Emmys 2011: And the Winners (According to TVLine Readers) Are...
Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Men of a Certain Age may not have gotten a third-season pickup from TNT, but Braugher’s splendid performance earned the notice of TVLine voters: 30% of you would like to see Braugher walk to the Emmy podium this year, good enough to beat his closest competitor, Game of Thrones‘s Peter Dinklage, with 24%.
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Poehler took home more than a third of your votes (35% to be exact), and that was more than enough to hold off Raising Hope‘s Martha Plimpton, the runner-up with 23%.
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
This will be Britton’s last chance to earn Emmy gold for her role as FNL‘s Tami Taylor, and TVLine readers want the snubbing to end. They gave her 34% of the vote, enough to handily beat runner-up Julianna Margulies of The Good Wife, who had 26%.
Chris Colfer (Glee)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Glee fans definitely know how to do their civic duty on behalf of the show’s cast: Colfer massacred his rivals with a whopping 70% of the vote.
(The Daily Show With Jon Stewart)
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES?
The Daily Show has taken home eight straight Emmys in this category, but TVLine readers would like to see a ninth: The satirical news program led all rivals with 30% of the vote, enough to best Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, which ran second with 24%.
OUTSTANDING TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE?
You gave an overwhelming win to PBS’ beloved British period saga, with 45% of the vote.
Friday Night Lights
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Emmy might once again snub the sublime football drama, but not you, TVLine readers: FNL snagged 33% of your votes to handily win this category over Game of Thrones (21%), The Good Wife (20%), and the rest of the field.
Hugh Laurie (House)
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA?
Apparently driving a car into your girlfriend’s home has its upside: Laurie defeated his closest competitor in our Emmy poll (Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights by a margin of 30% to 25%.
Jane Lynch (Glee)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
The 2011 Emmy host reigned victorious in one of TVLine’s tightest polls: Lynch nabbed 27.1% of votes to a very close 26.7% for Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara.
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
In an absolute nail-biter of a battle, Parsons eked out the win over The Office‘s Steve Carell, 34.35% to 34.14%.
Margo Martindale (Justified)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA?
Pundits say this character actress is one of the most likely winners among all major 2011 Emmy nominees, and if they’re right, TVLine readers will be cheering loudly. Martindale scored 37% of your votes, well ahead of runner-up Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife, the 2010 Emmy winner, with 23%.
Parks and Recreation
Your votes turned this category into a three-horse race, but NBC’s Indiana-set sitcom pulled out the win with 31%, enough for a comfortable margin over Modern Family (25%) and The Big Bang Theory (23%).
So You Think You Can Dance
OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION?
So you think TVLine readers like Nigel Lythgoe’s competition to determine America’s favorite your dancer? It annihilated the competition with 57% of the vote.