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’!”
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!
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)