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Primetime Emmy Awards 2011

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January Jones's Baby 'Had His Fingers Crossed' for Mad Men During Emmys | January Jones

January Jones's Baby 'Had His Fingers Crossed' for Mad Men During Emmys

Originally posted 09/19/2011 07:00AM

January Jones's son Xander Dane isn't even a week old, but the newborn is already supportive of his Mad Men mommy.

"Her baby had his fingers crossed," the Emmy-winning TV show's creator Matthew Weiner told reporters backstage after accepting an award Sunday night. "She told me that."

The absence of Jones, 33 – who skipped out on the small screen's biggest night to stay home with her little one – definitely didn't go unnoticed by her castmates.

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Ty Burrell & Julie Bowen Bask in Emmy Love | Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

UpdatePosted 09/18/2011 11:15PM

Ty Burrell & Julie Bowen Bask in Emmy Love

Originally posted 09/18/2011 08:50PM

Now they have his and hers Emmys.

The Primetime Emmy Awards kept things modern Sunday night, awarding the first two trophies of the telecast, live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre, to Modern Family stars Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell for their outstanding supporting roles on the ABC comedy as husband and wife Claire and Phil Dunphy.

"I don't know what I'm going to talk about in therapy now," Bowen joked as she accepted her award.

Burrell paid homage to his late father in his acceptance speech – also with a sense of humor.

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Was Jane Lynch's Sassy Emmy Hosting a Hit? | Jane Lynch

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Jane Lynch's Best Emmy Moments: How'd She Do?

Originally posted 09/18/2011 11:10PM

As Sue Sylvester, Jane Lynch spits out sass with the same ease costar Lea Michele hits high notes on Glee.

But even without her signature red tracksuit – or a gaggle of Gleeks by her side – the host and outstanding supporting actress nominee, 51, spared no prisoners with her snark at Sunday night's Primetime Emmy Awards live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre.

But was her wit a hit? Check out her best moments, then tell us how Lynch fared as Emmy host:

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Emmy Winner Peter Dinklage Thanks ... His Dog Sitter! | Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage Thanks Dog Sitter in Emmy Acceptance Speech

Originally posted 09/18/2011 11:10PM

Peter Dinklage won the Emmy for best supporting actor in a drama, and he had to give a shout out to the one person who allowed him to be there to accept the award: his dog sitter.

"I would like to thank my dog sitter, whose name is Kitty, for taking care of my dog Kevin back in New York, while I'm here," he said on stage Sunday, as his wife, actress Erica Schmidt, giggled in the audience. "I won!"

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Charlie Sheen Pays Tribute to Two and a Half Men Cast at Emmys | Charlie Sheen

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UpdatePosted 09/18/2011 09:25PM

Charlie Sheen Pays Tribute to Two and a Half Men Cast at Emmys

Originally posted 09/18/2011 07:45PM

As if Ashton Kutcher needed another adoring fan.

"I'm already converted to the cult of Ashton," Jon Cryer, his Two and a Half Men costar, told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet at the Primetime Emmy Awards at Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre Sunday night. "You will be too."

Kutcher, 33, who will make his debut on the CBS sitcom Monday – a casting change-up following Charlie Sheen's infamous departure from the show – is "a great guy," Cryer says.

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Melissa McCarthy Wins Emmy's First 'Best Pageant Ever' | Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy Wins Emmy's First 'Best Pageant Ever'

Originally posted 09/18/2011 09:15PM

Melissa McCarthy: Emmy winner ... and pageant queen!

When the Mike & Molly star, 41, accepted her first-ever Emmy for her outstanding lead actress on the CBS sitcom at Sunday's ceremony, presenters Sofia Vergara and Rob Lowe crowned the comedienne with a diamond tiara and gave her a bouquet of roses to go with her new hardware.

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Jane Lynch Gets Early Kudos from Emmy Nominees, Costars | Jane Lynch, Melissa McCarthy

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Jane Lynch Gets Early Kudos from Emmy Nominees, Costars

Originally posted 09/17/2011 08:30PM

Jane Lynch already has practice winning an Emmy. But come Sunday night, she's going to face a new challenge: running the show.

Fellow costars and nominees say the Glee star and first-time Emmy host, who is also nominated for her role as Sue Sylvester, is definitely up for the gig.

"She's going to kill it," Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy, who is an Emmy nominee for her role on Mike & Molly, tells PEOPLE. "And I have a good seat to watch Jane just destroy it."

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POLL: Which Comedy Series Deserves the Emmy? | Sofia Vergara, Tina Fey

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Emmy Nominations: Which Comedy Series Deserves the Emmy?

Originally posted 09/16/2011 02:30PM

Winning an Emmy is no laughing matter – unless you're on one of this year's nominees for outstanding comedy series. With the same six shows nominated this year as last year, will it be a repeat for Modern Family?

The show, which stars supporting actress nominee Sofia Vergara, follows members of an extended family through their amusing trials and tribulations. It will be up against fan-favorite Glee with its relatable characters and rousing musical performances; The Office, whose absurd boss, played by Steve Carell, has just taken leave; Parks and Recreation with its hilarious antics of an Indiana town's public officials; 30 Rock, NBC's smash hit comedy with outstanding actress nominee Tina Fey at the helm; and Big Bang Theory, which is all about making physics funny.

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VIDEO: Megan Mullally Showers with Her Emmys | Megan Mullally

Emmy Awards: Jeremy Piven, Megan Mullally and More Talk About Life After Winning

Originally posted 09/15/2011 03:15PM

The Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced Sept. 18, and one thing's for sure – the winners' lives won't change. At all. No, really.

At least, that's what past winners Jeremy Piven, Megan Mullally, Kristin Chenoweth and Jackée Harry insist in a new video, where the stars talk about their post-Emmy lives.

"It definitely hasn't changed my day-to-day life," Mullally, who won twice for Will & Grace says. "I still get up and shower like every normal person."

Then again, she showers with her Emmy Award – a helpful little gold statue that scrubs her back. She's not the only one in a deep, committed relationship with her Emmys: Piven straps his three Emmys (all from his turn as Ari Gold on Entourage) into car seats before taking them for a drive.

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Chris Colfer Learned on Twitter He Was Leaving Glee | Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer Learned on Twitter He Was Leaving Glee

Originally posted 07/14/2011 06:15PM

Chris Colfer has mixed emotions about leaving Glee after next season.

The actor says he learned of Kurt Hummel's fateGlee's co-creator Ryan Murphy announced several principal actors would be "graduating" – only recently via Twitter.

"I didn't necessarily know that it was going to be our last season next year," he tells Access Hollywood. "I knew something like that was coming up eventually. I mean, we can't be there forever."

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