'30 Rock' and 'Mad Men' Snag Best Series at 61st Emmys
"30 Rock" and "Mad Men" managed to grab the coveted awards at the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The former was hailed as the Best Comedy Series while the latter was the winner of Best Drama Series. This would be "Mad Men" second time in a row to win the category while for "30 Rock" it's their third year holding the title.
The cast ensemble for both shows took the stage to receive the trophy. "30 Rock" creator Tina Fey thanked NBC for keep airing the show although it is much more expensive than a talk show. Creator of "Mad Men" Matthew Weiner meanwhile said, "We worked very hard to not have it stink the second year. It is an amazing time to work in TV and I know that everything is changing but I'm not afraid of it because I feel like all these different media, it's just more choice and more entertainment and it's better for the viewers in the end, and I'm glad to be a part of it."
Out of the 20 nominations it received, "30 Rock" managed to grab five of them.
Primetime Emmy Awards was held at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater on Sunday, September 20 hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. Partial list of winners is available below while the winners of other categories such as Best Writing, Best Directing and others are available at the official site.
- Outstanding Drama Series - "Mad Men"
- Outstanding Comedy Series - "30 Rock"
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad"
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Glenn Close for "Damages"
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Cherry Jones for "24"
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Michael Emerson for "Lost"
- Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - "The Daily Show"
- Outstanding Miniseries - "Little Dorrit"
- Outstanding Made for Television Movie - "Grey Gardens"
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie - Jessica Lange for "Grey Gardens"
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie - Brendan Gleeson for "Into the Storm"
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie - Ken Howard for "Grey Gardens"
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie - Shohreh Aghdashloo for "House of Saddam"
- Outstanding Reality Competition Program - "The Amazing Race"
- Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality - Competition Program - Jeff Probst for "Survivor"
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock"
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Toni Collette for "United States of Tara"
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Jon Cryer for "Two and a Half Men"
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Kristin Chenoweth for "Pushing Daisies"
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