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All the Primetime Emmy Award winners

Written by TVSA Team from the blog News on 19 Sep 2011
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The cast of Entourage presenting the award for Outstanding Writing for a Mini-Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special.

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Scientology alert! Katie Holmes presenting the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award. Is that her handler with her?? No no - it's Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston with hair.

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Nigel Lythgoe and Paula Abdul on the red carpet talking about The X Factor US which premieres in the US this week. It starts on M-Net when Idols 7 ends.

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards went down in Los Angeles on Sunday night (18th) and TV stars were clearly thrilled to have the event all to themselves.

As they strutted the red carpet on E! you could feel their relief that there were very few over paid movie actors on the scene.

The only movie types who got noticed were those who've embraced TV too i.e. those who've seen the light and know that TV shows are much better quality than current movies.

Although you wouldn't say so from the ceremony. Glee's Jane Lynch was good enough as the host but the ceremony was dripping with slapstick. Perhaps we don't "get it" being South African but we were struck by hardcore heartburn it was so cheesy.

Still, there were some interesting moments like Charlie Sheen's cringeworthy appearance - that almost didn't happen. Two and Half Men execs petitioned for him not to be featured in the ceremony - they asked for his appearance to be cut completely. It didn't happen though and he made his appearance wearing a contrite expression.

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He introduced the award by speaking to the Two and a Half Men cast, saying: "I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season." He then did a dramatic pause expecting people to whoop their appreciation and was met by a half-hearted audience thwack instead.

With him out of the way the ceremony eased up on the awkwardness somewhat as the reality and drama categories followed.

Here's a look at who grabbed the statues in all of the categories ... as you'll see Mad Men undeservedly stole Outstanding Drama Series for a fourth year in a row (#EpicYawn):

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn, Mike & Molly
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks And Recreation
Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance, Raising Hope
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie
Steve Carell as Michael Scott, The Office
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, Glee
Betty White as Elka Ostrosky, Hot in Cleveland
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig as Various characters, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, 30 Rock

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett, Modern Family
Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Modern Family
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office
Parks And Recreation
30 Rock

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Pamela Fryman for How I Met Your Mother - episode "Subway Wars"
Gail Mancuso for Modern Family - episode "Slow Down Your Neighbors"
Michael Alan Spiller for Modern Family - episode "Halloween"
Steven Levitan for Modern Family - episode "See You Next Fall"
Beth McCarthy for 30 Rock - episode "Live Show"

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman for Modern Family - episode "Caught in the Act"
David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik for Episodes - episode "Episode 107"
Greg Daniels for The Office - episode "Goodbye, Michael"
Louis C.K. for Louie - episode "Poker/Divorce"
Matt Hubbard for 30 Rock - episode "Reaganing"

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Conan (TBS)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special

Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Wyatt Cenac, Hallie Haglund, JR Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross and Jon Stewart for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Barry Julien, Stephen Colbert, Tom Purcell, Richard Dahm, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Meredith Scardino, Max Werner, Eric Drysdale, Scott Sherman, Dan Guterman and Paul Dinello for The Colbert Report

AD Miles, David Angelo, Patrick Borelli, Michael Blieden, Gerard Bradford, Jeremy Bronson, Michael Dicenzo, Jimmy Fallon, Eric Ledgin, Morgan Murphy, Robert Patton, Gavin Purcell, Amy Ozols, Diallo Riddle, Bashir Salahuddin, Justin Shanes, Michael Shoemaker, Jon Rineman and Bobby Tisdale for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Heather Anne Campbell, Jessica Conrad, Matt Craig, James Downey, Tom Flanigan, Shelly Gossman, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Christine Nangle, Michael Patrick O'Brien, Paula Pell, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, Sarah Schneider, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, Jorma Taccone and Colin Jost for Saturday Night Live

Mike Sweeney, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Frank Smiley, Jose Arroyo, Andres du Bouchet, Deon Cole, Josh Comers, Dan Cronin, Michael Gordon, Berkley Johnson, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Rob Kutner, Todd Levin, Brian McCann, Matt O'Brien and Brian Stack for Conan

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special

Don Roy King for Saturday Night Live - episode Host: Justin Timberlake
Gregg Gelfand for American Idol - episode 1024/1025A
James Hoskinson for The Colbert Report - episode 6112
Chuck O’Neil for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - episode 16048
Jerry Foley for Late Show With David Letterman - episode Show 3333

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race - CBS
American Idol - FOX
Dancing With The Stars - ABC
Project Runway - Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance - FOX
Top Chef - Bravo

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Connie Britton as Tami Taylor, Friday Night Lights
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates as Harriet "Harry" Korn, Harry's Law
Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, Boardwalk Empire
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Dexter
Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor, Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House, House
Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens, Justified
Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett, Justified
Michelle Forbes as Mitch Larsen, The Killing
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles as Will Gardner, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming as Eli Gold, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder, Justified
John Slattery as Roger Sterling, Mad Men
Andre Braugher as Owen, Men of a Certain Age

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Game Of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Jason Katims for Friday Night Lights - episode "Always"
Matthew Weiner for Mad Men - episode "The Suitcase"
Maria Jacquemetton and Andre Jacquemetton for Mad Men - episode "Blowing Smoke"
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for Game of Thrones - episode "Baelor"
Veena Sud for The Killing - episode "Pilot"

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Jeremy Podeswa for Boardwalk Empire - episode "Anastasia"
Neil Jordan for The Borgias - episode "The Poisoned Chalice/The Assassin"
Tim Van Patten for Game of Thrones - episode "Winter Is Coming"
Patty Jenkins for The Killing - episode "Pilot"
Martin Scorsese for Boardwalk Empire - episode "Boardwalk Empire (pilot)"

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Diane Lane as Patricia Loud, Cinema Verite
Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey
Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce, Mildred Pierce
Taraji P. Henson as Tiffany Rubin, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh as Rose Buck, Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Edgar Ramirez as Carlos, Carlos
Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy, The Kennedys
Barry Pepper as Bobby Kennedy, The Kennedys
Idris Elba as John Luther, Luther
Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall, Thurgood
William Hurt as Henry 'Hank' Paulson, Too Big Too Fail

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Maggie Smith as Violet in Downton Abbey
Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce in Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo as Lucy Gessler in Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham as Ida in Mildred Pierce
Eileen Atkins as Lady Maud Holland in Upstairs Downstairs

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Tom Wilkinson as Joe Kennedy in The Kennedys
Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon in Mildred Pierce
Brian F. O'Byrne as Bert Pierce in Mildred Pierce
Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke in Too Big To Fail
James Woods as Richard Fuld in Too Big To Fail

Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie

Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
The Pillars Of The Earth
Too Big To Fail

Outstanding Directing for a Mini-Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Olivier Assayas for Carlos
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini for Cinema Verite
Todd Haynes for Mildred Pierce
Curtis Hanson for Too Big to Fai
Brian Percival for Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Writing for a Mini-Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Julian Fellowes for Downton Abbey
Todd Haynes and Jon Raymond for Mildred Pierce
Steven Moffat for Sherlock: A Study in Pink
Peter Gould for Too Big to Fail
Heidi Thomas for Upstairs/Downstairs

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Peter Dinklage who won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Tyrion in Game of Thrones. In his acceptance speech he said that Walton Goggins deserved it for Justified - we agree.

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Julianna Margulies accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for The Good Wife.


6 Comments

ThatDude
20 Sep 2011 06:12

well done to the amazing race

Tashi
20 Sep 2011 11:16

Yip, for me it was between Amazing Race and Project Runway.

TerryN
20 Sep 2011 13:38

The X Factor US which premieres in the US this week. It starts on M-Net when Idols 7 ends.

Thank you Tashi for that heads-up....excited already!

Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife

Haai bo! This woman always get nominated and

Tashi
20 Sep 2011 13:57

wins! hehe.

Urgh I know. I'm so bored by it I could die. Mireille Enos should have won for The Killing - on M-Net Series at the mo.

TerryN
21 Sep 2011 07:59

YES and wins...Thanks Tashi :-)
PC went off as I was tying, didnt even know it updated...LOL

kid1
28 Sep 2011 10:48

i love the good wife big ups to juliana

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