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'Modern Family' and 'Downton Abbey' Win Big at the Emmys

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The 63rd Emmy Awards, hosted by Jane Lynch (of "Glee" fame), aired on Sunday night.

The ABC comedy "Modern Family" got the most awards of any show during the televised ceremony -- five Emmys -- including the prize for Outstanding Comedy Series. Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman won an award for writing the "Caught In The Act" episode of the show and Michael Alan Spiller won for directing the show's "Halloween" episode. Ty Burrell, who plays Phil Dunphy on the show, won for supporting actor, and Julie Bowen, who plays Claire Dunphy, won for supporting actress.

"Welcome back to the 'Modern Family' awards," Lynch joked during the first half hour of the awards ceremony.

Also in the Comedy category, Jim Parsons beat out Alec Baldwin, among others, for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series, for his role as Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS. Melissa McCarthy was voted Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her role as Molly Flynn in "Mike & Molly" on CBS. McCarthy beat Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Edie Falco, Martha Plimpton and Laura Linney.

"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" won two Emmys -- one for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series and one for Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series.

In the Drama category, Martin Scorsese won an Emmy for directing "Boardwalk Empire," the HBO show starring Steve Buscemi. Julianna Margulies won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series for her role as Alicia Florrick in the CBS show "The Good Wife."

Kyle Chandler, who plays Coach Eric Taylor in "Friday Night Lights," beat out Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") and Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire") for the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Emmy. Jason Katims also won an Emmy for writing the "Always" episode of "Friday Night Lights."

"Mad Men" won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.

The PBS show "Downton Abbey" won four Emmys in the Miniseries and Movie category -- one for writing, a second for Maggie Smith's role as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, a third to Brian Percival for directing "Part 1" of the "Masterpiece" show and a fourth for Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie.

Kate Winslet won an Emmy for Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie for HBO's "Mildred Pierce." Her co-star, Guy Pearce, won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

Here's a list of the winners from the televised awards on Sunday: (To see a list of all Emmy award winners, including the Creative Emmy Award winners, which were not broadcast, click here.)

Outstanding Comedy Series
"Modern Family" on ABC

Outstanding Drama Series
"Mad Men" on AMC

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
"Downton Abbey" ("Masterpiece") on PBS

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce in "Mildred Pierce" on HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon in "Mildred Pierce" on HBO

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Brian Percival for directing "Part 1" of "Downton Abbey" ("Masterpiece") on PBS

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy in "The Kennedys" on ReelzChannel

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in "Downton Abbey" ("Masterpiece") on PBS

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Julian Fellowes, writer for "Downton Abbey" ("Masterpiece") on PBS

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor in "Friday Night Lights" on DirecTV

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick in "The Good Wife" on CBS

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in "Game of Thrones" on HBO

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Martin Scorsese for "Boardwalk Empire" on HBO

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett in "Justified" on FX Networks

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Jason Katims for "Always" ("Friday Night Lights") on DirecTV

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" on Comedy Central

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
Don Roy King for "Saturday Night Live" on NBC

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
The writers of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" on Comedy Central

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
"The Amazing Race" on CBS

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in "Mike & Molly" on CBS

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman for "Caught In The Act" ("Modern Family") on ABC

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
Michael Alan Spiller for "Halloween" ("Modern Family") on ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in "Modern Family" on ABC

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy in "Modern Family" on ABC

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