Emmys 2011: And the Winners Are...

Tonight is the Sunday was TV's big night, with Jane Lynch hosting the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards—the ultimate and final say in what constitutes good television. The ceremony is live right now on Fox, but if you can't make it to a TV, don't worry: We'll be updating the winners right here. Several members of the TV.com armada will be live-tweeting the event as well; for more details and a collection of our tweets, head over to our Emmys Tweetfest HQ. And don't forget to check out our printable Emmys ballot and peruse our staff picks! Here's who took home so new hardware this year.

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
JULIE BOWEN, MODERN FAMILY **WINNER!**
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
TY BURRELL, MODERN FAMILY **WINNER!**

Outstanding Directing For a Comedy Series

How I Met Your Mother — "Subway Wars," Pamela Fryman MODERN FAMILY — "HALLOWEEN," MICHAEL ALAN SPILLER **WINNER!**
Modern Family — "Slow Down Your Neighbors," Gail Mancuso
Modern Family — "See You Next Fall," Steven Levitan
30 Rock — "Live Show," Beth McCarthy-Miller

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

Episodes — "Episode Seven"
Louie — "Poker/Divorce"
MODERN FAMILY — "CAUGHT IN THE ACT" **WINNER!**
The Office — "Goodbye Michael"
30 Rock — "Reaganing"

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
JIM PARSONS, THE BIG BANG THEORY **WINNER!**
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Laura Linney, The Big C
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
MELISSA MCCARTHY, MIKE & MOLLY **WINNER!**
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope

Best Reality Competition Program

So You Think You Can Dance
THE AMAZING RACE **WINNER!**
Project Runway
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Top Chef

Outstanding Directing For a Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

American Idol — "Episode 1024/1025A," Gregg Gelfand
The Colbert Report — "Episode 6112," James Hoskinson
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart — "Episode 16048," Chuck O'Neill
Late Show With David Letterman — "Show 3333," Jerry Foley
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — "HOST: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE," DON ROY KING **WINNER!**

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
Conan
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART **WINNER!**
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Directing For a Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

American Idol — "Episode 1024/1025A," Gregg Gelfand
The Colbert Report — "Episode 6112," James Hoskinson
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart — "Episode 16048," Chuck O'Neill
Late Show With David Letterman — "Show 3333," Jerry Foley
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE — "HOST: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE," DON ROY KING **WINNERS!**

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
Conan
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART **WINNER!**
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS — "ALWAYS" **WINNER!**
Game of Thrones — "Baelor"
The Killing — "Pilot"
Mad Men — "The Suitcase"
Mad Men — "Blowing Smoke"

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
MARGO MARTINDALE, JUSTIFIED **WINNER!**
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Directing For a Drama Series

BOARDWALK EMPIRE — "PILOT," some guy named MARTIN SCORSESE **WINNER!**
Boardwalk Empire — "Anastasia," Jeremy Podeswa
The Borgias — "The Poisoned Chalice/The Assassin," Neil Jordan
Game of Thrones — "Winter is Coming," Tim Van Patten
The Killing — "Pilot," Patty Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

PETER DINKLAGE, GAME OF THRONES **WINNER!**
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
JULIANNA MARGULIES, THE GOOD WIFE **WINNER!**
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
KYLE CHANDLER, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS **WINNER!**
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Timothy Olyphant, Justified
Hugh Laurie, House

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE) **WINNER!**
Mildred Pierce
Sherlock: A Study In Pink (Masterpiece)
Too Big To Fail
Upstairs Downstairs (Masterpiece)

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
BARRY PEPPER, THE KENNEDYS **WINNER!**
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
William Hurt, Too Big To Fail
Idris Elba, Luther
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood

Best Actress in a Miniseries of Movie

KATE WINSLET, MILDRED PIERCE **WINNER!**
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs

Best Miniseries or Movie

Mildred Pierce, HBO
DOWNTON ABBEY, PBS **WINNER!**
The Kennedys, ReelzChannel
Cinema Verite, HBO
Too Big To Fail, HBO
The Pillars of Earth, Starz

Best Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
MAD MEN **WINNER!**
Dexter

Best Comedy Series

30 Rock
MODERN FAMILY **WINNER!**
The Big Bang Theory
Parks and Recreation
Glee
The Office


And there you have it, folks, the entire list of 2011 Emmy-winners. So now let's hear it: Who rightfully earned an award this year? Who got snubbed?

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Game of Thrones needed more noms and wins!
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Could only be worse if Edie falco won, talk about unfunny!
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OMG! Just watched Mike/Molly to see how funny the winner Melissa was, and I just dont get it. She was funny when on the old Christina Applegate show but THIIIIIIIIIIIS?

No way! And it has a retarded laugh track. Anddddd, is this Car 54 revisited?????



How does cr#p like this stay on past 3 episodes? Hello Hank!!!!!!
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what about Idriss Elba. he was the best as Luther
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Mad Men over Breaking Bad? Are they serious and Mad Men beat out Game of Thrones. Louie lost out as well. Wow...



Breaking Bad wasn't even nominated for anything?. Justified got screwed over as well. Wow TV really does cater to the lowest domination....
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Mad Man for Best Drama? Are they Mad?
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dexter didn't get anything?!!!
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The only programme , among all those nominated that I find worthy of watching is Sherlock. What about Injustice? did that really get no nominations?

Who cooks up these things; its all rubbish.
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did no one watch the walking dead not even a nominated that has to have been the best show on TV in 2010/2011 se,
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Breaking Bad not even nominated for anything?
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No. There was such a big break between season 3 (which ended 13 June 2010) and this years season 4 which began 17 July, that the show was not eligible for this year's nominations. Season 3 got its nominations in the Emmys 2010, the current season 4 gets its nominations next year in 2012. The upside is that this resulted in a few open slots in this year's nominations for other shows to get.
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That means that Mad Men can't win next year....Good news for other shows.
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Kate Winslet winning over Jean Marsh just exemplifies how little Americans know about art, talent and good entertainment in television. Most the winners were from dull shallow superficial TV shows. Game of Thrones, Upstairs Downstairs, now there's something to sink your teeth into!
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@becksdakex Im just going to say this here: The first season of GoT was NOT high fantasy! Sure we had dragons the last episode, but besides that there weren't that many fantasy elements at work. Sure its set in an alternate-universe, but at its core (season 1) it was a political/ character drama.
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Ok, let me put it like this: My problem is the fantasy world they created with made up kingdoms and characters I don't find that interesting. If this was a show set in the real middle ages, with real historical figures I think I would have enjoyed it. Then they could have added some fantasy like dragons and stuff like that as a fun twist of the reality. Do you understand what I mean? GoT is very well done, I understand why people like it and I think it's great that TV has so many different show's so everyone can see something that they like. I never meant to be disrespectful to GoT or to anyone who likes it. This is just my opinion.
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Read the books. Dragons are coming. that kind of thinking would have lead to lord of the rings not being made. Beats another brain dead reality show.
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Sigh...From what I've said, do you think I care about Lord of the rings? And yeah, I would rather watch some stupid reality show. I'm so over this...
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So many people got snubbed. How do you not give it to Steve Carell?
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I think terrible script material may be partially responsible for his Emmy snub.
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And another year the talented miss out while the mainstream comedys/reality gets free trophies. But i am happy PETER DINKLAGE, GAME OF THRONES actually got something, well deserved.
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It's awesome that Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights), Peter Dinklage, Kyle Chandler (I probably would have chosen Jon Hamm, but I'm not complaining), Margo Martindale, and Mad Men won. It sucks that Elizabeth Moss (or Connie Britton), Parks and Rec (or 30 Rock), Amy Poehler, and Steve Carell lost. At least they got the drama categories mostly right.
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and another great part of this season's emmys is that one oversized, one oversized plus over-aged lady and a short, really short man (could not find the most politically correct words, sorry) received very significant awards.. while tv is generally meant to be for only the "beautiful" people, these winners proved that talent also matters.. I felt very proud of the diversiveness of this season's award distribution..
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They prefer "little person." Dinklage was my favorite win of the night. also, lol, I don't think anyone would appreciate being called "over-aged." Margo (my favorite win of the night) is just as aged as she should be; no more, no less.
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What about Dexter?
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Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

PETER DINKLAGE, GAME OF THRONES **WINNER!**



There is justice in the world after all!!!
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Fringe! As always... especially John Noble!!
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Happy for Parsons, Dinklage and Martindale. Am also still shocked by the lack of Fringe noms.
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I was glad for most of the winners, aldo i still can't believe that Community and Fringe where not ever nominated.
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A very welldeserved win for Margo Martindale! :)

That's the only show on the list I actually watch, but she was AWESOME in last season and definitely earned the award!
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Hmmmm, Justified is the only show listed I watched completely. Guess we're not with it. Especially not interest in a hollywood forced diet of Modern Family.
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MELISSA MCCARTHY, MIKE & MOLLY **WINNER!**

There has got to be a reason for Martha Plimpton to be overlooked here but I can't see it!! MM may be a "good" actor(I couldn't get past the first ten mins of that show), but MP is OUTSTANDING.
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Oh and Jane Lynch, probably not totally your fault but you sucked.
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Wow for once all the right people won. Well done Emmy commitee! But MOST IMPORTANTLY.... F*CK YOU GLEE!!! Oh i am so ecstatic that the shows number of Emmy wins this year truthfully equated and revealed what the show is... NOTHING. So shut up Ryan Murphy and be sure to hang yourself and we'll sing a song about that sh*t. Woot Modern Family!
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Huge win for Friday Night Lights and Kyle Chandler. Connie Britton got robbed. Probably because of those horrible promos for American Horror Story on FX. Mad Men won by default (very good show) because Breaking Bad wasn't eligible (would've swept, excellent show). Modern Family and Stewart Show are not funny and definitely overrated.
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Am happy for the cast of The Good Wife!! Practically all the principal actors got nominated phew!
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I'm soo glad for the peter d. and melissa m. awards!. Totally diserved!.. someday i'm gonna watch mad men.. or maybe.. i'll get to know somebody who watch that show.. xD..
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I belive all of the emmy's are well deserved this year, yes, including Jim Parsons (remember, Jim is awarded not the Big Bang Theory, and his performance is way over remarkable than anyone else on that list) and Modern Family.. Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen were absolutely fantastic last season, and the whole season was beyond hillarious, so sorry but if you don't see anything to laugh at MF, you don't have a sense of humor. Also people are acting as if Julie Bowen was elected over Amy Poehler, however they were in two different categories, and yes, that would be my sole objection as Poehler deserved it more than McCarthey. I also kinda feel way too bored with Mad Man getting nominated and winning sth over and over again, and yet they became a classic and they are good.. Main satisfaction for me is, they got one and only main award..
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yay for Modern Family <3 but where is Community? o_O
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Oh suprise suprise Modern Family and Mad Men take home awards when far far more deserving shows get nothing.
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mad men took only one significant award and there is no other comedy show than modern family that deserved awards..
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Only one to games of thrones they deserve more or at least awards goes to dexter. So the usual its just rubbish results. For Drama Mad men wow that show is terrible
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I'm shocked that Peter Dinklage and Kyle Chandler actually won. Cause you now its the Emmys after all, so its a miracle whenever anyone but a family comedy or some snobbish drama wins.



Anyway 3 shows i like that got an emmy, its a new record for me atleast i think.
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Question: How common is it for new, first seasons shows to win an Emmy? Do second seasons win more often?
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Im probably wrong, but from what I remember.. it would seem that if the show doesnt win well on its first year, it never does. Most shows tend to win a lot of awards the first year if its good (except they like to overlook things like GoT).
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Ok..Somehow I thought it was the other way around. Sort of like MF, did they win something last year?
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I think that Modern fam deserved every one of those emmys! Caught in act was one of the best episodes EVER. I have to say that Julie Bowen's dress was awful...someone give that lady a sandwich
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Neato writing style masks a blatant spamertisment. Flagged.
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I don't understand why 'Mad Men' deserves all those Emmy's.... Justified should have won, Timothy Olyphant should have won. I'm sure 'Game of Thrones' will win a lot more in the upcoming years!
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Modern Family's second season season was of the same quality as the first-- well deserving all of its nominations and wins. I am quite pleased that the Emmy Awards does repeat awards if the recognition is due.
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There have never been any episodes of "Mad Men" to compare with any of what "GoT" accomplished in its first season. "Men" is a pretty drama piece about rich white men in suits - FOX had to love it when it won best Drama;) "Game of Thrones" was flat out superior to the criminally overrated "Mad Men".



That Emmy's show was the most boring Emmy telecast ever and with recent examples that was a tough thing to do. Only good; deserving triumphs, were in the Supporting Races. Its an award that is meaningless but at least the right people got the love. Margo Martindale may have been the only person in that room - that made it to the stage- that seemed real the entire evening.



I guess the message to the industry is, when your contract is up, make sure you get excessively overpaid for your mediocre product at the expense of other network properties so that you have enough money to bribe the Emmy voters to ensure that you win the vote for Best Drama. Matt Weiner should be real proud of himself all around this year.





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Walton Goggins should've won supporting actor for Justified and Timothy Olyphant for best actor for Justified. The show is awesome! And why didn't Justfied get nominated for best writing? Why Mad Men won for best series is beyond me. It is so boring. I watched most of season 1. Tried again in season 3 but it is just so boring! Any of the other nominated show deserved the win more.

Happy about Downton Abbey. Great show with good actors.
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DINKLAGE!! WOOHOO!! :D
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Game of Thrones shouls have won the award for best drama series. Mad Men sucks.
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Well done to everyone involved with "Downton Abbey". Much deserved awards.
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Wow Amy Poehler and Game of Thrones was robbed. When did it Become the modern family Emmys
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About 3 years ago.
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Considering Modern Family is only in its second year, the correct answer would be "last year."
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Not surprised at most of the winners. I'm happy Margo Martindale and Peter Dinklage won for best supporting roles in drama. I kind of thought Steve Carrell would finally win for best actor in comedy, but I'm also not the least bit surprised that Jim Parsons won.



The only one I'm kind of surprised with is Mad Men winning best drama. Looking at the nominations, I thought Mad Men would be maybe fourth likely to win. Oh, well.
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The only shows I've seen amongst the winners are The Good Wife and John Stewart. Still can't believe John Noble didn't get nominated for Fringe.
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Mad Men is great, but I honestly think Game of Thrones got snubbed of best drama series. Well, congrats to Peter Dinklage, he deserved it better than anyone. And yay for Jim Parsons too
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Wow, almost nothing for my favourite shows this year. Only 3 Emmys I actually agree with: The ones for Game of Thrones, Justified and Boardwalk Empire. Those shows, aswell as Dexter and Breaking Bad, should have each gotten a few more statues in my opinion.



Once again the Emmys go to a specific kind of television that gets all the attention. Especially Mad Men: Its well made, but it's not the best show ever. Its evident by looking at the ratings that many others shows are much more loved, even just on the same network (Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead outperform the show by a large margin). I pray the drooling Mad Men hype is over next year, leaving some room for other shows that might not quickly show up on the Emmy-radar...
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Well done Peter Dinklage!! It's nice when the emmy's get at least one award right...



Modern Family really didn't deserve Best Comedy Series, The Office, Parks & Rec and 30 Rock were all much better compared.
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