The biggest winner on Emmys night? It wasn’t host Jane Lynch, it wasn’t all the designers whose frocks were seen on the red carpet, it wasn’t all the viewers at home. No, the biggest winner of the night was the ABC comedy Modern Family.
There were a sprinkling of other winners like Mad Men, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the miniseries Mildred Pierce, but the show who brought home the most Emmys was by far Modern Family.
So why did they win so big? Here are five reasons why:
Julie Bowen 1 of 5Modern Family mom Julie Bowen was deemed the funniest on TV after she was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. And for good reason, she is hilarious.
Ty Burrell 2 of 5Proving that Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell were a perfect on screen pair, Ty also won the biggest Emmy of the night for the male comedy category. He was awarded the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Direction 3 of 5Michael Spiller won the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. In the past he's directed for Scrubs and Sex and the City, so he knows from funny but with a sentimental edge.
The Writing 4 of 5Steve Levitan and Jeffrey Richman won the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. From day one, Modern Family's writing has been one of it's most significant elements. It's cleaver, witty, sweet and most importantly...it's funny.
The Whole Shebang 5 of 5The show won the biggest award of the night for comedy, Modern Family took home the award for the most Outstanding Comedy Series. An award that makes sense especially after they won acting, writing and directing awards. Really, it was well deserved.