Modern Family dominated the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday in a night of surprises and rewards for several newcomers.
Stars shining down: (from top) Christina Hendricks, from Mad Men, poured her curves into a n a jewel-encrusted gown with a plunging neckline by Johanna Johnson. Julie Bowen and her screen husband Ty Burrell pose after winning awards for supporting roles in Modern Family. Bowen did her best in in a beaded, silver lame Oscar de la Renta with a plunging neckline. Actor Jim Parsons looks dapper and chic in a black tuxedo after he won an award for actor in a comedy series for portraying the geeky Dr Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory. Pics/afp
The mockumentary about three assorted couples won five trophies, bringing first-time wins for Julie Bowen and her screen husband Ty Burrell in the supporting acting slots.
"Oh my God! Are you kidding me? I don't know what I am going to talk about in therapy now," an astonished Bowen said.
The winners are... >> Drama series: Mad Men
>> Actor in a drama series: Kyle Chandler, (Friday Night Lights)
>> Actress in a drama series: Julianna Margulies, (The Good Wife)
>> Comedy series: Modern Family
>> Actor in a comedy series: Jim Parsons (Big Bang Theory)
>> Actress in a comedy series: Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)