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Monday, September 19, 2011

The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards

Hosted by Jane Lynch


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ty Burrell (Modern Family)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Michael Spiller (Modern Family)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman

-> Jane Lynch: "Welcome back to the Modern Family Awards!"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)

-> I loved that all the female nominees went up onstage as if they were in a Beauty Pageant, Melissa even received the flowers and crown!

Outstanding Reality Competition Program: The Amazing Race

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Don Roy King (Saturday Night Live)

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Margo Martindale (Justified)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Martin Scorsese (Boardwalk Empire)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Drama Special: Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Barry Pepper (The Kennedys)

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Drama Special: Brian Percival (Downton Abbey)

-> In Memoriam: R.I.P. all those who left us, but I was sad to realise that Peter Falk (Columbo), Tom Bosley (Happy Days) and Bubba Smith (Police Academy) have passed away recently. All three were great actors and will be missed!
I loved that this was shown to the sound of Hallelujah, which I absolutely adore and found really appropriate.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce)

-> I was thrilled about Guy Pearce. I remember him on an Australian TV Show called Neighbours, which I used to watch back in England as a little kid. It is nice to see how much he has grown, physically, but most of all, professionally. I felt very proud!

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Downton Abbey

Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family

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