The 2011 Emmy Award Nominations were announced this morning to the yawns of a few and the raised eyebrows of many.
HBO’s Mildred Pierce, the much uneeded, unwanted, and unwatched remake of the 1945 Joan Crawford classic somehow managed to nab 21 nods. It is named among Outstanding Miniseries or Movie nominees, with Kate Winslet is eying Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and HBO’s other unwatched series “Boardwalk Empire” grabbing 18 nominations.
Meanwhile True Blood, HBO’s most popular and highest rated series recieved only one nomination for Guest Star in a Drama going to Alfie Woodard.
Over at AMC Mad Men snagged 19 nominations including including Oustanding Drama, Outstanding Actor for Hamm, Outstanding Actress for Elisabeth Moss and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Christina Hendricks. Hamm and Hendricks were nominated in these same categories last year, but lost the titles to other contenders.
The Walking Dead, AMC’s highest rated series evein the history of the network none.
For the complete list of nominations, visit Emmys.com.