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Video: Emmy Winners include Modern Family, Mad Men, Melissa McCarthy

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Last night the 2011 63rd Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards took place at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and it could have been called the Modern Family Awards and that would have been quite appropriate.

Modern Family swept the awards winning in 5 categories: Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Comedy honors for Julie Bowen and her onscreen husband Ty Burrell as well as Best Direction and Best Writing of a Comedy and Outstanding Comedy.  Steven Levitan's wife kind of stole his thunder when the panned to her and she rolled her eyes at what he was saying. Such a funny moment.

It was SO nice to see Friday Night Lights win for Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series. That is one show that should have NEVER been canceled. It was a show of great quality. 

The BEST Emmy moment was when the nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series were being read, beginning with Amy Poehler's name and she got up on stage to wait as though she were in a pageant. It was hysterical and then to have all the other nominees follow suite was incredible. And to get a standing ovation for that was so excellent. All the nominees were deserving and to see that camaraderie was incredible. They were all genuinely happy for Melissa McCarthy's win! If you didn't see it, check it out below as well as the winners' list.

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- Outstanding Drama Series: "Mad Men," AMC.

Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife," CBS.

Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama Series: Kyle Chandler, "Friday Night Lights," DirecTV/NBC.

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones," HBO.

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Margo Martindale, "Justified," FX.

Outstanding Writing, Drama Series: Jason Katims, "Friday Night Lights," NBC.

Outstanding Directing, Drama Series: Martin Scorsese, "Boardwalk Empire," HBO.

- Outstanding Comedy Series: "Modern Family," ABC.

Outstanding Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS.

Outstanding Actress, Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly," CBS.

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, "Modern Family," ABC.

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family," ABC.

Outstanding Writing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman, "Modern Family," ABC.

Outstanding Directing, Comedy Series: Michael Spiller, "Modern Family," ABC.

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie: "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," PBS.

Outstanding Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, "Mildred Pierce," HBO.

Outstanding Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Barry Pepper, "The Kennedys," ReelzChannel.

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," PBS.

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Guy Pearce, "Mildred Pierce," HBO.

Outstanding Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Brian Percival, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," PBS.

Outstanding Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Julian Fellowes, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," PBS.

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS.

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central.

Outstanding Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Don Roy King, "Saturday Night Live," NBC.

Outstanding Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central.