Downton Abbey cast
The Emmys 2011 enjoyed an ultra glam evening in Hollywood as Downton Abbey, Kate Winslet for Mildred Pierce and Modern Family emerged as the big winners of the night.
It was a triumphant night for the Brits as Kate Winslet scooped the much coveted Best Actress gong - and her first ever Emmy - for her role in the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce, with her co-star Guy Pearce receiving Best Supporting Actor.
Meanwhile Julian Fellowes' period drama export Downton Abbey enjoyed raging success across the pond, picking up a whopping four awards, including Best Director, Best Miniseries and Supporting Actress for British actress Maggie Smith.
And while it was a night of some unexpected wins, it came as no big surprise that well seasoned awards-veterans Mad Men received the Top Drama gong, while the critically acclaimed comedy Modern Family scooped the comedy award.
Other Emmys winners included Supporting Actor Peter Dinklage for his role in Game Of Thrones, Best Director in a drama series Martin Scorsese for Boardwalk Empire and Best Actress in a drama series Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife.
The full list of Emmys 2011 winners:
Drama Series: “Mad Men,”
Actress, Drama Series: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife,”
Actor, Drama Series: Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights,”
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones,”
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Margo Martindale, “Justified,”
Writing, Drama Series: Jason Katims, “Friday Night Lights,”
Directing, Drama Series: Martin Scorsese, “Boardwalk Empire,”
Comedy Series: “Modern Family,”
Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory,”
Actress, Comedy Series: Melissa McCarthy, “Mike&Molly,”
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Julie Bowen, “Modern Family,”
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, “Modern Family,”
Writing, Comedy Series: Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman, “Modern Family,”
Directing, Comedy Series: Michael Spiller, “Modern Family,”
Miniseries or Movie: “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),”
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce,”
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Barry Pepper, “The Kennedys,”
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),”
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Guy Pearce, “Mildred Pierce,”
Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Brian Percival, “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),”
Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey (Masterpiece),”
Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race,”
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,”
Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live,”
Writing, Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,”