2011 Emmy Awards Complete Winners Lists: Plus Stars Reactions

2011 Emmy Awards Complete Winners Lists: Plus Stars Reactions

One of the most glittering occasions on the showbiz calendar took place last night with the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles. Yesterday we gave you all the news about nominations and more and today of course we’ll update you with all the Emmy Awards 2011 winners.

We’ll give you the winners of some of the major categories and also a link to the Emmy website where you can see the winners that were announced last night, plus we’ll give you some of the after-show reactions from the stars themselves. First off, the award for Outstanding Drama Series went to AMC’s Mad Men. Lead Actress in a Drama Series went to Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife while Lead Actor in a Drama Series went to Kyle Chandler for Friday Night Lights.

Turning our attention to comedy, the Outstanding Comedy Series went to ABC’s Modern Family. Lead Actress in a Comedy Series was won by Melissa McCarthy for Mike and Molly and Lead Actor in a Comedy Series went to Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory.
The Outstanding Miniseries or Movie 2011 went to PBS’s Downton Abbey. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie went to Kate Winslet for Mildred Pierce and it was Barry Pepper who won Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for The Kennedys.

For the winners listings head to this Emmy Awards website link. You will find each category listed, simply click on the category you want to look at and all the nominees for that award will appear together with the eventual winner, highlighted by the golden Emmy award. You can also see a complete list of winners at CBSNews here. Over on The Hollywood Reporter there’s also a roundup of winners’ reactions.

For example, Jim Parsons who won for lead actor in a comedy series was surprised at his win for The Big Bang Theory, even though it was his second Emmy win. Parsons told how he thought the honor would go to Steve Carell for The Office saying, “That’s really who I thought it would be. I felt it would be anybody but me and Steve had a better chance than anyone. That’s what my mother and other prognosticators had said.”

Kate Winslet told of her shock when her name was read out as winner of lead actress in a miniseries for Mildred Pierce saying, “I was truly, really unprepared. I didn’t think I was going to win at all. I’m so thrilled to have won this and the way it came out.” Melissa McCarthy who won the best actress in a comedy series for Mike and Molly was thankful for the intervention of the shows executive producer Chuck Lorre saying, “I’d never [had a lead] before and people didn’t see me that way. Chuck dug his heels in and fought for me. I’m really glad he did.”

You can see more of the first reactions after the event at The Hollywood Reporter link above. We’re interested to hear your thoughts on the winners of the Emmy Awards 2011. Were you surprised at any of the winners or shocked at who didn’t win an award? Let us know with your comments.

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