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2010 Emmys: Edie Falco and Jim Parsons Win Comedy Lead

August 30, 2010 (1:41 am) GMT
Falco was amazed by the victory because she didn't feel 'funny' while Parsons thought it was 'sweet' for people to vote for him.

"Tonight we're going to celebrate your work," host told the audience before the Primetime Emmy Awards began on Sunday, August 29. Shortly after, names like and were called to ascend the stage and receive the honor of their work.

Falco is the winner of Best Leading Actress in a Comedy for Showtime's "". She said on the acceptance speech, "Oh, this is the most ridiculous thing that has ever happened in the history of this awards show. I'm not funny!". Parsons is the winner of the Leading Actor in Comedy for CBS' "". "Now I know how much I didn't think this was going to happen. Some of you apparently voted for me. That was very sweet," Parsons said.

Falco and Parsons are only two of the winners which were announced in the first half hour of the event. from "" and from "" were handed the Best Supporting nods in Comedy. Stonestreet who portrayed a gay with a clown as his past job said, "All I wanted to be was a clown in the circus when I was a kid growing up." Lynch thanked her partner Lara Embry and "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy "for creating this role."

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards is airing live on NBC from Nokia Theater, kicked off by a musical number using "Born to Run".


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