‘Modern Family’ Earns Five Primetime Emmy Awards, Including Outstanding Comedy Series

Last night’s 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast honored some of the top shows and individuals on television, but no show made quite as much of a splash as the hit ABC series Modern Family. The show, whose third season will debut on Wednesday, September 21, took home five Primetime Emmy awards, the most of any series.

In addition to being awarded the top honor of “Outstanding Comedy Series,” Modern Family earned awards for both Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, which were awarded to director Michael Alan Spiller and writers Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman. The show also sweeped the best supporting actor/actress categories, with Ty Burrell earning “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for his role as Phil Dunphy, and Julie Bowen winning the “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” award for her portrayal of Claire Dunphy on the show.

In addition to Modern Family‘s awards at the Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC and Disney Channel were also recognized with several wins at the 2011 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which took place on September 10, 2011. Here is a list of the honors awarded to the Disney/ABC Television Group, including such programs as Phineas and Ferb, Grey’s Anatomy, and Prep and Landing:

  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Loretta Devine as Adele Webber (Grey’s Anatomy, ABC)
  • Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special: Dancing with the Stars, ABC
  • Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program: Disney Prep & Landing: Operation Secret Santa, ABC
  • Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation: Jill Daniels, Background Painter (Phineas and Ferb, Disney Channel) and Brian Woods, Background Design (Phineas and Ferb, Disney Channel)
  • Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Oscar Digital Experience, ABC.com

For a complete list of 2011 Emmy winners, visit www.emmys.com.

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