Tina Fey’s ’30 Rock’ and hit US TV series ‘Mad Men’ were the big winners at the 61st Emmy Awards. Tina Fey’s series ’30 Rock’ claimed the trophy for Outstanding Comedy Series for the third year running, while ‘Mad Men’ won again for Outstanding Drama Series.
’30 Rock’ was favorite to sweep the awards with a massive 22 nominations. Alec Baldwin defended his title as Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy, whilst Tina Fey wasn’t able to repeat the feat, with Australia’s own Toni Collette collecting the gong for Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy.
This year’s show was hosted by ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star Neil Patrick Harris, who opened with a song and dance number. Harris ended his musical routine by poking fun at MTV Video Music Award stage invader Kanye West, warning nominees to keep an eye on celebrities looking to crash their acceptance speeches.
Here’s the winners list for the major categories:
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jon Cryer – Two And A Half Men
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kristin Chenoweth – Pushing Daisies
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Emerson – Lost
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Cherry Jones – 24
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Brendan Gleeson – Into The Storm
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange – Grey Gardens
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: American Idol
Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Grey Gardens
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Ken Howard – Grey Gardens
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Shohreh Aghdashloo – House of Saddam
Outstanding Reality-TV Competition: The Amazing Race
Outstanding Miniseries: Little Dorrit
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Glenn Close – Damages
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Toni Collette – United States Of Tara
Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition Show: Jeff Probst – Survivor
Outstanding Comedy Series: 30 Rock
Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men