Emmys 2011 Episode Submissions: Drama & Comedy Acting Nominees

Every Emmy acting nominee submits one sample episode to judges (fellow performers) who view them at home. Gold Derby has learned of the following selections by this year's nominees. Also see the episodes entered in races for Best Drama and Comedy Series.

DRAMA

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire") - "Return to Normalcy"
Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights") - "Always"
Michael C. Hall ("Dexter") - "Teenage Wasteland"
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") - "The Suitcase"
Hugh Laurie ("House") - "After Hours"
Timothy Olyphant ("Justified") - "Reckoning"

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Kathy Bates ("Harry's Law") - "Innocent Man"
Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights") - "Always"
Mireille Enos ("The Killing") - "Missing"
Mariska Hargitay ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit") - "Rescue"
Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife") - "In Sickness"
Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") - "The Suitcase"

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Andre Braugher ("Men of a Certain Age") - "Let the Sunshine In"
Josh Charles ("The Good Wife") - "Closing Arguments"
Alan Cumming ("The Good Wife") - "Silver Bullet"
Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones") - "Baelor"
Walton Goggins ("Justified") - "The I of the Storm"
John Slattery ("Mad Men") - "Hands and Knees"

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife") - "Silver Bullet"
Michelle Forbes ("The Killing") - "Pilot"
Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") - "The Summer Man"
Kelly Macdonald ("Boardwalk Empire") - "Family Limitation"
Margo Martindale ("Justified") - "Brother's Keeper"
Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife") - "Getting Off"

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Beau Bridges ("Brothers and Sisters") - "Brody"
Jeremy Davies ("Justified") - "Reckoning"
Bruce Dern ("Big Love") - "D.I.V.O.R.C.E."
Michael J. Fox ("The Good Wife") - "Real Deal"
Paul McCrane ("Harry's Law") - "With Friends Like These"
Robert Morse ("Mad Men") - "Blowing Smoke"

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Cara Buono ("Mad Men") - "Chinese Wall"
Joan Cusack ("Shameless") - "Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father"
Loretta Devine ("Grey's Anatomy") - "This Is How We Do It"
Randee Heller ("Mad Men") - "The Beautiful Girls"
Mary McDonnell ("The Closer") - "Help Wanted"
Julia Stiles ("Dexter") - "In the Beginning"
Alfre Woodard ("True Blood") - "Night on the Sun"

COMEDY

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") - "Respawn"
Steve Carell ("The Office") - "Good-Bye Michael"
Louis C.K. ("Louie") - "Bully"
Johnny Galecki ("The Big Bang Theory") - "The Benefactor Factor"
Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes") - "Episode Seven"
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") - "The Agreement Dissection"

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie") - "Rat Falls"
Tina Fey ("30 Rock") - "Double-Edged Sword"
Laura Linney ("The Big C") - "Pilot"
Melissa McCarthy ("Mike and Molly") - "First Date"
Martha Plimpton ("Raising Hope") - "Say Cheese"
Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") - "Flu Season"

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") - "Good Cop, Bad Dog"
Chris Colfer ("Glee") - "Grilled Cheesus"
Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men") - "The Immortal Mr. Billy Joel"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") - "Halloween"
Ed O'Neill ("Modern Family") - "The Kiss"
Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") - "Mother's Day"

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Julie Bowen ("Modern Family") - "Strangers on a Treadmill"
Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock") - "Queen of Jordan"
Jane Lynch ("Glee") - "Funeral"
Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family") - "Slow Down Your Neighbors"
Betty White ("Hot in Cleveland") - "Free Elka"
Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live") - "Host: Jane Lynch"

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Will Arnett ("30 Rock") - "Plan B"
Matt Damon ("30 Rock") - "Double-Edged Sword"
Idris Elba ("The Big C") - "Blue-Eyed Iris"
Zach Galifianakis ("Saturday Night Live") - "Host: Zach Galifianakis"
Nathan Lane ("Modern Family") - "Boys' Night"
Justin Timberlake ("Saturday Night Live") - "Host: Justin Timberlake"

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Elizabeth Banks ("30 Rock") - "Double-Edged Sword"
Kristin Chenoweth ("Glee") - "Rumours"
Tina Fey ("Saturday Night Live") - "Host: Tina Fey"
Dot-Marie Jones ("Glee") - "Never Been Kissed"
Cloris Leachman ("Raising Hope") - "Don't Vote for This Episode"
Gwyneth Paltrow ("Glee") - "The Substitute"

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