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Emmys 2011: 'Modern Family' Sweeps Early Awards

September 19, 2011 (1:40 am) GMT
The ABC dramedy already bags four kudos, including supporting actress and actor, while Melissa McCarthy and Jim Parsons win Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in comedy respectively.
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Early at the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, "" has already become a big winner. The ABC series took home four prizes that were first announced at the Sunday (September 18) ceremony.

led the multiple wins for the drama comedy series with her supporting actress kudo, followed by who was named Outstanding Supporting Actor. Additionally, the show won best director in a comedy for Michael Allen Spiller and best writing in a comedy for Steve Levitan and Jeffery Richman.

Meanwhile, Outstanding Lead Actress and Actor in a Comedy went to ("") and ("") respectively. The former beat last year's winner , while the latter took the title for two consecutive years.

"" won Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series for nine consecutive years and also bagged a kudo for the achievement in writing. Other awards which have been handed out at the event are Outstanding Reality Show Competition which went to "" and Outstanding Directing in Variety, Musical or Comedy for "".

More winners are to be announced at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards which is currently taking place at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and aired live by FOX. takes the hosting duty.

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