Sofia Vergara would have to fulfill her promise of running around naked on Sunset Boulevard because her show 'Modern Family' is named best comedy.
Despite snubbed in the acting category, "Mad Men" took the ultimate victory at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, August 29. Announced live from the Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, the wining of "Mad Men" over Outstanding Drama is the third time in a row since 2008.
"Mad Men" thus sent "Lost", "Breaking Bad", "Dexter", "True Blood" and "The Good Wife" to the curb. The AMC drama had given up the Lead Actor category to fellow AMC series' star Bryan Cranston earlier in the evening and Lead Actress to Kyra Sedgwick of "The Closer". But it did pocket a nod in the writing category for series creator Matthew Weiner.
Meanwhile, "Modern Family" continued its string of victories in the Outstanding Comedy category. The new ABC show had promised in its Emmys campaign earlier this month that cast Sofia Vergara would run naked down Los Angeles street if the show wins. Vergara who said she could not run due to bad knees, would now have to fulfill her mission by walking or assign a co-star to replace her as noted in the small asterisk.
On another announcement, "The Pacific" claimed the Best Miniseries over its sole competitor PBS' "Return to Cranford".
Winners of the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards is below while the rest of the winners are available at Emmys.com.
- Outstanding Drama: "Mad Men"
- Outstanding Actress in a Drama: Kyra Sedgwick -"The Closer"
- Outstanding Actor in a Drama: Bryan Cranston -"Breaking Bad"
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama: Aaron Paul -"Breaking Bad"
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama: Archie Panjabi -"The Good Wife"
- Outstanding Comedy: "Modern Family"
- Outstanding Actress in a Comedy: Edie Falco -"Nurse Jackie"
- Outstanding Actor in a Comedy: Jim Parsons -"The Big Bang Theory"
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Eric Stonestreet -"Modern Family"
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Jane Lynch -"Glee"
- Outstanding Miniseries: "The Pacific"
- Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Al Pacino -"You Don't Know Jack"
- Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Claire Danes -"Temple Grandin"
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond - "Temple Grandin"
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn - "Temple Grandin"
- Outstanding Made for Television Movie: "You Don't Know Jack"
- Outstanding Reality Show Host: Jeff Probst -"Survivor"
- Outstanding Reality Show Competition: "Top Chef"
- Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"