Emmy Nominations 2011

Emmy Nominations 2011

The nominations for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced at the crack of dawn Thursday and reigning Outstanding Comedy Series champ “Glee” did well in the nominations department.

Last year’s Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner Jane Lynch, who is also hosting the ceremony this year, is nominated for a supporting Emmy, as is Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer. 2010 nominee Lea Michele did not garner a nomination this time around. The musical dramedy also won nominations for guest stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Kristin Chenoweth and Dot-Marie Jones.

But no comedy series cast had a better morning than the “Modern Family” ensemble. The show racked up an impressive 17 nominations, just behind cable dramas “Mad Men” (19 nods) and “Boardwalk Empire (18), with the entire cast (well, the adults, anyway) — Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell, last year’s winner Eric Stonestreet and first-time nominee Ed O’Neill — all nominated in the supporting-actor/actress comedy series categories.

HBO’s “Mildred Pierce” is the most-nominated work for 2011, and HBO is the most nominated network.

Sadly, the wildly popular HBO drama “True Blood” was shut out of all major categories, including Outstanding Drama Series and all major acting races.

The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Fox on Sunday, September 18, at 8:00 p.m. For more info, go to emmys.com