61st Primetime Emmy Awards winners 

Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)
Entourage (HBO)
Family Guy (Fox)
Flight of the Conchords (HBO)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
The Office (NBC)
Weeds (Showtime)

Outstanding Drama Series
Mad Men (AMC)
Big Love (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Damages (FX)
Dexter (Showtime)
House (Fox)
Lost (ABC)

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger (HBO)
Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch (Bravo)
Ricky Gervais: Out of England—The Stand-Up Special (HBO)
You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush (HBO)

Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Grey Gardens (HBO)
Coco Chanel (Lifetime)
Into the Storm (HBO)
Prayers for Bobby (Lifetime)
Taking Chance (HBO)

Outstanding Miniseries
Little Dorrit (PBS)
Generation Kill (HBO)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Idol (Fox)
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Bravo)
Top Chef (Bravo)

Acting
Lead performances
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock (Episode: “Generalissimo”) (NBC)
Steve Carell as Michael Scott on The Office (Episode: “Broke”) (NBC)
Jemaine Clement as Jemaine on Flight of the Conchords (Episode: “Unnatural Love”) (HBO)
Jim Parsons as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory (Episode: “The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis”) (CBS)
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk on Monk (Episode: “Mr. Monk and the Miracle”) (USA)
Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper on Two and a Half Men (Episode: “The ‘Ocu’ or the ‘Pado’?”) (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson on United States of Tara (Episode: “Pilot”) (Showtime)
Christina Applegate as Samantha Newly on Samantha Who? (Episode: “The Pill”) (ABC)
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon on 30 Rock (Episode: “Reunion”) (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell on The New Adventures of Old Christine (Episode: “Everyone Says I Love You Except Ritchie”) (CBS)
Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin on Weeds (Episode: “Lady’s a Charm”) (Showtime)
Sarah Silverman as Herself on The Sarah Silverman Program (Episode: “There’s No Place Like Homeless”) (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston as Walter White on Breaking Bad (Episode: “Phoenix”) (AMC)
Simon Baker as Patrick Jane on The Mentalist (Episode: “Pilot”) (CBS)
Gabriel Byrne as Dr. Paul Weston on In Treatment (Episode: “Week 4: Gina”) (HBO)
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan on Dexter (Episode: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”) (Showtime)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper on Mad Men (Episode: “The Mountain King”) (AMC)
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House on House (Episode: “Under My Skin”) (Fox)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes on Damages (Episode: “Trust Me”) (FX)
Sally Field as Nora Walker on Brothers & Sisters (Episode: “A Father Dreams”) (ABC)
Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Episode: “PTSD”) (NBC)
Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko on Saving Grace (Episode: “Have a Seat, Earl”) (TNT)
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson on Mad Men (Episode: “Meditations in an Emergency”) (AMC)
Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson on The Closer (Episode: “Cherry Bomb”) (TNT)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Brendan Gleeson as Sir Winston Churchill on Into the Storm (HBO)
Kevin Bacon as Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl on Taking Chance (HBO)
Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander on Wallander: One Step Behind (PBS)
Kevin Kline as Cyrano de Bergerac on Cyrano de Bergerac (PBS)
Ian McKellen as King Lear on King Lear (PBS)
Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer on 24: Redemption (Fox)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange as Edith “Big Edie” Beale on Grey Gardens (HBO)
Drew Barrymore as Edith “Little Edie” Beale on Grey Gardens (HBO)
Shirley MacLaine as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel on Coco Chanel (Lifetime)
Sigourney Weaver as Mary Griffith on Prayers for Bobby (Lifetime)
Chandra Wilson as Yvonne Caldwell on Accidental Friendship (Hallmark Channel)

Supporting performances
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jon Cryer as Dr. Alan Harper on Two and a Half Men (Episode: “Sir Lancelot’s Litter Box”) (CBS)
Kevin Dillon as Johnny “Drama” Chase on Entourage (Episode: “Tree Trippers”) (HBO)
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother (Episode: “Benefits”) (CBS)
Jack McBrayer as Kenneth Parcell on 30 Rock (Episode: “The Bubble”) (NBC)
Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan on 30 Rock (Episode: “The Funcooker”) (NBC)
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute on The Office (Episode: “Heavy Competition”) (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook on Pushing Daisies (Episode: “Bad Habits”) (ABC)
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock (Episode: “The Ones”) (NBC)
Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes on Weeds (Episode: “No Man Is Pudding”) (Showtime)
Amy Poehler as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (Episode: “Host: Josh Brolin”) (NBC)
Kristen Wiig as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (Episode: “Host: Neil Patrick Harris”) (NBC)
Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater on Ugly Betty (Episode: “The Fall Issue”) (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Michael Emerson as Ben Linus on Lost (Episode: “Dead Is Dead”) (ABC)
Christian Clemenson as Jerry Espenson on Boston Legal (Episode: “Roe”) (ABC)
William Hurt as Daniel Purcell on Damages (Episode: “Hey! Mr. Pibb!”) (FX)
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad (Episode: “Peekaboo”) (AMC)
William Shatner as Denny Crane on Boston Legal (Episodes: “Made in China” + “Last Call”) (ABC)
John Slattery as Roger Sterling, Jr. on Mad Men (Episode: “Six Month Leave”) (AMC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor on 24 (Episode: “Day 7: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.”) (Fox)
Rose Byrne as Ellen Parsons on Damages (Episode: “Trust Me”) (FX)
Hope Davis as Mia Nesky on In Treatment (Episode: “Week 6: Mia”) (HBO)
Sandra Oh as Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy (Episode: “Elevator Love Letter”) (ABC)
Dianne Wiest as Dr. Gina Toll on In Treatment (Episode: “Week 6: Gina”) (HBO)
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy (Episode: “Stairway to Heaven”) (ABC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Ken Howard as Phelan Beale on Grey Gardens (HBO)
Len Cariou as Franklin D. Roosevelt on Into the Storm (HBO)
Tom Courtenay as William Dorrit on Little Dorrit (PBS)
Bob Newhart as Judson on The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (TNT)
Andy Serkis as Rigaud / Blandois on Little Dorrit (PBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Shohreh Aghdashloo as Sajida Talfah on House of Saddam (HBO)
Marcia Gay Harden as Janina Krzyżanowska on The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (CBS)
Janet McTeer as Clementine Churchill on Into the Storm (HBO)
Jeanne Tripplehorn as Jacqueline “Jackie” Onassis on Grey Gardens (HBO)
Cicely Tyson as Pearl on Relative Stranger (Hallmark Channel)

Guest performances
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Justin Timberlake as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (Episode: “Host: Justin Timberlake”) (NBC)
Alan Alda as Milton Greene on 30 Rock (Episode: “Mamma Mia”) (NBC)
Beau Bridges as Eli Scruggs on Desperate Housewives (Episode: “The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened”) (ABC)
Jon Hamm as Dr. Drew Baird on 30 Rock (Episode: “The Bubble”) (NBC)
Steve Martin as Gavin Volure on 30 Rock (Episode: “Gavin Volure”) (NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live (Episode: “Presidential Bash 2008”) (NBC)
Jennifer Aniston as Claire Harper on 30 Rock (Episode: “The One with the Cast of Night Court”) (NBC)
Christine Baranski as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter on The Big Bang Theory (Episode: “The Maternal Capacitance”) (CBS)
Gena Rowlands as Marge Johnson on Monk (Episode: “Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door”) (USA)
Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy on 30 Rock (Episode: “Christmas Special”) (NBC)
Betty White as Mrs. Weezmer on My Name Is Earl (Episode: “Witch Lady”) (NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Michael J. Fox as Dwight on Rescue Me (Episode: “Sheila”) (FX)
Edward Asner as Abraham Klein on CSI: NY (Episode: “Yahrzeit”) (CBS)
Ernest Borgnine as Paul Manning on ER (Episode: “And in the End…”) (NBC)
Ted Danson as Arthur Forbisher on Damages (Episode: “They Had to Tweeze That Out of My Kidney”) (FX)
Jimmy Smits as Miguel Prado on Dexter (Episode: “Go Your Own Way”) (Showtime)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Ellen Burstyn as Bernardette Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Episode: “Swing”) (NBC)
Brenda Blethyn as Linnie Malcolm / Caroline Cantwell on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Episode: “Persona”) (NBC)
Carol Burnett as Bridget “Birdie” Sulloway on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Episode: “Ballerina”) (NBC)
Sharon Lawrence as Robbie Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy (Episode: “No Good at Saying Sorry (One More Chance)”) (ABC)
C. C. H. Pounder as Andrea Curtin on The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (Episode: “The Boy with the African Heart”) (HBO)

Writing
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Matt Hubbard for 30 Rock (Episode: “Reunion”) (NBC)
James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, and Bret McKenzie for Flight of the Conchords (Episode: “Prime Minister”) (HBO)
Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock for 30 Rock (Episode: “Kidney Now!”) (NBC)
Robert Carlock for 30 Rock (Episode: “Apollo, Apollo”) (NBC)
Ron Weiner for 30 Rock (Episode “Mamma Mia”) (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Kater Gordon and Matthew Weiner for Mad Men (Episode: “Meditations in an Emergency”) (AMC)
Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof for Lost (Episode: “The Incident”) (ABC)
Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, and Matthew Weiner for Mad Men (Episode: “Six Month Leave”) (AMC)
Robin Veith and Matthew Weiner for Mad Men (Episode: “A Night to Remember”) (AMC)
Matthew Weiner for Mad Men (Episode: “The Jet Set”) (AMC)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Late Night with Conan O’Brien (NBC)
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
Andrew Davies for Little Dorrit (PBS)
Ross Katz and Michael Strobl for Taking Chance (HBO)
Patricia Rozema and Michael Sucsy for Grey Gardens (HBO)
David Simon and Ed Burns for Generation Kill (Episode: “Bomb in the Garden”) (HBO)
Hugh Whitemore for Into the Storm (HBO)

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