Emmy Rundown: Modern Family, Mildred Pierce & Mad Men
It was HBO’s night at the 2011 Primetime Emmys last night, with Mildred Pierce garnering no less than 21 nominations, and awards going to its stars Kate Winslet (Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie) and Guy Pearce (Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie).
The show also picked up the award for Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie and Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special.
Game of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for his role as Tyrion Lannister.
“I couldn’t do this without David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the producers, they were the first to call me and tell me about this part.
“HBO you’re quite simply the best place to work for you — you let artists create,” Dinklage said during his acceptance speech.
AMC’s Mad Men (the go to show for Emmys) also scooped 19 nominations, while Boardwalk Empire scooped 18. Mad Men won the award for Best Drama Series.
Boardwalk meanwhile walked away with awards for Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series, Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series (Martin Scorsese) and Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series.
Modern Family also won 5 awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Ty Burrell.
Notable wins on the night included:
- Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men
- Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
- Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Downtown Abbey
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory
- Outstadning Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Kyle Chandler for Friday Night Lights
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy for Mike & Molly
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife
- Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Ty Burrell in Modern Family
- Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones
- Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Julie Bowen for Modern Family
- Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Margo Martindale for Justified
- Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Barry Pepper for The Kennedys
- Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Kate Winslet for Mildred Pierce
- Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Guy Pearce for Mildred Pierce
- Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey
- Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series: Justin Timberlake, Host, Saturday Night Live
- Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Paul McCrane for Harry’s Law
- Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series: Gwyneth Paltrow for Glee
- Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Loretta Devine for Grey’s Anatomy
- Outstanding Animated Program: Futurama