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CBS Leads Broadcast Networks in Primetime Emmy Nominations

CBS Leads Broadcast Networks in Primetime Emmy Nominations

CBS leads the broadcast networks in Primetime Emmy Award Nominations, garnering 60 for the 2011-2012 Season.  Julianna Margulies, Archie Panjabi, Christine Baranski, Martha Plimpton, Dylan Baker and Michael J. Fox all received nods for "The Good Wife."

The Network's Top Program Category Nominations Include Outstanding Comedy Series for "The Big Bang Theory," Outstanding Reality Program for "Undercover Boss," Outstanding Reality - Competition Program for "The Amazing Race," Outstanding Special Class Programs for "The 54th Annual Grammy Awards" And "The 65th Annual Tony Awards" And Outstanding Variety Special for "The Kennedy Center Honors"

Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") and Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men") Earn Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Nominations

Melissa McCarthy ("Mike & Molly") Earns an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nomination And Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory") Is Nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Top Acting Nominations for "The Good Wife" Include Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Julianna Margulies and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Christine Baranski and Archie Panjabi

Phil Koeghan Is Nominated as Outstanding Host for A Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Los Angeles, Thursday, July 19 - This morning CBS lead the Broadcast Networks in the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 64th Primetime Emmy Award nominations, garnering 60 for the 2011-2012 season.

Top program category nominations for the network included Outstanding Comedy Series for THE BIG BANG THEORY, Outstanding Reality Program for UNDERCOVER BOSS, Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for THE AMAZING RACE, Outstanding Special Class Programs for THE 54TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS and THE 65TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS and Outstanding Variety Special for THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS.

Among the top acting categories, Jim Parsons (THE BIG BANG THEORY) and Jon Cryer (TWO AND A HALF MEN) earned Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series nominations, Melissa McCarthy (MIKE & MOLLY) earned an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nomination, Julianna Margulies (THE GOOD WIFE) was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Christine Baranski and Archie Panjabi were each nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Mayim Bialik (THE BIG BANG THEORY) was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Phil Koeghan garnered a nomination as Outstanding Host for A Reality or Reality-Competition Program.

Additionally, CBS collected nominations in an array of other categories, including outstanding guest actress and actors, directing, writing, art direction, casting, cinematography, picture editing, lighting design/lighting direction, makeup, music direction, original music and lyrics, sound editing, sound mixing, stunt coordination and technical direction/camera work/video control.

A complete list of CBS nominations follows:

Outstanding Comedy Series The Big Bang Theory · CBS · Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Mike & Molly · CBS · Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series The Big Bang Theory · CBS · Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper Two And A Half Men · CBS · Chuck Lorre Productions Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series The Big Bang Theory · CBS · Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series Two And A Half Men · CBS · Chuck Lorre Productions Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series The Good Wife · CBS · CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series The Good Wife · CBS · CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma The Good Wife · CBS · CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series The Good Wife · CBS · CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series The Good Wife · CBS · CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney The Good Wife · CBS · CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning

Outstanding Variety Special The Kennedy Center Honors · CBS · A George Stevens, Jr. Presentation for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Outstanding Special Class Programs The 54th Annual Grammy Awards · CBS · AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc. 65th Annual Tony Awards · CBS · White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony AwaRD Productions

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series Late Show With David Letterman · Episode 3602 · CBS · Worldwide Pants Incorporated Jerry Foley, Director

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special The 54th Annual Grammy Awards · CBS · AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc. Louis J. Horvitz, Director 65th Annual Tony Awards · CBS · White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony AwaRD Productions Glenn Weiss, Director

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special The Kennedy Center Honors · CBS · A George Stevens, Jr. Presentation for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts George Stevens, Written by Michael M. Stevens, Written by Sara Lukinson, Written by Lewis Friedman, Written by 65th Annual Tony Awards · CBS · White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony AwaRD Productions Dave Boone, Written by Paul Greenberg, Special Material by

Outstanding Reality Program Undercover Boss · CBS · Studio Lambert Eli Holzman, Executive Producer Stephen Lambert, Executive Producer Chris Carlson, Executive Producer Scott Cooper, Co-Executive Producer Sandi Johnson, Co-Executive Producer Rachelle Mendez, Supervising Producer Lety Quintanar, Supervising Producer Rebekah Fry, Supervising Producer

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program The Amazing Race · CBS · World Race Productions Inc. Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer Elise Doganieri, Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer Jonathan Littman, Executive Producer Mark Vertullo, Executive Producer Dan Coffie, Co-Executive Producer Giselle Parets, Co-Executive Producer Phil Keoghan, Co-Executive Producer Michael Norton, Supervising Producer Matt Schmidt, Supervising Producer Patrick Cariaga, Supervising Producer Michael Miller, Supervising Producer Darren Bunkley, Senior Producer Chad Baron, Senior Producer Neil Jahss, Senior Producer

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program The Amazing Race · CBS · World Race Productions Inc. Phil Keoghan, Host

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming The Amazing Race · Let Them Drink Their Haterade (Lake Manyara, Tanzania) · CBS · World Race Productions Inc. Bertram van Munster, Director

Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series How I Met Your Mother · Now We're Even · The Magician's Code, Part One · The Magician's Code, Part Two · CBS · 20th Century Fox Television Stephan G. Olson, Production Designer Susan Eschelbach, Set Decorator Mike & Molly · Goin' Fishin' · Valentine's Piggyback · The Wedding · CBS · Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television John S. Shaffner, Production Designer Lynda Burbank, Set Decorator 2 Broke Girls · And The Rich People Problems · And The Reality Check · And The Pop Up Sale · CBS · Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with MPK Productions and Warner Bros. Television Glenda Rovello, Production Designer Amy Feldman, Set Decorator


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