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The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards: A Complete List of Winners

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Jane Lynch on the red carpet (Primetime Emmys via Facebook)
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Did you watch the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards last night? The show that celebrates great television can often leave a lot to be desired when it comes to being great television itself. Twitter chatter last night during the live broadcast at 5 p.m. local time, and the re-broadcast at 8 p.m. indicate mixed reviews of the show. Host Jane Lynch seemed to have a successful night, nailing her wry one-liners and not often getting looped into dud stunts. Probably the best example of Lynch's clever restraint and style: "A lot of people are curious why I'm a lesbian. (Pause) Ladies and gentlemen, the cast of Entourage."

Some of the overreaching was easily found in the category intros as sung by "The Emmytones" (a group of TV actors), which preceded not only the name of the category ("Best Comedy Series" and so on) being shown on the screen, but then read by an announcer. You know--in case you're a total idiot with the attention span of a mite.

Charlie Sheen showed up, and kept it curiously classy onstage, even with his Two and a Half Men replacement, Ashton Kutcher, there, too. Alec Baldwin, however, was not there. The "In Memoriam" segment was well-done, with the Canadian Tenors singing "Hallelujah" (albeit in a bizarre field of ankle fog) over the montage. A little much for primetime, or dinner time in the half the nation, was the mashup of SNL video short songs ("I just had sex!")

So how about the winners? A few shows wound up dominating, like ABC's "Modern Family," and PBS's "Masterpiece: Downton Abbey," but the acting awards held many surprises, like the Melissa McCarthy's Lead Actress in a Comedy Series win for "Mike & Molly," and Kyle Chandler's Lead Actor in a Drama Series win for "Friday Night Lights." Long-running award darlings "Mad Men," and "30 Rock" got left out of the acting awards.

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Here's a list of last night's winners (winners in bold):

COMEDY SERIES
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
"Glee" (FOX)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"The Office" (NBC)
"Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
"30 Rock" (NBC)

COMEDY ACTOR
Louis C.K. ("Louie")
Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")
Steve Carell ("The Office")
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")
Johnny Galecki ("The Big Bang Theory")
Matt LeBlanc ("Episodes")

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Melissa McCarthy backstage after her win (Primetime Emmys via Facebook)
COMEDY ACTRESS
Laura Linney ("The Big C")
Melissa McCarthy ("Mike & Molly")
Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie")
Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation")
Martha Plimpton ("Raising Hope")
Tina Fey ("30 Rock")SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
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")

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SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
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")

DRAMA SERIES
"Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
"Dexter" (Showtime)
"Friday Night Lights" (DirecTV)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Mad Men" (AMC)

DRAMA ACTOR
Steve Buscemi ("Boardwalk Empire")
Michael C. Hall ("Dexter")
Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights")
Hugh Laurie ("House")
Timothy Olyphant ("Justified")
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")

DRAMA ACTRESS
Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights")
Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife")
Kathy Bates ("Harry's Law")
Mireille Enos ("The Killing")
Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order")
Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men")

SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones")
Josh Charles ("The Good Wife")
Alan Cumming ("The Good Wife")
Walton Goggins ("Justified")
John Slattery ("Mad Men")
Andre Braugher ("Men of a Certain Age")

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SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
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")

MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
"Cinema Verite" (HBO)
"Masterpiece: Downton Abbey" (PBS)
"The Kennedys" (ReelzChannel)
"Mildred Pierce" (HBO)
"The Pillars of the Earth" (Starz)
"Too Big to Fail" (HBO)

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Diane Lane ("Cinema Verite")
Elizabeth McGovern ("Masterpiece: Downton Abbey")
Kate Winslet ("Mildred Pierce")
Taraji P. Henson ("Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story")
Jean Marsh ("Masterpiece: Upstairs Downstairs)

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Edgar Ramirez ("Carlos")
Greg Kinnear ("The Kennedys")
Barry Pepper ("The Kennedys")
Idris Elba ("Luther")
Laurence Fishburne ("Thurgood")
William Hurt ("Too Big to Fail")

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Maggie Smith ("Masterpiece: Downton Abbey" )
Evan Rachel Wood ("Mildred Pierce")
Melissa Leo ("Mildred Pierce")
Mare Winningham ("Mildred Pierce")
Eileen Atkins ("Upstairs Downstairs")

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SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Tom Wilkinson ("The Kennedys")
Guy Pearce ("Mildred Pierce")
Brian F. O'Byrne ("Mildred Pierce")
Paul Giamatti ("Too Big to Fail")
James Woods ("Too Big to Fail")

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
"Conan" (TBS)
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (NBC)
"Real Time With Bill Maher" (HBO)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SPECIAL
"Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On" (HBO)
"Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking" (HBO)
"The Kennedy Center Honors" (CBS)
"Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden" (HBO)
"The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway" (HBO)

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
"The Amazing Race" (CBS)
"American Idol" (FOX)
"Dancing With the Stars" (ABC)
"Project Runway" (Lifetime)
"So You Think You Can Dance" (FOX)
"Top Chef" (Bravo)

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
"How I Met Your Mother," Pamela Fryman (CBS)
"Modern Family," Michael Alan Spiller (ABC)
"Modern Family," Gail Mancuso (ABC)
"Modern Family," Steve Levitan (ABC)
"30 Rock," Beth McCarthy-Miller (NBC)

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
"Boardwalk Empire," Martin Scorsese (HBO)
"Boardwalk Empire," Jeremy Podeswa (HBO)
"The Borgias," Neil Jordan (Showtime)
"Game of Thrones," Tim Van Patten (HBO)
"The Killing," Patti Jenkins (AMC)

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
"Carlos," Oliver Assayas (Sundance Channel)
"Cinema Verite," Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini(HBO)
"Masterpiece: Downton Abbey," Brian Percival (PBS)
"Mildred Pierce," Todd Haynes (HBO)
"Too Big to Fail," Curtis Hanson (HBO)

WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
"Conan" (TBS)
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" (NBC)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

For a full list of all 2011 Emmy winners, download a .pdf here.