Five of Six Top Primetime Emmy Winners Were Reruns

Sep 21, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Five of the winners in the top six categories at Sunday’s 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards were repeats from last year, reports the New York Times.

NBC’s “30 Rock” and AMC’s “Mad Men” won again for best comedy and drama series, respectively. Glenn Close again took home the statuette for actress in a drama for FX’s “Damages,” and Bryan Cranston, star of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” was a repeat as actor in a drama winner. The comedy actor statuette again went to Alec Baldwin in “30 Rock.”

Toni Collette, star of Showtime’s “The United States of Tara,” was the sole new face in the top categories, taking home the Emmy for actress in a comedy.

In the supporting categories, Kristin Chenoweth won supporting actress in a comedy, for her role in ABC’s now-canceled “Pushing Daisies,” and Jon Cryer was honored for his work as supporting actor in a comedy on CBS’s “Two and a Half Men.” ABC’s “Lost” villain Michael Emerson won the supporting actor award and Cherry Jones was named supporting actress for her work on Fox’s “24.”

The Associated Press has the full list of winners.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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