ABC’s Emmy Nominations 2011

It should come as no surprise that Modern Family leads in the race to the 2011 Emmy’s among comedies with 17 nominations. ABC as a network claimed a total of 42 nominations to the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. Other nominated shows include Dancing with the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

Modern Family: 17 Nominations

Modern Family has more nominations than any other comedy series. Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O’Neill, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, and even Nathan Lane received individual nods. Other nominations included:

  • Outstanding art direction for a single-camera series
  • Outstanding casting for a comedy series
  • Outstanding picture editing for a comedy series (Single or multi-camera) (x2)
  • Outstanding directing for a comedy series (x3)
  • Outstanding comedy series
  • Outstanding sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (half-hour) and animation
  • Outstanding writing for a comedy series

Other ABC Shows

Dancing with the Stars received seven nominations including:

    • Outstanding choreography
    • Outstanding reality – competition program
    • Outstanding host for a reality or reality competition program
    • Four other nominations

Grey’s Anatomy received two nominations including Outstanding guest actress in a drama series for Loretta Devine.

Jimmy Kimmel live received two nominations including Outstanding lighting design/lighting direction for a variety, music, or comedy series.

Check out the summary and statistics of the 2011 Emmy Nominations.

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About Adam Britten

Adam Britten is a self-proclaimed Disney geek. From a very young age, he fondly remembers visiting the parks with his family on an almost yearly basis. Currently a Master of Digital Marketing Student at Hult International Business School, Adam wishes on a star that he will one day work for the mouse's marketing department. He’s visited Disneyland, Walt Disney World, & Disneyland Paris; he hopes to complete the world tour. His favorite Disney movie is Alice in Wonderland. Can also be seen on: Twitter as @AdamBritten,, and his new blog about the intersection between social media and theme parks at
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  5. david says:

    If they hadn’t cancelled Detroit 1-8-7 or V they’d have gotten these:

    Outstanding Drama – Detroit 1-8-7
    Outstanding Lead Actor – Michael Imperioli
    Outstanding Lead Actress – Aisha Hinds
    Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series – Detroit 1-8-7 ‘Blackout’

    Achievement in Special Effects – V ‘Red Sky’

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