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'Mad Men' and 'Modern Family' Highlight 2010 Emmy Winners

It was an old favorite on one end and a rookie entry that took top honors on the other at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night.

'Mad Men' was named Outstanding Drama Series for the third year in a row, while Modern Family was named outstanding comedy series.

'Mad Men' mastermind Matthew Weiner also made it three straight wins for Writing for a Drama Series. They helped push Mad Men's total on the night to four, and AMC's overall tally to six.

Meanwhile, a 14-time nominee, ABC's ensemble comedy also netted an early win for supporting actor Eric Stonestreet, who plays Cameron Tucker.

And 'Breaking Bad' may not have won Outstanding Drama Series, but its star not took home the hardware for Lead Actor in a Drama once again -- his third year in a row -- but sidekick Aaron Paul won his first Emmy for best supporting actor.

"It's like having a great meal to do the show," Cranston said backstage. "And then to be awarded an Emmy is a beautiful flambe dessert. And then last year was another dessert on top of that. I feel gluttonous. It's more than I can take in."

Kyra Sedgwick finally won in the Lead Actress in a Drama category, after her fifth nomination as the tough-as-nails detective on 'The Closer'. Edie Falco won Lead Actress in a Comedy for 'Nurse Jackie' and Jim Parsons, most deservingly, won Lead Actor in a Comedy for 'The Big Bang Theory'.

NBC averted an awkward moment as Conan O'Brien's 'Tonight Show', which had been nominated for Variety, Music or Comedy Series, fell flat and the Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' took home the prize. It was the show's ninth win in the category since 2001.

But it was 'Top Chef' that pulled off the biggest upset of the night as it won for Best Reality Series, ending the seven-year winning streak of 'The Amazing Race'.

Check out the complete list of 2010 Emmy winners below:

Drama Series: Mad Men
Comedy Series: Modern Family

Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, Glee

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: David Strathairn, Temple Grandin
Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin

Director in a Drama Series: Steve Shill, Dexter
Director in a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, Glee
Director in a Variety, Music or Comedy: Bucky Gunts, Vancouver: Olympic Winter Games
Director in a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin

Writing in a Drama Series: Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, Mad Men
Writing in a Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, Modern Family
Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy: 63rd Annual Tony Awards
Writing in a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: Adam Mazer, You Don't Know Jack

Outstanding Miniseries: The Pacific
Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Temple Grandin
Outstanding Reality Competition Program: Top Chef
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

August 30, 2010 |

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