Mad Men and Modern Family repeat winners at the Emmy Awards 2011

The cast of Mad Men (top) and Modern Family (bottom). These shows won Outstanding Drama and Comedy Series, respectively, at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

Mad Men picked up its fourth consecutive Best Drama Series trophy and Modern Family its second Best Comedy Series at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

The annual awards ceremony was held Sunday evening, September 18, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

In the comedy series category, Jim Parsons won his second consecutive Best Actor award for The Big Bang Theory, while Melissa McCarthy won her first for Mike & Molly.

Modern Family’s Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen won supporting acting honors.

In the drama series category, both Kyle Chandler and Julianna Margulies picked up their first Emmys for their lead roles in Friday Night Lights and The Good Wife, respectively.

The supporting acting winners are also first-timers: Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones and Margo Martindale for Justified.

In the miniseries or TV movie category, Downton Abbey won four awards, including Best Miniseries or Movie, Best Supporting Actress for Maggie Smith, Best Directing, and Best Writing.

Kate Winslet was named Best Actress for her performance in Mildred Pierce, while her co-star Guy Pearce won Best Supporting Actor.

Barry Pepper won Best Actor for The Kennedys.

Here is the complete list of winners in the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards:

Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family

Outstanding Lead Actress, Comedy: Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)

Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy: Ty Burrell (Modern Family)

Outstanding Director, Comedy: Michael Alan Spiller ("Halloween," Modern Family)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Steve Levitan, Jeffrey Richman ("Caught in the Act," Modern Family)

Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama: Margo Martindale, Justified


Outstanding Directing, Drama: Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Writing, Drama Series: Jason Katims, Friday Night Lights

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: Downton Abbey

Outstanding Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Barry Pepper, The Kennedys

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Brian Percival, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie: Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (host: Justin Timberlake)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Reality Competition: The Amazing Race





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