Family Drama Friday Night Lights & Comedy Modern Family Are Big Winners at the 2011 Emmys

ABC's Modern Family won the first four Emmys of the night at the 2011 Emmys.

The first four trophies of the night at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards went to everybody’s favorite dysfunctional family Modern Family: Best supporting actor and actress in a comedy series went to Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, Michael Spiller won for best director of a comedy series and Steve Levitan and Jeffrey Richman earned Emmys for outstanding writing in a comedy. Modern Family also won the last Emmy of the night for outstanding comedy series.

“I think if I wasn’t a mom it would be harder to look at a child and understand how you can hate and love them all at once.” Julie Bowen was quoted saying backstage after her win according to’s liveblog of the awards.

Coach Taylor for the win! (Sorry, couldn’t resist). I don’t even like football but oh my gosh do I love Friday Night Lights, NBC’s canceled but now cult phenomenon hit family show.  Kyle Chandler won for lead actor in drama or comedy for Friday Night Lights, which also won for best writing in a drama series.

HBO’s Mildred Pierce, a miniseries about an ambitious, strong, working mother won for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie (Guy Pearce) as well as outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie (Kate Winslet). Kate gave a big thank you to her own mom who she likened to Mildred as an extraordinary woman and multi-tasker.

Did you watch the Emmys? Did your favorites win?

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