It was a big night for the cast of “Modern Family” at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, with the series picking up an impressive 5 trophies, including ‘Outstanding Comedy Series’ for its second straight year.
The series was on such a big winning streak that host Jane Lynch even joked, “Welcome back to the ‘Modern Family’ awards!” after a commercial break.
“Mad Men” cemented its status as THE drama to watch on television, picking up an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ – its fourth consecutive win.
A very excited and surprised Kate Winslet picked up her very first Emmy for her lead role in “Mildred Pierce”. Also an Oscar winner, Winslet said in her speech, “I didn’t think we were going to win anything. Oh look, I really did win it!”
Some humble awww-worthy moments also happened last night at the show, with Charlie Sheen expressing his best wishes for “Two and a Half Men” – the series that fired him and replaced him with Ashton Kutcher. Sheen said, “From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season.”
Julianna Margulies picked up her second consecutive Emmy for her lead role in “The Good Wife” and in her touching speech, said “To my spectacular husband, I love being your good wife.”
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: “Downtown Abbey”
Outstanding Drama Series: “Mad Men”
Outstanding Comedy Series: “Modern Family”
Outstanding Supporting Actress (Comedy): Julie Bowen “Modern Family”
Outstanding Supporting Actor (Comedy): Ty Burrell “Modern Family”
Outstanding Directing (Comedy): Michael Alan Spiller “Modern Family”
Outstanding Writing (Comedy): Steve Levitan and Jeffrey Richman “Modern Family”
Outstanding Lead Actor (Comedy): Jim Parsons “Big Bang Theory”
Outstanding Lead Actress (Comedy): Melissa McCarthy “Mike and Molly”
Outstanding Reality – Competition: “Amazing Race”
Outstanding Writing (Variety, Music or Comedy): “The Daily Show”
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show”
Outstanding Writing (Drama): Jason Katims “Friday Night Lights”
Outstanding Supporting Actress (Drama): Margo Martindale “Justified”
Outstanding Directing (Drama): Martin Scorsese “Boardwalk Empire”
Outstanding Supporting Actor (Drama): Peter Dinklage (pictured above) “Game of Thrones”
Outstanding Lead Actress (Drama): Julianna Margulies “The Good Wife”
Outstanding Lead Actor (Drama): Kyle Chandler “Friday Night Lights”
Outstanding Writing (Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special): Julian Fellowes “Downtown Abbey”
Outstanding Lead Actor (Miniseries or Movie): Barry Pepper “The Kennedys”
Outstanding Directing (Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special): Brian Percival “Downtown Abbey”
Outstanding Supporting Actor (Miniseries or Movie): Guy Pearce “Mildred Pierce”
Outstanding Lead Actress (Miniseries or Movie): Kate Winslet “Mildred Pierce”
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