Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards, known simply as the Emmys, are the highest honors given for achievements in television. Like the Grammys are to music, and the Oscars to movies, winning an Emmy sets a series or actor apart as the best in the television business.

About Emmy Awards

The Primetime Emmy Awards, known simply as the Emmys, are one of the most anticipated awards ceremonies in America, which honors those who have achieved the greatest in television excellence. FOX presented the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards live on Sunday, September 18, 2011. Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester on 'Glee,' hosted.

The Emmy nominees for 2011 include:

DRAMA SERIES:
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Game Of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men - WINNER

COMEDY SERIES:
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family - WINNER
The Office
Parks And Recreation
30 Rock

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights - WINNER
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife - WINNER
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones - WINNER
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men Of A Certain Age

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified - WINNER
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory - WINNER
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Louis C.K, Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly - WINNER
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Tina Fey, 30 Rock

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 - WINNER
Jon Cryer, Two And A Half Men

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family - WINNER
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM:
The Amazing Race - WINNER
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES:
The Colbert Report
Conan
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - WINNER
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS:
Family Guy • Christmastime Is Killing Us
Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced • An American Prayer - Hymn II?
Saturday Night Live • I Just Had Sex
Saturday Night Live • Justin Timberlake Monologue - WINNER
Saturday Night Live • Jack Sparrow
Saturday Night Live • 3-Way (The Golden Rule)