The first acting accolade of the night was for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy,’ which went to Eric Stonestreet of ‘Modern Family.’
"I never knew I'd be on TV as a gay man, but I love the pictures of hairy chests you guys are sending me," he said.
Stonestreet later tweeted a picture of his co-star Sofia Vergara’s behind, saying, “Yes we won an Emmy, but now you all have just won a Sofia.”
Louis CK emerged as an early front-runner as he took home the Emmy Award for ‘Best Writing in a Comedy Series’ for an episode of his show ‘Louie.’ He also won for ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special,’ taking home an award for his self-funded ‘Live at the Beacon Theatre’ stand up show. He beat the Oscars and the Tonys for this honour.
Continuing in the awards, ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy’ went to Julie Bowen for ‘Modern Family.’
"My job really amounts to me falling down and making faces while wearing lipsticks and nipple covers," she joked while accepting the award.
‘Best Direction in a Comedy Series’ went to Steve Levitan of ‘Modern Family,’ a trend that saw the show nearly sweeping the comedy field.
‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy’ went to Jon Cryer for ‘Two and a Half Men,’ who seemed surprised at his win over ‘The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons.
"Something has clearly gone terribly wrong!" he joked.
Lead actress in a comedy went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for ‘Veep.’ Always one to have a bit of fun, following a rushed hug with fellow nominee Amy Poehler, Louis-Dreyfus began reading out Poehler’s acceptance speech, before the ‘Parks and Recreation’ actress ran to the stage with the correct version. The laughs didn’t stop there - Julia ended her speech by reading out a faux-handwritten, last minute addition;
"Isn't it a shame that Amy Poehler didn't win."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has now received the same amount of Emmy nominations (13) and wins (3) as comedy legend Lucille Ball, a fact that caused her name to trend on Twitter earlier today.
‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ once again walked away with a statue for ‘Best Variety Series.’ As Stewart attempted to take the stage, he was pulled back and wrestled to the ground by Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, both of whom he later thanked in his speech.
And lastly, ‘Outstanding Comedy’ went to ‘Modern Family,’ making it the third year the hilarious extended family has dominated the category and brought home the trophy.
Written by Miranda Boyce
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