"Mad Men," AMC's show set in a New York advertising agency in the 1960s, took top honours at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards last night. It is the first series from a cable channel other than HBO to claim the prestigious best drama award.
"30 Rock" won for best comedy series, while its stars Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey took out the best comedic actor and actress awards.
Bryan Cranston of "Malcolm In The Middle" fame won best actor for his role as a terminally ill high school teacher who cooks crystal methamphetamine on the side in the AMC series "Breaking Bad."
Best Actress went to Glenn Close for her work in "Damages."
Jeremy Piven won his third Best Supporting Actor Emmy for the HBO comedy "Entourage."
Zeljko Ivanek won for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for his role in "Damages." Jean Smart won Outstanding Supporting Actress category for her role in "Samantha Who?," and Dianne Wiest won for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Dramatic Series for the HBO series "In Treatment."
"Survivor's" Jeff Probst won for Outstanding Host for a Reality TV Show.
Here are the winners:
Outstanding Drama Series: "Mad Men"
Outstanding Comedy Series: "30 Rock"
Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst, "Survivor"
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Lead Actor in a Drama: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Glenn Close, "Damages"
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Paul Giamatti, "John Adams"
Writing for a Drama Series: Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men"
Directing for a Drama Series: Greg Yaitanes, "House"
Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Cynthia Nixon, "Law & Order: SVU"
Guest Actor in Drama Series: Glynn Turman, "In Treatment"
Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Don Rickles, "Mr. Warmth: the Don Rickles Project"
Outstanding Miniseries: "John Adams"
Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race"
Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Eileen Atkins, "Cranford"
Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: Kirk Ellis, "John Adams"
Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: Jay Roach, "Recount"
Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Tom Wilkinson, "John Adams"
Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, "John Adams"
Made for Television Movie: "Recount"
Writing for a Comedy Series: Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Director in a Comedy Series: Barry Sonnenfeld, "Pushing Daisies"
Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Kathryn Joosten, "Desperate House"
Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Tim Conway, "30 Rock"
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Colbert Report"
Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Louis J. Horvitz, "Academy Awards"
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Dianne Wiest, "In Treatment"
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Zelijko Ivanek, "Damages"
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jean Smart, "Samantha Who?"
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"