Mad Men's Emmy Success

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'Mad Men' was named the Best Drama Series for a third year in a row at the Emmy Awards last night (29.08.10).

The TV show - which follows the employees of an advertising agency in 1960's New York - picked up the Best Drama prize and the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, won by Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy.

John Hamm, one of the starts of the show, said: "It was completely unexpected. The quality of the nominees this year was phenomenal."

'Glee' also picked up a number of awards, including Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series to Ryan Murphy and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy series for Jane Lynch, who plays tough teacher Sue Sylvester.

Upon accepting her award, Jane told the crowd at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles: "I want to thank my parents on the south side of Chicago for raising us to the sounds of musical theatre and being so unintentionally hilarious.

"I have to thank my Lord and creator Ryan Murphy for creating this role of a lifetime and the case who are so young and fresh-faced; and when I'm not seething with jealousy, I'm so proud of you."

Other winners on the night included Claire Danes, who won the Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in 'Temple Grandin' and Bryan Cranston won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in 'Breaking Bad'.

Winners at the 62nd Emmy Awards:

Drama Series: 'Mad Men'

Comedy Series: 'Modern Family'

Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad'

Actress, Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, 'The Closer'

Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, 'The Big Bang Theory'

Actress, Comedy Series: Edie Falco, 'Nurse Jackie'

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, 'Breaking Bad'

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Archie Panjabi, 'The Good Wife'

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Eric Stonestreet, 'Modern Family'

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, 'Glee'

Miniseries: 'The Pacific'

Made-for-TV Movie: 'Temple Grandin'

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, 'You Don't Know Jack'

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, 'Temple Grandin'

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: David Strathairn, 'Temple Grandin'

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Julia Ormond, 'Temple Grandin'

Directing for a Comedy Series: Ryan Murphy, 'Glee'

Directing, Drama Series: Steve Shill, 'Dexter'

Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Mick Jackson, 'Temple Grandin'

Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Bucky Gunts, 'Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Opening Ceremony'

Variety, Music or Comedy Series: 'The Daily Show'

Reality Competition Program: 'Top Chef'

Writing for Comedy Series: Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, 'Modern Family'

Writing, Drama Series: Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, 'Mad Men'

Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Adam Mazer, 'You Don't Know Jack'


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