Mad Men, Modern Family, Game of Thrones, Downtown Abbey, Night Lights , Boardwalk Empire, Mildred Pierce, The Amazing Race and The Daily Show are just a few of the TV creations that won the Emmys in 2011, at the 63rd ceremony. Read more about which Modern Family actor won her first Emmy, how Charlie Sheen behaved at the ceremony and what was the funniest moment at the event.
Like always, some of the winners of the Emmy Awards were predictable, others were a total surprise. It was expected that Kate Winslet would win an award for Mildred Pierce. It was also pretty predictable that the best competition reality show award would go to The Amazing Race. The Daily Show won an Emmy for the 9th time consecutively.
Some of the nominees in several categories had the honor of being on the list or winning for the first time. It is the case, among others, of Modern Family star Julie Bowen, who won her first Emmy. The sitcom was nominated in several categories and won many of them, including the Outstanding Comedy Series award, Outstanding Supporting Actor award, Outstanding Comedy director award and the Outstanding writing for a comedy award.
Charlie Sheen had the important task of announcing the best comedy actor. He refered to the category as his own. He then took a moment to wish the new “Two And a Half Men” team the best of luck. But when the winner turned out to be Jim parson’s from “The Big Bang Theory” (directed by Two And A Half Men director, Chuck Lorre) he added: “This is odd for so many reasons”.
One of the funniest moments in the show was the announcing of the best actress. All the nominees showed up on stage as if it were “a beauty pageant”, like Amy Poehler said. The winner was Melissa McCarthy for “Mike & Molly”.