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Emmys: Mad Men Wins... Again

The 2010 Emmys saw a bit of a coup last night, with new series Modern Family doing its best to break up the trends of the last few years by toppling 30 Rock and preventing a four-peat for Tina Fey's show. The same can't be said for the Drama category, where Mad Men won the top award for the third straight year.

Not only did 30 Rock not win Outstanding Comedy, but it was completely shutout of awards on Sunday night. Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory knocked off incumbent Alec Baldwin, and the writing team for Modern Family stopped 30 Rock's two-year reign.

Bryan Cranston won the best actor in a drama series Emmy for the third straight year, and brought along his co-star, first-time winner Aaron Paul, in the supporting category, making it a Breaking Bad sweep on the male side of all things dramatic.

The final season of Lost had its best chance to take home some hardware but came up empty. Let's all assume it was a Charles Widmore-funded conspiracy.

Who won? Who lost? Check out the winners (denoted in bold and with **) below! And don't forget to air your congrats and grievances in the comments section below!

Best Drama Series

Breaking Bad
Lost
Dexter
**Mad Men
The Good Wife
True Blood

Best Comedy Series:

**Modern Family
The Office
Glee
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Nurse Jackie

Best Actor, Drama

Matthew Fox, Lost
**Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie, House

Best Actress, Drama

Glenn Close, Damages
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
January Jones, Mad Men
**Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Actor, Comedy:

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
**Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Matthew Morrison, Glee

Best Actress, Comedy:

**Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Lea Michele, Glee
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine

Best Supporting Actor, Drama

Michael Emerson, Lost
**Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Terry O'Quinn, Lost
John Slattery, Mad Men
Martin Short, Damages
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

Best Supporting Actress, Drama

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Rose Byrne, Damages
**Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sharon Gless, Burn Notice
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy:

Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Chris Colfer, Glee
**Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy:

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
**Jane Lynch, Glee
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Outstanding Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow
Dirty Jobs
**Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
MythBusters
Undercover Boss

Outstanding Reality Competition Program

The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
**Top Chef

Outstanding Miniseries

**The Pacific
Return to Canford

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
**The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

Outstanding Nonfiction Series

American Experience
American Masters
Deadliest Catch
Life
**The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Outstanding Animated Program

Alien Earths
**Disney Prep & Landing
The Ricky Gervais Show
The Simpsons
South Park

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Glee, "Pilot"
**Modern Family, "Pilot"
The Office, "Niagara"
30 Rock, "Anna Howard Shaw Day"
30 Rock, "Lee Marvin Vs. Derek Jeter"

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Friday Night Lights, "The Son"
The Good Wife, "Pilot"
Lost, "The End"
Mad Men, "Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency"
**Mad Men, "Shut the Door. Have a Seat"

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My biggest Emmy observation? The winners weren't "same old" once again this year...mostly. Yeah for Jane Lynch and even though emotionally I would have liked to see Conan win Variety, it does my heart good to see Jon Stewart and The Daily Show stay on top. It means someone is actually getting "it" in this insane world...
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Congrats to Jim Parsons. He deserves it.
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I do not know some of the shows, my congratulations go to all that won a trophie.
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I'm happy that Bryan Cranston won but I kinda wanted Michael C.Hall to win this time around
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Kinda surprised that Lost didn't make the cut even once....
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All I have to say about Best Drama Series is to look at the polls on TV.com. True Blood has been the best show the whole summer season.
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How does Glee only win one emmy! but go Jane lynch! :)
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How does Glee only win one emmy! but go Jane lynch! :)
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How does "Breaking Bad" not get nominated for a Writing Emmy?! Cranston and Paul owe their success, at least in part, to some truly amazing dialog.
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Go Jane Lynch! I'm glad she won for supporting actress.
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wohoo!!! bryan cranston and aaron paul rock (lost *cry* ;-()!!! jane lynch is cool, too. i never watched glee and i guess i never will, musicals arent my thing, but whenever i see jane lynch i have to laugh automatically ;-PP and i guess i will have to check out modern family eventually... OH, and of course BUZZINGA!!!!!!!!
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Someone's bitter. How didn't they deserve their emmys? I may not have felt they were the best but the vast majority of these people/shows are brilliant actors/shows(except for true blood and lost. I hate those stupid shows)
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the emmy nominations +wins this year were total BS...



the only person that deserved her Emmy was Jane Lynch...she was great!!
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I am so disappointed by the Emmys! why was Lost snubbed like that? it was its last year, it deserved a better farewell after all the hype it had aroused.
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I love that Jim Parsons won, because he's amazing. The Good Wife should have won for best Drama, and Julianna Marguiles should have won Best Actress, though. And Mythbusters should have won for Non-Fiction--those guys are insane and hilarious and I never miss an episode.
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I'm so glad that Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Kyra Sedwick, Jane Lynch and Jim Parsons won!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also loved that Emily Deschanel and Nathan Fillion presented together. I love both of them.
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So glad jane lynch won her emmy. Sue is so funny on glee. "YOU THINK THATS HARD?!?! I"M PASSING A GALL STONE AS WE SPEAK!!! THATS HARD!!" Also what is with tom hanks and his obsession with wars? Him and steven spielberg really have a problem. Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, when will it end.
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emily deschanel looked really good in weird kind of way. Girls generally look better with their hair loose in my opinion. Emily looked like someone had glued each follicle to her scalp
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I wish the good wife had on a few more awards. Archie Punjabi was so sweet in her acceptance speech. Damages should have got some too. No love for lost (thank god). Jimmy Fallon was so funny with his musical intro to each category, especially the drama one with juliana marguilles. She seems like someone that would be so uptight in real life
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On the one hand I think Lost should have won at least something, just to celebrate the wonder that has been Lost for 6 good seasons. But on the other hand, they faced some stiff competition and the winners did mostly deserve it this year. Especially the amazing Breaking Bad, I can't praise it enough.



Shame Treme was overlooked btw, but not a bad edition overall.
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There's bunch of categories missing...this isin't a complete list. I had to go to another site to find out...way to go tv.com
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Terry O'Quinn should have won and no awards for Lost?? I'm happy because at last Kyra got it and Archie anjabi, the best of "The Good Wife" won as well. And hey, what about Betty White? 88 years old and she got an Emmy.
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Congrats to Jane Lynch and Ryan Murphy for the Glee win. I knew that Glee wouldn't win best comedy. I'm really happy Modern Family won because it has been so underrated last season. Hopefully it'll be more popular. I'm happy for Bryan Cranston but he already won before. I just want Hugh Laurie to win an Emmy anytime in his life time. Hopefully he'll get one on the last season of House. >.
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So happy to see Jim Parsons win!

@ natejohnstone, no you're not ;)
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Mad Men again!??!?!? Man I don't get that...that show is so boring and predictable and at times just simply so bad...I don't get it. Dexter or the awesome new The Good Wife should have won...without a doubt!
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Mad Men is great and so is Breaking Bad but I think Dexter should have this year due to its great season, Mad Men deserved it last year but Dexter this year ...
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Dexter no rewards what they were thinking the judges that show is totally my favorite . Mad men is simply boring and for the Lost i`m very glad it finished stupid
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It seems to me that nearly all of the same shows get nominated every year and the same people / shows win every year, too. Plus, a few shows have 2 or 3 nominations in one catagory??? Mad Men, Modern Family, 30 Rock and Big Bang Theory aren't that great.
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Am I the only one that thinks Mad Men is overrated? Why does it keep winning everything? I really think Lost should have won Outstanding Writing for the final episode, as well as a Best Supporting Actor Emmy for either Michael Emerson or Terry O'Quinn. Lost, Breaking Bad and Dexter should all have won ahead of Mad Men, those 3 shows had much stronger seasons. Also, Modern Family is not that great - it is a good watch if there is nothing else good on, thats about it. And finally, I don't want to live in a world where NPH doesn't win the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy.
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I'm glad Lost didn't win. Why does Lost need recognized for its final season? Lost already got it's Emmy recognition back in season 1, when it was good. With that said, 3 in a row for Mad Men is a bit much. Breaking Bad deserved it. I don't watch Dexter, so I can't really say if it deserved it, but I'd be okay with it winning just for the changeup.
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I guess I'm the only one who thinks Modern Family is a crap show?
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Congratulatons to Mr. Parsons!.. sooorry Glee.. sooorry lost... tear... hahahahaha..
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I was really disappointed by the win in the category of Best Actress, Drama. I think Julianna Margulies should've been the one to win this category. She is amazing in The Good Wife and I think she really deserves one. Well, maybe next year!!

P.S. I still respect Kyra Sedgwick and congratulate her for her award.
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Sharon Gless got robbed. Archie Punjabi is great and all, but Maddie Westen's badassness is second to none. Also Kathy Griffin.
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agree dexter should have won. and sons of anarchy should have been nom'd a few times. i think it's cus not many have seen it due to not broadcasted on the normal stations.
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As awesome as Bryan Cranston was this year, Michael C. Hall has deserved an Emmy win for the past four years. Hopefully he'll actually win it next year when he's inevitably nominated for Season 5. If anybody could beat out Cranston, it's him. Glad Aaron Paul won supporting actor though, and that Modern Family won best comedy instead of 30 Rock.
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Dexter or Breaking Bad should have won best DRAMA. Every year the award goes to Mad Men, which frankly I've lost interest in, but that is just me. Michael C Hall deserved to win as much as Brian did, but they don't give co-awards, do they? A shame SONS OF ANARCHY didn't get any noms, as that show is mountains more interesting than Mad Men, and has stellar acting as well.
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Dexter and MCH were robbed
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I'm so so happy that Archie Panjabi and Jim Parsons won - they both so deserved it. Fantastic to see that it didn't go to Alec Baldwin again. Meanwhile, I watch both shows and think that The Good Wife runs circles around Mad Men any day, but hey; you can't win them all.
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Breaking Bad should have won Best Drama. Criminal that it didn't.
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Happy with Glee and Modern Family wins in Comedy but surprised at the Drama wins Lost and Damages were robbed i mean i like the Closer and all but How in the world did Kyra Sedgewick win over Glenn Close or even Julianna Margulies.
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lost and conan were robbed, stupid voters were biased against lost. They were too stupid to understand the show. How can Mad men win?? it's a show about nothing !
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It's a tossup between Dexter and Breaking Bad but Mad Men shouldn't have won best Drama
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I was surprised that Julianna Margulies didn't win Best Actress, Drama. I was also surprised that Lost was somewhat snubbed, considering all the hype from its' final season.
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I am happy they change things up, I think Breaking Bad should have won best drama even though Dexter, The Good Wife and Mad Men had great years. Top Chiet took home best reality, how do you judge a reality program from being better than others? Maybe they judge it by which one seems to get the least interference from producers and editors. I am happy Glee did not win because it is a good, possible great show but way too overhyped, Modern Family did a better job.
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Lost was robbed, I don't care what you haters say.
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There is no such thing as an outstanding reality program, so why give an award for it. It's impossible to critique reality, it is what it is...
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I'm glad lost didnt win anything!! You can't recognize a show that had soooooooooo many holes in the story. Not to mention the annoying unanswered questions.
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I love that Kyra FINALLY won! She should have received it before now because The Closer is one of the finest dramas on TV today. Sure hate that Alec Baldwin and Julia Louis-Dreyfus didn't win ~ The both totally deserved it. Jim Parsons and

Edie Falco - Really?? Seriously?? He isn't acting; that IS the way he is all the time, and her "acceptance" speech was as bad as her hair and dress.
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Pretty dissapointed about Mad Men winning so much. It's a pretty over-rated show.
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