2009 Emmy Award Winners: ’30 Rock’ & ‘Mad Men’ Recognized

September 20th, 2009 // 1 Comment

Mad Men and 30 Rock were triumphant Emmy winners, with the shows winning the Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series categories, respectively.

In addition, Alec Baldwin snagged the prize of Outstanding Lead Actor for his role on the NBC comedy. Both shows also won for the Outstanding Writing categories for both Drama and Comedy.

Toni Collette won Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her starring role in the Showtime series, United States of Tara. Also in the comedy category, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart won big as the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy series, as well as the Writing category therein.

Bubbly Kristin Chenoweth gushed on stage that she’d love a job on Mad Men, as she accepted her prize for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in the now-canceled, Pushing Daisies. Jon Cryer, who plays Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men, won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

On the dramatic end of things, Glenn Close took the Lead Actress trophy for playing Patty Hewes in Damages and Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad from AMC acted as her male counterpart for the same award.

The Outstanding Made for TV Movie went to Grey Gardens, and both actors Jessica Lange and Ken Howard were recognized for their roles in the HBO picture.

Click on the continue reading link for a full list of last night’s winners!

Check out all of our 2009 Emmy Awards coverage here!

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2009 Primetime Emmy Award winners.

Outstanding Drama Series
Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Glenn Glose as Patty Hewes in Damages (FX)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Kater Gordon and Matthew Weiner, “Meditations in an Emergency,” Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Rod Holcomb, “And in the End,” ER (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Cherry Jones, 24 (Fox)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
Michael Emerson, Lost (Fox)

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
“Hugh Jackman Opening Number,” 81st Annual Academy Awards (ABC)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Directing for Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Bruce Gowers, American Idol (Fox)

Outstanding Miniseries
Little Dorrit
(PBS)

Outstanding Made for TV Movie
Grey Gardens (HBO)

Oustanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens (HBO)

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Dearbhla Walsh, Little Dorrit (PBS)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Andrew Davies, Little Dorrit (PBS)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries of Movie
Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries of Movie
Ken Howard as Phelan Beale in Grey Gardens (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries of Movie
Shohreh Aghdashloo as Sajida in House of Saddam (HBO)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race (CBS)

Outstanding Host For A Reality or a Reality-Competition Program
Jeff Probst, Survivor (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Jeffery Blitz, “Stress Relief,” The Office (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson in United States of Tara (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in Two And A Half Men (CBS)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Matt Hubbard, “Reunion,” 30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook in Pushing Daisies (ABC)

By Lisa Timmons
  1. xinunus

    AMAZING!! 30 ROCK DOESNT EVEN SHOW UP IN THE NIELSEN TV RATINGS TOP 20 FOR THE SEASON OR FOR THE WEEK!!

    LAST YEAR “30 ROCK” RANKED 119th ON NIELSEN FOR THE YEAR AND TIED WITH AMERICA’S MOST WANTED IN RATINGS.

    IS ANYONE EVEN WATCHING IT?

    I GUESS IT PAYS TO BASH REPUBLICANS.

    CAN YOU SPELL CRONYISM?

    C R O N Y I S M CRONYISM

    YOU SCRATCH MY BACK AND I WILL SCRATCH YOURS.

    NIELSEN TV RATINGS FOR PRIMETIME
    2008 – 2009 Season Through 9/13/2009
    ———————————————-
    1 AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY
    2 AMERICAN IDOL-TUESDAY
    3 DANCING WITH THE STARS
    4 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS
    5 NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
    6 NCIS
    7 CSI
    8 MENTALIST, THE
    9 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
    10 TWO AND A HALF MEN
    11 SURVIVOR: GABON
    12 CSI: MIAMI
    13 60 MINUTES
    14 CRIMINAL MINDS
    15 ELEVENTH HOUR
    16 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE
    17 GREY’S ANATOMY
    18 WITHOUT A TRACE
    19 THE BACHELOR
    20 SURVIVOR: TOCANTINS

    NIELSEN TV RATINGS
    Week ending September 13, 2009
    ————————————
    1 NBC SUNDAY NFL CHICAGO AT GREEN BAY
    2 NBC NFL THURSDAY SPECIAL(S) TENNESSEE AT PITTSBURGH
    3 SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK
    4 NBC NFL THURSDAY PRE-KICK(S)
    5 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT-TUE
    6 FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3
    7 The OT
    8 NCIS
    9 60 MINUTES
    10 AMERICA GOT TALENT-WED
    11 NFL OPENING KICK-OFF SHOW(S)
    12 TWO AND A HALF MEN
    13 The MENTALIST
    14 THE BIG BANG THEORY
    15 HELL’S KITCHEN
    16 BIG BROTHER
    17 CSI
    18 GLEE
    19 BIG BROTHER
    20 DATELINE

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