'Modern Family' Wins Big at 2011 Emmy Awards

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Sep. 19 2011, Published 1:39 p.m. ET

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How's this for irony? Although Glee's Jane Lynch hosted the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards last night, her show didn't take home one coveted award! Modern Family, however, cleaned up and won five Emmys in total including Outstanding Comedy Series! In fact, after one commercial break Jane welcomed back the audience by saying, "Welcome to the Modern Family Awards." Check out more highlights and winners after the jump!

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Early in the evening, Julie Bowen from Modern Family won her very first Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress and soon after her TV hubby Ty Burrell won for Supporting Actor, as noted by E! Online. Julie's win prompted her to exclaim at the podium, "Are you kidding me? I don't know what I'm going to talk about in therapy next week now. I won something!"


Ty weaved his speech with chuckles and sentiment, saying he wished that his late father would have been alive to see the win considering he took up acting later in life. Then he pondered his dad would have asked, "But why the makeup?"

As for other highlights, including the classic moment when contestants — er, nominees — for the Outstanding Actress, Comedy Series were announced, one by one they all got on stage and started to hold hands, beauty pageant-style. After Melissa McCarthy was crowned the winner, she literally was bestowed with roses, a tiara and of course, the Emmy prize. Well done, ladies, well done!

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Without further ado, here's a list of 2011 Emmy Winners:

Outstanding Drama Series

Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama Series

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama Series

Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Jane Lynch
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Margo Martindale, Justified

Outstanding Writing, Drama Series

Jason Katims, Friday Night Lights

Outstanding Directing, Drama Series

Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Comedy Series

Modern Family

Outstanding Actor, Comedy Series

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Actress, Comedy Series

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

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Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Outstanding Writing, Comedy Series

Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman, Modern Family

Outstanding Directing, Comedy Series

Michael Spiller, Modern Family

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Actress, Miniseries or Movie

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Actor, Miniseries or Movie

Barry Pepper, The Kennedys

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Outstanding Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie

Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special

Brian Percival, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special

Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series

Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart


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