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  • "Glee" star and Emmy host Jane Lynch kicks off the show at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.

      "Glee" star and Emmy host Jane Lynch kicks off the show at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.
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  • "Modern Family" kicked off a big win as Julie Bowen accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. "Oh, my God, I don't know what I'm going to talk about in therapy next week," said a shocked-looking Bowen. "I won something."

      "Modern Family" kicked off a big win as Julie Bowen accepts the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. "Oh, my God, I don't know what I'm going to talk about in therapy next week," said a shocked-looking Bowen. "I won something."

  • Ty Burrell accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for "Modern Family." The show would go on to win oustanding comedy series.

      Ty Burrell accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for "Modern Family." The show would go on to win oustanding comedy series.

  • Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen from the television series " Modern Family" hold their Emmys for best supporting and actress actress in a comedy, backstage.

      Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen from the television series " Modern Family" hold their Emmys for best supporting and actress actress in a comedy, backstage.

  • Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Jimmy Fallon have a little scuff before presenting the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

      Jimmy Kimmel, left, and Jimmy Fallon have a little scuff before presenting the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

  • Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen was a surprise guest to present the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.

      Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen was a surprise guest to present the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.

  • Jim Parsons accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for "The Big Bang Theory."

      Jim Parsons accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for "The Big Bang Theory."

  • Jim Parsons is seen backstage after winning the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.

      Jim Parsons is seen backstage after winning the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.

  • "Mike and Molly" star Melissa McCarthy accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. A beaming McCarthy said, "Holy smokes. Wow, it's my first and best pageant ever. I'm from Plainfield, Ill., and I'm standing here and it's kind of amazing."

      "Mike and Molly" star Melissa McCarthy accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. A beaming McCarthy said, "Holy smokes. Wow, it's my first and best pageant ever. I'm from Plainfield, Ill., and I'm standing here and it's kind of amazing."

  • "Modern Family writer Steven Levitan is seen backstage with the award for outstanding writing for a comedy series.

      "Modern Family writer Steven Levitan is seen backstage with the award for outstanding writing for a comedy series.

  • Director Michael Alan Spiller, writer Jeffrey Richman, and writer Steve Levitan pose backstage with their awards for outstanding directing for a comedy series and outstanding writing for a comedy series.

      Director Michael Alan Spiller, writer Jeffrey Richman, and writer Steve Levitan pose backstage with their awards for outstanding directing for a comedy series and outstanding writing for a comedy series.

  • Melissa McCarthy keeps her Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series close to her while she hangs out backstage.

      Melissa McCarthy keeps her Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series close to her while she hangs out backstage.

  • Rob Lowe, crowns Melissa McCarthy as Sofia Vergara, second right, gives her the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for"Mike and Molly."

      Rob Lowe, crowns Melissa McCarthy as Sofia Vergara, second right, gives her the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for"Mike and Molly."

  • Bertram van Munster is seen backstage with the award for outstanding reality competition program for "Amazing Race."

      Bertram van Munster is seen backstage with the award for outstanding reality competition program for "Amazing Race."

  • From left, Kate Winslet, Heidi Klum, and Seal get caught in the logjam on the Emmy red carpet.

      From left, Kate Winslet, Heidi Klum, and Seal get caught in the logjam on the Emmy red carpet.

  • "The Amazing Race" producers and host hold Emmys for best reality-competition program backstage.

      "The Amazing Race" producers and host hold Emmys for best reality-competition program backstage.

  • "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart holds the Emmy for best variety, music or comedy series backstage. The show also won best writing for a variety, music or comedy series.

      "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart holds the Emmy for best variety, music or comedy series backstage. The show also won best writing for a variety, music or comedy series.

  • "Justified" cast member Margo Martindale holds the Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama series backstage.

      "Justified" cast member Margo Martindale holds the Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama series backstage.

  • Julianna Margulies is seen backstage after winning the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for "Good Wife."

      Julianna Margulies is seen backstage after winning the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for "Good Wife."

  • ""Game of Thrones" cast member Peter Dinklage holds the Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama series backstage.

      ""Game of Thrones" cast member Peter Dinklage holds the Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama series backstage.

  • "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart, center, and producers and writers hold Emmys for best variety, music or comedy series and best writing for a variety, music or comedy series backstage.

      "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart, center, and producers and writers hold Emmys for best variety, music or comedy series and best writing for a variety, music or comedy series backstage.

  • "Friday Night Lights" star Kyle Chandler is seen backstage after winning the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.

      "Friday Night Lights" star Kyle Chandler is seen backstage after winning the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.

  • "I love being your good wife and I'm so grateful you have no political aspirations." Julianna Margulies, as she accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in drama series "The Good Wife," in which she plays a politician's wife.

      "I love being your good wife and I'm so grateful you have no political aspirations." Julianna Margulies, as she accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in drama series "The Good Wife," in which she plays a politician's wife.

  • Steve Buscemi and Martin Scorsese, right, play for the cameras at the Emmys.

      Steve Buscemi and Martin Scorsese, right, play for the cameras at the Emmys.

  • Kyle Chandler accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for "Friday Night Lights." "I knew for a fact I would not be standing here. I did not write anything and now I'm starting to worry," said Chandler, who also beat out Steve Buscemi of "Boardwalk Empire."

      Kyle Chandler accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for "Friday Night Lights." "I knew for a fact I would not be standing here. I did not write anything and now I'm starting to worry," said Chandler, who also beat out Steve Buscemi of "Boardwalk Empire."

  • "Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet, seen with Katherine Tokarz, thrilled fans when he threw an autographed bagel into the crowd.

      "Modern Family" star Eric Stonestreet, seen with Katherine Tokarz, thrilled fans when he threw an autographed bagel into the crowd.

  • Guy Pearce is seen with costar Kate Winslet before accepting the award for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a movie for "Mildred Pierce."

      Guy Pearce is seen with costar Kate Winslet before accepting the award for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a movie for "Mildred Pierce."

  • Kate Winslet accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a mini-series or movie for "Mildred Pierce."

      Kate Winslet accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a mini-series or movie for "Mildred Pierce."

  • Elisabeth Moss hugs "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner after accepting the award for outstanding drama series.

      Elisabeth Moss hugs "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner after accepting the award for outstanding drama series.

  • From left, Elisabeth Moss, Kiernan Shipka, and Christina Hendricks pose backstage after winning the award for outstanding drama series for "Mad Men."

      From left, Elisabeth Moss, Kiernan Shipka, and Christina Hendricks pose backstage after winning the award for outstanding drama series for "Mad Men."

  • Rico Rodriguez and Sofia Vergara pose backstage after winning the award for outstanding comedy series for "Modern Family."

      Rico Rodriguez and Sofia Vergara pose backstage after winning the award for outstanding comedy series for "Modern Family."

  • ""Mildred Pierce" cast members Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce hold the Emmys for best actress and best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie backstage.

      ""Mildred Pierce" cast members Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce hold the Emmys for best actress and best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie backstage.

  • "Downton Abbey" cast members from left, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt and Michelle Dockery pose for a photograph backstage. "Downton Abbey" won for outstanding writing and outstanding miniseries or movie.

      "Downton Abbey" cast members from left, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt and Michelle Dockery pose for a photograph backstage. "Downton Abbey" won for outstanding writing and outstanding miniseries or movie.

  • Peter Dinklage accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for "Game of Thrones." "Thanks. Wow. Wow. I followed Martin Scorsese. My heart is pounding. You are a legend," Dinklage said.

      Peter Dinklage accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for "Game of Thrones." "Thanks. Wow. Wow. I followed Martin Scorsese. My heart is pounding. You are a legend," Dinklage said.

  • Michael Bolton performs onstage with the "Saturday Night Live" group the Lonely Island.

      Michael Bolton performs onstage with the "Saturday Night Live" group the Lonely Island.

  • The cast of "Entourage," Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, and Kevin Dillon are seen onstage at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

      The cast of "Entourage," Kevin Connolly, Jeremy Piven, Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, and Kevin Dillon are seen onstage at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

  • "Charlie's Angels" stars Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh, Rachael Taylor are seen on stage with producer Drew Barrymore.

      "Charlie's Angels" stars Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh, Rachael Taylor are seen on stage with producer Drew Barrymore.

  • The cast of "Mad Men" gather backstage at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

      The cast of "Mad Men" gather backstage at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

  • Jon Cryer, left, and Ashton Kutcher present the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series.

      Jon Cryer, left, and Ashton Kutcher present the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series.

  • Margo Martindale reacts before accepting the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for "Justified."

      Margo Martindale reacts before accepting the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for "Justified."

  • John Stewart and the crew of "The Daily Show with John Stewart" accept the award for outstanding variety, music, or comedy series for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" onstage.

      John Stewart and the crew of "The Daily Show with John Stewart" accept the award for outstanding variety, music, or comedy series for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" onstage.

  • Paula Abdul, left, and host Jane Lynch have a little fun during the Emmys.

      Paula Abdul, left, and host Jane Lynch have a little fun during the Emmys.

  • LL Cool J performs, while Zachary Levi, Cobie Smulders, Taraji P. Henson, Kate Flannery, Wilmer Valderrama, and Joel McHale look on.

      LL Cool J performs, while Zachary Levi, Cobie Smulders, Taraji P. Henson, Kate Flannery, Wilmer Valderrama, and Joel McHale look on.

 

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