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Modern Family Dominates Emmys, Which Still Offers A Few Surprises

Peter Dinklage

ABC’s Modern Family led the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, taking home five awards, including the one for outstanding comedy series for the second consecutive year. AMC’s Mad Men won its fourth consecutive Emmy for outstanding drama.

Hosted by Glee co-star Jane Lynch, the uneven telecast contained a few surprises, including acting honors for Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Margo Martindale (Justified), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly).

The full list of Sunday night’s winners:

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
JULIE BOWEN as Claire Dunphy ABC Modern Family

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
TY BURRELL as Phil Dunphy ABC Modern Family

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
MICHAEL ALAN SPILLER, Directed by ABC Modern Family Halloween

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
STEVEN LEVITAN, Written by ABC JEFFREY RICHMAN, Written by Modern Family Caught In The Act

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
JIM PARSONS as Sheldon Cooper CBS The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
MELISSA MCCARTHY as Molly Flynn CBS Mike & Molly ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES

OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
THE AMAZING RACE CBS Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer Elise Doganieri, Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer Jonathan Littman, Executive Producer Mark Vertullo, Executive Producer Evan Weinstein, Co-Executive Producer Dan Coffie, Co-Executive Producer Giselle Parets, Supervising Producer Michael Norton, Supervising Producer Barry Hennessey, Supervising Producer Matt Schmidt, Supervising Producer Patrick Cariaga, Supervising Producer Phil Keoghan, Supervising Producer Michael Miller, Supervising Producer Bob Parr, Senior Producer Neil Jahss, Senior Producer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
STEVE BODOW, Head Writer COMEDY CENTRAL TIM CARVELL, Head Writer RORY ALBANESE, Writer KEVIN BLEYER, Writer RICH BLOMQUIST, Writer WYATT CENAC, Writer HALLIE HAGLUND, Writer JR HAVLAN, Writer ELLIOTT KALAN, Writer JOSH LIEB, Writer SAM MEANS, Writer JO MILLER, Writer JOHN OLIVER, Writer DANIEL RADOSH, Writer JASON ROSS, Writer JON STEWART, Writer The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
DON ROY KING, Directed by NBC Saturday Night Live Host: Justin Timberlake ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART COMEDY CENTRAL Jon Stewart, Executive Producer/Host Rory Albanese, Executive Producer Josh Lieb, Executive Producer Kahane Cooperman, Co-Executive Producer Steve Bodow, Co-Executive Producer Jennifer Flanz, Co-Executive Producer Jim Margolis, Co-Executive Producer Pamela DePace, Supervising Producer Hillary Kun, Supervising Producer Adam Lowitt, Supervising Producer Jill Katz, Producer

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
JASON KATIMS, Written by DIRECTV Friday Night Lights Always

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
MARGO MARTINDALE as Mags Bennett FX NETWORKS Justified

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
MARTIN SCORSESE, Directed by HBO Boardwalk Empire Boardwalk Empire (Pilot)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
PETER DINKLAGE as Tyrion Lannister HBO Game Of Thrones

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
JULIANNA MARGULIES as Alicia Florrick CBS The Good Wife ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
KYLE CHANDLER as Coach Eric Taylor DIRECTV Friday Night Lights

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
JULIAN FELLOWES, Written by PBS Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
MAGGIE SMITH as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham PBS Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
BARRY PEPPER as Bobby Kennedy REELZCHANNEL The Kennedys

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
BRIAN PERCIVAL, Directed by PBS Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) Part I

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
GUY PEARCE as Monty Beragon HBO Mildred Pierce

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
KATE WINSLET as Mildred Pierce HBO Mildred Pierce ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS AND SCIENCES

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR MOVIE
DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE) PBS Gareth Neame, Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton, Executive Producer Julian Fellowes, Executive Producer Nigel Marchant, Producer Liz Trubridge, Series Producer

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
MAD MEN AMC Matthew Weiner, Executive Producer Scott Hornbacher, Executive Producer Andre Jacquemetton, Co-Executive Producer Maria Jacquemetton, Co-Executive Producer Dahvi Waller, Producer Jonathan Abrahams, Producer Dwayne Shattuck, Producer Blake McCormick, Producer

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
MODERN FAMILY ABC Steven Levitan, Executive Producer Christopher Lloyd, Executive Producer Jeff Morton, Co-Executive Producer Danny Zuker, Co-Executive Producer Dan O’Shannon, Co-Executive Producer Bill Wrubel, Co-Executive Producer Paul Corrigan, Co-Executive Producer Brad Walsh, Co-Executive Producer Ilana Wernick, Co-Executive Producer Jeffrey Richman, Co-Executive Producer Abraham Higginbotham, Co-Executive Producer

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