2011 Emmy noms: Instant reaction


Some first-look notes on today’s Emmy nominations:

–In its fifth and final season, critcally beloved “Friday Night Lights” gets its first drama series nom — a rare breakthough for a series that old. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton paved the way with their lead acting noms in 2010, which were repeated this year.

— “Modern Family” grabbed four of six comedy supporting actor nominations (Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O’Neill, defending champ Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell), but Nick Offerman of “Parks and Recreation” is snubbed

— All six comedy series nominations were broadcast shows.

— “The Big Bang Theory” not only gets its first Emmy series nom, a year later than expected, but Johnny Galecki joins defending champ Jim Parsons with a nom.

— Louis C.K. was the most pleasant of surprises as he gets a nomination for lead comedy actor in his first year with “Louie” on FX.

— Steve Carell bids farewell to “The Office” with his sixth lead comedy actor nomination; he’s still looking for victory No. 1.

— Hugh Laurie isn’t leaving “House,” but he has the same stats as Carell for lead drama actor with “House.”

— Matt LeBlanc, thrice nominated for lead comedy actor with “Friends,” gets one for “Episodes.”

— “Luther” is a disappointing omission from the minis/movies category, but Idris Elba got a lead minis/movie actor nom and a guest comedy actor nom for “The Big C.”

— Ten nominations for much-lambasted miniseries “The Kennedys,” including two for lead actors Greg Kinnear and Barry Pepper.

— Elisabeth Moss, nominated as lead drama actress in 2009 and supporting drama actress in 2010 for “Mad Men,” returns to a lead nom this year.

— Betty White, supporting comedy actress nominee.

— Guest drama actress nominees include Miss Blakenship of “Mad Men”: Randee Heller.

— “Mildred Pierce” dominated with the most nominations of any program, 21, which will make for an interesting competition with PBS’ “Downton Abbey.” “Mildred got six acting noms: Kate Winslet, Guy Pearce, Brian F. O’Byrne, Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo and Mare Winningham.

— People might not have liked her season finale, but Veena Sud of “The Killing” got a writing nom for her pilot. It was the only drama pilot nominated in the writing category.

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