Modern Family comes out Emmys’ big comedy winner, but who do you think got hosed?

By | September 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm | 3 comments | feature slider, News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , , ,

Leaving with five trophies, hugely popular ABC show Modern Family left last night’s 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards as the big comedy winner. But their multiple wins — including best comedy series — didn’t steal any thunder from Mike and Molly co-star Melissa McCarthy, who took home the best actress in a comedy series award. Her male counterpart was Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, who beat out Steve Carell, Louis C.K., Alec Baldwin, Matt LeBlanc and Parsons’ Big Bang co-star Johnny Galecki.

Modern Family’s on-screen husband and wife duo Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell (who play Claire and Phil Dunphy) took home the best supporting actress/actor trophies, but Modern Family (check out a quick season three preview below) didn’t stop there. They also took home the best writing in a comedy series (Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman) as well as best directing for a comedy series (Michael Spiller.)

The Daily Show was honored as best variety, music or comedy series as well as with the award for best writing for a variety, music or comedy series. Finally, best directing for a variety, music or comedy series went to Don Roy King of Saturday Night Live.

So, what did you guys think of the winners? Did everyone who deserved a win get one? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Ryan Quinn

    Aside from the obvious (Community), I think Rob Lowe or Nick Offerman deserved Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. The NBC Thursday Night line-up is so clearly superior in most aspects (writing, acting, directing) that it kind of blows me away when a multi-camera sitcom (Community excluded) wins any of the major awards.

  • Dan

    Laura Linney got hosed big time! I know she’s not a ‘comedic’ actress, but she without question deserved it more than McCarthy.  Parsons winning over Carrell is a tragedy.

    Not saying he definitely deserved it, but it would’ve been nice for Louis to win writing.

  • Mitchesm7

    Here is who should have won the comedy Emmys, IMO:
    Best Actor: Steve Carell (not for the current season, but for the whole body of work)
    Best Actress: Amy Poehler
    Best Supporting Actor: Nick Offerman or Donald Glover
    Best Supporting Actress: Kaitlin Olson
    Best Comedy: Parks and Recreation