2011 Emmy Award Winners

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

The 2011 Emmy Awards were notable for a number of surprises. Friday Night Lights finally got recognition as it won for writing and Kyle Chandler walked away with Best Actor in a Drama, while Peter Dinklage won for Supporting Actor representing Game of Thrones. Ultimately the favorite Mad Men took Best Drama. Comedy categories were dominated by Modern Family but Melissa McCarthy took Best Actress in a Comedy.

Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
**Mad Men (AMC)**

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (Fox)
**Modern Family (ABC)**
The Office (NBC)
Parks & Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

Actor, drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
**Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)**
Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Hugh Laurie, House (Fox)
Timothy Olyphant, Justified (FX)

Actress, drama
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law (NBC)
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
Mireille Enos, The Killing (AMC)
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
**Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)**
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men (AMC)

Actor, comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Louis CK, Louie (FX)
Steve Carell, The Office (NBC)
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
**Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)**

Actress, comedy
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
**Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (CBS)**
Laura Linney, The Big C (Showtime)
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope (Fox)
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation (NBC)

Supporting actor, drama
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age (TNT)
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife (CBS)
**Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)**
Walton Goggins, Justified (FX)
John Slattery, Mad Men (AMC)

Supporting actress, drama
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Michelle Forbes, The Killing (AMC)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
**Margo Martindale, Justified (FX)**
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Archie Punjabi, The Good Wife (CBS)

Supporting actor, comedy
**Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)**
Chris Colfer, Glee (Fox)
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)

Supporting actress, comedy
**Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)**
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock (NBC)
Jane Lynch,Glee (Fox)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
Kristin Wiig, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Movie or miniseries
Cinema Verité (HBO)
**Downton Abbey (PBS)**
The Kennedys (Reelz)
Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Pillars of the Earth (Starz)
Too Big To Fail (HBO)

Actor, miniseries or movie
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos (Sundance)
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys (Reelz)
**Barry Pepper, The Kennedys (Reelz)**
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood (HBO)
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail (HBO)

Actress, miniseries or movie
Diane Lane, Cinema Verité (HBO)
Elizabeth McGovern, Downtown Abbey (PBS)
**Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce (HBO)**
Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (Lifetime)
Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs (PBS)

Supporting actor, miniseries or movie
Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys (Reelz)
**Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce (HBO)**
Brian F. O’Byrne, Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail (HBO)
James Woods, Too Big to Fail (HBO)

Supporting actress, miniseries or movie
**Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)**
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Eileen Atkins, Upstairs Downstairs (PBS)

Variety, musical or comedy
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Conan (TBS)
**The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)**
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

American Idol (Fox)
**The Amazing Race (CBS)**
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Top Chef (Bravo)