[Above: Cast of Modern Family celebrate thier big win – Courtesy Sofia Vergara, Twitter]
Last night’s Emmys were a mix of surprises and expected results as a few notable actors walked away with their first emmys and a couple of powerhouse shows maintained their place at the top.
The biggest surprise of the night might have been Friday Night Light‘s star Kyle Chandler winning the award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as Coach Taylor on the critically-acclaimed show. Peter Dinklage also grabbed an Emmy for his work on the HBO hit Game of Thrones.
The two shows that won the night’s big awards, Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series have won the award for several years in a row. Both Mad Men and Modern Family winning the statues was no surprise to anyone. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart also won again for Variety, Musical or Comedy Series – making it 9 years in a row.
It was a huge night for Modern Family, as the show recorded wins for not only Outstanding Comedy Series, but for Supporting Actress (Julie Bowen), Supporting Actor (Ty Burrell), Directing (Michael Spiller) and Writing (Steve Levitan and Jeffrey Richman). Here are some reactions from the winners –
Scored 5 emmys!!! So blessed to be apart of such an amazing cast and for us to be honored with all these amazing nominees!
Warning Sincere Tweet: A highlight of the Emmy Awards for me was the nice messages, & not nice but funny ones, I received here last night! –
Not only were the stars of Friday Night Lights tweeting about Kyle Chandler’s victory, but other stars seemed pretty happy about the decision –
#ClearEyesFullHeartsCANTLose BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIESKYLE CHANDLER IT’S YOUR TIME!!!
#FridayNightLights YES!Kyle for the win!!! I am literally crying with joy for one of the greatest men I have ever had the honor of knowing!
Clear Eyes Full Hearts can’t lose
Here are some more reactions from the winners (and losers) –
Haven’t won yet…jon Stewart smells like cinnamon.
The world of TV should be ashamed of itself that Steve Carell never won an Emmy for Michael Gary Scott. Goodnight.
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