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September 21st, 2009 8:28am EDT favorite Add to My News
30 Rock EmmysTina Fey's 30 Rock and hit TV series Mad Men stole the show at the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, receiving top honors on Sunday's event.

30 Rock creator Fey and co-stars Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan claimed their third consecutive trophy for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Mad Men was a repeat winner for Outstanding Drama Series.

Fey's series was an Emmy favorite, landing a whopping 22 nominations in 2009 after stealing the show at last year's ceremony. Baldwin defended his title as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, although Fey failed to secure a second win for Outstanding Lead Actress after United States Of Tara's Toni Collette took home the prize.



Mad MenThe funny woman later redeemed herself after 30 Rock beat out Entourage, Family Guy, Flight of the Conchords, How I Met Your Mother and The Office to reclaim the prize for Outstanding Comedy Series. Thanking her patient cast and crew, Fey said: "That was a real nail biter... I want to thank the family and loved ones of all the people who work on the show... for almost four years now." Another repeat winner, actress Glenn Close, claimed victory for her lead role on TV drama Damages for the second year running.

Meanwhile, veteran actress Jessica Lange was gracious after her name was called for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in TV movie Grey Gardens.

The 60 year old praised co-star Drew Barrymore for helping to reignite her career: "This part was a gift and they don't come around that often for me anymore... and above all (I thank) the other half, Drew Barrymore, for her extraordinary talent, for her brilliance, for her determination."

The spectacular ceremony, held at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, also featured a performance from Sarah McLachlan, who paid tribute to recently deceased entertainers with a rendition of her ballad I Will Remember You.

This year's show was hosted by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris, who opened with a song and dance number. Harris ended his musical routine with a light-hearted jab at MTV Video Music Award stage invader Kanye West, warning nominees to keep an eye on celebrities looking to crash their acceptance speeches.

Harris joked, "Here's hoping Kanye West likes 30 Rock."

The full list of Emmy Award winners is as follows:

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jon Cryer - Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kristin Chenoweth - Pushing Daisies

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Emerson - Lost

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Cherry Jones - 24

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Brendan Gleeson - Into The Storm

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange - Grey Gardens

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: American Idol

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Ellen Burstyn - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey - Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series: Jeff Blitz - The Office

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Matt Hubbard - 30 Rock, The Reunion

Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Grey Gardens

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Ken Howard - Grey Gardens

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Series: Dearbhla Walsh - Little Dorrit

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Andrew Davies - Little Dorrit

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Shohreh Aghdashloo - House of Saddam

Outstanding Reality-TV Competition: Amazing Race

Outstanding Miniseries: Little Dorrit

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Michael J. Fox - Rescue Me

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Justin Timberlake - Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Rod Holcomb - ER

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Kater Gordon, Matthew Weiner - Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Glenn Close - Damages

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Toni Collette - United States Of Tara

Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition Show: Jeff Probst - Survivor

Outstanding Comedy Series: 30 Rock

Outstanding Drama Series: Big Love

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