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Emmy Awards 2014: Ty Burrell and Jim Parsons Among Early Winners

August 26, 2014 (1:28 am) GMT
'Modern Family' star Burrell and 'Mom' actress Allison Janney nab the supporting actor awards, while Parsons wins his fourth Emmy for best comedy actor.

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards officially kicked off Monday night, August 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles, California. After a monologue by host , in which he poked fun at MTV for airing the Video Music Awards and Netflix as a hot new version of cable, he introduced as "my beautiful and talented friend, Beyonce," to announce the best supporting actor in comedy.

The first award handed out that night went to of "". He bested his own co-star for his second win in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category.

The Phil Dunphy depicter read a speech written by his on-screen children on the ABC series. "I should probably thank my wife because she's super pretty," he thanked his real-life wife Holly Anne Brown who came with him to the ceremony. He added about his kids whom he sometimes brings to the set, "They're cute, but they're just not 'I can support my whole family' cute."

won the second Emmy of the night for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series through his work on "". "Thank you that's very nice, I appreciate that," he said when accepting the award for the controversial episode, "So Did the Fat Lady", which included a speech about being an overweight woman.

announced the best supporting actress in a comedy. He delivered some jokes, saying when the camera panned to , "That's not a television face, that's a movie star face right there." He also gave a shout-out to who has been in recovery after a car accident earlier this summer.

The prize went to of "". It's her sixth Emmy, four of which for her role on "The West Wing" and another she recently won for guest-starring on "". "I play a mom on 'Mom' and a grandmother, and as of last season a great-grandmother. This season I can only hope for incontinent," she said in her speech.

also added another Emmy to his shelf after being named Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy. With his fourth win, "" star is now tied for the most Lead Actor Comedy with Carroll O'Connor, and .

"Modern Family" won a second Emmy that night through Gail Mancuso who nabbed Outstanding Direction in a Comedy Series. and were other stars who already took home an award each for their guest stints on "" and "" respectively.



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