2010 Emmy Winners: MAD MEN and MODERN FAMILY On Top While LOST Loses Big

     August 29, 2010

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The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards have come and gone, but for those of you who missed it or simply didn’t care to watch the somewhat long-winded ceremony live on NBC, after the jump you can check out a full list of the winners with my occasionally putting in my own two cents. We haven’t included every single award below, but you’ll find all the awards for acting in both drama and comedy series, miniseries and TV movies and of course the choices for outstanding series in comedy and drama as well as the winners for outstanding miniseries, TV movie, reality programming and variety/music/comedy series. Hit the jump to see how our Emmy predictions matched up with those actually honored with an Emmy at the ceremony.

Winners in each category are bolded.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Kathy Bates – “Alice”
Julia Ormond – “Temple Grandin”

Catherin O’Hara – “Temple Grandin”
Susan Sarandon – “You Don’t Know Jack”
Brenda Vaccaro – “You Don’t Know Jack”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Michael Gambon – “Emma”
Patrick Stewart – “Hamlet”
Jonathan Pryce – “Return to Cranford”
David Strathairn – “Temple Grandin”

John Goodman – “You Don’t Know Jack”

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Dame Judi Dench – “Return to Cranford”
Joan Allen – “George O’Keefe”
Hope Davis – “The Special Relationship”
Claire Danes – “Temple Grandin”

Maggie Smith – “Capturing Mary”

My two cents: Well based on these first three awards I’d better sit down to watch Temple Grandin sometime soon.

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Ian McKellan – “The Prisoner”
Jeff Bridges – “A Dog Year”
Michael Sheen – “The Special Relationship”
Al Pacino – “You Don’t Know Jack”

Dennis Quaid – “The Special Relationship”

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jon Hamm – “30 Rock”
Will Arnett – “30 Rock”
Neil Patrick Harris – “Glee”

Mike O’Malley – “Glee”
Eli Wallach – “Nurse Jackie”
Fred Willard – “Modern Family”

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Betty White – “Saturday Night Live”

Tina Fey – “Saturday Night Live”
Kristin Chenoweth – “Glee”
Elaine Strich – “30 Rock”
Jane Lynch – “Two and a Half Men”
Katherine Joosten – “Desperate Housewives”
Christine Baranski – “The Big Bang Theory

My two cents: Hopefully now we can stop recommending Betty White for every damn gig under the sun.

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
John Lithgow – “Dexter”

Beau Bridges – “The Closer”
Dylan Baker – “The Good Wife”
Ted Danson – “Damages”
Alan Cumming – “The Good Wife”
Robert Morse – “Mad Men”
Gregory Itzin – “24”

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lily Tomlin – “Damages”
Sissy Spacek – “Big Love”
Mary Kay Place – “Big Love”
Ann Margaret – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
Elizabeth Mitchell – “Lost”
Shirley Jones – “The Cleaner”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Chris Colfer – “Glee”
Neil Patrick Harris – “How I Met Your Mother”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell – “Modern Family”
Jon Cryer – “Two and a Half Men”

My two cents: This was a great way to start the awards, and upon completing his gracious acceptance speech, Stonestreet just seemed the floating away in cloud of utter shock and delight. Always great to see a first-time nominee walk away completely dazed after his win.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch – “Glee”

Julie Bowen – “Modern Family”
Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig – “Saturday Night Live”
Jane Krakowski – “30 Rock”
Holland Taylor – “Two and a Half Men”

My two cents: One of those times where being predictable is warmly welcomed. A deserved reward for a hilarious comedienne

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Sharon Gless – “Burn Notice”
Rose Byrne – “Damages”
Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife”
Christine Baranski – “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks – “Mad Men”
Elisabeth Moss – “Mad Men”

My two cents: I haven’t watched The Good Wife but Elisabeth Moss or Christina Hendricks should’ve taken this home

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Aaron Paul – “Breaking Bad”
Martin Short – “Damages”
Terry O’Quinn – “Lost”
Michael Emerson – “Lost”
John Slattery – “Mad Men”
Andre Braugher – “Men of a Certain Age”

My two cents: A bit disappointing that Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn didn’t get this for their amazing performances on Lost’s final season, but there’s no doubt that Aaron Paul didn’t deserve this award. Too bad fans will be waiting until next year for the series to return.

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jim Parsons – “Big Bang Theory”
Larry David – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Matthew Morrison – “Glee”
Tony Shalhoub – “Monk”
Steve Carell – “The Office”
Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”

My two cents: I’m not a fan of this show at all so obviously I’m bias, but I know plenty of people are jazzed about this win (and I did see it coming), so I’ll just let Parsons enjoy it as fans rejoice.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Lea Michele – “Glee”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “The New Adventures Of Old Christine”
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler – “Parks And Recreation”
Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
Toni Collette – “United States Of Tara”

My two cents: Honestly, I wasn’t aware this show was a comedy until this nomination came around, so I can’t really say whether she deserved it or not. Either way, congratulations are in order, I suppose.

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall – “Dexter”
Kyle Chandler – “Friday Night Lights”
Hugh Laurie – “House”
Matthew Fox – “Lost”
Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”

My two cents: This was undoubtedly Cranston’s to lose, but any of these nominees could have won and no one could have been upset with the results. A three-peat is always an amazing feat though, and this one is certainly deserved.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kyra Sedgwick – “The Closer”

Glenn Close – “Damages”
Connie Britton – “Friday Night Lights”
Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”
Mariska Hargitay – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
January Jones – “Mad Men”

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“The Colbert Report”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”

My two cents: Jon Stewart and his amazing crew totally deserve this, and did anyone honestly think that NBC would let Conan O’Brien get any satisfaction on their network?

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
“Antiques Roadshow”
“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List”
“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”

“Dirty Jobs”
“Mythbusters”
“Undercover Boss”

My two cents: Really? Over the awesome Mythbusters? Recount!

OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
“The Amazing Race”
“American Idol”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“Top Chef”

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES
“The Pacific”
“Return to Cranford

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE
“You Don’t Know Jack”
“Georgie O’Keefe”
“Temple Grandin”

“The Special Relationship”
“Endgame”
“Moonshot”

My two cents: Did I mention that I really need to watch Temple Grandin ASAP?

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
“Breaking Bad”
“Dexter”
“The Good Wife”
“Lost”
“Mad Men”
“True Blood”

My two cents: Well there was a good chance that Lost wouldn’t take this home due to dissension amongst fans and critics alike for the closing of the series, but if any show was going to beat the, I’m glad it’s Mad Men.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Glee”
“Modern Family”
“Nurse Jackie”
“The Office”
“30 Rock”

My two cents: As big of a fan of The Office and 30 Rock that I am, there’s no doubt in my mind that Modern Family had the best season of any comedy series last year. Glee was a solid entry, but honestly the comedy within Glee doesn’t shake much of a stick to the laughs in the rest of the nominees (with the exception of Nurse Jackie, which, once again, I didn’t even know was a comedy series).

For the complete list of winners in all categories, head on over the the official website for The Emmys. Stay tuned for our highlights of the ceremony itself coming soon.

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