Emmys 2011 Contenders: Drama Series

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BEST DRAMA SERIES
(Favorites)
"Boardwalk Empire"
"The Borgias"
"Dexter"
"Friday Night Lights"
"Game of Thrones"
"The Good Wife"
"In Treatment"
"Justified"
"The Killing"
"Mad Men"
"Shameless"
"Sons of Anarchy"
"True Blood"
"The Walking Dead"

(Possibilities)
"Big Love"
"Burn Notice"
"Camelot"
"The Closer"
"Harry's Law"
"House M.D."
"Men of a Certain Age"
"Parenthood"
"Southland"
"Spartacus: Gods of the Arena"
"Treme"
"White Collar"

(Long Shots)
"Blue Bloods"
"Breakout Kings"
"Fringe"
"Law & Order: SVU"
"The Mentalist"
"Rubicon"

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
(Favorites)
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Gabriel Byrne, "In Treatment"
Kyle Chandler, "Friday Night Lights"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Jeremy Irons, "The Borgias"
Hugh Laurie, "House M.D."
William H. Macy, "Shameless"
Timothy Olyphant, "Justified"
Ray Romano, "Men of a Certain Age"

(Possibilities)
Simon Baker, "The Mentalist"
Sean Bean, "Game of Thrones"
Matt Bomer, "White Collar"
Jeffrey Donovan, "Burn Notice"
Joseph Fiennes, "Camelot"
Charlie Hunnam, "Sons of Anarchy"
Michael Imperioli, "Detroit 1-8-7"
Peter Krause, "Parenthood"
Denis Leary, "Rescue Me"
Andrew Lincoln, "The Walking Dead"
Bill Paxton, "Big Love"
Tom Selleck, "Blue Bloods"

(Long Shots)
Jason Clarke, "Chicago Code"
Jamie Campbell Bower, "Camelot"
James Badge Dale, "Rubicon"
John Hannah, "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena"
Stephen Moyer, "True Blood"

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
(Favorites)
Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law"
Connie Britton, "Friday Night Lights"
Mireille Enos, "The Killing"
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: SVU"
January Jones, "Mad Men"
Melissa Leo, "Treme"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"
Anna Paquin, "True Blood"
Emmy Rossum, "Shameless"
Katey Sagal, "Sons of Anarchy"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

(Possibilities)
Sarah Wayne Callies, "The Walking Dead"
Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters"
Lauren Graham, "Parenthood"
Eva Green, "Camelot"
Dana Delaney, "Body of Proof"
Mary McCormack, "In Plain Sight"
Piper Perabo, "Covert Affairs"
Anna Torv, "Fringe"
Jeanne Tripplehorn, "Big Love"

(Long Shots)
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"
Lucy Lawless, "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena"
Jada Pinkett Smith, "HawthoRNe"

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
(Favorites)
Andre Braugher, "Men of a Certain Age"
Billy Campbell, "The Killing"
Josh Charles, "The Good Wife"
Michael Cudlitz, "Southland"
Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife"
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Walton Goggins, "Justified"
Irrfan Khan, "In Treatment"
John Noble, "Fringe"
Chris Noth, "The Good Wife"
Wendell Pierce, "Treme"
Michael Pitt, "Boardwalk Empire"
Michael Shannon, "Boardwalk Empire"
John Slattery, "Mad Men"

(Possibilities)
Mark Addy, "Game of Thrones"
Scott Bakula, "Men of a Certain Age"
Scott Caan, "Hawaii Five-0"
Colm Feore, "The Borgias"
Stephen Graham, "Boardwalk Empire"
Jared Harris, "Mad Men"
Derek Jacobi, "The Borgias"
Vincent Kartheiser, "Mad Men"
Joel Kinnaman, "The Killing"
Ben McKenzie, "Southland"
Clarke Peters, "Treme"
Brent Sextion, "The Killing"
Alexander Skarsgard, "True Blood"
Michael Stuhlbarg, "Boardwalk Empire"
Donnie Wahlberg, "Blue Bloods"
Michael K. Williams, "Boardwalk Empire"
Shea Whigham, "Boardwalk Empire"
Steve Zahn, "Treme"

(Long Shots)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, "Game of Thrones"
Shawn Hatosy, "Southland"
Michael B. Jordan, "Parenthood"
Craig T. Nelson, "Parenthood"
Denis O'Hare, "True Blood"
Matt Ross, "Big Love"
Blair Underwood, "The Event"

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
(Favorites)
Khandi Alexander, "Treme"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Michelle Forbes, "The Killing"
Ginnifer Goodwin, "Big Love"
Sharon Gless, "Burn Notice"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"
Regina King, "Southland"
Margo Martindale, "Justified"
Kelly MacDonald, "Boardwalk Empire"
Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"
Amy Ryan, "In Treatment"
Chloe Sevigny, "Big Love"
Debra Winger, "In Treatment"

(Possibilities)
Kim Dickens, "Treme"
Laurie Holden, "The Walking Dead"
Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy"
Aleksa Palladino, "Boardwalk Empire"
Mary Kay Place, "Big Love"
Monica Potter "Parenthood"
Sara Ramirez, "Grey's Anatomy"
Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy"

(Long Shots)
Bonnie Bedlia, "Parenthood"
Jennifer Carpenter, "Dexter"
Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
Michelle Fairley, "Game of Thrones"
Miranda Richardson, "Rubicon"
Mae Whitman, "Parenthood"

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