"Mad Men," "Modern Family" take home top Emmy awards
2010-08-30 03:20:50 GMT2010-08-30 11:20:50 (Beijing Time)
Actor Ty Burrell from the comedy series "Modern Family" and his wife Holly arrive at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 29, 2010.
Colombian actress Sofia Vergara from the comedy series "Modern Family" poses at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 29, 2010.
Steven Levitan stands with his Emmy for Best Writing for a Comedy Series for 'Modern Family,' at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 29, 2010.
The cast of the television series 'Glee' poses backstage after winning the best TV comedy award at the 2010 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles January 6, 2010.
The cast of "Modern Family", Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell, and Julie Bowen (2nd L to R), celebrate after winning outstanding comedy series at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, August 29, 2010. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson)
The cast of 'Modern Family' react as they accepts the award for outstanding comedy series during the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, in Los Angeles. From left are presenter Ted Danson, Julie Bowen, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, Rico Rodriguez and Eric Stonestreet.(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
"Mad Men" and "Modern Family" won the Emmy awards for the best TV drama and comedy series respectively at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, while Jim Parsons and Edie Falco took home major acting trophies.
"We are so thrilled that families together are sitting down and watching a TV show," said executive producer Steve Levitan after "Modern Family" beat "Glee" for the top comedy honors.
The win for period advertising drama "Mad Men" was the third in a row.
"We can't believe we are here. We want to thank the (Television) Academy for recognizing us again," said "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner.
Parsons was named best actor in a comedy for his role as geeky physicist in "The Big Bang Theory" and Bryan Cranston won his third straight Emmy for playing a teacher-turned-drug dealer in drama "Breaking Bad".
Kyra Sedgwick won best drama actress for "The Closer," while Edie Falco won a comedy Emmy for "Nurse Jackie."
The Primetime Emmy Awards, the highest honors in the U.S. television industry, were handed out at a glittering ceremony in Los Angeles broadcast live on TV.