‘DOWNTON ABBEY’ & ‘KATE WINSLET’ – Brits Shine At 2011 EMMYS!

By on 19 September, 2011




British talent was honoured in Los Angeles last night, as Kate Winslet and ‘Downton Abbey‘ emerged victorious from the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards!

 

Winslet received the nod for Best actress in a mini-series or movie, for playing a mother during the Great Depression in HBO‘s ‘Mildred Pierce‘. The 35-year-old was presented with the award by fellow British actor, Hugh Laurie.

Obviously her speech couldn’t go without mentioning her mum, saying:

“Mildred Pierce was capable of great acts of love as a mother. It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you do with your life, you will never stop needing your mum. And I will never stop needing mine, so thanks Mum.”
 

Guy Pearce, who co-starred in ‘Mildred Pierce‘, received an award for best supporting actor.

 

ITV period drama ‘Downton Abbey‘, which returned to U.K. screens for its second season last night, received a total of four awards.

The hit programme, written by Julian Fellowes, won the Best miniseries or movie prize and the best supporting actress gong went to Dame Maggie SmithFellowes himself received the award for Outstanding writing in a mini-series, movie or dramatic special, and mentioned in his acceptance speech that the prize confirmed the show’s success.

He said:

“This is really a David and Goliath story, except in this case Goliath was wonderful – some wonderful shows that we were up against, and it seems perfectly extraordinary that we’ve won.

“None of us know what’s going to be a hit. We make these shows, we hope for the best, but we don’t know why sometimes it comes right, and this evening is such a marvellous moment in all our lives because this evening it came right.”
 

Director Brian Percival received the fourth Emmy for his work on three episodes of the first series.

 

Stylish period advertising drama ‘Mad Men‘ won the coveted Best TV drama series prize, for the fourth successive year in a row!

 

A number of other talented individuals were recognised for their efforts in TV, and the full list of winners can be found below:

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
 

JULIE BOWEN as Claire Dunphy

ABC‘s Modern Family

 

 
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
 

TY BURRELL as Phil Dunphy

ABC‘s Modern Family

 

 
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
 

MICHAEL ALAN SPILLER

ABC‘s Modern Family (Halloween)

 

 
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
 

STEVEN LEVITAN and JEFFREY RICHMAN
ABC‘s Modern Family (Caught In The Act)

 

 
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
 

JIM PARSONS as Sheldon Cooper CBS

CBSThe Big Bang Theory

 

 
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
 

MELISSA MCCARTHY as Molly Flynn

CBSMike & Molly

 

 
OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
 

CBSThe Amazing Race

 

 
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
 

STEVE BODOW, Head Writer
TIM CARVELL, Head Writer
RORY ALBANESE, Writer
KEVIN BLEYER, Writer
RICH BLOMQUIST, Writer
WYATT CENAC, Writer
HALLIE HAGLUND, Writer
JR HAVLAN, Writer
ELLIOTT KALAN, Writer
JOSH LIEB, Writer
SAM MEANS, Writer
JO MILLER, Writer
JOHN OLIVER, Writer
DANIEL RADOSH, Writer
JASON ROSS, Writer
JON STEWART, Writer
 

COMEDY CENTRAL‘s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

 

 
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
 

DON ROY KING

For NBC‘s Saturday Night Live

Host: Justin Timberlake

 

 
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
 

COMEDY CENTRAL‘s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

 

 
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
 

JASON KATIMS

For DIRECTV‘s Friday Night Lights (Always)

 

 
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
 

MARGO MARTINDALE as Mags Bennett

FX NETWORKSJustified

 

 
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
 

MARTIN SCORSESE

HBO‘s Boardwalk Empire (Pilot)

 

 
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
 

PETER DINKLAGE as Tyrion Lannister

HBO‘s Game Of Thrones

 

 
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
 

JULIANNA MARGULIES as Alicia Florrick

CBS‘ The Good Wife

 

 
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
 

KYLE CHANDLER as Coach Eric Taylor

DIRECTV‘s Friday Night Lights

 

 
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
 

JULIAN FELLOWES

PBS / ITV‘s Downton Abbey

 

 
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
 

MAGGIE SMITH as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

PBS / ITV‘s Downton Abbey 

 

 
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
 

BARRY PEPPER as Bobby Kennedy

REELZCHANNEL‘s The Kennedys

 

 
OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
 

BRIAN PERCIVAL

PBS / ITV‘s Downton Abbey – Part I

 

 
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
 

GUY PEARCE as Monty Beragon

HBO‘s Mildred Pierce

 

 
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
 

KATE WINSLET as Mildred Pierce

HBO‘s Mildred Pierce

 

 
OUTSTANDING MINISERIES OR MOVIE
 

PBS / ITV‘s Downton Abbey

 

 
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
 

AMC‘s MAD MEN 

 

 
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
 

ABC‘s Modern Family

 


 


 

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