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TV’s Big Night

'Mad Men' won best drama for the fourth straight year at the Emmys, while 'Modern Family' repeats as best comedy. Plus, see red-carpet photos and the full list of winners.

'Mad Men' Wins for Fourth Straight Year
Sept. 18, 2011 11:00 PM EDT

It’s TV’s biggest night, and, once again, Mad Men's. The show won best drama for the fourth straight year. In the best comedy category, Modern Family won for the second straight year. The sitcom's fictional couple, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, won for best supporting comedy actor and actress, respectively, and the show's director and writers also took home top honors. The awards show, hosted by Jane Lynch, wasn't kind to Steve Carell—again. The actor lost in the category of lead actor in a comedy series to The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons. Mike and Molly's Melissa McCarthy, who had a scene-stealing role in Bridesmaids, won the award for best actress in a comedy. Meanwhile, Mad Men star Jon Hamm has yet to take home an award for his role on the show, losing this year to Friday Night Lights's Kyle Chandler. In the best actress in a drama category, Julianna Margulies took home the trophy for The Good Wife and Kate Winslet won best actress in a miniseries for Mildred Pierce. The U.K. smash hit Downton Abbey won best miniseries.

Full List of Winners:

Outstanding Comedy Series
Winner: "Modern Family"

Outstanding Drama Series
Winner: "Mad Men"

Outstanding Miniseries or Made for Television Movie
Winner: "Downton Abbey"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Winner: Kate Winslet for "Mildred Pierce"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Winner: Guy Pearce for "Mildred Pierce"

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Winner: "Downton Abbey" - Brian Percival

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Winner: Barry Pepper for "The Kennedys"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Winner: Maggie Smith for "Downton Abbey"

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Winner: "Downton Abbey" - Julian Fellowes

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Winner: Kyle Chandler for "Friday Night Lights"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Winner: Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Winner: Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Winner: "Boardwalk Empire" - Martin Scorsese("Pilot")

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Winner: Margo Martindale for "Justified"

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Winner: "Friday Night Lights"  - Jason Katims("Always (Series Finale)")

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
Winner: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Winner: "Saturday Night Live" - Don Roy King

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Winner: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
Winner: "The Amazing Race"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Winner: Melissa McCarthy for "Mike & Molly"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Winner: Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory"

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Winner: "Modern Family"  - Steven Levitan, Jeffrey Richman("Caught in the Act")

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Winner: "Modern Family" - Michael Spiller("Halloween")

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Winner: Ty Burrell for "Modern Family"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Winner: Julie Bowen for "Modern Family"