Modern Family cleaned up while Mad Men shared some of the spoils Sunday night at the 63rd Emmy Awards.
The annual U.S. television awards ceremony honored Modern Family with the best comedy accolade for the second consecutive year, along with four other prizes — the largest haul of the night. Meanwhile Mad Men won its fourth consecutive best drama series award.
In a surprise win, the best drama actor award went to critically acclaimed Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler — beating out Mad Men’s Jon Hamm. CBS’ The Good Wife also picked up a trophy with Julianna Margulies winning the top drama actress award to add to her 1995 supporting actress Emmy for ER.
The Sunday night ceremony, held at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre and aired by Fox, opened with a pre-recorded comedy sketch that caused controversy — for its omissions. Organizers cut Alec Baldwin’s part after he included a joke about Rupert Murdoch’s U.K. phone hacking scandal. The broadcaster Fox is owned by Murdoch’s News Corp.
Baldwin obviously wasn’t amused. He tweeted: “Fox did kill my NewsCorp hacking joke. Which sucks bc I think it would have made them look better. A little.” But Fox countered that it was “inappropriate” to make light of an issue being taken very seriously by the company.
Charlie Sheen made an appearance onstage to present the award for best lead actor in a comedy — and took the opportunity to make peace with his former Two and a Half Men co-stars. He was fired from the show earlier this year and replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
“From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season,” he said. “I know you will continue to make great television.” (Via: AP)
Here’s the complete list of winners at Sunday’s 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
— Drama Series: “Mad Men,” AMC.
— Actress, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife,” CBS.
— Actor, Drama Series: Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights,” DirecTV/NBC.
— Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones,” HBO.
— Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Margo Martindale, “Justified,” FX.
— Writing, Drama Series: Jason Katims, “Friday Night Lights,” NBC.
— Directing, Drama Series: Martin Scorsese, “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO.
— Comedy Series: “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS.
— Actress, Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly,” CBS.
— Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Writing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman, “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Directing, Comedy Series: Michael Spiller, “Modern Family,” ABC.
— Miniseries or Movie: “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),” PBS.
— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce,” HBO.
— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Barry Pepper, “The Kennedys,” ReelzChannel.
— Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),” PBS.
— Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Guy Pearce, “Mildred Pierce,” HBO.
— Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Brian Percival, “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),” PBS.
— Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),” PBS.
— Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race,” CBS.
— Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central.
— Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC.
— Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central.