Mad Men, Modern Family Snag Top Honors

'Modern Family' scores, 'Mad Men' stays on top
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2010 7:51 PM CDT
Updated Aug 29, 2010 9:59 PM CDT
Mad Men , Modern Family Snag Top Honors
Aaron Paul, left, holds his award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series and Bryan Cranston holds his for outstanding lead actor in a drama series, both for their work on "Breaking Bad."   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

It was a year for newbies at the Emmy Awards, with freshman series Modern Family taking home a leading six trophies and Kyra Sedgwick winning her first lead actress award after four previous nominations. Notable winners:

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

  • Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
  • Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
View all the winners here.
(More Emmy Awards stories.)

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