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Emmy Awards 2011 – Full List of Winners and Funniest Line of the Show

Jane Lynch!

Host Jane Lynch did a great job with this year’s show. Her opening number featured her going from one show to another in a big apartment building,  dropping in on Mad Men and The Big Bang Theory.

Jane later delivered the best joke of the night while introducing the cast of HBO’s Entourage: “Many people ask why I’m a lesbian.  Ladies and gentlemen, the cast of ‘Entourage’!”

Ummm...wow. Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher Photo: Access Hollywood

Other big moments were Charlie Sheen acknowledging his former show and it’s new star. “From the bottom of my heart, I wish you nothing but the best for the upcoming season.” Was he sincere, maybe? His Comedy Central Roast just happens to be airing tonight, but Ashton Kutcher returned the sentiments on Twitter.

Amy Poehler jumped on stage when her name for Outstanding Actress In A Comedy was called, prompting the other ladies in the category to join her in stage. Melissa McCarthy was literally crowned the winner, she was given a tiara and a bouquet of flowers. It was a pretty good show, with some memorable moments that actually ended on time. Take note, Oscars!

Here are all the winners!

"Modern Family" winners, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen


Outstanding comedy series: Modern Family
Outstanding drama series: Mad Men
Outstanding miniseries or movie: 
Downton Abbey

Outstanding lead actress, miniseries or movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie: 
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding directing for a miniseries, movie or dramatic special: Brian Percival, Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie: 
Barry Pepper, The Kennedys

Outstanding supporting actress, miniseries or movie: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Outstanding writing for a miniseries or movie: 
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Outstanding lead actor, drama: 
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Outstanding lead actress, drama: 
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Outstanding supporting actor, drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Outstanding directing, drama: 
Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire 
Outstanding supporting actress, drama: 
Margo Martindale, Justified
Outstanding writing, drama series: 
Jason Katims, Friday Night Lights
Outstanding variety, music or comedy series: 
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding directing for a variety, music or comedy series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (host: Justin Timberlake)
Outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding reality competition: The Amazing Race
Outstanding lead actress, comedy: 
Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)

Outstanding lead actor, comedy series: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding writing for a comedy: Steve Levitan, Jeffrey Richman (“Caught in the Act”), Modern Family
Outstanding director, comedy: 
Michael Alan Spiller (“Halloween”),  Modern Family
Outstanding supporting actor, comedy:
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)

Outstanding supporting actress, comedy: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)


Emmy Nominations Are In!


The nominations for the 2011 Primetime Emmy awards were announced this morning by ‘Fringe‘ Star Joshua Jackson and ‘Bridesmaids‘ star Melissa McCarthy. Some of my favorites like ‘Mad Men‘ and ‘30 Rock‘ got recognized, but there were a few surprises. For one, someone actually watched that Kennedys mini-series and thought Greg Kinnear made a good JFK. Gwyneth Paltrow also continues to terrorize the nation.


Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson announce the Emmy Nominees

Here’s a look at the nominations in the major categories!

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series

Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

Outstanding Actress in a Drama

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama

Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Outstanding Actor in a Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
John Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andrew Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laurie Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy

Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carrell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy

Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Variety, Comedy Or Musical Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality Show

The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

Outstanding TV Miniseries or Movie

Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
The Pillars of the Earth
Too Big To Fail

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy

Idris Elba, The Big C
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy

Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Mini-series or Movie

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs

Outstanding Leading Actor in an Mini-Series or Movie

Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Barry Pepper, The Kennedys
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
William Hurt, Too Big To Fail
Idris Elba, Luther
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or Movie

Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Bryan F. O’Byrne, Mildred Pierce
Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series or Movie

Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce
Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce
Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Eileen Atkins, Upstairs Downstairs



Jane Lynch, this year's Host of the Emmy's.

The Emmys will air on FOX this year instead of CBS, with Glee’s Jane Lynch hosting. It will be live from the Nokia Theater on September 18. Can’t wait!

Jane Lynch in More Magazine – GORGEOUS and HILARIOUS


Not to be outdone by her ‘Glee’ costars, Jane Lynch does her own saucy photo shoot for the November issue of More magazine. Known for her comedic talents, Jane gets serious about becoming a stepmother and marriage in the interview.

Hot + Funny = Jane Lynch

On her marriage: “I shouldn’t say this, but I’d never dated anyone that I wanted to marry. I didn’t think it was going to be out there for me. But the minute we were married, I felt the difference: I felt like I am no longer alone.”

On becoming a stepmother: Lynch’s wife has an eight-year-old daughter. When asked, ‘What’s it like to become a parental figure for the first time in midlife?’ Lynch replies, “I haven’t really done it [on a day-to-day basis] yet. I took her to school. I picked her up. I went to lunch with her. So I kind of had a test run. We’re pretty darn good together.”

On turning 50: “I like the equanimity that comes with my age. I don’t have big highs, and I don’t have big lows. Even if this job goes away tomorrow, the nonstop ambition is a thing of the past for me.  I’ve mellowed.”

The Emmy-winning actress also talks about being sober for 19 years and when the turning point in her life came:

“Relatively speaking, my personal bottom was rather benign,” she says, adding that her lows don’t make for much of a tale at 12-step meetings. “Had I known I’d be telling my story over and over again,” she jokes, “I would have made it a lot better.”

The REAL "Cherrios"?

You can read the rest of the interview when it hits newsstands Tuesday!