Office.

ABC’s Wednesday comedy block also got a nice boost with The Middle and Cougar Town nabbing a combined five nods, including lead actress for Patricia Heaton and Courteney Cox and supporting actress for Eden Shur and Busy Philipps.

The complete list of nominations are below. The first CCT Awards (selected by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, of which yours truly is a member), are scheduled to be handed out on June 20 in Los Angeles and will air two days later on ReelzChannel at 8/7c. Additionally, the ceremony will be live streamed on VH1.com.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Fringe
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Justified
The Killing
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Timothy Olyphant (Justified)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
Mireille Enos (The Killing)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy)
Anna Torv (Fringe)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
Walton Goggins (Justified)
Shawn Hatosy (Southland)
John Noble (Fringe)
Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire)
John Slattery (Mad Men)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Michelle Forbes (The Killing)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Margo Martindale (Justified)
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
Chloë Sevigny (Big Love)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Archer
The Big Bang Theory
Community
Glee
Louie
The Middle
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Steve Carell (The Office)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Joel McHale (Community)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Courteney Cox (Cougar Town)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Patricia Heaton (The Middle)
Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family)
Danny Pudi (Community)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Busy Philipps (Cougar Town)
Eden Sher (The Middle)
Sofía Vergara (Modern Family)

Best Reality Series
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Hoarders
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Sister Wives
Undercover Boss

BEST REALITY SERIES — COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Top Chef

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars)
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance)
Ty Pennington (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition)
Mike Rowe (Dirty Jobs)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)

BEST TALK SHOW
Chelsea Lately
The Daily Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Oprah Winfrey Show



Comments (209)

  • Hugh Laurie/House are out? oh. I’m kinda glad for this, because it was House’s worst season and maybe now they’ll try harder. Hugh Laurie is still a great actor, but they gotta give him better scripts to work with.

    Comment by N – June 6, 2011 06:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I feel like that should make it all the more reason for him to be nominated though. If you read reviews of the House episodes throughout this season, they all tended along the lines of “the episode was meh, but Hugh Laurie once again shows he is one of the best actors out there”. If an actor can take poor scripts and still make the episodes decent, that should be worthy of an award nom.

      Comment by Anonymous – June 6, 2011 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • My thoughts exactly! The show doesn’t deserve any award anymore (for the last two or three seasons already), but Hugh Laurie is still the most outstanding actor out there. He can turn complete crap into something worth watching. That should be worth an award.

        Comment by Sally – June 6, 2011 06:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad is a million times better which is why he takes the Emmys and not Hugh…..

          Comment by mans – June 6, 2011 07:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I feel the same way.
        Part of me is glad because the show don’t deserve any award or nomination after last season. But on the other hand Hugh deserve it. He is awesome when scripts are so disappointing. If it wasn’t for him I would have stop watching already.

        Comment by Aurore – June 6, 2011 09:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • When Hugh Laurie didn’t win the Emmy for the season that started with the episode in rehab it became fairly clear that he was never going to win the big one, which is unfortunate, since Gregory House is a character for the ages.

      Comment by HL – June 6, 2011 08:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for Fringe and Anna Torv, she’s amazing! :D

    Comment by nerds – June 6, 2011 06:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ll second that and a HUGE woo hoo for the master’s in acting class that is John Noble!!!!!

      Comment by Mick – June 6, 2011 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes! This is the kind of list that the Emmys should put out. So nice to see recognition for Anna and John.

        Comment by sashay – June 6, 2011 08:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • WOW. All in all im so happy with all of the nominations. No Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer. Very pleased with Fringe noms and Shawn Hawtosy :)

      Comment by John – June 6, 2011 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Jane Lynch actually did get a nom in “BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES.” She has no right beating Busy Phillips this season though.

        Comment by achay – June 6, 2011 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am sooooooooooooo happy too! Those two may be the greatest actors on televsion right now! They deserve to win the Emmys too!! They better win!

      Comment by Cari – June 6, 2011 04:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Our whole family anxiously WAITS for Frings each week. We
      love it, and sometimes watch the episode/s more than once
      so as not to miss the symbolism in the plot. The actors are
      all just right! It is my favorite TV show!

      Comment by SandyA – June 6, 2011 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m glad to see some love for Parks and Recreation. The critics choice awards are the only ones I can count on for some solid judging/selection and… critiquing. Duh.

    Comment by Jem – June 6, 2011 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • If the P&R writers don’t win an award for the episode with the Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness, there is no justice! Congrats to the deserving Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler, and I’m guessing Aziz Ansari was a close runner up in the SA race. P&R is a perfect example of why shows should be given some time to gel-first season was horribly uneven and looked like a rip off of “The Office”, but it has grown into one of the best sitcoms out there.

      Comment by HL – June 6, 2011 08:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Look at the Good Wife go, being all awesome.

    Comment by sarah – June 6, 2011 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So awesome. That show gives me butterflies.

      Comment by Kalindaaah – June 6, 2011 06:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can someone PLEASE explain to me why John Noble is always called a “supporting actor”? He’s rarely off screen!

    Comment by Donna – June 6, 2011 06:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m really hoping John Noble finally gets some recognition for his role as Walter Bishop. He regularly reduces me to either tears or fits of laughter, and Walternate just sort of gives me the heebie-jeebies! I also love Walton Goggins in Justified, so it’d be tough to call, but my heart would go with John Noble every time!

      Comment by Shazza – June 6, 2011 07:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree. John Noble is always on screen. But I am glad he is nominated. Now for the Emmys.

      Comment by bobbi – June 6, 2011 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, definitely a surprise that Chelsea Lately got a nomination, but I’m very happy: I’m a huge fan! This must be the best list of nominations yet! I also love that Patricia Heaton, Nick Offerman, and Timothy Olyphant got nominations! All were well deserved.

    Comment by Junior G. – June 6, 2011 06:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I Adore Glee…but why was Jane Lynch Nominated?

    She is an awesome actor but I dont think she was funny at all this season.

    Comment by Sasha – June 6, 2011 06:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. If someone on Glee was to be nominated, it should have been Heather Morris or Naya Rivera…they were the funniest this season.

      Comment by harmograz – June 12, 2011 10:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • did they not watch Breaking Bad? or is it not eligible for some weird reason?

    Comment by Sam – June 6, 2011 06:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The show hasn’t even aired yet, which is why it is not eligible for this years emmies.

      Comment by Lyleus – June 6, 2011 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i only started watching breaking bad late last year so i figured Cranston would be up for Season 3, my bad

        Comment by Sam – June 6, 2011 06:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thanks for the explanation. I was wondering the same thing.

      Comment by Maria – June 6, 2011 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s a shame that Breaking Bad had to air so late in the year because Bryan Cranston would have easily won his 4th best leading actor emmy in a row. I guess it’s nice to give others a shot, though.

    Comment by Lyleus – June 6, 2011 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oops.. this is not for the Emmy’s… still applies though :)

      Comment by Lyleus – June 6, 2011 06:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is amazing. Nods for Parks and Rec and Community as Best Comedy. The Middle, Heaton and Eden Sher – Well deserved. Martha Plimpton! So good. Cat Deeley – finally someone recognizes her! Just sad to see Jesse Tyler Ferguson missing. I thought he had the best material this season of the supporting men on Modern Family.

    Comment by Joseph – June 6, 2011 06:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am so happy to see The Middle and the fantastic Eden Sher nominated!

      Comment by Amy B – June 6, 2011 05:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I would love for Cat to win this award! I could never understand why she is overlooked by all the other award shows.

      Comment by Shania – June 6, 2011 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There isn’t a single person that I feel was left out. Good job, Critics.

    Now, if Parks and Recreation and The Good Wife were to score a bunch of CCAs, that would be lovely.

    Comment by S – June 6, 2011 06:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sincerely hoping that Mireille Enos receives the best award for female actress in a drama series.. Here’s hoping :-)

    Comment by Damon – June 6, 2011 06:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And where is Parenthood?:((

    Comment by Lena – June 6, 2011 06:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah!! Parenthood really doesn’t get a lot of mainstream appreciation!

      And what about KaDee Strickland and Private Practice?! She blew the other drama girls out of the water this past year!

      Comment by Carlie – June 6, 2011 06:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking the same thing :(

      Comment by Audrey – June 6, 2011 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed, Parenthood is the best show of any genre of any network. This list is incomplete.

      Comment by KEVIN – June 6, 2011 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You obviously don’t watch Fringe!

        Comment by Ruby – June 8, 2011 08:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • this list is very pleasing. and if you’re following the sad sad conversation on youtube, you’re probably as happy as i am for the wonderful Martha Plimpton. i’m still hoping she gets an guest star Emmy nod for the good wife. and if you’re not watching the sad sad conversation (and you like talented people like Martha talking about themselves): http://www.youtube.com/user/sadsadconversation

    Comment by noa – June 6, 2011 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am LOVING the nods for FNL and Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton. And Katey Sagal! But I think the most surprising name on this list is Charlie Day. I am ECSTATIC that someone is recognizing his comedic brilliance.

    Comment by Kaitlin – June 6, 2011 06:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!!! FINALLY ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD!!! EVERY NOMINATION IS PERFECT!!!

    Comment by Sheikia – June 6, 2011 06:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SO happy for the Friday Night Lights love!! Kyle & Connie, in particular, deserve it! Really happy for the Modern Fam, 30 Rock, Cougar Town, and Community recognition, too! I felt this was a fair list. Even though I love House, this season has been disappointing, and I am glad they were not nominated just because they have always been. Also really glad Glee’s nominations were limited- the show has good songs, but it is HORRIBLE show-wise.

    Comment by Caroline – June 6, 2011 06:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m happy for the Cougar town girls and Cat Deeley but many of the nominees are just too tired and comfortable.

    Comment by jay – June 6, 2011 06:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Both Shawn Hatosy and John Noble have nominations? That is fantastic. I wish both could win. It would be nice if both Southland and Fringe got some award show love.

    Comment by Kristina – June 6, 2011 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Finally…FINALLY!!!…Cat Deely gets nominated for her work on SYTYCD. Now, if only the show can get nominated.

    Comment by Vivi – June 6, 2011 06:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was so happy for Cat that I completely overlooked some great selections. Shawn Hatosy for “SouthLAnd” (the show should be nominated, too.) “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” for Reality Show. “The Middle” getting some love. You know what would have been PERFECT, though? Some nominations for “Parenthood” and “Raising Hope”.

      Comment by Vivi – June 6, 2011 06:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES! Game of Thrones, Fringe, Anna Torv and John Noble(about time)!

    Comment by iluilu – June 6, 2011 06:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • oh yea Southland’s Shawn Hatosy too! well deserved! :D

      Comment by iluilu – June 6, 2011 06:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Go the Good Wife and Justified! They are 2 of the best shows on tv.

    Comment by MGL – June 6, 2011 06:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anna Torv for the win!

    Thanks to the intelligent and clued in people that nominated. This sounds like an awards show that is actually moving with the times and recognizing brilliant performances over ratings and cash in take.

    Comment by MACK – June 6, 2011 06:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thats exactly what I was thinking. So great to see Fringe nominated!

      Comment by Kate – June 6, 2011 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed! Torv was amazing this season, as was Noble. Does anyone know if they submit individual episodes to be considered, or is their work for the whole season looked at?

      Comment by Ruby – June 8, 2011 08:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My only complaints are the absence of Cougar Town in Comedy Series, Toni Collette in Best Actress and the fact that Parenthood did not get a single nomination. And of course the fact that Glee was nominated for Best Comedy and Lynch, neither of which deserved it for the crappy second season. Other than that, love the nominations for Louie, Fringe, The Good Wife, Game of Thrones, Courteney Cox, Louis C.K., Busy Phillips, Danny Pudi and Anna Torv!

    Comment by Jake – June 6, 2011 06:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay! Go Fringe, Anna & John!

    Comment by Pamela – June 6, 2011 06:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yvonne Strahovski should of been nominated for Chuck vs Phase Three
    But why do they have to snub Chuck it’s a great show? I think Zachary Levi should of been nominated also.

    Comment by Cindy – June 6, 2011 06:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How can Bones be overlooked again?

    Comment by Eryn – June 6, 2011 06:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Seriously!!! Bones??? For what?

      Comment by Anne – June 6, 2011 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Emily Deschannel deserves at least a nod. I dont say she needs to win, but she played her role for 6 super years now so at least give her something…

        Comment by Ingmar – June 6, 2011 08:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Uh, there’s no prize for just staying on the air. And I say that as somebody who thinks Emily Deschanel does good work — but she’s not in the same echelon as these ladies.

          Comment by Amy – June 6, 2011 10:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • sadly procedurals are never considered in this
      although i think its time deschanel gets an emmy

      Comment by nessa – June 6, 2011 06:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • or any sort of recognition for her work

        Comment by nessa – June 6, 2011 06:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The Killing is considered a procedural drama.. And it got handful of nominations…

        Comment by Missy – June 13, 2011 10:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No it’s not a procedural, it’s one storyline stretched over 13 episodes, therefore the exact opposite to a procedural

          Comment by Weevil – June 20, 2011 12:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy about these! Especially: Nick Offerman, Dani Pudi, Charlie Day, Louis CK, Anna Torv.

    Also love that shows: Community, Parks and Rec, Archer, The Killing, Game of Thrones and especially The Walking Dead are getting recognized!!

    Comment by Woot – June 6, 2011 06:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The only thing I would change would be switch Ed O’Neil for Jesse Tyler Ferguson

      Comment by Woot – June 6, 2011 06:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s good to see Fringe getting some nods. :) I especially agree with John Noble as Best Actor.

    Comment by Sarah P. – June 6, 2011 06:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael Ausiello please vote for ANNA TORV.

    Comment by shelly – June 6, 2011 06:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PARKS & RECREATION ALL THE WAY! AMY POEHLER ALL THE WAY! NICK OFFERMAN ALL THE WAY! I hope you can tell by now that I’m a Parks & Rec whore..

    Comment by Linda – June 6, 2011 06:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Of course Castle gets bupkis. When are the critics going to wake up and give this amazing show some well-deserved love?!

    Comment by Nev827 – June 6, 2011 06:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Don’t get me wrong, I love Castle. Its one of the few shows I won’t miss no matter what. However, it’s not better than what was nominated. Castle is more fun than these shows, but it isn’t better. If the entire series were like its season finale, it would be a different story, but since we only get an episode like that twice a season, it doesn’t deserve to be nominated.

      Comment by Jamie – June 6, 2011 08:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAY for Fringe love. Are you seeing this Emmy voters? Anna, John and the show deserve it. You should do the same.

    Comment by G in DC – June 6, 2011 06:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • FINALLY Courteney Cox got the recognition she deserves! Now I keep my fingers crossed for the Emmys.
    So glad that Busy is nominated too, she’s very talented. Too bad that Cougar Town didn’t make it to Best Comedy.

    Comment by irene – June 6, 2011 06:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m soooooooooooooooo happy for Courteney !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOURRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      She deserves it so much!!!!!!!!!

      ITA with you Irene

      Comment by shay – June 6, 2011 08:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking the exact same thing! So great for Courteney Cox and Busy Phillips. I’m so glad for the other nominees too such as Community, Fringe, Parks and Rec, and Justified.
      So happy to see one awards show is getting it right.

      Comment by Aiden – June 6, 2011 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • no Hugh Laurie nor Chris Colfer?
    shame.

    Comment by Moyra – June 6, 2011 06:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Chris Colfer? *bursts out laughing*

      Comment by Paige – June 6, 2011 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • *starts laughing with Paige*

        Comment by Vixela – June 6, 2011 04:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Wow you are both so clever! Great acting ranging from drama to comedy along with all long hours involved in making GLee that other actors don’t have to go through. It is laughable that Chris Colfer didn’t get nominated. So glad you agree.

          Comment by Bec – June 7, 2011 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Sorry, what was that? I’m also still laughing with Vixela and Paige and didn’t read your comment.

            Comment by Ruby – June 8, 2011 08:46 AM PDT  
  • Great list!!! Love all the Justified noms. My only issue is no nom for Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones.

    Comment by maureen – June 6, 2011 06:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I loved Justified, and every nomination for them is ‘justified.’

      I’m not a Boardwalk Empire fan. I always felt like I was having to sit in a perfectly decorated very expensive room that I neither liked nor found original. None of the characters connected with me, for good or bad. I’d have easily substituted Drinkage (especially), Skarsgard (TB) or Kinnaman (The Killing), among many others I can think of, who have created far more vivid and memorable TV characters than Michael Pitt of Boardwalk.

      But in any event, I’d still want Walton Goggins to win. He’s awesome.

      Comment by KatherineM – June 6, 2011 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What? No Peter Dinklage for GAME OF THRONES? For shame!

    That said, yay John Noble and Anna Torv!

    Comment by Monie – June 6, 2011 06:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not a single CW show. I know a lot of its shows (90210, Gossip Girl etc) are hardly awards fodder, and the CW never seems to be on the radar of those who decide these things, but if Fringe can get a nod then it is a travesty that Supernatural can’t.

    Comment by Geordiegirl1967 – June 6, 2011 06:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I do love SPN, but I’ve accepted a long time ago that the show will never be nommed for any of the big award shows.

      Comment by Paige – June 6, 2011 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I never hold any hope for Supernatural either, but I thought Fringe was in the same boat and it got nominated. It seems that these awards have a much more open mind towards genre shows.
        As for spn this wasn’t their strongest season (although it got pretty good by the end), maybe if this awards had existed when we were on season 4 they might have gotten some noms. (I might be completely wrong here but I think most critics thoguht s4 was pretty good).

        Comment by MJ – June 6, 2011 01:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Fringe had its best Season ever and deserves the nomination. Anna Torv, John Noble and the criminally under-used Joshua Jackson all were amazing. Supernatural was weak this season and didn’t deserve to be placed in the same class. Maybe earlier seasons…

      Comment by Catherine – June 7, 2011 09:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All things Justified for the win. Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins and Margo Martindale deserve every bit of every award they are nominated for. :)

    Comment by Erin – June 6, 2011 06:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! Emmy voters…take notice. These same folks should be nominated instead of the same old same old crew. Justified is the best show on TV.

      Comment by Chelebr – June 6, 2011 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy to see the Community nods, but where is “The Big C” or “Shameless” at?? Both are very good shows. Hopefully, they will be nominated for Emmys.

    Comment by rac76 – June 6, 2011 06:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, somebody finally noticed the brilliance that is Charlie Day and “Archer”. Only mistakes, I would have replaced Steve Buscemi on “Boardwalk Empire” with Sean Bean for “Game of Thrones” and John Slattery’s “MM” with Peter Dinklage “Game of Thrones”.

    Comment by bhm1304 – June 6, 2011 06:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kyle Chandler deserves an award for FNL. So sad that he has never won for that show.

    Comment by Kim – June 6, 2011 07:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community, Parks and Rec and Fringe, finally!

    Comment by cl – June 6, 2011 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Glad my favorite low rated shows got noms: Community, Parks & Rec, & Fringe! I doubt they will win but here’s hoping this does something for their ratings! I’m also a big Chuck fan but this was the weakest season by far so it got what it deserved. It’s a bubble gum show anyway.

      Comment by Russ – June 6, 2011 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There’s a lot about this list that makes me happy (Busy Phillips, Nick Offermann, Danny Pudi, FNL, Fringe, etc), but I may have beamed brightest at seeing Archer sneak into the Best Comedy category! Holy s**tballs!

    Comment by John – June 6, 2011 07:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s in the “danger zone”! Awesome that it got a nod!

      Comment by Karen – June 6, 2011 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So happy that “Archer” got a nomination but “Chuck” is left in the dust. What is the best spy-comedy on television? That’s right …. its Sterling and Mallory Archer and crew. That sound you hear is big Johnny Bench hands clapping….

      Comment by BHM304 – June 7, 2011 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love the Emmy Awards, but I’ve gotten sooooo bored with the same winners almost every year and the same nominees almost as much. This list is a dream come true, though, like any dream, it is too uch of a good thing because there are multiple people and shows in the same category that I would like to see win (Fringe/Justified, John Noble, who should be nominated as lead actor/Walton Coggins, Archer{that’s what I’m talkin bout}/Community). This is going to be a great event.

      Comment by Barbara – June 9, 2011 02:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So great that Danny Pudi, Nick Offerman, Timothy Olyphant, Anna Tov & the incredible John Noble are getting much deserved recognition. But I am disappointed to not see Alison Brie, Aziz Ansari or Heather Morris. Even more, where is the love for Parenthood? Such a strong cast & not a single nom. And how is Late Night with Jimmy Fallon not up for best talk show?

    Comment by Dana – June 6, 2011 07:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just wish I saw Yvonne Strahovski’s name there. This is a great list of nominees, though. Glad “Shameless” got a nomination, I love that show.

    Comment by Katie – June 6, 2011 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Really glad Anna Torv is getting some awardslove – her impersonation of Leonard Nimoy is just…creepy good. And I know he won’t win, but I have to root for dark horse Mike Rowe in the hosting category, talk about unexpected!!

    Comment by Rachel – June 6, 2011 07:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed with both those statements!

      Comment by Ruby – June 8, 2011 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree though that no Sean Bean or Peter Dinklage is an oversight.

    Comment by Sheikia – June 6, 2011 07:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love this lis of nominees! Most excited about:
    FNL (it deserves the recognition and a WIN)
    Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson is the man)
    Parks and Recreation and Amy Poehler (best comedy out there)
    Danny Puni, Joel McHale and Community (finally this show is getting some love)
    The Middle (most underrated sitcom out there)
    Eden Sher (oh, Sue Heck, I love you)
    Ed O’Neill (he is the anchor of that show and amazing)
    Alan Cumming (my favorite part of The Good Wife.

    Comment by Amy – June 6, 2011 07:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Too bad Parenthood didn’t get any love, but I am extremely excited about the Fringe love going around here, and especially happy for John Noble!
    I’m also stoked to see some Southland appreciation, although with Shawn Hatosy nominated (deservedly so!), I was also really hoping to see a nomination for Michael Cudlitz’s outstanding work as well.

    Comment by DL – June 6, 2011 07:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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