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Emmys: List of nominees for the 63rd prime-time awards

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HBO scored a commanding 104 nominations Thursday for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, leaving other contenders in the dust -- CBS trailed with 50 nominations, followed by NBC with 46.

The series with the largest number of nominations were AMC's "Mad Men" with 19, HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" with 18, ABC's "Modern Family" with 17 and HBO's "Game of Thrones" with 13.

Here are the nominees for the 2011 Emmy Awards:

Best Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Glee"(Fox)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"The Office" (NBC)
"Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
"30 Rock" (NBC)

Best Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
"Friday Night Lights" (Showtime)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"Mad Men" (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes" (Showtime)
Louis C.K., "Louie" (FX Networks)
Steve Carell, "The Office" (NBC)
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter" (Showtime)
Kyle Chandler, "Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV)
Hugh Laurie, "House" (Fox)
Timothy Olyphant, "Justified" (FX Networks)
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laura Linney, "The Big C" (Showtime)
Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly" (CBS)
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
Martha Plimpton, "Raising Hope" (Fox)
Tina Fey, "30 Rock" (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton, "Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV)
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law" (NBC)
Mireille Enos, "The Killing" (AMC)
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men" (AMC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Chris Colfer, "Glee" (Fox)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men" (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, "Game Of Thrones" (HBO)
Josh Charles, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Walton Goggins, "Justified" (FX Networks)
John Slattery, "Mad Men" (AMC)
Andre Braugher, "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Jane Lynch, "Glee" (Fox)
Betty White, "Hot in Cleveland" (TV Land)
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family" (ABC)
Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock" (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Kelly Macdonald, "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Margo Martindale, "Justified" (FX Networks)
Michelle Forbes, "The Killing" (AMC)
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men" (AMC)

Click here for the complete list of nominees for the 2011 Emmy Awards.

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Photo: Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson announce the Emmy nominees Thursday morning in Los Angeles. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press


Emmys: 'Hoarders,' 'Deadliest Catch' nominated for best reality program

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"Antiques Roadshow," "Deadliest Catch," "Undercover Boss," "Hoarders," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" and "MythBusters" are the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards nominees for reality program.

Last year, ABC's food and diet makeover series "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" took top honors in the category, defeating "Antiques Roadshow," "Dirty Jobs," "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," "MythBusters" and "Undercover Boss."

The Emmy Awards will take place Sept. 18 and will be televised live on Fox. We'll have all the breaking news and reactions here on Awards Tracker.

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Photo: The crew of the Seabrooke on "Deadliest Catch." Credit: Rick Gershon / Discovery Channel.


Emmys: 'Top Chef' reheats nominations for reality-competition award

Emmy 2010 champion 'Top Chef'
"The Amazing Race," "American Idol," "Dancing With the Stars," "Project Runway," "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Top Chef" are the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards nominees for reality-competition program.

Last year, Bravo's culinary series "Top Chef," hosted by Padma Lakshmi and chef Tom Colicchio, took top honors for reality-competition program, defeating CBS' "The Amazing Race," which had won the award in all seven years since the category's inception. "American Idol," "Dancing With the Stars" and "Project Runway" were also nominated in 2010.

The Emmy Awards will take place Sept. 18 and will be televised live on Fox. We'll have all the breaking news and reactions here on Awards Tracker.

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Photo: Tom Colicchio on "Top Chef: All-Stars." Credit: Bravo.


Envelope Emmy Week: Geek TV panelists on Comic-Con and passionate fans [video]

In the Envelope Emmy Week's Geek TV panel on Wednesday night -- moderated by Times television critic Robert Lloyd -- Johnny Galecki (“Big Bang Theory”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”), Jayma Mays (“Glee”), Joel McHale (“Community”) and Sam Trammell (“True Blood”) gathered to talk about the extremes some of their shows go to, understanding their characters and, in the clip below, their very passionate fans.

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Envelope Emmy Week: Geek TV panelists share traits with their characters

For Envelope Emmy Week, we invited five actors to talk with us about their characters’ kooky idiosyncrasies (germophobia, social awkwardness, selfishness and, let's not forget, shape-shifting and killing people) and the effect of their shows on the fanboy (and girl) audience.

In the Geek TV panel Wednesday night — moderated by Times television critic Robert Lloyd — Johnny Galecki (“Big Bang Theory”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”), Jayma Mays (“Glee”), Joel McHale (“Community”) and Sam Trammell (“True Blood”) discussed their careers, their fans and, in the clip below, how they relate to their characters, admitting they suffer similar anxiety, or keep secrets, or, as with McHale, had cheating in common with their character. Check back soon for more clips.

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Envelope Emmy Week: Screening series and roundtables kick off the season

Don draper With the Emmy race poised to shift into high gear, the Los Angeles Times will kick things off with Envelope Emmy Week -- five days of television series screenings, cast Q&As and roundtable panels beginning June 1. 

Matt Weiner's "Mad Men" will launch the screening series programming as stars Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks and Kiernan Shipka join creator and executive producer Weiner for a lively discussion about the turns the AMC series took last season -- the new agency's in trouble, Don Draper's remarrying(!), Joan is pregnant and Sally, well Sally's growing up awfully fast.   

On June 2, William H. Macy and the cast of Showtime's "Shameless" will screen the series and talk about what could be television's most dysfunctional family ever, or maybe just its worst father ever.

Olyphant Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins and the rest of the "Justified" gang gather on June 6 to take us behind the scenes of the highly acclaimed show about the U.S. marshal.

Emmy week continues on June 7 and 8 with two roundtables. Up first is Alternative Families in which an eclectic mix of actors will look at what "family" means on TV these days -- from biker gangs to vampire kingdoms -- and how their on-screen relationships help them and challenge them as actors.

The Geek TV roundtable on June 8 will look at the pop culture impact of shows that target the fanboy audience, as well as characters who embrace their geek status as a badge of honor.

After each panel, check back on Awards Tracker for video highlights of the night's discussions.

Guild members can get additional details and RSVP to attend any of the events at http://events.latimes.com/envelope/.

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Top photo: Jon Hamm as Don Draper. Credit: AMC

Bottom photo: Timothy Olyphant as U.S Marshal Raylan Givens. Credit: FX


Emmy conspiracy against 'The Big Bang Theory'?

The Big Bang Theory Jim ParsonsLook at the TV Nielsen rankings for the last week of February and you'll see only three comedy series in the top 10: "Modern Family," "Glee" and "The Big Bang Theory." "Modern Family" recently won the Emmy for comedy series, and "Glee" was not only nominated, but it was also a serious rival to win. "The Big Bang Theory" has never even been nominated for the top Emmy trophy.

Why not? Obviously, TV viewers love it. So do voters at the Golden Globes, where it was recently nominated for best laffer. For the past two years, it was nominated for best comedy at the Television Critics Assn. Awards too. Last year it won the People's Choice Award for comedy series.

"Big Bang Theory" star Jim Parsons won the Emmy for comedy actor last year. The show has also been nominated in six other categories, including crafts slots like art direction, makeup and camerawork. Yeah, it lost all of those, but it's apparent that "The Big Bang Theory" has support across the TV academy. So why can't it break through into the top race?

One theory: The show celebrates young male nerds, which may be offensive to the typical TV academy members -- older guys who are stuffed shirts now that they're members of the elitist TV industry.

What do you think? Click on the "Comments" link and pipe up.

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SAG Awards: Julianna Margulies wins for being a 'Good Wife'

SAG Julianna Margulies Julianna Margulies won the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for her role in "The Good Wife." It's her second consecutive win for playing an attorney in the CBS series.

She was competing against Glenn Close for "Damages," Mariska Hargitay for "Law & Order: SUV," Elisabeth Moss for "Mad Men" and Kyra Sedgwick for "The Closer."

The awards — which dole out honors in both TV and film — are being held at the Shrine Exhibition Hall and telecast live simultaneously on TNT and TBS. A win in the feature film categories is especially coveted: It can be a precurser to Oscar gold. We'll carry all the breaking news and headlines here on Awards Tracker.

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Photo: Julianna Margulies. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times.


Golden Globes: Christian Bale meets Temple Grandin

As A-listers streamed out of the ballroom -- Scarlett Johansson, a somewhat weary-looking Halle Berry -- Christian Bale stopped amid them all, suddenly starstruck.

"You're a genius" he said, shaking hands vigorously with Temple Grandin, the real-life autistic scientist played by Claire Danes in the HBO biopic. 

"It's a wonderful night" he told an interviewer. "You gotta respect this kind of attention. But she," he pointed to Grandin again. "She's the genius."

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Golden Globes: Claire Danes' New Year's resolutions -- to lose a few pounds, be a better friend

GG Claire Danes Looking gorgeous and trim in a form-fitting, custom Calvin Klein collection gown by Francisco Costa, Claire Danes took to the stage in the press room and confessed that she'd gained a few pounds and was working to lose them.

"Where?" said one journalist with disbelief under her breath.

What were Danes' other New Year's resolutions?

"It's always good to return phone calls, return e-mails. I'm not great at that. Just to be a better person, a better friend. To be more present."

She went on to talk about her respect for Temple Grandin and her hope that due to her win, Grandin's story and work will reach "millions."

And she admitted that after working on a project as emotionally nuanced as "Temple Grandin" it has been difficult to move on to other work -- although she has picked a role. It's on a new Showtime series called "Homeland" in which she plays a CIA agent who "also happens to have bipolar disorder."

"It's a psychological thriller," she elaborated. "So it's a lot less kicking and shooting as it is political intrigue."

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Photo: Claire Danes, backstage after receiving her award. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times.



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