Modern Family, Kate Winslet Take Top Honors At Primetime Emmy Awards
Host Jane Lynch summed up the evening when she said, "Welcome back to the Modern Family Awards." The ABC comedy was victorious in five major categories, including Outstanding Comedy Series, at Sunday’s 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The quirky family comedy also held the most nominations and was the favorite in most of its categories. Mad Men, the '60s era advertising executive drama, won Outstanding Drama Series for the fourth year in a row. Every season it has been on the air, Mad Men has was won the award. However, the top honor was the only award to go to the AMC drama, as all the other drama awards went to a diverse list including DirecTV / NBC's Friday Night Lights, HBO's Game of Thrones and CBS's The Good Wife.
In the made-for-television movie / mini-series category, HBO's depression-era housewife drama Mildred Pierce did not do as well as expected, though it did garner trophies for actors Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce. Instead, there was a near sweep for the Masterpiece Theater production of Downton Abbey. In the Variety, Music or Comedy Series category, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart took top honors yet again, with presenter Scott Caan quipping before announcing the nominees, "Let's see who The Daily Show will beat this year."
Check out the list of the winners:
— Drama Series: "Mad Men," AMC.
— Actress, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife," CBS.
— Actor, Drama Series: Kyle Chandler, "Friday Night Lights," DirecTV/NBC.
— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones," HBO.
— Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Margo Martindale, "Justified," FX.
— Writing, Drama Series: Jason Katims, "Friday Night Lights," NBC.
— Directing, Drama Series: Martin Scorsese, "Boardwalk Empire," HBO.
— Comedy Series: "Modern Family," ABC.
— Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS.
— Actress, Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly," CBS.
— Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, "Modern Family," ABC.
— Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family," ABC.
— Writing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman, "Modern Family," ABC.
— Directing, Comedy Series: Michael Spiller, "Modern Family," ABC.
— Miniseries or Movie: "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," PBS.
— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, "Mildred Pierce," HBO.
— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Barry Pepper, "The Kennedys," ReelzChannel.
— Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," PBS.
— Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Guy Pearce, "Mildred Pierce," HBO.
— Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Brian Percival, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," PBS.
— Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Julian Fellowes, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," PBS.
— Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS.
— Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central.
— Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Don Roy King, "Saturday Night Live," NBC.
— Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central
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