Perhaps too early to declare the end of Emmy voting inertia with Bryan Cranston scoring his third outstanding actor award, but there have been a lot of new winners this year, including Top Chef amazingly taking down The Amazing Race for best reality competition — an award Amazing Race had never lost!
Kyra Sedgwick wins for The Closer. Fortunately for CBS (and Good Wife fans) Archie Panjabi won for supporting actress so CBS can still claim Emmy love for The Good Wife.
Mad Men wins again for best drama, and Modern Family dethroned 30 Rock for best comedy.
HBO cleaned up with Temple Grandin winning five awards and You Don’t Know Jack winning two and The Pacific winning best miniseries.
62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Winners:
|Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series||Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family|
|Writing for a Comedy Series||Steve Levitan & Christopher Lloyd, Modern Family|
|Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series||Jane Lynch, Glee|
|Directing for a Comedy Series||Ryan Murphy, Glee|
|Lead Actor in a Comedy Series||Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory|
|Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie|
|Reality Competition Program||Top Chef|
|Writing for a Drama Series||Matthew Weiner & Erin Levy, Mad Men|
|Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad|
|Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife|
|Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad|
|Directing for a Drama Series||Steve Shill, Dexter|
|Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer|
|Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special||63rd Annual Tony Awards|
|Directing for a Variety, music or Comedy Special||Bucky Gunts, Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony|
|Variety, Music or Comedy Series||The Daily Show with Jon Stewart|
|Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie||Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin|
|Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie||David Strathairn, Temple Grandin|
|Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special||Adam Mazer, You Don’t Know Jack|
|Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie||Claire Danes, Temple Grandin|
|Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special||Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin|
|Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie||Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack
|Made for Television Movie||Temple Grandin|
|Drama Series||Mad Men|
|Comedy Series||Modern Family|