"Mad Men," "Boardwalk Empire" score major Emmy nods


A&E’s popular 1960s ad drama “Mad Men” and ABC’s comedy-mockumentary “Modern Family” will again defend for the top prizes at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards. The Winners will be announced Sunday, 9/18 at 8PM ET on Fox. It’ll be hosted by “Glee” star Jane Lynch. Meanwhile, the full list of nominees has been unveiled.

“Mad Men,” the three-time Emmy winner for best dramatic show, scored 19 nominations, including best drama series and acting nods for its stars Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss.

HBO’s new prohibition era series “Boardwalk Empire” scored a total of 18 nods; “Modern Family,” which took the top comedy prize last year, earned a total of 17 nominations, including mentions for stars Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara.

“Modern Family” will face off for best program against “30 Rock,” first time nominee “Parks and Recreation,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Office.”

Fox’s musical comedy “Glee”, which dominated last year’s Emmy nominations, got just 12 mentions this year, including best comedy and supporting acting nods for Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch.

HBO’s miniseries “Mildred Pierce” had the largest number of nominations with a total of 21, including nods for its stars Kate Winslet and Evan Rachel Wood.

First time nominees in the acting categories included Melissa McCarthy in freshman comedy “Mike & Molly,” Martha Plimpton for “Raising Hope,” Mireille Enos in the AMC crime drama “The Killing” and Timothy Olyphant in the modern Western drama “Justified” on FX.

The Nominees:
Outstanding Drama Series 
Boardwalk Empire    
Friday Night Lights    
Game of Thrones    
The Good Wife    
Mad Men    

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

Lead Actor in a Drama Series 
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire    
Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights    
Michael C. Hall – Dexter    
Jon Hamm – Mad Men    
Hugh Laurie – House    
Timothy Olyphant – Justified    
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 
Kathy Bates – Harry’s Law    
Connie Britton – Friday Night Lights    
Mireille Enos – The Killing    
Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit    
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife    
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men    
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series 
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock    
Louis C.K. – Louie    
Steve Carell – The Office    
Johnny Galecki – The Big Bang Theory    
Matt LeBlanc – Episodes    
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory    

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie    
Tina Fey – 30 Rock    
Laura Linney – The Big C    
Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly    
Martha Plimpton – Raising Hope    
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation    
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 
Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones    
Josh Charles – The Good Wife    
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife    
Walton Goggins – Justified    
John Slattery – Mad Men    
Andre Braugher – Men of a Certain Age    
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series 
Kelly Macdonald – Boardwalk Empire    
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife    
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife    
Margo Martindale – Justified    
Michelle Forbes – The Killing    
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men    
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 
Chris Colfer – Glee    
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family    
Ed O’Neill – Modern Family    
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family    
Ty Burrell – Modern Family    
Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men    
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 
Jane Lynch – Glee     
Betty White – Hot in Cleveland     
Julie Bowen – Modern Family     
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family     
Kristen Wiig – Saturday Night Live    
Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock    
Outstanding Reality Program 
Antiques Roadshow     
Deadliest Catch     
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List     
Undercover Boss     
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program 
The Amazing Race     
American Idol     
Dancing With the Stars     
Project Runway     
So You Think You Can Dance     
Top Chef     
Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program 
Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race     
Ryan Seacrest – American Idol     
Tom Bergeron – Dancing With the Stars     
Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance     
Jeff Probst – Survivor     
Outstanding Nonfiction Series 
American Masters    
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations     
Moguls & Movie Stars    
Pioneers of Television    
30 for 30      
Outstanding Animated Program 
The Cleveland Show     
Robot Chicken     
The Simpsons     
South Park     
Outstanding Children’s Program 
A Child’s Garden of Poetry     
Wizards of Waverly Place    
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie 
Cinema Verite     
Downton Abbey    
The Kennedys     
Mildred Pierce     
The Pillars of the Earth     
Too Big to Fail     
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 
Edgar Ramirez – Carlos     
Greg Kinnear – The Kennedys     
Barry Pepper – The Kennedys     
Idris Elba – Luther     
Laurence Fishburne – Thurgood     
William Hurt – Too Big to Fail     
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie 
Diane Lane – Cinema Verite     
Elizabeth McGovern – Downton Abbey     
Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce     
Taraji P. Henson – Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story    
Jean Marsh – Upstairs Downstairs    
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 
Tom Wilkinson – The Kennedys    
Guy Pearce – Mildred Pierce     
Brian F. O’Byrne – Mildred Pierce    
Paul Giamatti – Too Big to Fail     
James Woods – Too Big to Fail    
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie 
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey     
Evan Rachel Wood – Mildred Pierce    
Melissa Leo – Mildred Pierce    
Mare Winningham – Mildred Pierce    
Eileen Atkins – Upstairs Downstairs    
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series 
The Colbert Report     
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart     
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon     
Real Time with Bill Maher    
Saturday Night Live     
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 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 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 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 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