Recap: 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

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Modern Family was the big winner this year at the 2010 Emmy Awards taking home Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and more.

[photogallerylink id=18804 align=right]HBO‘s TV movie Temple Grandin, about the life of an autistic doctor, also scooped up a ton of Emmys, including Best Movie. Glee didn’t take home as many awards as predicted, but actress Jane Lynch did go home her own for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy and creator Ryan Murphy grabbed Best Directing for a Comedy Series.

Host Jimmy Fallon used music to accompany many of his jokes throughout the show, including an elaborate opening number set to Bruce Springsteen‘s “Born to Run”. In the end, Mad Men once again went home with the Outstanding Drama Series and Modern Family won for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 2010 Emmy Awards.

Here’s the complete winner’s list…

COMEDY SERIES:
Modern Family
*Received 14 nominations

DRAMA SERIES:
Mad Men
*Received 17 nominations
*Won this award three years in a row

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY:
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
*4th Emmy win

ACTOR IN A COMEDY:
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY:
Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY:
JANE LYNCH from Glee
*Jane thanked her cast members, Glee creator Ryan Murphy, her parents, her wife and daughter.

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES:
STEVE LEVITAN, CHRISPTOPHER LLOYD for Modern Family

DIRECTING COMEDY SERIES:
RYAN MURPHY from Glee

ACTOR IN A DRAMA:
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA:
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA:
AARON PAUL for Breaking Bad

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA:
ARCHIE PANJABI for The Good Wife

WRITING FOR A DRAMA:
MATTHEW WEINER and ERIN LEVY for Mad Men

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA:
STEVE SHILL for DEXTER

REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM:
Top Chef

WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL:
TONY AWARDS

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL:
BUCKY GUNTS for the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
JULIA ORMAND for Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
DAVID STRATHAIRIN for Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
ADAM MAZER for You Don’t Know Jack

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
CLAIRE DANES for Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
MICK JACKSON for Temple Grandin

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
AL PACINO for You Don’t Know Jack
*Thanked Jack Kevorkian, who he plays in the film and who was in attendance at the show

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES:
The Pacific
*Tom Hanks picked up the award for the 10-part mini-series

OUTSTANDING MOVIE:
Temple Grandin
*The film’s subject Temple Grandin was onstage to help share in the win

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Some of the juicy gossip…

Glee creator Ryan Murphy revealed that Javier Bardem is going to appear on the upcoming season of the show.

Steve Carrell said a “big name” may replace him on The Office and it was revealed that Amy Ryan would return to the show not once, but twice before Steve’s character leaves.

Lost star Matthew Fox says he is taking a break from acting to spend more time with his family.

Paula Abdul was reunited with former Idol host Ryan Seacrest and revealed that the two hadn’t spoken in some time. Seacrest asked Abdul for her “new number” and said he’d like her to return as a judge on the show.

Newlyweds and TrueBlood co-stars Anna Paquin and Steve Moyer were glowing on the carpet. The pair wed last week.

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The show opened with host Jimmy Fallon and the cast of Glee singing [lastfm]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm]’s “Born to Run.” The cast was joined by Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Kate Gosselin, Jorge Garcia and more celebs throughout the skit. The opening act ended onstage with Fallon singing the end of the tune for the live audience, with American Idol judge Randy Jackson accompanying him on bass.

Jimmy kept up with the musical theme by carrying around a guitar and playing throughout the show. Some of his singing partners included Kim Kardashian, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert and more.

Jimmy gave a send off to 24, Law & Order and Lost, which all ended this year. For his tribute he dressed up as [lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm], pink piano and all, for a goodbye to 24, took on the role of a member of [lastfm]Boyz II Men[/lastfm] to wave goodbye to Law and Order, and did his interpretation of Billie Joe Armstrong from [lastfm]Green Day[/lastfm] to the tune of “Time of Your Life” to send off Lost.

Comedian/actor Ricky Gervais took jabs at Mel Gibson joking that he’s “been through a lot” but “not as much as the Jews.” He then gave Bucky Gunts the award for Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

George Clooney won the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award. His ER co-star Julianne Margulies presented him with the award and he received a standing ovation from the crowd. In his short, but to the point speech, he asked that we keep focus on heartbreaking situations around the world, long after the cameras go away.

[lastfm]Jewel[/lastfm] performed her song “Shape of You” during the In Memoriam segment of the show, which remembered Corey Haim, Gary Coleman, Rue McClanahan, Brittany Murphy, Lena Horne, Dennis Hopper and more.

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If you missed the show, you can catch some of the excitement on demand at Emmys.TV >

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