Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Modern Family win top honors at Primetime Emmy Awards
Sep 18 2011 10:57 pm CET

The final awards handed out at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards were for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Drama Series, and Outstanding Comedy Series.

The award for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie went to Downton Abbey, which was featured on PBS Masterpiece. The second season of the program began airing on Britain's ITV Sunday evening and is expected to air in the United States in January. The program also won Outstanding Supporting Actress for Maggie Smith, Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Writing. The first season currently streams on Netfilx.

The award for Outstanding Drama Series went to Mad Men, continuing its streak of wins to four-out-of-four. Although the show led the field of all series with 19 nominations, this was the only award received by the AMC drama. Mad Men beat out HBO's Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, CBS's The Good Wife, Showtime's Dexter, and NBC's departing Friday Night Lights.

Gwyneth Paltrow presented the final award of the evening for Outstanding Comedy Series. The award went to ABC's Modern Family, which dominated the comedy awards at the beginning of the program. This is the second year in a row that the program has won the Outstanding Comedy Award.

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