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Modern Family sweeps the Emmy Awards

By Alexandra Heilbron on September 19, 2011 | 2 Comments


The ABC-TV sitcom Modern Family won a total of five awards at last night’s Emmy Awards, including the Outstanding Comedy Series award for the second year in a row. It also won for writing, directing and supporting players Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen. On the drama side, Mad Men won four Emmys in total, including Outstanding Drama Series for the fourth year in a row, but continued to be denied any acting awards. Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series instead went to the always modest Kyle Chandler (for Friday Night Lights), who said, “I knew for a fact I would not be standing here, so I’ve been caught out with nothing prepared.” Other major drama awards went to Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife, Justified‘s Margo Martindale and Game of Throne’s Peter Dinklage. Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce won the Outstanding Lead Actress and Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie categories for their co-starring roles in the five-part miniseries Mildred Pierce, while Canadian actor Barry Pepper picked up an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie for his role as Robert Kennedy in the mini-series The Kennedys. Veteran actor Maggie Smith won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie for her work in Downton Abbey. Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy was shocked when she was announced as the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her sitcom, Mike & Molly. Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese picked up a directing award for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

Check out all the winners below:

Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family

Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men

Outstanding Mini-Series or Movie: Downton Abbey

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie: Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Directing for a Mini-Series or Movie: Brian Percival, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie: Barry Pepper, The Kennedys

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Writing for a Mini-Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Margo Martindale, Justified

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Jason Katim, Friday Night Lights

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show

Outstanding Reality Competition Program: The Amazing Race

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Michael Spiller, Modern Family

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman, Modern Family



Comments & Discussion

  1. Connie • September 20, 2011 @ 10:18 AM

    I love Kyle Chandler. This award is well deserved!

  2. C-Dub • September 20, 2011 @ 7:58 PM

    He seems like a good guy. I also really like Modern Family. Funny cleaver show.


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