Modern Family Dominates Emmys, Friday Night Lights Surprises
Modern Family dominated the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, while Mad Men four-peated and Friday Night Lights got some long-awaited love for its farewell season.
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The ABC sitcom snagged five statuettes, including a second straight win for comedy series. It is the second ABC show after Taxi to win the category more than once.
Modern Family was perfect in the first four races of the night, taking home supporting actor and actress trophies for on-screen husband and wife Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, along with comedy directing and comedy writing. They are the first Emmy wins for Burrell and Bowen and bring the acting total to three for the ABC sitcom, following Eric Stonestreet's win last year. Bowen defeated host and reigning champ Jane Lynch, who opened the show with a musical number about TV.
Mad Men became the first show to four-peat in drama series since The West Wing claimed four from 2000-03. It joins that, L.A. Law and Hill Street Blues as the only shows to win four Emmys for drama series. However, it has still yet to win an acting award.
Long overlooked by the TV academy, Friday Night Lights pulled off two big upsets: drama writing (Jason Katims for the finale) and Kyle Chandler for lead drama actor. Connie Britton lost lead drama actress to Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), who won her second Emmy 16 years after her first win for ER.
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Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) repeated as lead comedy actor and Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) won lead comedy actress. Parsons' win denied Steve Carell his last chance at an Emmy for The Office. Carell ties Paul Reiser as a six-time loser in the category.
The Amazing Race reclaimed the reality-competition program trophy after Top Chef ended its seven-year win streak last year.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart continued its streak, earning its ninth straight trophy for variety series. It also took home its seventh award for writing for a variety series.
Kate Winslet is a Tony award away from an EGOT, winning actress in a TV movie/miniseries for Mildred Pierce. The HBO movie lost the TV movie/miniseries trophy to Downton Abbey, which won four awards.
Check out the full list of winners below.
Tune in Monday at 8/7c for Kathy Griffin's Emmys Aftermath on TV Guide Network.
Drama Series: Mad Men
Comedy Series: Modern Family
Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Margo Martindale, Justified
Writing for a Drama Series: Jason Katims, Friday Night Lights, "Always"
Directing for a Drama Series: Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire, "Boardwalk Empire"
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Writing for a Comedy Series: Steve Levitan and Jeffrey Richman, Modern Family, "Caught in the Act"
Directing for a Comedy Series: Michael Spiller, Modern Family, "Halloween"
TV Movie/Miniseries: Downton Abbey
Lead Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries: Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Lead Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries: Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Writing for a TV Movie/Miniseries: Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Directing for a TV Movie/Miniseries: Brian Percival, Downton Abbey, "Part 1"
Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live, "Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga"