2011 Primetime Emmy Nominations Announced

Includes “Mildred Pierce,” “Top Chef” & “No Reservations”

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The official list of nominees for the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards has just been released. Major categories were announced yesterday by Mike & Molly's Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson of Fringe via live webcast on Emmys.com.  The complete list, also including the Creative Arts Emmy nominations, has been posted on the website as well.

Here are some culinary-related programs that made the cut:

Last year's Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Competition Program, Top Chef, is once again nominated in the same category with its recurring fellow nominees American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, and The Amazing Race (which, up until last year, had swept all wins in this category seven times in a row).

Top Chef is also nominated in the categories of Cinematography, Directing, and Picture Editing. Each nomination was for the episode Give Me Your Huddled Masses, directed by Paul Starkman, shot by Tim Spellman, and edited by a team of 7 co-led by Kevin Kearney and LaRonda Morris.

HBO achieved a total of 104 nominations, a whopping 21 of which were for its breakthrough miniseries Mildred Pierce, starring Kate Winslet as a Depression-era chef and restaurateur. The series has earned nominations for Outstanding Miniseries, Lead Actress (Winslet), Supporting Actor (both Guy Pearce and Brian F. O'Byrne), Supporting Actress (Evan Rachel Wood, Melissa Leo and Mare Winningham), as well as Creative Arts nominations for Art Direction, Directing, Cinematography, Writing, Casting, Music Composition, Main Title Theme, Hairstyling, Costumes, Picture Editing, Makeup, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Special Visual Effects.

Renowned food and travel critic Anthony Bourdain is nominated for Travel Channel's Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations as an Outstanding Nonfiction Series. The show is also nominated for Cinematography by Zach Zamboni and Todd Liebler, Picture Editing by Eric Lasby, and Writing by Anthony Bourdain.

This year's Creative Arts Emmys will be held on September 10, and the Primetime Emmy Awards will be televised live on September 18, hosted by Glee's Jane Lynch.

Source:  Emmys.com

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