Los Angeles: 'Mad Men', a dark period drama set in 60's New York and comedy series 'Modern Family', a mockumentary about three families, won the top honours at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
'Mad Men' won the Emmy for best TV drama for the third year in a row while 'Modern Family' took home the trophy for outstanding comedy at the awards presented here.
The comic series took home four more awards including the best supporting actor trophy which went to Eric Stonestreet and an award for writers Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd.
"All I wanted to be was a clown in the circus when I was a kid growing up," Stonestreet said.
'Glee', the musical series, which led with 19 nominations, won Emmys for supporting actress Jane Lynch and director Ryan Murphy. Murphy dedicated his Emmy award "to all my teachers who taught me to sing and fingerpaint."
Lynch praised fellow cast members saying, "You're so fresh-faced, and when I'm not seething with jealousy, I'm so proud of you."
'Mad Men' won a second Emmy for writing, which went to series creator Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy.
'Top Chef', hosted by Indian model Padma Lakshmi, won the Emmy for outstanding reality series, beating off competition from 'The Amazing Race', which had won in the category for the past seven years. In the drama category, Kyra Sedgwick won the best actress trophy for 'The Closer' while Bryan Cranston was named best lead actor for his performance in 'Breaking Bad'.
Series winners for comedy were Jim Parsons for lead actor in 'The Big Bang Theory' and Edie Falco for lead actress in 'Nurse Jackie'.
In the drama category, Archie Panjabi was honored as best supporting actress for her role in 'The Good Wife' and Steve Shill took the directing Emmy for 'Dexter'.
'Temple Grandin', the story of a woman who overcame autism to pioneer humane treatment for cattle, received five Emmys, including best made-for-television movie.
'You Don't Know Jack', a mini series about Dr Jack Kevorkian, a controversial proponent of assisted suicide for terminal patients, earned Emmys for lead actor Al Pacino and writer Adam Mazer. 'The Pacific', a 10-part opus about World War II combat in the Pacific theater, won the Emmy for outstanding miniseries.
The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Fallon, who eschewed the usual opening monologue in favor of taped pieces that focused on several shows that led the list of Emmy nominations. PTI