"Glee," Wishful Drinking, Pee-wee, Long Story Short and Sondheim! Nab Emmy Nominations

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14 Jul 2011

Carrie Fisher in HBO's
Carrie Fisher in HBO's "Wishful Drinking"
Photo by Patrick Harbron/HBO

Laura Linney, Edie Falco, Martha Plimpton, Jim Parsons, Alec Baldwin, Laurence Fishburne and "Glee" have been nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, which were announced July 14 in Hollywood.

A host of shows, many of which count prominent theatre actors among their casts, received over ten nominations, including "Mildred Pierce," "Mad Men," "Boardwalk Empire," "Modern Family," "Saturday Night Live," "Game of Thrones," "30 Rock," "Glee," "Downton Abbey," "Too Big To Fail," "American Idol" and "The Kennedys."

In addition, many Broadway solo shows that were filmed for television also made the list this year, including Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short, The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway and Laurence Fishburne for his performance in Thurgood.

"Glee" walked away with 12 nominations, while the 64th Annual Tony Awards and Sondheim! The Birthday Concert were also recognized.

The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sept. 18 in Los Angeles. "Glee" star Jane Lynch will host.



Here's a look at a selection of the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations:

Outstanding Comedy Series:
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Glee"
"Modern Family"
"The Office"
"Parks and Recreation"
"30 Rock"

Outstanding Drama Series:
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Friday Night Lights"
"Mad Men"
"Game of Thrones"
"Dexter"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Laura Linney ("The Big C")
Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie")
Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation")
Melissa McCarthy ("Mike & Molly")
Martha Plimpton ("Raising Hope")
Tina Fey ("30 Rock")

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes")
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")
Steve Carrell ("The Office")
Johnny Galecki ("The Big Bang Theory")
Louis C.K. ("Louie")
Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Jane Lynch ("Glee")
Betty White ("Hot In Cleveland")
Julie Bowen ("Modern Family")
Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live")
Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock")
Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family")

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Jon Cryer ("Two And A Half Men")
Chris Colfer ("Glee")
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family")
Ed O'Neill ("Modern Family")
Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family")
Ty Burrell ("Modern Family")

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men")
Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights")
Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit")
Mireille Enos ("The Killing")
Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife")
Kathy Bates ("Harry's Law")

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire")
Michael C. Hall ("Dexter")
Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights")
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")
Hugh Laurie ("House")
Timothy Olyphant ("Justified")

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Kelly Macdonald ("Boardwalk Empire")
Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men")
Michelle Forbes ("The Killing")
Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife")
Margo Martindale ("Justified")
Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife")

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
John Slattery ("Mad Men")
Andre Braugher ("Men Of A Certain Age")
Walton Goggins ("Justified")
Peter Dinklage ("Game Of Thrones")
Josh Charles ("The Good Wife")
Alan Cumming ("The Good Wife")

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Kate Winslet ("Mildred Pierce")

Elizabeth McGovern ("Downton Abbey")

Diane Lane ("Cinema Verite")

Taraji P. Henson ("Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story")

Jean Marsh ("Upstairs Downstairs")

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Greg Kinnear ("The Kennedys")

Barry Pepper ("The Kennedys")

Edgar Ramirez ("Carlos")

William Hurt ("Too Big To Fail")

Idris Elba ("Luther")

Laurence Fishburne ("Thurgood")

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Guy Pearce ("Mildred Pierce")
Brian F. O'Byrne ("Mildred Pierce")
Tom Wilkinson ("The Kennedys")
Paul Giamatti ("Too Big To Fail")
James Woods ("Too Big To Fail")

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:

Kristin Chenoweth ("Glee")

Dot-Marie Jones ("Glee")

Gwyneth Paltrow ("Glee")

Cloris Leachman ("Raising Hope")

Tina Fey ("Saturday Night Live")

Elizabeth Banks ("30 Rock")

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:
Idris Elba ("The Big C")
Nathan Lane ("Modern Family")
Zach Galifianakis ("Saturday Night Live")
Justin Timberlake ("Saturday Night Live")
Matt Damon ("30 Rock")
Will Arnett ("30 Rock")

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Mary McDonnell ("The Closer")
Julia Stiles ("Dexter")
Loretta Devine ("Grey's Anatomy")
Randee Heller ("Mad Men")
Cara Buono ("Mad Men")
Joan Cusack ("Shameless")
Alfre Woodard ("True Blood")

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Bruce Dern ("Big Love")
Beau Bridges ("Brothers & Sisters")
Michael J. Fox ("The Good Wife")
Paul McCrane ("Harry's Law")
Jeremy Davies ("Justified")
Robert Morse ("Mad Men")

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special:
"Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On"
"Carrie Fisher Wishful Drinking"
"The Kennedy Center Honors"
"Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden"
"The Pee-Wee Herman Show On Broadway"

Outstanding Special Class Programs:
"The 83rd Annual Academy Awards"
"The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards"
"The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards"
"64th Annual Tony Awards"

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music or Comedy Special:
"Colin Quinn: Long Story Short"
"Louis C.K.: Hilarious"
"Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit For Autism Education"
"The Real Women Of SNL"
"The 64th Annual Tony Awards"

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special:
Don Mischer ("The 83rd Annual Academy Awards")
Louis J. Horvitz ("The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards")
Laurieann Gibson ("Lady GaGa Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden")
Lonny Price ("Sondheim! The Birthday Concert")
Glenn Weiss ("The 64th Annual Tony Awards")