The 2011 Emmy nominations came out today and, to our delight, native Baltimorean Josh Charles, pictured, was nominated for best supporting actor for his role in The Good Wife. It seems like Charles, of Sports Night and Dead Poets Society fame, has a good chance of winning for his strong performance on the hlghly successful show.
The nomination, Charles's first, must be quite gratifying, as he's been performing all of his life, like he told us in a November 2009 profile: "I used to go to open mic nights when I was [9-years-old]," he said. "I did comedy at the Charm City Comedy Club, which was in Harborplace...When I look back on it, I definitely was precocious enough that you might want to smack me at times, but it got me feeling comfortable performing at a young age, on a stage, in front of an audience."
Also, Ruxton native Julie Bowen was nominated for best supporting actress for Modern Family, a role that makes us crack up weekly.
However, there was a blatant, but sadly not surprising, snub this year—and that's for David Simon's Treme. In what feels like déjà vu all over again, the brutally honest, New Orleans-based series seems to have the same fate as The Wire: getting plenty of critical acclaim, but no awards love. And, as this Hollywood Reporter article points out, the show didn't even get nominated for a music-related category, which is where the series truly shines.
See the Emmys website for a full list of nominations.
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