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2011 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Award Nominations have been announced. The Emmy awards celebrate the best in the television industry, these awards are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards. This year ceremony ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 18 on FOX.

Among the nominees:Jim Parsons, Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Chaz Bono Documentary ‘Becoming Chaz’ and Lady GaGA Moster Ball Tour HBO Special.

Here is a list of nominees in some categories:

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

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Louis C.K., Louie,
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

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

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

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

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry?s Law

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

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

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

Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men
Friday Night Lights
Dexter
Game of Thrones

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or 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

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
William Hurt, Too Big To Fail
Idris Elba, Luther
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or 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 Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On
Carrie Fisher In 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 Nonfiction Special
Becoming Chaz
Gettysburg
His Way
Jaws: The Inside Story
Stand Up To Cancer

Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Saturday Night Live
Conan
Real Time with Bill Maher
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Reality – Competition Program
So You Think You Can Dance
The Amazing Race
Project Runway
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Top Chef

Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program
Jeff Probst
Cat Deeley
Phil Keoghan
Tom Bergeron
Ryan Seacrest

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