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The 2011 Emmy Award nominations were announced today by Melissa McCarthy, who found herself nominated for her work on Mike & Molly, and Joshua Jackson. Here's a short list to start things off, which we'll be updating throughout the day as the full list of nominees is announced (they're available in less convenient slideshow form at Emmys.com too) . Surprises included a first-time nomination for Parks & Recreation as Best Comedy series, a nod to Louis C.K. as Best Actor in a Comedy for his series Louie, and a spot for Martha Plimpton in Best Actress in a Comedy in Raising Hope, one of the only freshman shows from the recent season to make it at all. Friday Night Lights, after years of being ignored outright by the awards, finally snagged recognition as Best Drama Series. The Big Bang Theory, which has been a hit for years, is also enjoying its first-ever nomination as Best Comedy Series. And though the critically acclaimed FX series Justified didn't score a nomination itself, many of its actors did, including Timothy Olyphant, Margo Martindale, Walton Goggins, and even Jeremy Davies as a Guest Actor.

As for snubs, there were plenty-- Community once again was completely blanked, as was Cougar Town, two shows widely considered the best comedies airing. The Walking Dead, the much-loved AMC zombie series, received zero nominations. And if you're a true blue David Simon believer hoping that Treme would get attention where The Wire did not, well, just go back to bed and call it a day.

Check out the list below and keep coming back as we update it. The Emmys will be handed out and broadcast live on Sunday, September 18.


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

Lead Actor, Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
John Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

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

Supporting Actress, Drama
Kelly McDonald, 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, Drama
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

Guest Actor, Drama
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Bruce Dern, Big Love
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Beau Bridges, Brothers & Sisters
Paul McCrane, Harry's Law
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

Guest Actress, Drama
Alfree Woodard, True Blood
Randee Heller, Mad Men
Carlo Buono, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Mary McDonnell, The Closer
Loretta Devine, Grey's Anatomy


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

Lead Actress, Comedy
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Lead Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis CK, Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Supporting Actress, Comedy
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, Comedy
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

Guest Actor, Comedy
Idris Elba, The Big C
Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress, Comedy
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live


Oustanding 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, Survivor
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

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

Outstanding Mini-series or Movie
Mildred Pierce
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Cinema Verite
Too Big to Fail
The Pillars of the Earth

Lead Actress, Mini-series 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, Mini-series 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, Mini-series or Movie
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Bryan F. O'Byrne, Mildred Pierce
Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Supporting Actress, Mini-series or Movie
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Eileen Atkins, Upstairs Downstairs

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