19 September 2011
Last updated at 10:13
Glee actress Jane Lynch hosted this year's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, opening the ceremony with a show-stopping number.
Sitcom Modern Family took away the most awards on the night, with five prizes, including best supporting actor and actress in a comedy for stars Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, best directing and writing in a comedy and best comedy series.
British period drama Downton Abbey won four Emmys. In his acceptance speech, creator Julian Fellowes admitted his wife had told him beforehand to just enjoy the evening because they were unlikely to win. "Well, we're going to enjoy the evening now," he said.
Mad Men was named outstanding drama series for a fourth successive year. Despite going into the awards show with 19 nominations, it came away with just two prizes including one from last week's creative arts ceremony.
Kate Winslet reacts after being named best actress in a miniseries or movie for her role in Mildred Pierce, recreating the character famously played by Joan Crawford in the 1945 film noir.
There was another triumph for Mildred Pierce in the supporting actor category, where Australian actor Guy Pearce was honoured.
Directing honours went to Martin Scorsese for the pilot episode of Prohibition era drama Boardwalk Empire. "I've always dreamed of working on a project where the characters can develop over a period of time," the Oscar-winning film-maker said.
There were also two Emmys for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, including the outstanding variety, music or comedy series honour for a remarkable ninth year in a row.