Brits shine at the Emmys
ITV1 period drama Downton Abbey has won Emmys for best mini-series, best supporting actress for Dame Maggie Smith, best writing for Julian Fellowes, and best directing for Brian Percival.
The top award for best lead actress in mini-series went to Kate Winslet, for playing the eponymous Mildred Pierce, beating Elizabeth McGovern, who plays the Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey.
Winslet’s co-star in Mildred Pierce, Guy Pierce, took home the Emmy best supporting actor in a mini-series and Barry Pepper won the best actor category for playing JFK in the Kennedys.
But the biggest winner at the 3-hour annual Emmy awards show, which was held this evening in Los Angeles, was the prime-time comedy, Modern Family, which has scooped so many accolades that at one stage, after an ads break, the show’s host, Glee’s Jane Lynch, quipped “Welcome back to Modern Family award show.”
In addition to capturing the accolade for the best comedy for second straight year, Modern Family won Emmys for writing, directing, supporting categories for actor and actress. But missed on best actress category, which went to Melissa McCarthy from Mike and Molly, and best actor, which was scooped by Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory.
For the fourth straight year, Mad Men has won the Best Drama series . And Martin Scorsese was awarded for directing Boardwalk Empire.
Here is the full list of the winners:
Here are the night’s winners:
Outstanding comedy series: Modern Family
Outstanding drama series: Mad Men
Outstanding miniseries or movie: Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actress, miniseries or movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
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 lead actor in a miniseries or movie: Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Outstanding supporting actress, miniseries or movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Outstanding writing for a miniseries or movie: Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
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 directing, drama: Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding supporting actress, drama: Margo Martindale, Justified
Outstanding writing, drama series: Jason Katims, Friday Night Lights
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
Outstanding lead actress, comedy: Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)
Outstanding lead actor, comedy series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding writing for a comedy: Steve Levitan, Jeffrey Richman (“Caught in the Act”), Modern Family
Outstanding director, comedy: Michael Alan Spiller (“Halloween”), Modern Family
Outstanding supporting actor, comedy: Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Outstanding supporting actress, comedy: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)