When we picked up Mike & Molly we knew we were onto a winner – Melissa McCarthy last night won the Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Yay balls!

In one of the highlights of the night Rob Lowe and Padma Lakshmi who were announcing the nominees were gradually stage-invaded by the nominated women, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Edie Falco, Laura Linney and Martha Plimpton who were determined to act out their own beauty-pageant style ceremony.

Awarded with roses and a tiara, the Bridesmaids star said ‘Holy smokes. Wow, it’s my first and best pageant’ and apologised for being ‘a cryer’.

She also thanked the Mike & Molly crew, Chuck Lorre and her cast mates saying: ‘I work with the best cast and the best crew and I love them all…I go to work, I show up early like a dork everyday cos I kinda can’t wait to see people.’

…and we can’t wait to see her. The now Emmy-winning Mike & Molly returns to Comedy Central TOMORROW at 9.30pm straight after the exclusive preview of Ashton Kutcher’s debut in Two and a Half Men at 9pm. Excitement much?

The Primetime Emmy Awards 2011

The Primetime Emmy Awards 2011

John Shearer

Melissa McCarthy wins a pageant as well as an Emmy!

  • John Shearer

    Melissa McCarthy wins a pageant as well as an Emmy!

  • John Shearer

    Rob Lowe crowns Melissa the winner

  • Robyn Beck

    Melissa McCarthy poses with her Emmy

  • Kevin Winter

    New Two and a Half Men co-stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher present an award

  • Kevin Winter

    Charlie Sheen rerturns to the stage post his Comedy Central Roast

  • Kevin Winter

    David Spade gets a giggle behind Kaley Cuoco ass

  • Kevin Winter

    Big Bang's Jim Parsons won Oustanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for the second time running

  • Kevin Winter

    Seemingly every member of The Daily Show team accepts their award!

  • Alberto E. Rodriguez

    Double Wh-emmy. Jon Stewart clutches both Daily Show awards

  • Kevin Winter

    JIMMY FIGHT! Jimmies Kimmel and Fallon play fight on stage

  • Frazer Harrison

    Modern Family's Julie Bowen won best supporting actress in a comedy series

  • Kevin Winter

    Kate Winslet can't contain herself as she goes to accept her Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy

  • Kevin Winter

    Little and Large. Paula Abdul and Jane Lynch

  • Kevin Winter

    Bunch of posers - the Entourage lads

  • Kevin Winter

    Jane Lynch hosted the night, sat atop many men


Jim Parsons made it two years in a row winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory but it was Modern Family which once again hailed supreme winning five awards including Outstanding Comedy Series and a supporting actress award for Julie Bowen.

The big winners of the night however were Boardwalk Empire which scooped eight awards and Blighty’s very own Downton Abbey, which returned to our screens last night, won a total of six awards including Outstanding Miniseries and a win for the ever-amazing Maggie Smith.

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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart also continued its Emmy winning streak after nabbing Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series as well as a writing gong. Oh yeah.

Congrats to all the winners and of course Jane Lynch for expertly hosting the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

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