“Modern Family” Dominates Emmys
ABC’s “Modern Family” ran away with the most wins at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, taking home the Outstanding Comedy Series award along with four other trophies.
Aside from making it two wins in a row in the comedy series category, “Modern Family” also won in the supporting actor and actress categories for Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen. Steve Levitan and Jeffrey Richman took home the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series award while Michael Alan Spiller won in the best directing category, where three of the five nominees were “Modern Family” episodes. “Modern Family’s” five wins also ended HBO’s eight-year dominance of the awards.
“Mildred Pierce” was HBO’s most-awarded entry with two wins—Kate Winslet for lead actress in a drama series and Guy Pearce for supporting performance in a miniseries or movie. The surprise of the night was PBS’s “Downtown Abbey,” which took home the awards for outstanding miniseries or TV movie, outstanding supporting performance in a miniseries for Maggie Smith, as well as directing and writing wins for Brian Percival and Julian Fellowes.
Check the complete list of winners and nominees here.