'Mad Men,' 'Mildred Pierce' lead Emmy nominations
(Celebrity News Service)
Los Angeles, CA, United States
July 14, 2011 10:36 am EDT
Arts, Culture And Entertainment, Television
This year's Emmy nominations have been announced and voters are once again mad about "Mad Men," which led the pack with the most nominations for any series this year. It picked up 19 nods, up from 17 last year.
Among the nominees were Jon Hamm, who earned his fourth nomination in the best lead actor in a drama series category. He's yet to win. Co-stars Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, and Christina Hendricks all received acting nods.
But one mini-series even outpaced that. "Mildred Pierce," the HBO drama starring Kate Winslet, grabbed a whopping 21 nominations. "Modern Family" was the most-nominated sitcom, earning 17 nominations.
"Boardwalk Empire" earned 18 nominations, "Saturday Night Live" came away with 16, and "30 Rock" as well as the new fantasy series "Game of Thrones" are up for 13.
Some past Emmy winners could be up for another trophy, including Jim Parsons, last year's winner of best actor in a comedy series for "The Big Bang Theory," and lead comedy actress winner Edie Falco of "Nurse Jackie." They were both nominated this year.
Kyra Sedgwick, on the other hand, took home best actress for "The Closer" last year, but failed to even get nominated this year. Bryan Cranston, who's previously won three times for "Breaking Bad," wasn't nominated this year because the series took a break between seasons.
"Glee" star Jane Lynch, who picked up a supporting actress in a comedy series nomination this year, will host the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards from Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre live on Sept. 18 on Fox.
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