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2011 Emmy nominations revealed

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Emmy nominees were announced this morning and as expected Modern Family and Glee showed up to the party. Newbies The Big C and Game of Thrones also represented as strong contenders to take home a shiny new Emmy.

Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson announced the nominees for the primetime Emmys bright and early this morning and favorites Modern Family and Glee made the list as expected. Melissa McCarthy also got one of her own with a Lead Actress nominee for her show Mike & Molly.

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The Big C and Game of Thrones, which generated a fair amount of buzz going into the Emmy nominee announcement, also got nods of their own. The Big C's Laura Linney got a Lead Actress nod while Game of Thrones represented in the Best Drama category.

Modern Family rocked the Supporting Actor category with Ed O'Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell getting nods. Many expected Friday Night Lights to pull through this year and not only did the series pick up a Best Drama nominee, its star Kyle Chandler did as well with an acting nod. See a full list of nominees below and don't forget to check out Jane Lynch hosting the 63rd Primetime Emmys on September 18.

2011 Emmy nominees

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

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Matt LeBlanc - Episodes
Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki - The Big Bang Theory
Steve Carell - The Office
Louis C.K. - Louie
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
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 in a Comedy Series
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

Comedy Series
Modern Family
30 Rock
Glee
Parks and Recreation
The Big Bang Theory
The Office

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

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall - Dexter
Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Hugh Laurie - House
Timothy Olyphant - Justified

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Kelly Macdonald - 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 in a Drama Series
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

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

Lead Actress in a Mini-Series
Kate Winslet - Mildred Pierce
Elisabeth McGovern - Grantham
Diane Lane - Cinema Verite
Taraji P. Henson - Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh - Upstairs, Downstairs

Lead Actor in a Mini-Series
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 in a Mini-Series
Guy Pearce - Mildred Pierce
Brian F. O'Byrne - Mildred Pierce
Tom Wilkinson - The Kennedys
Paul Giamatti - Too Big to Fail
James Woods - Too Big to Fail

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

Reality Competition
So You Think You Can Dance
The Amazing Race
Project Runway
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Top Chef

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