Returning Emmy contenders

New Emmy hopefuls for 2011 will compete with these returning nominees

New Emmy hopefuls for 2011 will have to find their spots amid these nominees from last year who are eligible again this year.

Gold indictates 2010 Emmy winner

COMEDY

SERIES
“Modern Family”
“30 Rock”
“Glee”
“Nurse Jackie”
“The Office”

LEAD ACTOR
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”

LEAD ACTRESS
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Lea Michele, “Glee”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Chris Colfer, “Glee”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Holland Taylor, “Two and a Half Men”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”

DIRECTOR
Ryan Murphy, “Glee”
Don Scardino, “30 Rock”
Paris Barclay, “Glee”
Allen Coulter, “Nurse Jackie”

WRITER
Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, “Modern Family”
Tina Fey, Kay Cannon, “30 Rock”
Matt Hubbard, “30 Rock”
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan, “Glee”
Greg Daniels, Mindy Kaling, “The Office”

DRAMA

SERIES
“Mad Men”
“The Good Wife”
“Dexter”
“True Blood”

LEAD ACTOR
Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

LEAD ACTRESS
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”
Connie Britton, “Friday Night Lights”
Mariska Hargitay, “Law and Order: SVU”
January Jones, “Mad Men”
Julianna Marguiles, “The Good Wife”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andre Braugher, “Men of a Certain Age”
John Slattery, “Mad Men”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Archie Punjabi, “The Good Wife”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Sharon Gless, “Burn Notice”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”*

DIRECTOR
Steve Shill, “Dexter”
Leslie Linka Glatter, “Mad Men”
Agnieszka Holland, “Treme”
Michelle Maxwell MacLaren, “Breaking Bad”

WRITER
Matthew Weiner, Erin Levy, “Mad Men”
Rolin Jones, “Friday Night Lights”
Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men”
Michelle King, Robert King, “The Good Wife”

UNSCRIPTED

REALITY PROGRAM
“Food Revolution”
“Antiques Roadshow”
“Dirty Jobs”
“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List”
“Mythbusters”
“Undercover Boss”

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“The Colbert Report”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”

NONFICTION SERIES
“The American Experience”
“American Masters”
“Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska”

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
“Top Chef”
“The Amazing Race”
“American Idol”
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Project Runway.”

*Moss is submitting for lead actress in 2011.

**eligible in 2011 with a different show.

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